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CoreOS: Container Standards Needed
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Google, VMware, Red Hat, and Apcera are backing CoreOS's container specification, appc, as an industry standard.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/4/2015
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Signs Point To A Coming Post-Cloud Era
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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CenturyLink CTO Jared Wray, Intel's Nicholas Weaver, and others at Interop talk about a future where the cloud is just how we all compute.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/4/2015
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Tesla Energy: Changing How Businesses, Homes Use Power
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Founder Elon Musk is leading the electric-car pioneer into the energy infrastructure business. Amazon and Target are among those with pilot projects in the works.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/2/2015
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Salesforce Deal: Who Could Buy It?
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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A report sparked widespread speculation about the future of Salesforce. Is it ripe for acquisition, and, if so, which tech giant might buy it?
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 5/1/2015
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Harper Reed: Innovation Is Worthless
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
During his Interop keynote, Harper Reed quotes Kanye West for product development advice.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/30/2015
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Apps To Unite Smartphones, IoT
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The Internet of Things is an expansion of mobile device uses, not a separate, new development, Soasta's Tana Jackson says at Cloud Connect.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/30/2015
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Google's Urs Hoelzle: Cloud Will Soon Be More Secure
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Google's chief data center architect, Urs Hoelzle, says cloud security will improve faster than enterprise security in the next few years.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/30/2015
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Enterprise Mobile Strategy, Meet The Connected Toilet
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The way you're thinking about mobile may not be broad enough.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/29/2015
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The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/28/2015
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PayPal Revamps Data Center For Agility
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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PayPal can deploy new products seven times faster with its new approach, plus it's finding recruiting talent easier. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/28/2015
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Boeing, eBay Data Centers Look More Like Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
eBay and Boeing, two major builders of new enterprise data centers, explain what they looked for in new architecture at the InformationWeek 100 event.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/28/2015
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Salesforce Adds HR To Its Online Suite
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Salesforce for HR internalizes customer relationship management so employers can improve relations with their employees.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/24/2015
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Amazon AWS Revenue Reveals Cloud Powerhouse
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
In its first quarter 2015 results, Amazon reported that its AWS cloud unit is growing fast and is either already profitable or soon could be.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/23/2015
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Your Audi As Amazon Package Drop
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Amazon, Audi, and DHL plan to test delivering packages to the trunk of your car.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/23/2015
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Will Amazon Cloud Revenue Show A Giant Is Born?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon.com is slated to air financial details on its AWS unit for the first time, perhaps showing the cloud service is growing even faster than expected.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/23/2015
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ServiceNow Offers Service Platform, Opens Store
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
ServiceNow, the IT help desk automation company, is making its platform available to customers and third parties in order to launch their own SaaS apps.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/22/2015
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Time Inc. CTO Navigates Move To Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
CTO Colin Bodell wants to move Time out of its five data centers and onto the Amazon cloud. The technical and cultural shift is well underway.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/22/2015
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Microsoft Offers Azure Service Fabric For Distributed Apps
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Microsoft will show off Azure Service Fabric at its Build Conference next week. It will help developers build microservice-based applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/21/2015
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VMware Rides Container Wave With Open Source Projects
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware's launching two projects: Lightwave focuses on container security, and Photon creates a lightweight Linux version for containers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2015
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Google Adds To BigQuery Big Data Capabilities
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Google expands the capabilities of its BigQuery system to allow real-time data stream processing and event analysis.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2015
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