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Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research Inc.

By Brandon Butler | 16 April, 2014 08:19

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, maintenance, applications, Networking, hardware systems, infrastructure management, big data, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, management, IDC, Cloud, software, system management, server, application management

Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 07:34

Tags: Linux, open source, middleware, software, data integration, operating systems, Red Hat

USB 3.0 jumps to light speed with new 10-meter optical cable

The ubiquitous USB 3.0 connector is advancing to light-speed and longer-distance data transfers thanks to optical cables from Corning that started shipping on Tuesday.

By Agam Shah | 16 April, 2014 07:17

Tags: peripherals, USB Implementers Forum, Components, Corning

Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence'

Microsoft is targeting the growing volume of data being generated by both machines and humans: CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday showed off tools that could help organizations better understand -- and profit from -- this trove of information.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 06:17

Tags: applications, Internet of Things, Microsoft, software, data mining, IoT

After first day problems, robotic sub resumes search for Flight 370

The autonomous underwater robot that began searching for the missing Malaysian airliner Monday ran into trouble on its initial mission but is expected to try again today.

By Computerworld Staff | 16 April, 2014 03:56

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, software, government, Government/Industries

SAP users rattle sabers over charges for user-friendly Fiori apps

SAP user groups are stepping up pressure on the vendor over the fees charged for its user-friendly Fiori applications, saying they should be included as part of the substantial annual maintenance costs customers already pay, particularly given SAP's dismal track record with interfaces for its Business Suite ERP software.

By Chris Kanaracus | 16 April, 2014 02:59

Tags: applications, enterprise resource planning, it strategy, CIO role, SAP, software, IT management, mobile, mobile applications

Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 02:36

Tags: Linux, open source, canonical, software, operating systems

Buying Google Glass today? 7 things you should know

Not one of the approximately 8,000 Google Glass Explorers but wish you were? If so, today is the day pick up a pair, but there are a few things you should know.

By Sharon Gaudin | 16 April, 2014 02:15

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Google, consumer electronics, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, Personal Technology, mobile

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

By Jon Gold | 16 April, 2014 01:17

Tags: management, Traffic management, Networking, Riverbed Technology, wan optimization, LAN & WAN

Microsoft kicks off sales of lower-priced Office subscription in bid for iPad dollars

Five weeks after announcing a lower-cost subscription to Office, Microsoft today started selling Office 365 Personal to consumers.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 April, 2014 22:47

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, applications, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, software, internet, cloud computing, mobile, Apple

Microsoft concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy

Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers are capable of doing real work, a reversal of its 'Scroogled' campaign that once blasted the laptops as worthless.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 April, 2014 21:49

Tags: web apps, Google, applications, Microsoft, software, operating systems

Fon pitches Wi-Fi router with Spotify integration via Kickstarter

Free Wi-Fi aggregator Fon is hoping to boost the popularity of its network with the Gramofon, a router that integrates music streaming. The first service to be added is Spotify, but more are on the way.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 15 April, 2014 21:40

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Fon, Networking, qualcomm, Music and audio, wireless, internet, WLANs / Wi-Fi

India's Infosys posts strong revenue, profit growth

Indian outsourcer Infosys reported revenue and profit growth in the first quarter, but is still troubled by strong staff attrition and key management changes.

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2014 20:01

Tags: business issues, offshoring, services, infosys, outsourcing, financial results

Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it IoT

Many organizations today are looking for things that talk to the Internet. Sensors, cameras, medical equipment and even snowplows are on that wish list.

By Stephen Lawson | 15 April, 2014 11:49

Tags: Ford Motor Company, Cisco Systems, Networking, internet, IT management, AGT International, mobile

Market failures stifling Australian startups: StartupAUS

Australia’s tech startups are urging the government to better promote entrepreneurs and innovation.

By Adam Bender | 15 April, 2014 09:55

Tags: startups, economy, Australia, entrepreneur, government

Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access

Google has confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace and hinted that the technology could be used for a lot more than providing Internet access to remote parts of the world.

By Zach Miners | 15 April, 2014 09:05

Tags: services, Internet-based applications and services, Google, Titan Aerospace, social networking, internet, social media, search engines

Big Data drives 47 per cent growth for top 50 public Cloud companies

Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Review Inc.

By Brandon Butler | 15 April, 2014 06:25

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, applications, Cloud, hardware systems, big data, software, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, IDC

Microsoft beefs up Office Online

Microsoft is updating its Web-based Office Online suite, narrowing the features gap with the main Office 365 and Office 2013 suites installed on users' devices.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 15 April, 2014 05:52

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems

Box has patched the Heartbleed security hole on its servers and has advised its customers to change their passwords.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 15 April, 2014 05:05

Tags: security, storage, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, Box.net

Oracle legal letter prompts closure of independent JD Edwards help site

The operator of an independent website aimed at helping users of J.D. Edwards enterprise resource planning software has shut it down after Oracle alleged the site infringed on its copyrights.

By Chris Kanaracus | 15 April, 2014 04:10

Tags: maintenance, applications, enterprise resource planning, training, it strategy, software, Financial / tax, IT management, Oracle

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