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At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

"Microsoft has invested heavily in making many of the productivity features...

It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.

Joe Stanganelli

By Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

A survey by Intel and the Cloud Security Alliance finds that the use of cloud services is increasing, but more in-depth security measures are needed.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

Charlie,  Rather than better security we could say the cloud provides...

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/15/2016ReadPost a Comment

A MeriTalk survey of federal IT managers reveals that they believe the government can save more than $10 billion annually from additional consolidation and cloud adoption.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/15/2016ReadPost a Comment

I think there are a few roadblocks here that need attention for our government...

The Google Compute Engine cloud service was hit with an 18-minute outage worldwide earlier in the week -- at the same time the supply chain is finally getting comfortable with continuity in the cloud.

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/14/2016ReadPost a Comment

Amazon says that promoting Andy Jassy and Jeff Wilke to new CEO roles is not a reorganization. But does this foreshadow more independence for AWS?

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/13/2016ReadPost a Comment

Companies are increasingly turning toward the cloud and need to hire workers who can help them get there. Here are the top 10 cloud positions in demand, some of which may surprise you.

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/13/2016ReadPost a Comment

I was suprised by some of the jobs listed as well as the salaries. I'm clearly...

Quanta Cloud Technology is teaming with Red Hat to produce a ready-to-plug-in package of OpenStack, Linux, and Ceph storage loaded on Quanta servers, storage, and switches.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/11/2016ReadPost a Comment

LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/10/2016ReadPost a Comment

Through innovations like Prime and Prime Now, plus its AWS business, Amazon is not merely changing the nature of the consumer marketplace -- it's helping shape it.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/8/2016ReadPost a Comment

Amazon already hosts 70,000 businesses that are making over $100,000 a year...

Gartner expects global IT spending to dip slightly in 2016, to $3.49 trillion. Faced with spending constraints, but the need to advance, many are optimizing by spending on services instead of assets.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/7/2016ReadPost a Comment

With the above analysis, it may happen that the IT spending may go down. But...

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