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Tue, March 04, 2014 - Selling cloud services to the federal government is a rigorous process. Documentation, not to the mention the word 'No,' play a big part. Here veterans of the FedRAMP cloud certification process share some tips and dispel some myths.
Tue, February 11, 2014 - Pricing for use of Oracle's database and other products will also kick in upon March 12's GA launch
Mon, February 10, 2014 - In beta since July, Microsoft Power BI is now generally available for all users
Tue, February 04, 2014 - The primary sponsor of the open source Cascading application framework for big data has unveiled Driven, a big data application performance management product for developers and dev ops.
Fri, January 24, 2014 - Enterprise IT spending stalled in 2013 (though it will likely pick back up in 2014). Many say it's because enterprises have less to spend, but CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle thinks it's because they've been spending a bit foolishly -- by reimbursing users for personal cloud services instead of examining cheaper ways to provide the same services themselves.
Wed, January 22, 2014 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 features the latest version of the OpenStack cloud building software
Thu, January 16, 2014 - OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform, has garnered the support of more than 200 IT vendors. Enterprises embrace the platform for its flexible, hardware-agnostic architecture -- but they should realize that this modularity can come at a cost.
Tue, January 14, 2014 - IBM is seeking to jump ahead of the big data technology competition by moving its Watson cognitive supercomputer to the cloud and offering up its capabilities as a set of big data services and a big data application development platform.
Tue, December 17, 2013 - Salesforce.com has made moves away from Oracle's database even as it continues licensing it
Thu, December 12, 2013 - Microsoft's Cloud OS Network extends Windows Azure across the globe
Tue, December 10, 2013 - Oracle says it knows customers don't want to be locked into proprietary cloud management tools
Fri, December 06, 2013 - Researchers at IBM's Zurich facility have developed software to use cloud storage services as a backup
Wed, December 04, 2013 - Many enterprises use and like SharePoint. Microsoft likes it, too, because it's one of the company's fastest-growing product lines. But making enterprises support separate cloud and on-premises versions and telling SharePoint app developers not to work in C# and ASP.NET may make for a rocky relationship as time goes by.
Wed, December 04, 2013 - Joyent promises to help solve tricky Node.js issues, no matter where they occur