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IBM & Maersk Set Sail With Blockchain
Mitch Wagner  
1/22/2018   Post a comment
The two companies are forming a joint venture to use blockchain to streamline international shipping.
Stanley Black & Decker CIO Drills Down Into Industrial IoT
Scott Ferguson  
1/22/2018   Post a comment
CIO Rhonda Gass is spearheading an effort to bring more automation and IoT to the factories making Stanley Black & Decker tools and other equipment.
Digital Transformation: Balancing on a 3-Legged Stool
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1/22/2018   Post a comment
Digital transformation is all about balance. However, in order to avoid falling off, there are some important questions CIOs and other IT leaders need to ask.
Salesforce, IBM & Google Relationship Status: 'It's Complicated'
Mitch Wagner  
1/19/2018   Post a comment
Salesforce's Einstein and IBM Watson are going steady, but Salesforce is also sneaking around with Google on the side.
IBM Earnings Lesson: Don't Call the Mainframe a Dinosaur
Mitch Wagner  
1/19/2018   3 comments
The cloud and mainframe sales – yes, mainframe – helped reverse 22 straight quarters of revenue decline for IBM.
Amazon Taps 20 Locations as Finalists for Second Headquarters
Mitch Wagner  
1/18/2018   6 comments
Amazon says its second headquarters will bring tens of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue to the lucky location selected, but skeptics worry that governments will give tax breaks and other incentives that negate the benefit to citizens.
Cisco Ex-Boss John Chambers Launches VC Firm & Praises Eating Insects
Mitch Wagner  
1/18/2018   1 comment
The former Cisco CEO and chairman has launched a VC firm with investments including Internet of Things, customer experience and this is where the bugs come in agritech.
Google Launches Security Dashboard for G Suite
Mitch Wagner  
1/17/2018   1 comment
The new security dashboard for G Suite provides analytics to spot potential threats, as well as tips on security best practices.
Workday Acquires Machine Learning Startup SkipFlag
Scott Ferguson  
1/17/2018   1 comment
Workday is looking to build out its machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities with the acquisition of startup SkipFlag.
Google Launches 3 Submarine Cables
Mitch Wagner  
1/16/2018   2 comments
Google says it'll be the first major non-telecoms company with its own undersea cable. So it's got that going for it.
Comcast Taps Amazon As 'Preferred' Cloud Provider
Mitch Wagner  
1/16/2018   1 comment
Comcast is turning to Amazon Web Services as it looks to augment waning traditional pay-TV with added services such as home security and mobile access. But what does 'preferred' mean?
Smartsheet Acquires Converse.AI for Conversational Workflow Automation
Mitch Wagner  
1/16/2018   8 comments
Bolsters natural-language capabilities for Smartsheet's service that aims to automate business processes.
Cradlepoint Cooks Up Cloud Connectivity
Mitch Wagner  
1/16/2018   Post a comment
Cradlepoint's cloud service provides 4G LTE wide-area network connectivity for enterprise branches, vehicles and the Internet of Things.
Google Cloud Offers Updates on Spectre & Meltdown Flaws
Scott Ferguson  
1/15/2018   1 comment
For the most part, Google Cloud has been able to mitigate the fallout from the Spectre and Meltdown flaws found in Intel's x86 processors, which says something about the resiliency of the cloud.
Are Public Clouds Interchangeable Commodities, Like Light Bulbs?
Mitch Wagner  
1/15/2018   Post a comment
'Pluggable cloud' means moving workloads from one public cloud to another to get the best deal. Deloitte Consulting's David Linthicum is skeptical.
Dropbox Reportedly Filing for IPO
Scott Ferguson  
1/12/2018   1 comment
Cloud storage and file sharing firm Dropbox has filed confidentially for an IPO, according to Bloomberg. The company is valued at over $10 billion.
IBM Planning to Reassign 30,000 Technology Services Jobs Report
Mitch Wagner  
1/12/2018   1 comment
About a third of staff would be 'productively redeployed,' with about 10,000 of these IBM positions marked for attrition, according to a report on The Register.
