Thursday, August 13, 2015

Google moves two cloud data analysis services out of beta

How Microsoft and Google cloud tools make IT more productive | Why SharePoint is the last great on-premises application

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Google moves two cloud data analysis services out of beta
Two Google big data toolsets have finally moved out of beta and into full commercial release, adding to its cloud portfolio a data analysis framework and a service for managing data streams in real-time. Read More


Enterprise Platform as a Service for App Architectures
Apprenda is the only Enterprise PaaS on the market that supports both new and existing application architectures. In this whitepaper you'll learn how Apprenda supports your existing applications, how the applications are cloud enabled, and how they are on-boarded with Apprenda, using production customer examples. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: Level 3 Communications

Driving Your Cloud Strategy with Private Network Solutions
There is no understating the impact of security and network connectivity on today's cloud environments. Yes, clouds can scale, expedite processing, and reduce costs, but they also incur risks associated with multi-tenancy, availability, and access control. Learn More

How Microsoft and Google cloud tools make IT more productive
The rapid adoption of cloud-based platforms such as Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 may largely be driven by the promise of improved productivity, but the tools can also enable administrators to take on more influential roles in their organizations. Read More

Why SharePoint is the last great on-premises application
At the SharePoint Server is such a sticky product with tentacles everywhere in the enterprise that it may well be the last great on-premises application. Let's explore why. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Rackspace

Outsourcing IT Projects to Managed Hosting or the Cloud:
This white paper outlines 12 critical success factors to consider when outsourcing IT to managed hosting or the cloud. To compile this list, we drew from the 15+ years of hands-on experience Rackspace has gained helping hundreds of thousands of customers move workloads to managed hosting or the cloud. Learn More

No changes for Google Cloud in Alphabet shakeup
Google announced some big changes this week with the creation of a new parent company named Alphabet, which will oversee the search giant and other more exploratory businesses. Read More

Bastille promises to find malicious wireless devices in corporate networks
Startup Bastille can flag suspicious radio traffic within enterprises to give security pros a means for keeping an eye on wireless Internet of Things devices that would otherwise elude detection. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Red Hat, Dell & SAP

Agility, Simplicity, Modernization
CIOs today have more responsibility than ever to fulfilling business: increasing revenue growth, reducing operating costs and driving productivity improvements. Read how vendors are creating state-of-the-art systems to accommodate these systems in one solution. Learn More

Alibaba's cloud and mobile business soar, but total revenue disappoints
Alibaba Group's cloud computing and mobile business are surging, but its reported revenue in the second quarter missed analysts' estimates, amid a slowing Chinese economy. Read More

Digium helps mobile apps communicate better with new SDKs
Digium has launched open source SDKs that aim to make it easier for developers to add voice and video calling, instant messaging, and push notifications to their Android and iOS apps. The underlying technology for most of these features is WebRTC. Read More

Infor seeks to strengthen cloud footing with $675M GT Nexus buy
Infor made a $675 million bid to bolster its cloud and supply-chain management capabilities with the announcement that it will acquire global order-management platform provider GT Nexus. Read More

Symantec finally sells Veritas for $8 billion to investment group
Symantec is selling its information management business, known as Veritas, to an investor group led by The Carlyle Group for US$8 billion as it looks to increase its focus on security. Read More


User guide to Windows 10

Windows 10 officially launches this week, so if you're going for an immediate upgrade from your Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 computer, this guide will get you up to speed as quickly as possible.


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