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Amazon Says Walmart Bullies Vendors Off AWS Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
6/22/2017   4 comments
Walmart is pushing some of its vendors to find alternatives to Amazon Web Services. Amazon says that's bullying.
Oracle Earnings Soar on Cloud Growth
Mitch Wagner  
6/21/2017   1 comment
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) topped $1 billion for the first time, with strong growth in platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service (PaaS and IaaS) as well.
Liberty Mutual Aspires to Be 'Software Company That Sells Insurance'
Mitch Wagner  
6/21/2017   3 comments
It's a familiar problem: Developing solutions with proprietary technology just takes too long, and IT faces pressure from customers and users to get more agile. Liberty Mutual turned to Cloud Foundry for results.
Juniper Pushes Network Virtualization
Mitch Wagner  
6/20/2017   Post a comment
Juniper introduced Cloud-Grade Networking, adding telemetry, automation, security and machine learning to help enterprises make the transition to the cloud.
Amazon Steals Big Microsoft Customer With Whole Foods Purchase
Mitch Wagner  
6/18/2017   3 comments
Microsoft bragged about having Whole Foods as an Azure, Active Directory and Office 365 customer. Are those bragging rights going to Amazon now?
Cloud Foundry Takes Diversity 'Exceptionally Seriously'
Mitch Wagner  
6/16/2017   3 comments
As a little African-American girl fascinated by computers, Kyla McMullen says she wanted to turn herself into a white boy to fit in, but now she's standing out as a woman in tech.
Comcast Looks to Beat Customer Hate With Private Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
6/15/2017   3 comments
Comcast is boosting its dismal customer satisfaction ratings with a private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud built on Cloud Foundry.
Google & Microsoft Tout Multi-Cloud, but Where's Amazon?
Mitch Wagner  
6/15/2017   2 comments
Amazon was conspicuous by its absence from a discussion of moving workloads between multiple cloud providers.
Microsoft Goes for Cloud Foundry Gold
Mitch Wagner  
6/13/2017   Post a comment
Beefing up Azure support for the open source platform-as-a-service software, Microsoft joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as a gold member.
Inside Apple's New 'Business Chat'
Mitch Wagner  
6/13/2017   6 comments
Apple wants companies to communicate with their customers over Messages, and is building tools to do it.
Verizon: Enterprises Scoff at Phony White Boxes
Mitch Wagner  
6/12/2017   Post a comment
When it comes to white box networking, enterprises demand the real deal, Verizon says.
Lloyds Inks £1.3B Cloud Deal With IBM
Mitch Wagner  
6/9/2017   9 comments
Lloyds Banking Group signed a ten-year agreement, valued at US$1.66 billion, to move to a private cloud.
To Stop AI From Going Rogue, Make It Neurotic
Mitch Wagner  
6/9/2017   9 comments
Make AI doubt its own usefulness in order to make sure we can switch it off, according to researchers at the University of California Berkeley.
Facebook Getting Pushback on Open Source Hardware Initiative
Mitch Wagner  
6/8/2017   Post a comment
Getting startup and investor pushback on Telecom Infra Project.
Apple's Cloud Strategy Will Save the iPad
Mitch Wagner  
6/8/2017   18 comments
Early predictions that iPads would replace the PC aren't wrong. They were just premature.
Is Facebook Moving WhatsApp off IBM?
Mitch Wagner  
6/7/2017   1 comment
Facebook is reportedly looking to bring its messaging service to its own data centers, costing IBM a marquee customer.
Apple Adding 'Business Chat' to Messages, for Enterprise Customer Service
Mitch Wagner  
6/6/2017   6 comments
Going against Facebook and Twitter, Apple is offering businesses channels to connect with customers.
VMware Lets You Fiddle With Your Hybrid Cloud to Cut Costs
Mitch Wagner  
6/6/2017   2 comments
The updated vRealize cloud management suite lets users move workloads to wherever they're cheapest – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or on-premises VMware-based private cloud.
Apple Tunes Up Siri & Cloud Services
Mitch Wagner  
6/5/2017   8 comments
Cloud services took center stage at Apple's annual spring product launch, with a new music speaker to rival Amazon Echo, as well as added cloud hooks in the new version of iOS.
For Boys Town, Private Cloud Ain't Heavy
Mitch Wagner  
6/5/2017   8 comments
The not-for-profit, providing childcare and healthcare across the US, is moving to a private cloud infrastructure to provide IT agility while keeping costs down.
Beware the Blockchain Bubble
Mitch Wagner  
6/2/2017   5 comments
Plans to use blockchain for business call to mind another word starting with 'B.'
Cloud Growth Spawns Worries, Mary Meeker Reports
Mitch Wagner  
6/1/2017   5 comments
Enterprise cloud spending is nearly equal to spending on conventional data centers, but security is still a concern, along with other potential problems.
Blockchain to Blow Up Startup Investing
Mitch Wagner  
5/31/2017   5 comments
Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the way startups get funded, according to a couple of Silicon Valley investors.
Nyansa Launches Network Analytics for Private Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
5/30/2017   7 comments
Private cloud version of its public cloud service to allow enterprises to manage network performance.
