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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

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.

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

IT talent shortage hitting healthcare hardest

Healthcare is continuing to experience a shortage of qualified health IT staff that, in the view of some observers, is growing worse. But few healthcare organizations believe that the solution is to lure IT pros away from other industries. In fact, most hospital systems and large physician groups would prefer not to hire any IT person who doesn't have extensive health experience.

Written by Ken Terry30 June 15 23:51

Standards are coming for containers

A list of leading cloud, storage and virtualization companies are backing a new effort named the Open Container Project, which aims to create a set of standards for the fast-growing technology.

Written by Brandon Butler23 June 15 04:24

Winning workforce strategies for a new generation of talent

The millennial generation is starting to flood the IT workforce. This new generation of talent brings with it radically different expectations about the nature of work; how, when and where it's done; and how organizations can leverage technology to best support professional and personal needs. Businesses must make some dramatic changes to their workforce strategies if they're to meet those differing expectations, cope with the rapid pace of technological advancement and compete effectively in the digital era.

Written by Sharon Florentine22 June 15 23:48

Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses

The price of enterprise collaboration and productivity tools for small- and medium-size businesses has dropped considerably. Cloud-based services from Microsoft, Google and others are available for what many folks pay for a single cup of coffee.

Written by Matt Kapko16 June 15 23:31

Office 365 and Google for Work adoption rates to grow rapidly

Cloud-based platforms such as Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 are far from ubiquitous in today's workplace, but they're seeing rapid adoption, and that trend is going to continue. In fact, more than half of the small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) queried as part of a new survey from BetterCloud plan to run all of their IT services in the cloud within five years.

Written by Matt Kapko16 June 15 01:18

How to set up Amazon Web Services for your small business

Cloud computing technology has matured significantly over the years, and now offers a compelling list of advantages over on-site deployments, especially for small businesses and start-ups that may not have the capital to purchase servers and other hardware appliances.

Written by Paul Mah15 June 15 23:30

Migrating to the cloud? Start with a readiness assessment

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.

Written by By Kristina Lengyel, VP, Global Professional Services, Kronos Inc.13 June 15 06:26

IT pros say Google slowly infiltrating enterprise, education

Google's impact on the enterprise market may not have been obvious at its annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco last week, but the implications of the company's growing involvement and interest in business applications are strong. Google's suite of apps for work and education continue to help organizations cut costs while improving communication, productivity and collaboration across teams.

Written by Matt Kapko05 June 15 00:15

How to create a robust backup strategy with Cloud services

Love it or hate it, cloud storage is here to stay. Yet the fact is that Cloud storage providers, like all IT companies, can experience outages or even go out of business. Moreover, the ever-present threat of data-corrupting malware and ransomware means that synchronizing to the Cloud no longer offers adequate protection against data loss.

Written by Paul Mah04 June 15 01:49

Enterprise tech a no-show at Google I/O

A parade of top Google executives cycled on and off the stage for more than two hours yesterday at the company's annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco, but because Google is involved in so many projects and markets, the company barely scratched the surface of what it is up to. For example, driverless cars, easily Google's most popular moonshot project, weren't even mentioned until the closing minutes of I/O keynote address. Cloud computing and Google+ weren't mentioned at all. Neither were Google's plans for the enterprise.

Written by Matt Kapko30 May 15 00:50

How the cloud helped police warm up to body-worn cameras

The technology for body-worn cameras has been around for years, but it wasn't until this past year that law enforcement agencies have moved to adopt them in significant numbers.

Written by Colin Neagle26 May 15 21:26

Debunking the myths dogging the hybrid cloud

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.

Written by By Scott Brindamour, director of advanced technology solutions, CenturyLink07 May 15 06:44

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