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Why the subscription economy is the future of business

Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo says subscription-based companies are growing nine times faster than product companies and explains why ‘subscription relationship management’ platforms will replace existing ERP and CRM systems.

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Interview: Margaret Franco, SVP of Marketing EMEA at Dell EMC

Margaret Franco, SVP of Marketing EMEA at Dell EMC, discusses the CMO’s evolving role, the relationship between marketing and culture and how Dell EMC uses account-based marketing to better understand the needs of the customer.

Private search firm migrates to OpenStack as it adopts automation

That shift drives need to replace a hardware ADC with a software-defined tool from Avi Networks

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GE favors SaaS for non-differentiated apps, moves away from MPLS, has big plans for IoT

An update from the CTO on the company’s grand plans

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Sharky surfaces with true tales of Shark Tank

The character known only as Sharky takes a break from poring over readers' emails to share true tales of how Computerworld's Shark Tank column came into existence and why it has remained so popular for so many years.

chris mcnabb

Dell Boomi bringing startup mentality to hybrid cloud market

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, CEO Chris McNabb talks about why Dell Technologies kept Dell Boomi in the fold and how the company operates as a “startup” within the Dell ecosystem.

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Brendan Eich: Tech giants could botch WebAssembly

The JavaScript founder is concerned that companies behind the effort might let competitive concerns might hinder the standards effort

Gnome Foundation executive director wants you to think beyond the desktop

The newly elected executive director of the Gnome Foundation discusses his role and some uncomfortable subjects around desktop Linux.

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Robotic process automation makes nearshore outsourcing more attractive

In the future, IT outsourcing success will be based not on the geographic delivery model, but on the capability to leverage digital labor.

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Q&A: Oracle's future lies in cloud, APIs, and microservices

In addition to its Java work, the company is moving forward with cloud deployments, but will keep accommodating behind-the-firewall installations

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Storage tank operator turns to IoT for energy savings

Granular insight into energy usage at the sprawling facility, and emerging predictive capabilities, could lead to savings of up to 25%

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Open source users: It’s time for extreme vetting

Cybersecurity strategist at Red Hat focuses on vetting and open source as part of the supply chain

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One CIOs vision of the future of the modern workplace

Dan Kieny, CIO of Black & Veatch, looks to the generations beyond millennials to envision a more user-centric workplace -- one where collaboration and communication happen in real time.

BT readies a global dynamic WAN

Bandwidth scalability, exit points to cloud services, virtual network functions, and use of the Internet to augment MPLS all figure prominently in the company’s global plans

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SonicWall CEO talks of life after Dell spinout

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Bill Conner spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about what the Dell spin out means for customers and where SonicWall is focusing its development efforts.

Andres Rodriguez

Nasuni CEO: ‘We’re going to liberate you from the bottleneck around your files’

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Rodriguez spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how the Nasuni UniFS file system works, how customers deploy it and what kind of savings and flexibility they can...

LinkedIn's hyperscale data center in Hillsborough, Oregon

LinkedIn pumps water down to its server racks, uses an interesting spine and leaf network fabric

Just two of the interesting innovations in the human network company’s data center strategy

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If your data lake turned into a data swamp, it might be time to take the next step

A conversation with Deloitte’s analytic practice leader about common analytic problems and new solutions

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