Multiple platforms are now the norm for IT infrastructure. To address that Microsoft is bringing its key configuration tools to Linux and Mac OS to make it easier for customers and partners to handle their workloads, which also positions Operations Management Suite as the future of configuration management.
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While private cloud proponents have spent the last five years focusing on getting their IaaS offerings working, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have moved way beyond core computing services. And you don’t have to strain to hear the death knell sounding for the private cloud.
Oracle follows a pattern of either acquiring companies that bolster its existing market position in areas such as ERP or CRM, or buying firms that help it fill in gaps in the company’s broad portfolio. CIO.com explores 10 key cloud deals Oracle has made over the years.
The environment, health & safety (EHS) software market is hot this year. Six deals announced in the first half of 2016 total $750 million to $1 billion. With all of this investment in the market, which companies will take the money and run—and become the new market leaders?
Given that pragmatic programmers have prized code reuse and “designing for services” for decades (tips enshrined in the 1999 book of the same name), it should come as no surprise that developers have taken to a world of abundant, cloud-based, mash-up ready APIs like kids in a candy store. It’s high time IT professionals do the same and adopt the mindset (and passion) of an aspiring “API ninja.”
Every CIO knows that the cloud is the agile, fast and cheap place to be, and companies like AWS will help you evaluate your applications portfolio for free and help you calibrate applications for your move to the cloud. So we don't lack the knowledge or the technology to migrate to the cloud. The problem is the people that manage legacy ecosystems resist moving to the cloud.
Storing paper files is costly and relatively unscalable, takes up space in your office and makes you less geographically flexible. Printing pages just to do things like sign documents is wasteful and time-consuming. Follow these tips to prevent problems created by a paper-heavy office.
Every release of SQL Server promises increased performance, better security and improved business intelligence. You get all of that with SQL Server 2016, plus other strategic options such as cloud integration and Linux support.
Land O’Lakes CIO says no single cloud provider can meet all of the company’s requirements. Google and Microsoft are both in the mix, but the agricultural cooperative still isn’t ready for a full migration.
In previous posts, we discussed the importance of balancing the current capabilities of cloud-based finance and accounting systems against future requirements. In this post, we will explore the role 'big hairy audacious goals' should play in your selection process.
While IBM and Accenture still command a majority of the IT services markets, the combination of offshore-centric and as-a-service competition has proven to be an ‘all-out assault’ on traditional providers.
To ensure that the information shared between your in-house and remote employees doesn’t make you vulnerable to security attacks, you need to establish some solid security practices. Here are four best practices that will help you promote mobile and remote working without putting your information and content at risk.
Multinational engineering company Atkins is in the midst of transitioning its 18,000 employees to Microsoft's cloud suite. The company’s CIO Richard Cross shares some tips he is learning along the way.
The software-as-a-service application performance monitoring provider is adding support for a popular programming language used in microservices, and also offering greater visibility into single-page applications.
Another mid-sized enterprise has dropped an incumbent MPLS provider for a younger, more nimble service provider, in this case choosing a hybrid MPLS/SDN network for speed, flexibility and cost savings.
The Dropbox iOS app recently received an update that lets users scan paper documents into PDFs and then store them in Dropbox folders. The enhancements are useful, but other similar scanning apps have many more features.
The merger between HPE’s enterprise services business and CSC may or may not help solve those providers’ problems, but there are steps customers can take to make sure the huge ‘spin-merger’ works out in their favor.
IBM has reinvented itself pretty much continuously since its founding more than 100 years ago. Now, the company is moving its focus to providing infrastructure for the coming era of cognitive workloads, the complex, AI-oriented, real-time analysis of vast troves of heterogeneous data coming from systems both inside and outside enterprises.
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