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Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/30/2015
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Night At The Museum
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
We took our review model for a whirl at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It's a great mobile phone, weighed down by unwanted apps.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/29/2015
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Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
James Kobielus,
Commentary
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
By James Kobielus , 3/27/2015
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HP's Helion Rack Aimed At Private OpenStack Builders
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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HP launches a pre-configured OpenStack rack with the platform-as-a-service, Cloud Foundry, bundled in.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/27/2015
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Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/26/2015
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Amazon Cloud Shortcut Offered Via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware spinoff Pivotal brings out a supported version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry with an ability to launch servers on Amazon, as well as on-premises.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/25/2015
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Facebook F8 Preview: Mobility, Messenger And More
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Expect announcements related to mobility and Messenger as Facebook continues its crusade to become the cross-platform platform.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/24/2015
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Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Kevin Casey,
News
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
By Kevin Casey , 3/23/2015
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Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/19/2015
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Shadow IT: 8 Ways To Cope
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
If you're sick and tired of Shadow IT in your organization, you're not alone. Here are some coping mechanisms to help you get a handle on things.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 3/18/2015
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Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/18/2015
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NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/18/2015
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Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/17/2015
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IBM, Twitter Offerings Yield Business Results
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Big Blue's partnership with Twitter underscores the business value of social media. IBM is suggesting that if you look, you can see the impact of tweets on your bottom line.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 3/17/2015
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Splunk Light Vs. Alternatives: Cost, Functionality Compared
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/16/2015
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Open Compute: More Financial Services Firms Jump In
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
JPMorgan Chase, Capital One, and B of A are joining Goldman Sachs and Fidelity backing the open-source hardware movement.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/16/2015
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Microsoft Leads Open Switch Software Effort
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Microsoft is working on a project to produce a programmable interface for Open Compute switches, coming later this year.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 3/13/2015
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Microsoft, Cisco Broaden Cloud Partnership
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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A new platform combines Microsoft's Azure Pack with devices from Cisco's ACI to target telecom carriers and cloud providers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/11/2015
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Salesforce Service Cloud Intelligence: Leader Or Laggard?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Salesforce Intelligence Engine promises to route service calls to the right agents, balance case workloads, and ease service across channels. On some counts, Oracle has it beat.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/9/2015
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InformationWeek 2014 State Of The Data Center Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Data center managers are now less interested in bottom-line cost and more focused on extracting business value by following the lead of major cloud providers.
By InformationWeek Staff , 3/6/2015
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