CloudHealth, ParkMyCloud Partner to Rein in Enterprise Cloud Costs
Mitch Wagner  
1/11/2018   5 comments
CloudHealth and ParkMyCloud are combining technologies to let cloud users figure out how much they're spending on cloud and automate optimizing workloads to reduce costs.
VMware Confirms 'Small' Number of Layoffs
Mitch Wagner  
1/10/2018   7 comments
The company confirmed 'a small reduction in force,' but did not provide specifics. It's also continuing to hire.
Cisco Plugs Encryption Hole in Network Security
Mitch Wagner  
1/10/2018   5 comments
Users are encrypting more and more network traffic -- but so are attackers. Cisco's new Encrypted Traffic Analytics aims to improve network security while preserving privacy.
SolarWinds Boosts Cloud Offerings With Loggly Acquisition
Scott Ferguson  
1/9/2018   3 comments
SolarWinds is looking to expand its cloud lineup with its acquisition of Loggly, which makes SaaS-based log monitoring and log analytics software.
Market Incentives Stacked Against Network Security US Government Report
Mitch Wagner  
1/9/2018   4 comments
Market incentives motivate companies to minimize cost and time to market rather than build for security. That needs to change, according to a draft report from the US departments of Commerce and Homeland Security.
4 Multicloud Management Keys to Success
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1/8/2018   1 comment
As cloud computing expands, enterprises and their IT departments are trying to get their hands around multicloud deployments. Managing multicloud is difficult, but there are four ways to make it easier.
'Spectre' & 'Meltdown' – What Cloud Users Need to Know
Mitch Wagner  
1/8/2018   5 comments
Don't forget to upgrade your browsers; vendors dispute reports of significant performance slowdowns due to patching; and containers and hypervisors don't get a free pass.
Google Cloud Offering 'Preemptible' GPUs Plus Price Cut
Scott Ferguson  
1/5/2018   5 comments
Google Cloud now offers what it calls 'preemptible' GPUs to help accelerate batch computing and machine learning workloads. Google is also cutting prices.
Cloud Market Soared to $180B in Revenue in 2017 Study
Scott Ferguson  
1/5/2018   Post a comment
The market for cloud computing continued to grow in 2017, with revenues surpassing the $180 billion mark for the year, a 24% growth rate over 2016, according to Synergy Research.
Data Center M&A Booms, As Enterprises Change IT Priorities
Mitch Wagner  
1/5/2018   Post a comment
As enterprises focus more on improving IT capabilities, and less on owning data center real estate, the shift is driving a boom in data center M&A activity, according to a report from Synergy Research.
Intel: We've Patched Most Chips for 'Spectre' & 'Meltdown'
Mitch Wagner  
1/4/2018   19 comments
Intel is rapidly rolling out patches in the wake of serious security vulnerabilities affecting nearly every computer user in the world.
Intel Chip Vulnerability Sends Cloud Providers Into Patching Overdrive
Scott Ferguson  
1/4/2018   2 comments
After news of a significant vulnerability in Intel's processors was disclosed this week, AWS, Microsoft and Google had work to do.
Microsoft Is a 'Deeply Open Source Company,' Says Azure CTO Russinovich
Mitch Wagner  
1/4/2018   Post a comment
Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich describes the company's attitude toward open source, edge computing, and blockchain in a brief but wide-ranging interview with Enterprise Cloud News.
Cisco Leads $113B Data Center Gear Market Report
Scott Ferguson  
1/4/2018   Post a comment
Cisco led the $113 billion data center infrastructure market in 2017, although the growing importance of public cloud is beginning to change how enterprises are buying traditional gear.
Microsoft Acquiring Avere to Expand Cloud Data Storage
Scott Ferguson  
1/3/2018   Post a comment
Microsoft has inked a deal to acquire Avere Systems to help customers better store data in the cloud and hybrid environments.
Are Amazon & Salesforce Ditching Oracle?
Mitch Wagner  
1/3/2018   5 comments
Both Amazon and Salesforce are looking to get away from Oracle, according to a report from The Information.
