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ClubCorp CIO Sees Cloud As Hole In One For Golf
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
ClubCorp CIO Patrick Benson is finding that both infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service are important to migration. The two cloud technologies are also fundamental for future mobile applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/22/2016
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YellowDog Harnesses Oracle's Cloud, Others For Compute Power Boost
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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YellowDog's service makes use of different clouds, including AWS and Oracle bare metal servers, to compete in the field of 3D animation rendering.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/20/2016
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5 Cloud Performance Measuring Strategies
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Migrating systems to the public cloud requires many steps. One of them should be performance monitoring. Here are five ways IT pros can make sure their company is getting a return on its cloud investment.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/20/2016
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Oracle Application Users Still In Planning Stage Of Cloud Strategies
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) incoming president Alyssa Johnson provided a cloud reality check about how quickly her organization's members are adopting cloud solutions.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/19/2016
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Salesforce Draws Market Strength With Conga
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Conga helps Salesforce customers build contracts, proposals, and other documents. With the company's flexibility, its applications lead the Salesforce App Exchange in service subscriptions.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/16/2016
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Public Cloud Market Worth $208 Billion By End Of 2016
Scott Ferguson, Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech
News
The public cloud market is expected to grow more than 17% by the end of 2016 to total of over $208 billion, according to new projections from Gartner. The two most popular services are IaaS and SaaS for IT departments looking to save money.
By Scott Ferguson Director of Audience Development, UBM Tech, 9/16/2016
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How To Commission Your First Virtual Machine In AWS: A Primer
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
If you need a compute resource quickly, but you don't have any experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), this primer will help you get started.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/15/2016
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SPIs Vs. APIs: Which Should IT Organizations Choose?
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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By focusing on what needs to be done for service integration rather than how it has to be done, SPIs provide organizations with more flexibility than an API.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/13/2016
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Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/12/2016
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Why APIs Are Worth The Time And Attention Of IT Professionals
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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IT professionals who have yet to be convinced that API management could be useful need look no further than Google's plan to acquire Apigee, an API management platform. It's the latest in a string of similar offerings that highlight the importance of application programming interfaces in today's IT organization.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/9/2016
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5 Ways IT Leaders Can Lure Top Tech Talent
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Attracting top tech talent can be a challenge, especially at a time when competition is fierce for a limited supply of qualified applicants. Here are five tactics that can be effective.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 9/9/2016
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ESC Labs IT Manager Finds The Right Chemistry With Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Tom White is the IT director at ESC Labs as well as a trained chemist. During his work day, he weaves between the two worlds in order to deliver the technology that the company's chemists need.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 9/2/2016
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VMworld: Security, Network, Cloud Are Top IT Concerns
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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At VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, customers of VMware took to the keynote stage to talk about adapting their data centers through changing times, with virtualization and vCloud Air.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/31/2016
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VMware Customers Cautious About vCloud Air, Ready For IBM
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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As VMworld 2016 opens in Las Vegas, customers already have sharp opinions on VMware's commitment to the public cloud. However, these customers do like the company's alliance with IBM.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/30/2016
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Microsoft, Red Hat Look To Steal VMware Customers
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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On the eve of VMworld 2016, VMware's annual user group conference, Microsoft and Red Hat would like to wean some of the company's customers to their offerings.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/29/2016
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Beyond The Big 2: 10 Benefits Of Alternate IaaS Providers
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
If you're looking at infrastructure-as-a-service options, you're already aware Gartner has declared Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure as the Big 2 in the market. And, in many cases, they're all you'll need. But sometimes, your unique business requirements will make an alternate IaaS provider a better fit for your organization. Here, we outline 10 benefits to help you decide what's right for your needs.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8/24/2016
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IT Investment Uptick Triggered By Productivity Goals
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A recent Deloitte survey indicates businesses are investing more in IT platforms and services that can drive productivity. Specifically, these firms are using IT to increase productivity while they focus on technologies such as cloud and analytics.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/23/2016
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Stanford Study Will Inspire Any IT Pro Intrigued By Machine Learning
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 8/23/2016
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AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/22/2016
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Digital Business Apps Must Reach Edge Of Network To Succeed
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A recently released Gartner report, based on Equinix network hub use, finds that an "interconnect" service is one of the keys to an enterprise's digital future.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/19/2016
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