Tuesday, November 04, 2014

OpenStack users: We need more experienced staff

CoreOS: A lean, mean virtualization machine | Cloud migrations require big changes in IT staffing

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OpenStack users: We need more experienced staff
Paradoxically for a platform intended to automate cloud service deployment, a major obstacle to wider adoption of OpenStack is a lack of qualified staff, speakers and attendees at the OpenStack Summit in Paris said Monday. Read More

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Enterprise SaaS Security and Governance Considerations
The security and governance impact of SaaS-based applications has been tremendous due to a lack of IT visibility and control. This Webcast explores how to mitigate the risks in applications like Salesforce, GoogleApps, Dropbox, and more. Learn 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

CoreOS: A lean, mean virtualization machine
CoreOS is a slimmed-down Linux distribution designed for easy creation of lots of OS instances. We like the concept. CoreOS uses Docker to deploy applications in virtual containers; it also features a management communications bus, and group instance management. Read More

Cloud migrations require big changes in IT staffing
Three CIOs discuss how they have learned to handle the staffing and organizational changes caused by cloud computing. Read More

Startup Slack gets $120M infusion to kill email at work
Slack, a cloud startup that's landed some big name clients for its business communications product, has raised $120 million at an eye-popping $1.12 billion valuation. Read More


The New IT
Explore enhanced productivity for IT staff, and seamless integration across IT operation management systems. Download now. Learn More

Why HP is laughing at Amazon's cloud
In a wide-ranging interview with Bill Hilf, HP's VP of Helion cloud product and services, Network World editor in chief John Dix and I asked him among other things about competition with Amazon Web Services - the leading public IaaS cloud computing vendor. Hilf says he found it amusing when he saw reports that AWS hired a head of enterprise strategy. Read More

IDC: Public Cloud to be $127B industry by 2018
Research firm IDC's latest estimate pegs the public IT cloud market at $56.6 billion this year, and it's expected to grow to a $127 billion within four years. Read More

Microsoft adds IoT, Big Data orchestration services to Azure
Microsoft added three new big data services to its Azure cloud platform yesterday as part of its ongoing efforts to make Azure a leading platform for big data services and to make it ready to tackle the Internet of Things (IoT). Read More


Healthcare IT: Out of the Basement and into the Cloud
Historically, Healthcare IT has not been a IT trend setter. In fact, they have been historically viewed as technology laggards. Although with the massive business and industry transformation taking place that is or will no longer be the case. We will explore how the Healthcare will be able to get out of the basement and into the cloud. Learn more!

SDN company goes open source
Japanese SDN company Midokura is giving away its keystone product.Midokura is open sourcing its MidoNet network virtualization system in an effort to have it recognized as a – or the – default networking component in the OpenStack cloud orchestration system. Read More

2014's biggest cloud deals (so far)
2014's slate of cloud deals reflect a few important trends in the market for the open source cloud software. One is that traditional enterprise vendors continue to see potential in OpenStack and they're willing to shell out the cash to buy the expertise and technology they need to pursue the market. Read More

Federal IT leaders look for trust, transparency in cloud vendors
Even as federal agencies have been warming to the opportunities that commercial cloud service providers can offer, the transition is gradual, as government IT officials continue to express concerns about service agreements and turning over sensitive applications to outside vendors. Read More


20 great productivity apps for Android, iOS, and the Web

These 20 essential apps work on all three platforms, helping you stay productive no matter what device you or your co-workers use.


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