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  • SDN in 2014: A year of non-stop action

    The past year was a frantic one in the SDN industry as many players made strategic and tactical moves to either get out ahead of the curve on software-defined networking, or try to offset its momentum.

  • Three ways enterprise software is changing

    Once upon a time, life in the enterprise IT shop was fairly simple, at least conceptually speaking.

  • Buckle up IT: The enterprise needs you for cloud adoption

    For years, people in marketing or HR have been sneaking their apps and data onto the cloud, totally bypassing IT's approval or help.

  • Microsoft helps boost Android, iOS app performance with offline access

    Microsoft wants to help Android, iOS and Windows apps run offline as well as online, offering a way to improve app responsiveness and functionality when network coverage is bad or non-existent.

  • Hybrid cloud adoption set for a big boost in 2015

    Spurred in large part by enterprise interest in the hybrid cloud, the overall cloud market is likely to see great growth in the coming year.

  • Amazon Web Services updates console to simplify management

    As enterprises have increased the number of systems they run on Amazon Web Service's cloud, keeping track of it all has become more difficult. But the company is now trying to rectify that with the help of better tagging.

  • 'Managed cloud' a return to Rackspace's roots, says CTO

    The announcement earlier this year that Rackspace would stop offering commodity IaaS cloud services represents something of a return to the company's roots, according to the company's global CTO, John Engates.

  • IBM pushes hard into the enterprise cloud

    IBM is building out its global computing network in a bid to focus on the enterprise cloud market.

  • Forensic software gets around iCloud security features

    A Russian software company has updated its forensic software to work-around the security features Apple recently added to iCloud and increased what information can be extracted from the cloud storage service.

  • Human error root cause of November Microsoft Azure outage

    Human error was the culprit for a November outage of the Microsoft Azure cloud storage service. The company is hoping that recent updates that automate formerly manual processes will help prevent similar outages in the future.

  • Microsoft and IBM keep the pressure on Amazon's cloud

    Until further notice, Amazon Web Services is the reigning public IaaS cloud leader. But deep-pocketed companies Microsoft and IBM are keeping the pressure on AWS with a flurry of announcements beefing up their clouds to close out the year.

  • Allianz Australia embraces IT-as-a-service

    Allianz Australia’s IT department has moved to a service-oriented model where IT provides for the needs of the business in a timely fashion.

  • Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

    Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of the Canonical Ubuntu Linux distribution tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

  • Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in Australia alleviates data sovereignty concerns: analysts

    IT analysts have welcomed Microsoft’s decision to deliver Office 365 and Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) in two Australian data centres from 2015, saying it will alleviate fears about data sovereignty in the cloud.

  • Microsoft announces features and performance improvements for many Azure services

    Microsoft announced updates to many Azure services this week, previewing new services and moving others from preview to general availability as full working versions.

  • Microsoft's unified government cloud targets public sector in US

    Microsoft is advancing its suite of cloud computing products for the government sector, rolling out versions of the Azure platform and Dynamics CRM specifically for the public sector to join Office 365 Government in the firm's cloud portfolio.

  • API management made easier (and free) with new 3scale service

    Businesses curious about exposing system services and data to the outside world can now test the idea with a free offer from 3scale for managing publicly exposed APIs.

  • Google and Avaya to bring Chromebooks and WebRTC to call centres

    Google and Avaya are chasing companies seeking to install or upgrade call center systems, promising them easier and more affordable deployments via Chromebooks and a WebRTC interface to the Avaya customer support software.

  • How can you improve HPC cluster utilisation?

    HPC clusters require both high capex investment to procure and build, and substantial opex to operate.

  • Box unveils a new partner program to boost customer trust

    A lot of businesses trust cloud sync-and-store provider Box, but they trust a lot of other solutions, too, for things like identity, data loss protection and digital rights management.