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6 Amazing Advances in Cloud Technology

The cloud is more than just dirt-cheap data storage and lightning-fast apps. These six innovations show that it's possible to manage servers, develop applications, run virtual machines and even sequence the human genome using cloud technology. Full Story »
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What Every Programmer Should Know About Design

What does a lead designer for a Madison Avenue technology firm think every programmer should know about design? Sneak preview: Interfaces actually matter less than you might think. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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ESB Persists As Application Integration Tool

The tried-and-true enterprise service bus--long the foundation of now-dated service oriented architecture deployments--is back in style thanks to the increasing need to integrate disparate applications. The secret to ESB's future success, some say, is a close tie to API management tools.

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Salesforce.com's Complexity Brings CIOs, Partners Together

As Salesforce.com's SaaS offerings become more sophisticated, configuration and deployment gets more complex. In response, enterprises are increasingly turning to partners for implementation help.


Microsoft's Cloud Services Mix Leaves Many Vendors in the Dust

IBM became 'Big Blue' because it leased hardware and provided free software, but its collapse divorced the two. The growth of the cloud has caused another marriage, one that brings together software and services. Vendors such as Amazon, Google and especially Microsoft understand this, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle says, and they are bound to leave those trying to sell a 'cloud solution' in their dust.


Enterprise Architecture Is the Steak to Cloud's Sizzle for Feds

The U.S. Agency for International Development is the only federal agency among 27 recently surveyed by the Government Accountability Office to map out an enterprise architecture strategy, define metrics to measure its progress and actually go back to see if the plan worked. (It did.) Here's what your company can learn from USAID's enterprise architecture efforts.

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How to Improve Application Performance and Reduce Latency

Web developers can no longer look at network latency and application performance as mutually exclusive concerns. Fortunately, there are several ways that developers can "hide" data transmission and computation so that user experience doesn't suffer.

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6 Ways the Cloud Enhances Agile Software Development

Cloud computing and virtualization let you create virtual machines and use of cloud-based services for project management, issue management and software builds with automated testing. This, in turn, encourages agile development in six key ways.

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Microsoft Debuts Cloud App Model for Office, SharePoint

With Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013, Microsoft says it will make it easier than ever to develop, deploy and manage Web-based apps that extend the power of its productivity and collaboration.

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5 Ways to Optimize Public Cloud Applications

Moving to the public cloud can be as easy as migrating your applications and paying your monthly bill. But are you spending more than you should? These five public cloud application optimization techniques will help you save money and improve performance to boot.


Sencha Works with SAP to Simplify Development of HTML5 Apps

A new connector helps integrate mobile apps with SAP systems


Wordpress 3.4 Offers No Hassle Theme Testing

The new version of the blogging platform allows users to try new themes before showing them to the world


Microsoft Touts Windows Server 2012, Azure for Data Center 'cloud OS'

Microsoft also announced new and upgraded enterprise application development products


Is Your Cloud Provider Exposing Remnants of Your Data?

Security researchers report that incorrectly configured hypervisors can lead to a separation of data issue in multi-tenant environments that can expose data remnants. However, you can prevent hosting your data on 'dirty disks.'

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How to Build an Always-On, Always-Available Enterprise

There is never a good time for downtime, even planned downtime. As companies become more global, with employees, customers, partners, and suppliers spread across every time zone, it becomes increasingly difficult to schedule times when no one is affected. There is no "easy button" when it comes to running always-on, always-available services. Here are three steps to get you on the path to building and running an always-on, always-available enterprise.