Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gartner’s cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure

Wozniak still aims to simplify: Now, all of enterprise storage | Extreme extends SDN products, partners

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Gartner's cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure
Gartner IaaS Research Director Kyle Hilgendorf says one of the most common questions he gets from enterprise customers looking to go to the cloud is: AWS or Azure? Amazon Web Services has been anointed the public IaaS cloud leader by Gartner and many others, but over the past year or so Satya Nadella's Microsoft has made significant advancements to its public cloud platform. AWS now has competition. Read More


Deliver on the Promise of Digital Transformation
Rapid shifts in the ways that technology and information are consumed and delivered - through cloud computing, big data, social networking, and smart devices - are transforming how companies compete. Learn More


The Critical Need for Edge Data Protection
IDC believes the need to protect sensitive data residing on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices is more critical than ever. CommVault Edge can meet end user demands by delivering a secure solution that allows users access to their data anywhere. Learn More

Wozniak still aims to simplify: Now, all of enterprise storage
The latest bid to simplify data storage comes from a team that includes Steve Wozniak, a guy who knows a thing or two about making technology easier. The co-founder of Apple has joined former colleagues from flash storage maker Fusion-io at Primary Data, a Silicon Valley startup that says it can put all of an organization's storage capacity in a single virtual pool. Read More

Extreme extends SDN products, partners
Extreme Networks this week announced new products and technology partners for its Software Defined Architecture data center product line. Read More

CIOs Share Must-Have Cloud Skills
As the clouds roll in, IT organizations are recasting their tech talent requirements. "You don't need people to build servers anymore. You need somebody good at managing another organization responsible for doing that. That's a different skill," says Josh Jewett, CIO at Family Dollar. Read More


5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Cybercrime to Your Business
Cybercrime is on the rise. In fact, the risks and costs of cybercrime continue to increase each year. Don't be one of the many organizations naively clinging to the belief that a breach won't happen to them. As an IT professional, you need to take active steps to reduce the risk of cybercrime to your business. Reduce your risk today. Learn more

To 'read' this fashion magazine, fire up your image-recognition app
Persona is one of the latest fashion magazines in Tokyo. It's printed on heavy stock paper and is full of photos of models and clothing. The only thing missing is text. You "read" Persona with a smartphone camera. Read More

IBM's new enterprise email aims to organize your day
IBM is going up against cloud-apps powerhouses Google and Microsoft with its next generation email client, called Verse, designed to enrich email with social media and analysis. Read More

Microsoft Azure thrown out of gear during a performance update
A service interruption on Azure storage services late Tuesday was caused by Microsoft's attempts to roll out a performance update that had been earlier tested for several weeks. Read More


Forrester 2014 Dynamic Case Management Wave
Forrester has released its 2014 Dynamic Case Management Wave, and for the second consecutive time, IBM is a leader. View Now>>

Cisco Launches Project Squared Collaborate App, IX5000 TelePresence Series
Cisco made three announcements earlier this week at Collaboration Summit 2014 including the launch of Project Squared as a cloud-based collaboration app, an alliance with Box that contributed to the Project Squared app, and the latest upgrades to the Cisco TelePresence portfolio with the Cisco TelePresence IX5000 series. Read More

AWS re:Invent(ing) IT, Business Models and Marketing
AWS held its 3rd annual re:Invent user conference with 13,500 attendees in Las Vegas. While the event had similarities to other IT conferences that included an expo floor, keynotes, and sessions I was fascinated by, AWS has the potential to disrupt the way businesses consume IT, IT organizational structure, high margin IT infrastructure business models, and product marketing. Read More

Why CIOs need to embrace new norms of the hybrid cloud
Forget viewing yourself as a cloud services broker. In today's hybrid cloud enterprise the CIO's truly high value role is the creation of seamless business flows that bridge cloud and on-premise infrastructure to help the business operate better, says Intel CIO Kim Stevenson. Read More


Pi, translated: The evolution of Raspberry Pi

It's only been two years, but the Raspberry Pi has already come a long way.


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