The Solution to Too Much Facebook Isn’t More Facebook

The moment I first realized that everything had changed for Facebook was right after the 2016 US presidential election with one of the first of many Zuckerbergian mea culpas. Not that first post-election post, his horribly disingenuous dodge that improbably asserted that Facebook could not have influenced the election. This, despite a Facebook political advertising […] Read more »

Famed Architect’s Lawsuit Against Google Just Got Much More Serious

Eli Attia alleges he wasn’t the only one mistreated by the search giant. A long-running lawsuit filed against Google by a prominent architect has just gotten much broader. Last week, the Superior Court of California granted a motion adding racketeering charges to the civil case being pursued against Google by Eli Attia, an expert in […] Read more »

Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

Amazon Web Services really leads the way in determining market price for cloud services, and the second-, third-, and lower-tier cloud providers try to price their cloud services below that of AWS to steal its business. That is, until AWS drops prices—again. Enterprises that focus only on cloud usage prices are missing the big—and more […] Read more »

Google machine learning gains Kaggle and more

Google has already carved out a niche for itself in machine learning with projects like TensorFlow and Google Brain. Now, it’s adding data science provider Kaggle, which runs contests related to machine learning and provides services for data discovery and analysis, to the fold. The company also is moving ahead with other machine learning projects, including […] Read more »

Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and more

Companies looking for a new video- and teleconferencing system have a fresh face to turn to in the market: Amazon Web Services. On Monday, the public cloud provider announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting. It’s a powerful swing […] Read more »

Microsoft puts more team into Visual Studio Team Services

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services cloud-based application lifecycle management service is being fitted with improvements in team alignment and deployment, mobile access, Git repos, and Node.js capabilities. The enterprise agile Delivery Plans feature previewed this week helps align teams by overlaying several backlogs onto a delivery schedule, or iterations. Users can tailor plans to include […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: 3 steps CIOs can take to lead more strategically in 2017

It’s time to rethink the CIO title. Are you responsible for keeping the trains running on time and the lights on, or are you providing the thought leadership and guidance within your own organization to maximize value and business agility? