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Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Either Amazon or Google may offer the better cloud deals, depending on the analyst

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The innovative CIO

CIO's sit at the intersection of the business and IT and there is no doubt that the CIO's role is changing, but rather than simply "manning the engine room," I argue that they should be on the bridge working in new ways to help their...

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18 enterprise software selection risks and how to avoid them

Buying enterprise software can be a risky proposition. Having an idea of the risks faced when selecting such software helps organizations to develop mitigation strategies.

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New IBM OpenStack services support hybrid cloud apps

Big Blue offers a new slate of IBM Cloud OpenStack Services for the open source cloud computing platform designed to help clients and developers integrate applications and data across hybrid clouds.

WS2012 vs. WS2008 vs. Azure: Microsoft options compared

With end-of-support looming for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2012 seems like the obvious choice, but it's not the only one -- and maybe not the best one for you.

WS2003 migration: On-premises, cloud, or hybrid? How to choose

Many firms in the middle of making the transition from Windows Server 2003 are debating not only what OS to deploy but also where to deploy their applications and their data. Targeting Windows Server 2012 seems like the obvious choice...

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Status check on OpenStack: The open source cloud has arrived

The open source cloud computing project OpenStack has hit its stride, backed by vendors like IBM, Rackspace, HP and Cisco it has emerged as the open source alternative to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google and VMware.

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How the cloud helps fight cancer

When it comes to the complex and costly fight against cancer, the cloud offers doctors and researchers a new way to find novel treatments and clues that could one day yield cures.

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First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet

Under the familiar skin, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 offers something very different

Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

New features for designers, meanwhile, promises better image handling

CSC to split in two, spin off US public sector work

Computer Sciences Corporation, founded in 1959, is becoming two companies

Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite

Revamped app offering supports the Apple Watch

Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

Alibaba has already opened a data center in the U.S.

Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs

The Google Preemptible Virtual Machine is a budget cloud offering for large jobs that don't need to be run in real time

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5 hot trends in software development hiring

Hiring trends change as fast as technology, and it's important to keep your skills up to date. Here are 5 of the fastest growing trends in the tech industry -- and the software you need to know.

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The benefits of doing a detailed enterprise software requirements analysis

Doing a detailed requirements analysis before selecting enterprise software helps identify best-fit software and reduces implementation risks. This article answers the question of how much detail should be in those requirements.

SAP journeys to simplicity, but customers still live in a complex world

In a world where enterprise software is anything but simple, SAP is betting its future on a different approach

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Federal CIOs want better cloud vendor support

With considerable momentum within the government for moving to the cloud, federal IT leaders would like better guarantees from service providers when things go wrong.

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