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Gartner: Amazon runs away with IaaS cloud Magic Quadrant; Microsoft catching up

Microsoft buys Capptain for mobile analytics, cloud services | Box sharpens search API

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Gartner: Amazon runs away with IaaS cloud Magic Quadrant; Microsoft catching up
Amazon Web Services, for another consecutive year, is running away with the IaaS cloud market, according to research firm Gartner, but unlike other years the competition -- namely Microsoft -- is giving the market leader a run for its money. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Silver Peak Systems Inc

2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization
According to Gartner, Leaders exhibit an ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in their product offerings and by raising awareness of the importance of these features. Gartner expects a Leader to grow the market as a whole and to have solutions that resonate with an increasing number of enterprises. Learn more >>

WHITE PAPER: Akamai Technologies, Inc.

10 Key Considerations for a Successful Online Video Strategy
As video technology has become more ubiquitous, it has also become more complex. The key considerations in this guide will help you to develop a successful online video strategy with advice to deliver high-quality video, scale instantly, and ensure real-time optimizations specific to each device, operating system and user connection. Learn More

Microsoft buys Capptain for mobile analytics, cloud services
Microsoft plans to boost its Azure cloud services with its acquisition of Capptain, whose product helps developers track and analyze usage of their Web and mobile apps and implement customer retention strategies. Read More

Box sharpens search API
Box has extended its search API to increase and improve the ways in which customers find information in its cloud-storage and file-sharing service via custom-developed tools, applications and integrations. Read More

Outage caused by single admin mortifies cloud provider Joyent
Cloud provider Joyent suffered an outage on Tuesday after an administrator was able to simultaneously reboot all virtual servers hosted in the company's US-East-1 data center. Read More


Isn't it time to take a fresh look to Wi-Fi scalability?
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT It isn't news that wireless networks are being pushed to the limits every day and IT organizations are under duress to deliver a reliable wireless network to meet the demands of users. Learn more!

Land O'Lakes seeks IT candidates with a cultural fit
The CIO at the $14 billion company hunts for job candidates who understand cloud, big data -- and the special nature of the food business. Read More

3 reasons why IT execs need to go out to lunch more
In the last couple of years, social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies have risen to the top of many organizations' agendas. IDC calls the combination of these technologies "the third platform" and predicts they will account for 89% of technology spending this year. Read More

Wall Street Beat: Mobile, cloud trends spark tech mergers and acquisitions
Confidence in software-as-a-service, mobile and cloud technology is spurring tech mergers and acquisitions, despite lingering economic worries, according to market watchers. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Online, Huawei, Netapp, Symantec

Seamless Cloud
Using the cloud to complement on-premise IT resources is one of the nirvana states envisioned for cloud computing, letting you architect for normal workloads and then burst to the cloud when necessary. View Now>>

IBM patents fraudster detection technology for websites, mobile apps
IBM researchers have developed a technique that website operators, cloud service providers and mobile application developers could use to spot a fraudster who has stolen an account holder's credentials. Read More

Survey spotlights IT need to address cloud security
Yesterday data security company Sophos released the results of a survey it conducted on enterprise use of popular cloud-storage services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and OneDrive. Read More

DARPA: Big data needs Big search, Big analytics
How you might one day most effectively negotiate the enormous amounts of data and video around the Internet was on display recently as DARPA's Information Innovation Office hosted Demo Day 2014 to highlight the agency's ongoing contributions to what it called "preserving and expanding IT superiority." Read More

Enterprise mobility and the cloud highlight Microsoft TechEd Conference
This year's TechEd conference was enlightening in Microsoft's approach to the topic of mobile security. Some highlights can be viewed on my blog. The core message of endpoint device flexibility and security was simple, but the breadth of Microsoft's coverage is underestimated. Read More


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