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  • From M2M to IoT: Old industries have to learn new tricks

    By Stephen Lawson | 19 December, 2014 06:13

    The Internet of Things may be a new idea, but machines talking to other machines is not.

  • The future of security: 11 predictions for 2015

    By Taylor Armerding | 16 December, 2014 03:30

    As natural philosopher and onetime baseball catcher Yogi Berra reportedly said: "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."

  • Cloud upstarts: Too cheap to trust?

    By Brandon Butler | 05 December, 2014 00:18

    Hosting provider Atlantic.net launched a $0.99 per month cloud server this fall, which is significantly less expensive than the $0.013 per hour starting price for market-leader Amazon Web Services' on-demand Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) virtual machines.

  • How Apple could exploit a forever-free iCloud

    By Gregg Keizer | 24 November, 2014 12:43

    While Google and Microsoft are using large amounts of free cloud storage to sell inexpensive consumer notebooks, Apple has stood above the fray.

  • Gartner's Cloud showdown: Amazon Web Services vs. Microsoft Azure

    By Brandon Butler | 20 November, 2014 22:05

    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?

  • Who wins the net neutrality debate? Google, of course

    By Matt Hamblen | 14 November, 2014 23:15

    In the debate over net neutrality, AT&T and Cisco are warning that fiber optic cable rollouts could be delayed -- and revenues lost -- if President Obama's recently proposed rules move ahead.

  • NoSQL takes the database market by storm

    By Brandon Butler | 28 October, 2014 05:50

    CARFAX, the online vehicle tracking and valuation website, built its first database in 1984 based on technology named OpenVMS. At the time, it was cutting edge for its ability to handle millions of records.

  • Microsoft goes after Google and Amazon with hybrid Cloud push

    By Sharon Gaudin | 21 October, 2014 12:24

    With a series of Cloud announcements on Monday, Microsoft moved to put a stake in the ground with hybrid Cloud computing and emerge from the shadow of Cloud rivals Google and Amazon.

  • 13 tips to achieve Cloud success

    By Ann Bednarz | 14 October, 2014 23:30

    We interviewed 17 CIOs and IT leaders about their public and private cloud deployments, usage trends, skills requirements, lingering obstacles and future plans. Here are some nuggets of advice from these cloud giants.

  • Cloud giants do battle backed by distinctly different partner networks

    By Brandon Butler | 08 October, 2014 21:06

    When evaluating the marketplaces of the big three public IaaS cloud providers - Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft - AWS stands out in terms of the maturity of its platform for partners to offer products and services on top of its cloud. But Microsoft, too, has a formidable partner program that could rival Amazon's in the future, analysts predict.

  • Is it time to move your databases to the Cloud?

    By John Moore | 08 October, 2014 01:48

    Akamai Technologies, an engineering-heavy company that delivers a sizable chunk of the Internet's total traffic every day, is generally inclined to solve its technology challenges in house. Corey Scobie, vice president for Open Platform at Akamai, summarizes the company's default engineering culture and philosophy as, simply, "We should built it."

  • Sorriest technology companies of 2014

    By Bob Brown | 30 September, 2014 01:11

    It's so far been another sorry, sorry year in the technology industry, with big name companies, hot startups and individuals making public mea culpas for their assorted dumb, embarrassing and other regrettable actions.

  • The Tao of Apple rumours

    By John Moltz | 19 September, 2014 23:42

    Apple had a big week last week, announcing two larger iPhones a well as the fabled Watch that was foretold in ancient prophecy. (A year ago is ancient history in technology.)

  • VMWorld 2014: Winners and Losers

    By Brandon Butler | 03 September, 2014 07:02

    VMWorld 2014 was a whirlwind. The conference last week attracted 22,000 attendees, more than 250 exhibitors and spread across all three buildings of the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco over a five-day period.

  • Windows 8's uptake climbs but still trails Vista's

    By Gregg Keizer | 02 September, 2014 22:05

    Windows 8's uptake came unstuck last month and shoved into a forward gear for the first time since May, but the OS trailed Windows Vista's tempo of six years ago, according to data published Monday.

 
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