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Microsoft Azure offers scalability as a service for high-volume apps

The Azure Service Fabric will take care of load balancing as the usage of a cloud application rises


Cloud of clouds: a global vision for cloud services integration

Something is preventing business from making the most of the cloud. Boards have an appetite for the operational flexibility and commercial benefits of cloud computing and it’s a great platform for innovation.

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How to make more successful enterprise software purchases

When purchasing enterprise software, some organizations wait for the implementation phase to flesh out fully detailed requirements. See the advantages of moving this work to the requirements gathering phase of the project.

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Big Data and cloud projects can go horribly wrong. Don’t let this happen to you.

IT projects are not bulletproof. They are as likely to fail or encounter obstacles before coming to completion than they are to go smoothly. But when it comes to cloud and Big Data projects, the failure rate is disturbingly high.

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8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week

Investors this week poured at least $350 million into cloud computing companies focused on everything from security to Hadoop clusters to industry-specific apps.

Amazon and Microsoft take aim at new workloads with souped up cloud offerings

Better performance promised for applications that need fast GPUs or storage

Google takes on real-time big data analysis with new cloud services

Google has unveiled a real-time data processing service and updated its BigQuery analysis tool

Tata gives employees anniversary bonus, cuts into profits

India's largest outsourcer said its business had grown well in the first quarter

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Google patent envisions cloud control of an army of robots

Google received a U.S. patent this week for technology that would enable it to use the cloud to control an army of robots.

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Will containers kill the virtual machine?

Container technology is sweeping across the cloud and virtualization industry. What does it mean for existing technology like cloud and virtual machines?

Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

Microsoft has tapped Zend's Z-Ray for advanced PHP analysis

Don't look now, but ATMs are about to get a cloud makeover

NCR uses Android and a thin-client model to bring yesterday's bank machines into the cloud era

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Buyer beware: How auditing RFPs can help you make smarter enterprise software purchases

Aggressive salespeople and “over-optimistic” RFPs can doom enterprise software projects. Audit RFPs to verify they meet requirements as claimed before purchasing the software, and avoid software disasters.

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Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.5 billion, ponders selling Here maps business

The combined company will keep Nokia's name and be stationed in Finland.

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IBM launches Watson Health global analytics cloud

IBM today announced a new business unit based on the Watson supercomputer that will allow physicians, researchers and others to share healthcare data over a secure analytics platform massive data stores to be culled for deep insight...

IBM's Watson Health division will incorporate patient data from Apple

Health care data stored on Watson Health Cloud will be de-identified, said IBM

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Hit the jackpot when selecting enterprise software by using RFP scoring

Enterprise software RFPs with open questions requiring short essay answers are difficult to evaluate. See how RFP scoring takes the gambling out of selecting best-fit software. Know how well the software will work in your environment...

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Dropbox? When is it OK to say 'yes'?

A healthcare CIO reverses course and lets doctors use the cloud service, but only with a layer of data encryption for security.

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Why you must rate enterprise software requirements

While rating requirements for importance is critical to selecting best-fit enterprise software, other benefits that flow from the exercise are reduced implementation costs and improved end user buy-in.

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