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Is BYOK the key to secure cloud computing?

Amazon, Adobe and Microsoft offer it but how realistic is it to “bring your own keys?” Do you want your business to have the burden of managing and securing your own cloud encryption keys?

Written by Mary Branscombe28 Sept. 15 14:43

How Motorola Solutions (and its 22,000 workers) ditched Microsoft for Google

One CIO's mission to move thousands of employees to Google for Work from Microsoft Office turned into the most significant IT training exercise of his career. Here's how he made sure the company continued to run smoothly during the transition, along with lessons learned from the project.

Written by Matt Kapko23 Sept. 15 14:57

4 out of 5 Google for Work customers avoid Google Drive

Google released new statistics that reveal that only 20 percent of its business customers who use its Drive cloud storage service each month. The company also announced that Ernst & Young has verified Drive's support for privacy standards.

Written by Matt Kapko22 Sept. 15 18:37

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="">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="">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

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