Cloud Computing

Cloud computing news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

cloud computing finger touch

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

Google robot patent illustration

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.

container

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

Approach aggressive sales people with caution

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.

nokia

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.

IBM Watson Health

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

12727904 m

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...

healthcare security

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.

requirementsratingmeeting

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.

IBM, Fujifilm show tape storage still has a long future

Researchers fit 220TB on a future version of a standard-size cartridge

Salesforce revs up Pardot with two new B2B marketing-automation tools

New mobile capabilities allow salespeople to deliver their own personalized lead-nurture campaigns

cloud deal thinkstock

Federal CIOs want SLA assurances from cloud vendors

Industry officials call on cloud providers to offer provisions in service agreements with government agencies that address vendor lock-in and data ownership.

Indian outsourcer Satyam's founder guilty of accounting fraud, court rules

B. Ramalinga Raju confessed in 2009 that the company had overstated its revenue and profit for several years

Cloud computing brings changes for IT security workers

Cloud computing may help a company's bottom line, but it jeopardizes security, researcher Bruce Schneier says

Load More