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Ashley Madison -- Can it possibly get any worse? (tl;dr: YES)

The Ashley Madison hack continues to make headlines. Naturally, that's because the news keeps getting worse. Worse for website owners Avid Media Group. And worse for the REAL victims, more importantly -- the people named in the hacked data dump...

Written by Richi Jennings25 Aug. 15 13:51

Can Cloud collaboration and data analytics cure cancer?

After decades of research, the data needed to cure cancer exists, but, unfortunately, writes columnist Rob Enderle it’s not being shared or analyzed effectively. That may be changing thanks to Intel and Oregon Health and Science University.

Written by Rob Enderle21 Aug. 15 20:01

SEC CIO leads efforts to move agency to the cloud

Pamela Dyson is helping the nation's principal securities regulator optimize its IT infrastructure and shift toward the cloud, one application at a time.

Written by Kenneth Corbin21 Aug. 15 16:27

Google cloud ''loses'' data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

Written by Richi Jennings20 Aug. 15 13:20

Hackers call Time on Ashley Madison -- with huge data dump

Ashley Madison hackers released the site's user data, as threatened. Or, at least, that's what they say they've done. But it's likely that much of the data is forged or bogus in some way...

Written by Richi Jennings19 Aug. 15 13:14

The Cloud gets mobile apps moving

Immediately after Hurricane Sandy tore through New York City in October 2012, city officials needed a quick way to show the damage that had been done to streets and infrastructure.

Written by Sharon Gaudin17 Aug. 15 20:05

DCHQ Releases Docker management product into GA with 35 enterprise users

<a href="http://www.prweb.net/Redirect.aspx?id=aHR0cDovL2RjaHEuY28v">DCHQ</a> is a startup building software for enterprises using Docker for application deployment and lifecycle management. Founded by MIT graduate Amjad Afanah, who formerly managed application automation offerings for <a href="http://www.vmwareinc.com/">VMware</a> and cloud management solutions for Oracle, DCHQ is looking to fill a very important space: while every forward-looking IT department on the planet sees containers in general and Docker in particular as the way forward, there is a lack of mature management tools with which to keep everything in check. True there are a number of different products looking to fill space, but there is no dominant player, or group of players, as yet.

Written by Ben Kepes14 Aug. 15 04:04

How legacy technology is creating the next skills gap

When's the last time you used technology based on COBOL? Or used a mainframe-based system? It's probably more recently than you think. Every time you book an airline ticket, check your savings account balance online, file your federal income taxes or request an insurance quote via the Web, you're relying on these legacy technologies, though many have been updated to better integrate with mobile technologies or provide a faster, more seamless user experience.

Written by Sharon Florentine11 Aug. 15 23:54

Government CIOs fret over apps reliability in the cloud

Government CIOs in states and local districts increasingly are looking to push applications to the cloud, but security and a reliable user experience remain principal challenges, a new survey reports

Written by Kenneth Corbin03 Aug. 15 23:27

How to find agility in the Cloud

When Girish Juneja left his position as CTO of the Datacenter Software division at Intel to take on the role of CTO of global financial services and business services company Altisource in January 2014, Altisource was struggling with a problem many companies would love to have -- it was growing so fast that IT operations was having trouble keeping up.

Written by Thor Olavsrud27 July 15 23:39

Can Microsoft's Azure bring machine learning to the masses?

Machine learning makes software smarter and more aware. It's becoming as integral to our collective computing experience as the Internet itself. But how can developers really get started with it? What's the first step? Microsoft aims to make that leap a little easier with its Azure Machine Learning service.

Written by Jonathan Hassell21 July 15 00:06

Let users choose enterprise cloud applications

<em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

Written by By David Politis, founder and CEO, BetterCloud16 July 15 01:02

CIOs must embrace consumer cloud tools or risk losing control

CIOs are quickly losing control of the applications and platforms their employees choose to use at work. Personal preferences for cloud-based apps from Google, Box and Slack, among others, have spilled into the workforce at an astonishing rate during the past 18 months. Unsanctioned apps and services can negatively impact workflow, productivity and the general health of a company, but the potential damage can be offset with the right IT mindset, support and flexibility.

Written by Matt Kapko15 July 15 00:45

Why the open source business model is a failure

Open source software companies must move to the Cloud and add proprietary code to their products to succeed. The current business model is recipe for failure.

Written by Paul Rubens06 July 15 23:27

Are benefits for IT workers shrinking?

Benefits are an important part of any IT worker's compensation package, and while the 2015 Computerworld IT Salary Survey revealed that base salaries have risen over the last year, more and more organizations have eliminated at least some benefits from their compensation packages.

Written by Sharon Florentine06 July 15 23:18

Inside Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group

"Epic" was the word Regina Dugan used to describe her team's research and development projects that included enlisting "Fast and Furious" movie franchise director Justin Lin to help create the next-generation movie experience. Dugan, vice president of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, delighted thousands of developers in May at Google's annual I/O conference as she orchestrated demonstrations of applied technologies that seemed to originate from just over the horizon of most humans' imaginations.

Written by Steven Max Patterson01 July 15 02:32

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