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  • Inside Cisco's private Cloud

    Do private Clouds work? You bet they do, says Cisco, which has more than two years of experience under its belt with its Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services (CITEIS) Cloud.

  • What new CEO Nadella's promotion means for Microsoft's Cloud

    Microsoft just appointed its Cloud guy to be the company's next CEO. Satya Nadella has impressively grown Microsoft into being one of the relevant members of the cloud computing industry, but industry watchers say there is a lot more the company must do to grow into one of the dominant companies in the market.

  • The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

    , the open source software management company, picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year, based on stats collected from the

  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • Gift Guide 2013: Phones, tablets and computers

    In the past, we used to separate out categories for cell phones, tablets and computers. In theory, we still could create separate guides just for those products - there are so many options to choose from and not a week goes by where another phone, tablet or computer hits the market.

  • What's Wrong With Healthcare.gov's Price Estimator

    In the early days of Healthcare.gov, I praised the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for publishing a dataset with sample rates for every health plan participating in the federal health insurance marketplace.

  • Why green IT is good for business

    IT is uniquely positioned to drive green IT projects by identifying opportunities for operational efficiency -- and helping to build the business case.

  • Gartner: The top 10 IT altering predictions for 2014

    Gartner analysts have whipped out their always interesting and sometimes controversial look at what the consultancy thinks will impact the IT arena in the near future.

  • CSC: The Cloud's quiet whiz kid

    When most people who track the industry think of the Cloud computing market, big names like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google, Rackspace, Verizon Terremark and others come to mind. HP, Joyent, IBM and Dell even. But Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)?

  • Can anybody catch Amazon?

    It is quite a stretch for most cloud service providers to match the geographical reach of Amazon Web Services.

  • Christmas in July: 11 cool gadget gifts

    The gadget-industrial-complex keeps churning out more and more cool tools to try. What to do? Roundup time!

  • Some data center operators take their chances with floods

    Even most of those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy are hardening their facilities instead of moving them entirely. In the storm-prone South, however, it's a different story.

  • How will Cloud, virtualisation and SDN complicate future firewall security?

    The firewall in decades past was mainly the port-based guardian of the Internet. Now vendors are vying to build so-called "next-generation firewalls" that are "application-aware" because they can monitor and control access based on application use.

  • How to build a private cloud

    A private Cloud looks and acts like a public Cloud, giving your corporation all the speed, agility and cost savings promised by Cloud technology, only it's single-tenant, and that tenant is you, right? Well, that's the goal, but it's not quite the reality yet for most enterprises.

  • 5 tips for avoiding private cloud failures

    According to Piston Cloud Computing's CTO, the rate at which his customer's pilot projects turn into production private clouds is pretty typical of most OpenStack-based providers – and it's pretty low.

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