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  • Q&A: Nimsoft CEO Chris O'Malley touts new 'supply chain of IT'

    Corporate functions from human resources to customer relationship management (CRM) have already been migrated to the cloud. But are you ready for systems monitoring and management in the cloud? More important, is management-as-a-service (MaaS) ready for your company?

  • SandForce releases SSD controller for the cloud

    SandForce <a href="http://www.sandforce.com/userfiles/file/downloads/PR_Cloud_Computing_2011-12-12-Final.pdf">today unveiled</a> a new solid-state drive (SSD) controller that's optimized for cloud computing environments.

  • Microsoft Azure hosts Hadoop, other open-source apps

    Making good on an announcement made earlier this year, Microsoft has installed a version of Apache Hadoop on its Azure cloud service. The company now offers a limited preview version of the open-source data analysis platform, often used for <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221055/_Big_data_prep_5_things_IT_should_do_now">big data</a>-style analysis.

  • The tech jobs hiring boom is real -- for these skills

    It's not a myth. The technology industry is in the midst of a hiring surge stronger than any we've seen since the days of the dot-com boom. InfoWorld's interviews with economists, technology executives, job seekers, and hiring board managers indicate that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/information-technology-careers/the-it-job-outlook-5-questions-answered-175265">employment in the tech sector is up</a> a solid 10 percent this year -- by some bullish estimates, closer to 20 percent. And despite the tendency of the media to fixate on California's Silicon Valley, the hottest job markets are in places like New York and Washington, D.C., where firms in financial services and the federal government hire droves of IT hands.

  • Amazon reboot routine, experts say

    Amazon Web Services customers this week are worrying about a server reboot the provider is pushing out, but if users have architected their applications properly, they shouldn't be concerned, experts said.