MIT Warns of Ransomware in the Cloud, Weaponized AI
Scott Ferguson  
1/3/2018   2 comments
In its security predictions for 2018, the MIT Technology Review warns of ransomware that targets clouds providers and weaponized artificial intelligence.
Arris Builds Cloud Platform for Next Decade
Mitch Wagner  
1/2/2018   Post a comment
Networking vendor Arris is transitioning from 15-year-old on-premises infrastructure to the cloud, and hoping that transition will put the company in the innovation forefront for many years.
IoT in 2018: Is This Finally the Year?
News & Analysis  
1/2/2018   3 comments
The Internet of Things has been with us for a while, however, there are four issues IoT needs to overcome to prove itself a successful enterprise technology.
LinkD, Construction App Startup, Has Enterprise Cloud Needs
Scott Ferguson  
1/2/2018   Post a comment
In order to get its app out to the construction industry, LinkD formerly WireFlare needs enterprise-level cloud help. It found a willing partner in Oracle.
Infrastructure Automation Will Heat Up in 2018
News & Analysis  
12/29/2017   4 comments
After years of being locked into proprietary hardware and software, a new openness is pushing enterprise to add layers of automation into their networks. With the addition of machine learning and AI, more and more of the networking process can be trusted to machines.
Smart Cities, IoT Pave Way for Cashless Society
News & Analysis  
12/27/2017   27 comments
A combination of IoT technologies, cloud computing and analytics is helping smart cities create a cashless society. It's also creating new opportunities for businesses.
Hyperscale Data Centers Continued to Grow in 2017
Scott Ferguson  
12/26/2017   4 comments
A report finds that the number of hyperscale data centers scattered across the globe continued to grow in 2017. By the end of the year, there were nearly 400 of these facilities worldwide.
3 Digital Transformation Predictions for 2018
News & Analysis  
12/26/2017   6 comments
Former CIO Larry Bonfante dusts off his crystal ball at the end of 2017 to make some predictions for CIOs and cloud computing in 2018.
Will Google Replace Cloud Boss Diane Greene?
Mitch Wagner  
12/22/2017   13 comments
Google is disappointed with cloud sales and will replace CEO Diane Greene, according to prediction at The Information.
Ex-Google Boss Eric Schmidt Exits as Alphabet Executive Chairman
Mitch Wagner  
12/21/2017   8 comments
Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet, continuing on as a technical advisor.
AWS, Azure Lead $35B+ Public Cloud Market
Scott Ferguson  
12/21/2017   11 comments
A report from financial analyst firm Jefferies finds that the combined IaaS and PaaS markets were worth more than$35 billion in the third quarter, with AWS and Azure leading the way. SaaS revenues stood at an additional $33 billion.
Flixbus Rides the Cloud to Make Buses Sexy
Mitch Wagner  
12/21/2017   27 comments
Flixbus is using the cloud to connect 250 regional bus companies to provide long-haul service in Europe.
Red Hat Speeds Toward $3B in Revenue Thanks to Cloud
Scott Ferguson  
12/20/2017   5 comments
It was only a few years ago that Red Hat cracked the $1 billion mark in annual revenue. Now, with help from the cloud, the company is eyeing $3 billion.
Adobe Taps Avi for Microsoft Azure App Delivery
Mitch Wagner  
12/20/2017   2 comments
The app delivery vendor pulled back the curtain the teensiest bit on how Adobe is running its application suite on Microsoft Azure.
AWS Reportedly Eyeing Deal for Big Data Startup Sqrrl
Scott Ferguson  
12/19/2017   8 comments
AWS is reportedly eyeing a $40 million deal for Sqrrl, a big data startup that could help the cloud provider add more security.
HyTrust DataGravity Acquisition Bears Fruit for Cloud Security
Mitch Wagner  
12/19/2017   7 comments
HyTrust launched a software appliance to protect confidential data in the cloud, based on technology it acquired when it bought DataGravity this summer.
Oracle Buying Construction Specialist Aconex for $1.2B
Scott Ferguson  
12/18/2017   6 comments
Oracle is paying $1.2 billion for Aconex, an Australia-based company that specializes in cloud-based applications for the construction industry.
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