Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Microsoft customizes Azure for the Internet of Things

Is VMware's ESXi illegal in the cloud? | Microsoft, Cisco extend their cloud and data center relationship

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Microsoft customizes Azure for the Internet of Things
Microsoft wants to help organizations set up and run Internet of Things (IoT)-styled distributed systems, by providing a set of integrated Microsoft's Azure cloud services designed to cut deployment times and management hassles. The Azure IoT Suite would be particularly useful for three types of workloads—asset management, remote monitoring, and preventive maintenance,. Read More


Data Warehouse Modernization: The Queryable Data Store
Read the paper to understand how data can be stored and optimized with Hadoop, to assess whether or not you need a queryable data store, and to find out how you can try IBM InfoSphere BigInsights software's key enterprise features for free. Read More


5 Essential Restore Capabilities for Google Apps Data
If you lose data in Google Apps, how quickly can you get it back? Many admins are surprised to find it's harder than they think. In this whitepaper learn: -Difference between restore and recovery -Benefits of rapid, easy-to-use data restoration in Google Apps -What to look for in a backup solution Learn More

Is VMware's ESXi illegal in the cloud?
Might VMware's ESXi be illegal in the cloud—or anywhere? I asked my VMware contact as a reviewer, and was pointed towards VMware's Official Response, which amounts to: Mea Non Culpa. Read More

Microsoft, Cisco extend their cloud and data center relationship
Microsoft and Cisco have expanded on their cloud relationship to provide new services and hardware. Dubbed the Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform, it combines Windows Azure Pack and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) to help cloud providers deliver hybrid cloud services faster while simplifying operations and reducing costs. Read More

Adobe launches Document Cloud with touch-enabled Acrobat DC
Adobe already offers tailored cloud products for creative and marketing professionals, and on Tuesday it launched a like-minded initiative focused squarely on documents. Read More

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The Google Apps Admin Guide to Peace of Mind eBook
You enjoy the benefits of Google Apps but have you taken the proper steps to protect your Google Apps files from data loss? In this eBook learn: -Ways Google Apps data can get permanently deleted -What Google offers for protection and gaps you need to fill -How to prevent and recover from data loss Learn More

Why workers want self-service IT
The pendulum is in full swing toward employees empowered to make tech choices at work and away from traditional IT departments. Read More

Microsoft reportedly porting Cortana to Android, iOS
In what has to be the oddest Microsoft rumor so far this year, Reuters is reporting that Microsoft is planning to port its Cortana digital assistant to the iPhone and Android platforms. Read More

15 open source gems for Windows ... from Microsoft
All the talk of Microsoft thawing lately to open source misses one detail: Microsoft has long hosted CodePlex, an extremely useful resource for open source projects aimed at Windows and Mircosoft's server-side products. Here, developers can provide, free to the public, a diverse set of tools that enhance your experience with the Microsoft ecosystem. Read More

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7 Deadly Sins of Failed Cloud Projects
How do you put together a good solid cloud strategy that satisfies the diverse needs and expectations of all the stakeholders? It should come as no surprise that a good solid plan with a well-defined use case, the right project team, and measurable success criteria is the common denominator in all of the success stories. Learn More

Home air quality sensor stores data in the cloud
Researchers have developed a connected air quality sensor that measures fine particulate matter (PM) in homes.The US$200 Speck combines a particle sensor and machine-learning algorithms to gauge the level of so-called PM2.5 pollution in the air, which has been linked to disease. Read More

Oracle introduces big data-infused marketing services
Oracle this week is launching three new services, applying cloud technology to help organizations use big data to market their products and services more effectively. Read More

Microsoft Dynamics CRM gets an analytics-infused update
Following the launch of Dynamics CRM 2015 last November, Microsoft announced a Spring update to the software that promises new social, mobile and analytics capabilities along with closer integration with Office 365. Read More


Google Inbox: A guided tour

This guide compares and contrasts Gmail with Inbox to help you get started with what could become Google's next-generation email service.


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