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Boeing exec details 6 steps that transformed its business

As the director of Information Technology for CDG, a Boeing subsidiary in the Digital Aviation business unit, I have responsibility to enable thousands of professionals with technology on a global basis. After eight years on the job, I've learned my share of hard lessons about managing people and technology.--

By Paul Duchouquette | 31 March, 2015 04:17

Tags: business issues, boeing

Put your API on a JSON diet

Last week I discussed design considerations for APIs, given that APIs aren't applications and shouldn't be treated as such. At small scales, APIs that come along for the ride with bulky Web frameworks might be fine, but beyond that you're asking for trouble. If you're building an API that will serve a large number of clients, your API code should be thin and tight, as well as make liberal use of caching. Otherwise, the future headaches will be crippling.

By Paul Venezia | 31 March, 2015 00:49

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, (no company), software, APIs

5 ways to use virtual reality in the enterprise

With Facebook executives focusing so much of their annual F8 developers conference on virtual reality, people are wondering how the technology will affect gaming and social networking.

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 March, 2015 06:04

Tags: popular science, emerging technology, Facebook

How financial service firms use big data to meet business goals

Most financial service firms, which includes banking and insurance companies, are engaged in a big data project to increase the pace of innovation and uncover game-changing business outcomes. The pressing challenge now is how to drive more continuous value and unearth opportunities more rapidly.

By By Vince Dell'Anno and Brian McCarthy, Accenture Analytics | 26 March, 2015 02:19

Tags: applications, data mining, software, big data, business intelligence

Could Facebook be your next phone company?

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP for Unified Communications | 21 March, 2015 08:23

Tags: unified communications, WebRTC, telecommunication, W3C, voip, Networking, 3C, LinkedIn, IETF, Facebook

Microsoft answers Windows device share slump with freemium strategy

Microsoft's strategic shift to creating apps and services for rival operating systems was born from the hard realization that Windows' share of the total device market was in the middle of a three-year slump, according to new forecasts Thursday by research firm Gartner.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 March, 2015 01:53

Tags: Gartner, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, computerworld, software, operating systems

Taking the Hype out of Hyper-convergence

Colm Keegan, ESG Senior analyst recently had some great perspective on the hyper-converged market and Scale Computing:

By Mark Bowker | 19 March, 2015 06:34

Tags: cloud computing, Scale Computing, internet

VCE Innovation Delivers Scale, SDN Choice, and Operational Simplicity

In today's extremely fast-paced IT economy, there is no time to sit on your hands. This is particularly true of the converged and hyper-converged market. ESG Senior Analyst Colm Keegan and I are seeing tremendous innovation taking place in the space, with an insane amount of money changing hands--between investors pouring silly amounts of money into emerging technologies and IT professionals doubling down in their investments in converged/hyper-converged systems.

By Mark Bowker | 19 March, 2015 06:30

Tags: cloud computing, internet, VMware

The Funding Faucet Is Wide Open for Hyper-converged Businesses

ESG Senior Analyst Colm Keegan and I have been furiously fielding inquires on whether to go converged or hyper-converged. The answer, according to SimpliVity CEO, Doron Kempel, is, well, simple: Why settle for an incremental approach to infrastructure convergence when you can achieve true IT transformation through a fully hyper-converged solution?

By Mark Bowker | 19 March, 2015 06:28

Tags: Kemp, cloud computing, internet

This isn't your father's enterprise software

When Patrick Benson joined Ovation Brands back in September 2013, he was given a tall order: modernize an array of legacy IT systems that could no longer keep up with the restaurant-chain conglomerate's business processes.

By Katherine Noyes | 14 March, 2015 01:23

Tags: mobile applications, applications, SAP, software, mobile, cloud computing, internet, Oracle

FCC girds for legal attacks on net neutrality order

The Federal Communication Commission's 400-page official order on net neutrality, released Thursday, will undoubtedly elicit lawsuits on various fronts once it is officially published in the Federal Register.

By Matt Hamblen | 14 March, 2015 01:01

Tags: Technology Law & Regulation, net neutrality, at&t, legal, fcc, comcast, netflix, government

Top distributed computing projects still hard at work fighting the world's worst health issues

This past fall saw the worst Ebola outbreak ever ravage western Africa, and while medical researchers are trying to find a drug to treat or prevent the disease, the process is long and complicated. That's because you don't just snap your fingers and produce a drug with a virus like Ebola.

By Andy Patrizio | 11 March, 2015 07:24

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, Data Center

Why Israel could be the next cybersecurity world power

There are plenty of cities in the U.S. that want to lay claim to becoming the "next" Silicon Valley, but a dusty desert town in the south of Israel called Beersheva might actually have a shot at becoming something more modest, and more focused. They want to be the first place you think about when it comes to cybersecurity research, education, and innovation. If things go right there, it may well happen.

By David Strom | 11 March, 2015 07:24

Tags: Google, Microsoft, security, legal, intel, malware, Bloomberg, cybercrime, starbucks

Docker Inc., leave Docker tools alone

Several new Docker tools are out there: Docker Machine, Docker Swarm, and Docker Compose. They come from Docker Inc. itself, which has has the advantage of being designed by the same folks who developed the Docker container.

By David Linthicum | 03 March, 2015 22:07

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Docker, Google, IBM, Microsoft, swarm, cloud computing, internet

No new Lumia flagship? Smart move, Microsoft

Microsoft's decision to wait until Windows 10 arrives to deliver a high-end Lumia smartphone may have irked some of the company's loyal customers, but it was the smart move, according to analysts.

By Gregg Keizer | 03 March, 2015 07:35

Tags: consumer electronics, htc, Microsoft, smartphones, Lumi

Will network disaggregation play in the enterprise?

Disaggregation seems to be all the rage in networking these days.

By Jim Duffy | 02 March, 2015 22:12

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Dell, Google, hardware systems, cisco, Data Center, juniper networks, Facebook, HP

What does the FCC's net neutrality vote mean?

Net neutrality has been debated for a decade, but the Federal Communications Commission's historic vote on Thursday signals only the beginning of further battles and likely lawsuits.

By Matt Hamblen | 27 February, 2015 08:29

Tags: Technology Law & Regulation, at&t, legal, fcc, internet

OpenStack Board Member Rob Hirschfeld on the impact of DevOps, SDN, Docker & more

I recently had the great pleasure to sit down with community-elected OpenStack board member and Crowbar co-creator, Rob Hirschfeld. Rob shared awesome nuggets of wisdom on data center and cloud operations, you can view the video and the full transcript below:

By Art Fewell | 26 February, 2015 05:34

Tags: Dell, application development, eucalyptus, Open Source Subnet, software, Joyent

GitHub for the rest of us

There's a reason why software developers live at the leading edges of an unevenly distributed future: Their work products have always been digital artifacts, and since the dawn of networks, their work processes have been connected.

By Jon Udell | 25 February, 2015 02:07

Tags: GitHub, applications, software, collaboration software, collaboration

How machine learning ate Microsoft

At the Strata big data conference yesterday, Microsoft let the world know its Azure Machine Learning offering was generally available to developers. This may come as a surprise. Microsoft? Isn't machine learning the province of Google or Facebook or innumerable hot startups?

By Mary Branscombe | 20 February, 2015 02:27

Tags: application development, Strata, skype, Google, Microsoft, bing, software, machine learning, Facebook

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