Google's Brin Is Building the World's Biggest Airship and We Want to Ride
Mitch Wagner  
5/26/2017   20 comments
Google co-founder Sergey Brin plans to use the airship for humanitarian missions and as a luxury yacht.
Versa Seeks to Cloudify Branch Networking
Mitch Wagner  
5/26/2017   3 comments
Networking startup looking to slash the proliferation of hardware devices in branch offices.
At Amazon, It's OK to Be Gray
Mitch Wagner  
5/25/2017   8 comments
Amazon Web Services bucks the tech trend by hiring older workers to top positions.
VMware: How to Get the Most From Hybrid Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
5/18/2017   10 comments
Hybrid cloud can help enterprises enhance agility, optimize cost, and increase innovation – if done right. VMware shares some pointers.
Enterprise Cloud Tortures Telcos
Mitch Wagner  
5/17/2017   22 comments
Enterprises demand the same flexibility from service provider networks that they're accustomed to getting in compute and storage from cloud providers. Service providers are challenged meeting that demand.
Dude Plays 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on Weird Homemade Marimba at Dell EMC World
Mitch Wagner  
5/12/2017   5 comments
Seriously. Check out the video.
Huawei Takes On AWS, Google in Public Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
4/11/2017   1 comment
Huawei will work with telco partners on cloud services, as well as possibly launching its own public cloud platform.
Rackspace: OpenStack's Death Is #FakeNews
Mitch Wagner  
4/6/2017   2 comments
Unlike the parrot in the Monty Python sketch, OpenStack is not dead.
Killed By the Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
3/31/2017   8 comments
A little online community called can't keep up with cloud economics.
I Skipped Google's Cloud Conference to Ride the Hotel Elevator All Day
Mitch Wagner  
3/29/2017   13 comments
'Shabby chic' was the design motif at my hotel. Great elevator, though.
SAS Warns Enterprises to Be Careful of Open Source – It's Satan's Playground
Mitch Wagner  
3/27/2017   4 comments
SAS warns that a little open source is OK but too much will send you straight to the bad place.
IBM's Watson Tracking IoT, Fighting Twitter Trolls
Mitch Wagner  
3/23/2017   14 comments
IBM makes a deal with AT&T to use Watson for Internet of Things analytics, and Twitter describes how it's using Watson to combat abuse.
Is Google's Big Enterprise Bet Paying Off?
Mitch Wagner  
3/23/2017   4 comments
Is Google on track to hit its self-proclaimed goal of cloud revenue exceeding ad revenue by 2020? Enterprise Cloud News looks at the chances in a special report.
Is Oracle Right? Is Security in the Cloud a Solved Problem?
Mitch Wagner  
3/23/2017   13 comments
Oracle says its cloud is more secure than enterprise on-premises infrastructure. Are they just blowing smoke?
A Brief History of Cloud Computing
Mitch Wagner  
3/15/2017   4 comments
It's a great new idea that goes back a ways.
Nice to See at Least One CSP Taking My Advice
Mitch Wagner  
2/17/2017   7 comments
Colt is focusing on connectivity. Other telcos should follow its good example.
RIP Twitter. It's Walking Dead
Mitch Wagner  
2/10/2017   23 comments
Not even Donald Trump can make Twitter profitable. Twitter is out of time to turn things around.
Can We Outrun the AI Job-Apocalypse?
Mitch Wagner  
2/6/2017   16 comments
While some experts predict AI will take all the jobs, others say technology creates more jobs than it destroys.
Will Amazon Buy Twitter?
Mitch Wagner  
1/3/2017   8 comments
It would give Amazon an opportunity to expand its technology/media empire – and stick it to Donald Trump. What's not to like?
Twitter's the Next Hypercloud Star (No Joke)
Mitch Wagner  
9/28/2016   3 comments
Like Amazon before it, Twitter's core strength might be its platform rather than the service it's best known for.
What People Don't Get About Open Source
Mitch Wagner  
8/17/2016   1 comment
Can you believe people still think open source isn't fit for business?
Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat
Mitch Wagner  
7/13/2016   Post a comment
Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – is it up to the challenge?
Welcome to Light Reading Enterprise Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
4/28/2016   7 comments
Light Reading brings you the latest news, information and insights about clouds for the enterprise. Yes, the enterprise.
Apple: Cloud Shines Light in Financial Gloom
Mitch Wagner  
4/27/2016   4 comments
While everything else declined, cloud services grew revenue briskly in Apple's most recent quarterly earnings.
Google Practical Joke Goes Horribly Wrong
Mitch Wagner  
4/1/2016   12 comments
Who could have anticipated that people wouldn't like having practical jokes added to their email.?

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Cloud computing, along with digital transformation in marketing and big data, are going to drive IT hiring in the second half of 2017, according to Robert Half Technology.
Walmart is pushing some of its vendors to find alternatives to Amazon Web Services. Amazon says that's bullying.
With new European Union regulations looming, IBM is looking to contribute more to Apache Atlas, as well as expand its commercial data governance and compliance offerings.
CEO Meg Whitman has appointed Antonio Neri president of the company as HPE looks to shed some businesses and dive deeper into cloud infrastructure, IoT and analytics.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) topped $1 billion for the first time, with strong growth in platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service (PaaS and IaaS) as well.
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