• Lisa Morgan - Authors & Columnists

    Lisa Morgan - Authors & Columnists

    5/9/2016Data generation, collection, and analysis are making their way into more types of products and services.The trend is creating new opportunities for innovation, some of which are so impactful, they're causing some companies to revisit their business models.
  • Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd Sees A SaaS-y Future

    Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd Sees A SaaS-y Future

    To help you optimize security as you cope with complexity, InformationWeek is offering you an excl Storm Ventures' Ryan Floyd sees a future rich with software-as-a-service providers capitalizing on services available in the cloud.Ryan Floyd, a founding partner and managing director of the early stage venture capital firm, Storm Ventures, says the future is sassy -- or as he would spell it, SaaS-y -- filled with software-as-a-service opportunities.
  • VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber

    VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber

    Major automotive companies are lining up to invest in popular ride-sharing services, as Toyota announces a partnership with Uber, and Volkswagen invests in the popular European ridesharing startup Gett.Meanwhile, Toyota and Uber announced they have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore collaboration, starting with trials in countries where ride-sharing is expanding.
  • WWDC: Apple's Opportunity To Open Up To Keep Up

    WWDC: Apple's Opportunity To Open Up To Keep Up

    Consider what Google and Levi's are doing with Project Jacquard, or any of Google's (Alphabet's) many moonshots.Removing the uncontrolled audio jack also deprives developers of a port that's outside of Apple's control.
  • 9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering

    9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering

    So popular, in fact, it has become the vernacular for "video chat" among many.Consumers often use "Skyping" as a verb, regardless of the service they actually use to connect.
  • Samsung Builds Cloud Foundation With Joyent Deal

    Samsung Builds Cloud Foundation With Joyent Deal

    In this eye-opening webinar, security experts will give you deeper insight into this emerging thre The acquisition of cloud provider Joyent will support Samsung's mobile, IoT, and cloud service businesses.Injong Rhee, CTO of the mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics, in a statement cited Joyent's management, talent, and technology as the rationale for buying Joyent.
  • Samsung Builds Cloud Foundation With Joyent Deal

    Samsung Builds Cloud Foundation With Joyent Deal

    Protecting your enterprise data is often referred to as a technology issue, but most cyber attacks The acquisition of cloud provider Joyent will support Samsung's mobile, IoT, and cloud service businesses.Injong Rhee, CTO of the mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics, in a statement cited Joyent's management, talent, and technology as the rationale for buying Joyent.
  • Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice

    Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice

    If so, it's time for you to It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate.With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
  • Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice

    Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice

    With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
  • Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans

    Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans

    The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a Federal Communications Commission order concerning municipal broadband expansion, ruling that the FCC overstepped its authority by overriding state laws limiting municipal expansion.
  • Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans

    Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans

    The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a Federal Communications Commission order concerning municipal broadband expansion, ruling that the FCC overstepped its authority by overriding state laws limiting municipal expansion.
  • 9 SaaS Pitfalls To Avoid

    9 SaaS Pitfalls To Avoid

    Remember "five 9's" and the effort to reduce the amount of downtime your customers had to endure?Shifting to cloud application providers requires companies to step carefully.
  • Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT

    Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT

    Oracle has a credible cloud platform for its database system, Java, and its SaaS application customers, they wrote.It also offers five "well-documented database migration services" and a range of hybrid cloud -- joint on-premises and public cloud -- options, the authors noted.
  • DDoS Attack Knocks Twitter, Spotify, Others Offline

    DDoS Attack Knocks Twitter, Spotify, Others Offline

    A number of popular websites were knocked offline or experienced outages this morning after a DDoS attack on DNS provider Dyn.According to Hacker News, Twitter, Etsy, GitHub, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Shopify, among other services, were unavailable to some users.
  • DDoS Attackers Exploited Insecure IoT Gadgets From Chinese Company

    DDoS Attackers Exploited Insecure IoT Gadgets From Chinese Company

    A Chinese electronics manufacturer admitted that its products inadvertently contributed to last week's massive cyberattack that knocked popular Web services offline.One big part of the problem: the Mirai botnet, which scours the Web for poorly protected IoT-connected devices and enlists them to overwhelm a target with online traffic, causing an outage.
  • Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It

    Digital Transformation Underway, Many Will Fail At It

    Let's look at each of IDC's ten predictions and how each one affects IT.By 2020, "60% of regulated companies will actively participate in compliance clouds," Gens said.
  • AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud

    AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud

    But it's an also-ran when it comes to the managed private cloud category, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.The next three IaaS providers are Microsoft (Azure), Google (Google Cloud Platform), and IBM (SoftLayer and Bluemix Clouds).
  • AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud

    AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud

    But it's an also-ran when it comes to the managed private cloud category, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.The next three IaaS providers are Microsoft (Azure), Google (Google Cloud Platform), and IBM (SoftLayer and Bluemix Clouds).
  • Turkey Blocks Popular Social Networks

    Turkey Blocks Popular Social Networks

    Restrictions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Skype were detected Thursday, according to Internet monitoring group Turkey Blocks.It appears the government is throttling social networks at the ISP level, slowing down major providers TTNet and Turkcell; smaller ISPs like UyduNet are not affected at this point, Turkey Blocks says.