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  • What’s behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s aggressive cloud expansions

    In the first week of October, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform all announced plans to build out new regions for their IaaS cloud operations. The new regions add to an already impressive roster of data centers around the globe for each vendor. What’s behind this arms race to build new regions for the big clouds?

    19 Oct. 16 00:20 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Mobile apps still have long way to go in state governments

    A new survey released this week reveals that while a little more than half of state CIOs surveyed consider mobile devices and apps an essential or high priority, relatively few state government apps are mobile ready or are being used by employees and external users on mobile devices.

    22 Sept. 16 06:19 Written by Bob Brown
  • Case study: How LinkedIn uses containers to run its professional network

    LinkedIn has grown over the past 13 years from a single Java app with a web server into a $26.2 billion acquisition target by Microsoft. In that time, LinkedIn’s infrastructure and engineering had to grow with the company. Here’s how they did it, and why they rely so heavily on application containers today.

    14 Sept. 16 19:09 Written by Brandon Butler
  • How Lyft gets a lift from Amazon’s cloud

    Ride-hailing app Lyft launched in 2012 from Amazon Web Service’s cloud. Today, the company processes about 14 million rides per month, all still from AWS. At the recent AWS Summit in New York Lyft CTO Chris Lambert described how using the cloud allowed Lyft to grow into the company it is today.

    18 Aug. 16 01:43 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Black Hat: 9 free security tools for defense & attacking

    When Black Hat convenes next week in Las Vegas, it will be a rich environment for gathering tools that can be used to tighten security but also - in the wrong hands - to carry out exploits.

    29 July 16 08:33 Written by Tim Greene
  • Citrix & LogMeIn complete complicated, tax-free sort-of merger

    LogMeIn, the makers of the popular remote desktop software as well as IT security and other offerings, will become part of a Citrix subsidiary in the wake of a complicated, $1.8 billion transaction announced Tuesday by the two companies.

    28 July 16 07:18 Written by Jon Gold
  • Microsoft, IBM tout cloud services as key drivers of earnings strength

    It is earnings season, which for publicly-traded technology vendors in the cloud market means it’s time to update investors on the momentum of emerging products helping to displace eroding revenue from legacy offerings. For two technology vendor stalwarts – Microsoft and IBM - cloud computing has played a significant role in their earnings this quarter.

    21 July 16 02:32 Written by Brandon Butler
  • 4 numbers that stood out in VMware’s earnings

    : VMware this week updated investors on the progress of emerging technologies playing an increasingly significant role in the company’s earnings. VMware’s product mix includes not just compute virtualization, but network virtualization, cloud management and end user computing.

    20 July 16 00:26 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Why Brexit could cause data privacy headaches for US companies

    The impact of the United Kingdom voting to withdraw from the European Union could have far-reaching implications for international companies who experts say may need to rethink their data management policies as the move could create a network of disparate data sovereignty laws across Europe.

    29 June 16 04:03 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2016 so far

    Here’s a rundown of some of the more notable layoffs, workforce reductions, resizings or whatever computer and networking companies want to call them so far in 2016

    01 June 16 00:00 Written by Bob Brown
  • How startups can attract and retain cloud talent

    The top three differentiators startups can highlight to maximize their chances of securing employees with a strong cloud skill set

    14 May 16 05:45 Written by By Greg Arnette, Founder and CTO, Sonian
  • Mingis on Tech: MacBooks are hot, trade shows are not

    Executive Editor Ken Mingis, Apple expert Michael deAgonia and Multimedia Content Editor Keith Shaw mostly fawn over Apple's just-updated MacBook, then debate whether trade shows like Interop and CES are on their way out.

    12 May 16 20:00 Written by Ken Mingis
  • Open-source really could help get you a job, study finds

    Experience in the open-source world is a valuable asset for technology job-seekers, and it’s getting more so over time, according to the latest Open-Source Jobs Report, which was published today by Dice and the Linux Foundation.

    06 May 16 07:33 Written by Jon Gold