Stories by Joab Jackson

Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Has there ever been a Gartner Magic Quadrant as lopsided as the one issued this week for cloud infrastructure providers?

By Joab Jackson | 23 May, 2015 04:56

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Gartner, Google, IBM, Microsoft, cloud computing, RightScale, internet, Infrastructure services

Apigee adds some Swagger to API design

For developers who want to expose their Web applications to other computers and Internet services, API platform vendor Apigee is offering a free online tool to help create APIs using the increasingly popular Swagger API specification.

By Joab Jackson | 22 May, 2015 06:36

Tags: Development tools, application development, Web services development, Apigee, software

Java's key to success is simplicity

Java's success in remaining relevant on the ever-changing landscape of software development has been its relative simplicity.

By Joab Jackson | 21 May, 2015 06:52

Tags: Development tools, application development, software, Oracle

IBM brings OpenStack to its SoftLayer Cloud

IBM is making it easier for enterprises to move their cloud workloads across different OpenStack deployments, giving them greater flexibility in where they can run their applications.

By Joab Jackson | 20 May, 2015 08:02

Tags: Development tools, application development, IBM, software

Survey claims New York startup scene is more innovative

A new survey is attempting to kick-start a rivalry between New York and Silicon Valley, claiming tomorrow's innovative tech companies will pick east over west to set up shop.

By Joab Jackson | 20 May, 2015 04:45

Tags: business issues, personnel, 1010data

Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs

Got a cloud computing job that doesn't need to be completed right away? Google says it has a deal for you.

By Joab Jackson | 19 May, 2015 10:44

Tags: Google, Managed Services, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

IBM, Deloitte bring Big Data to risk management

IBM and Deloitte are betting that computers can understand reams of financial regulatory guidelines more thoroughly, and speedily, than humans.

By Joab Jackson | 19 May, 2015 02:56

Tags: Deloitte, services, outsourcing, IBM, Application services

Microsoft Office 2016 to feature co-editing

Soon, multiple people will be able to work on the same Word document simultaneously, and even see each others' changes as they are typed out in real-time.

By Joab Jackson | 08 May, 2015 06:07

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Instagram engineer delves into emoji madness

Emojis: Kids may love their simplicity, but programmers will loathe their complexities.

By Joab Jackson | 07 May, 2015 09:49

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, Instagram, software

Microsoft prepares Windows Server 2016 for the container age

With the next release of Windows Server, Microsoft will equip its enterprise customers to take advantage of the container revolution.

By Joab Jackson | 07 May, 2015 04:15

Tags: Microsoft, software

Google launches a service for storing big data

Google has introduced a service for storing large amounts of data online, potentially enabling organizations to execute big data analysis as a cloud service.

By Joab Jackson | 06 May, 2015 18:10

Tags: applications, databases, Google, software

Microsoft SQL Server stretches into the cloud

No longer will SQL Server administrators have to worry about filling up their database servers.

By Joab Jackson | 06 May, 2015 06:13

Tags: applications, databases, Microsoft, software

Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

Microsoft is betting that good security support will be key to keeping its enterprise customers from straying to rivals.

By Joab Jackson | 05 May, 2015 07:09

Tags: Microsoft, security, data breach, encryption, data protection, malware

Windows 10 can tap Cortana for help with data analysis

Users of the upcoming version of Windows will be able to call on its Cortana voice-driven virtual personal assistant to help them parse their organization's business intelligence data.

By Joab Jackson | 05 May, 2015 03:06

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft unifies cloud and in-house IT management software

Two new IT management products from Microsoft continue the company's push to help customers move their operations to the cloud.

By Joab Jackson | 05 May, 2015 01:25

Tags: Microsoft, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

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