Stories by Sharon Gaudin

The cloud changes IT culture, demands new tech skills

At The Weather Company, all 400 IT staffers had a job or skills change because of cloud computing -- every single one of them.

Would Twitter layoffs be smart move or bad sign?

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey isn't wasting any time making major changes in what appears to be an attempt to make the social network profitable. News reports say that Dorsey is getting ready to cut costs by reducing headcount and halting the company's plans to expand its San Francisco offices.

7 warnings to heed before a cloud migration

At the annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this week, veterans of cloud deployments laid out warnings for enterprise teams preparing for such a move. Here are some pitfalls they urged companies to watch out for.

5 tips on cloud migration from those who know (with video)

For enterprises considering a move to the cloud, or even in the middle of a move right now, the transition can be daunting. But veterans who've been there can help you steer around the pitfalls.

AWS re:Invent 2015: AWS assures customers it is atop the Cloud

The head of Amazon Web Services told customers that the company is still leading the Cloud market, despite all the new competition coming at it.

5 things that Twitter's CEO needs to do now

Jack Dorsey is back as CEO at Twitter. So what should Twitter's CEO focus on? Analysts take on what they generally agree should be his top five tasks.

Good-bye, Google as we know it. Hello, Alphabet

After the market close Friday, Google officially will become Alphabet and will trade publicly as such on Monday. Google will become a business unit running under the Alphabet umbrella and will focus on core Internet-related businesses, including search, YouTube and Android.

Facebook crashes for 2nd time in a week

Facebook crashed again on Monday, the second time in less than a week and the third time in three weeks

Facebook gives a makeover

Facebook is giving its worldwide Internet connection project,, a makeover that includes more security and granular control, along with a new name.

Google improves voice search

Google said it has built a better neural network that is making its voice search work faster and better in noisy environments.

Facebook goes down and Twitter lights up

Facebook crashed for at least 10 minutes today and then struggled to fully come back online.

Instagram surges past Twitter to become 2nd biggest social network

Instagram hit a milestone this week, logging more than 400 million monthly users, solidly surpassing rival Twitter.

Overcoming our fears and avoiding robot overlords

Some people are afraid that one day robots will rise up, sentient, working as a collective and angry enough to overthrow the human race. Other scientists say the scariest thing is for our fears to stunt our research on A.I. and slow technical advances.

Google may have renamed Glass in revitalization effort

Google has renamed its Google Glass work Project Aura and has scooped up staff from Amazon's secretive Lab126, according to a news report.

Facebook getting down to business in the enterprise

Facebook is expanding the beta test of its social network for the enterprise and hopes to launch it in the next few months.