The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
IBM is developing software that will allow organizations to use multiple cloud storage services interchangeably, reducing dependence on any single cloud vendor and ensuring that data remains available even during service outages.
By Joab Jackson | 06 December, 2013 17:48
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is putting forward an innovative encryption-based security architecture for software-defined networks and cloud environments that draws some of its inspiration from high-security networks used by the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence agencies.
By Ellen Messmer | 06 December, 2013 15:28
Investments from network operators Telstra, Telefónica and others will help fuel Box's international expansion.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 06 December, 2013 13:26
IT managers want to cut the number of servers they manage, or at least slow the growth, and they may be succeeding, according to new data.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 06 December, 2013 11:48
In a major move for data portability, Google will let users download their entire set of Gmail messages in a single file and do the same with their Google Calendar items.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2013 23:30
The problem with IT security professionals is they spend too much time stopping business people from trying new things, including cloud services, out of worries about risk when they should really be working directly with business managers to help them innovate by means of security.
By Ellen Messmer | 05 December, 2013 22:18
Explosive revelations in the past six months about the U.S. government's massive cyber-spying activities have spooked individuals, rankled politicians and enraged privacy watchdogs, but top IT executives aren't panicking -- yet.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2013 19:28
It's been another busy year in the enterprise software industry, marked by high-profile acquisitions and IPOs, the rise of in-memory computing, a red-hot HCM (human capital management) market, and even the apparent settling of a long-running Silicon Valley feud. Here's a look at some of the highlights.
By Chris Kanaracus | 05 December, 2013 18:19
SlideShare, a site for posting, sharing, viewing, rating and commenting primarily on business presentations, has given a makeover to its homepage.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2013 16:34
Distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial firms and other industries have been mounting, so today the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced it is establishing the Anti-Bot Working Group to help fight this threat.
By Ellen Messmer | 05 December, 2013 16:12
Microsoft today pushed back once again against the idea that it's giving the National Security Agency (NSA) carte blanche access to its cloud-based services, an allegation that's cropped up in media reports since the revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began last June.
By Ellen Messmer | 04 December, 2013 23:14
Recognizing the growing popularity of Node.js for building distributed Web applications, cloud provider Joyent will soon offer a commercial support package for managing the platform, wherever it is run.
By Joab Jackson | 04 December, 2013 17:17
With news this week that Google Compute Engine cloud is now generally available, the battle in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market has hit a new level. The biggest question is: Can Google give the kingpin of the public IaaS market, Amazon Web Services (AWS), a run for its money?
By Brandon Butler | 03 December, 2013 23:23
Red Hat has released the second version of its OpenShift Enterprise platform as a service (PaaS), which comes with tools that make it easier to deploy, and provide integration with more hardware options and programming languages. It also is the latest move in the busy PaaS market, which is quickly gaining steam to catch up in importance to the more established IaaS and SaaS markets.
By Brandon Butler | 02 December, 2013 21:13