Tuesday, December 09, 2014

How one firm makes beer and basketball better

For Microsoft, new Windows revenue may mean 'subscriptions' | Amazon enters the diaper market with Amazon Elements

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How one firm makes beer and basketball better
UK-based Cambridge Consultants recently moved its U.S. headquarters to Boston, where it plans to expand headcount from 30 people today to more than 100 over the next three years. "We're looking for engineers of all different disciplines -- software engineers, mechanical engineers, electronics engineers, program managers," said David Bradshaw, a director at the 54-year-old product development and technology consulting firm. Read More

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Enterprise NoSQL and Big Data in the Public Cloud
The importance of infrastructure in getting the right performance in the enterprise context and a persuasive business case for making the move from internal hosting to the public cloud. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: Nexsan Technologies

Hybrid Approach Rewrites The Rules For Backup Storage
Exponential data growth and long-term retention requirements are putting tremendous pressure on IT professionals, and the constant pressure to reduce storage costs has led many IT departments to settle for the status quo when it comes to protecting their data. View more

For Microsoft, new Windows revenue may mean 'subscriptions'
After Microsoft's chief operating officer last week said the company was going to change the Windows business model, analysts tried to figure out exactly what he meant. Those business model modifications, said Microsoft's Kevin Turner, would be revealed early next year when the company will outline how it plans to make money on Windows as it gives away an increasing number of licenses that once generated revenue. Read More

Amazon enters the diaper market with Amazon Elements
Amazon is almost taking on a Google-esque mindset as the company continues to expand its moves into every type of market imaginable. The latest news is that Amazon, believe it or not, will be selling their own line of diapers and baby wipes. Read More

IBM climbs on the Docker bandwagon
Docker fever continues to spread across the enterprise IT landscape. Following similar moves by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google, IBM is equipping its enterprise cloud services to run the Docker virtualization containers. Read More


Top 5 Criteria for Data Center Transition to Private Cloud
Converged Infrastructure Solutions are changing the game for data centers and private cloud implementations. How can you extend your data center into a private cloud? Top five recommendations for selecting converged infrastructures. View now

Google wants Windows server applications to run on its cloud
Google has made a series of announcements aimed at helping Microsoft customers run Windows workloads on Google's cloud. Read More

Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution
If 2014 was the year that Apache Hadoop sparked the big data revolution, 2015 may be the year that Apache Spark supplants Hadoop with its superior capabilities for richer and more timely analysis. Read More

Forgotten subdomains boost risk of account hijacking, other attacks
Subdomains that once served a purpose but later were forgotten by website administrators can be abused by hackers to attack users of sites under the same main domain. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Optimization System: Technical Overview
The Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS™) powers Riverbed's unique line of SteelHead™ application acceleration appliances and Steelhead Mobile client software. RiOS is based on technologies that solve a range of problems affecting wide area networks (WANs) and application performance. View Now>>

Microsoft, Accenture try to ease the path to the hybrid cloud
To help organizations better organize their cloud assets, Microsoft and integration firm Accenture have released a package designed to make it easy to integrate in-house IT operations with Microsoft Azure cloud services. Read More

Amazon crowd pokes fun at $40,000 TV
They don't seem to appreciate the fact that it's been marked down from $45,000. Or that this is nowhere near the most expensive television available via Amazon. Read More

Disk storage market grows with inclusion of ODM vendors
Disk storage sales grew more strongly in the third quarter, helped by sales of non-branded storage gear sold directly to data centers. Read More

Knowledge Vault helps CIOs stay in control of cloud-based email and storage
For CIOs and IT departments that are concerned about losing control as more applications become cloud-based, analytics company Knowledge Vault offers some relief, starting with in-depth monitoring of Office 365 usage. Read More

Google meshes multiple enterprise partner programs into one
Google will try to boost the enthusiasm, commitment and sales of its enterprise partners with a revamped, consolidated program that offers more incentives and rewards. Read More


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