IT Services News, Features, and Interviews

  • Amazon Alexa is so smart it's stupid

    Amazon's intelligent personal assistant has amassed more than 15,000 skills. If only we could find them

    18 July 17 20:00 Written by Matt Asay
  • How to get started with Kubernetes

    From Hello Minikube to Kubernetes Anywhere to example microservices apps, the options for learning Google’s container orchestration tool abound

    12 July 17 20:00 Written by Serdar Yegulalp
  • 8 keys to DynamoDB success

    How to ensure that Amazon’s fast and scalable key-value database works for you, not against you

    12 July 17 20:00 Written by Calvin French-Owen
  • What cloud computing really means

    Cloud computing has evolved beyond basic SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS offerings, as the cloud matures to become the engine of enterprise technology innovation

    11 July 17 03:51 Written by Eric Knorr
  • SAP has designs on new government business

    Steve Ballmer's latest hobby,, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's performance of its core missions with spending at all levels.

    23 May 17 07:55 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

    Developers will have an easier time scaling their applications to meet global needs with a database product Microsoft updated on Wednesday. Called Cosmos DB, the service lets developers store data that can be replicated across any of the company’s 34 Azure public cloud regions.

    11 May 17 03:25 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Microsoft brings customization to its pre-built AI services

    Microsoft is doubling down on its cloud AI services for business customers with a fleet of new offerings aimed at helping businesses deal with video and supporting customers with unique problems not solved by Microsoft’s off-the-shelf cognitive services.

    11 May 17 01:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Did cloud kill backup?

    No, but it does necessitate a reinvention of data protection for the new normal of the multi-cloud world

    10 May 17 06:23 Written by By Tarun Thakur, co-founder and CEO, Datos IO
  • Why Edward Snowden loves open source

    Infamous government hacker Edward Snowden believes open source is fundamentally better than proprietary technology, which he believes disempowers users.

    10 May 17 05:52 Written by Brandon Butler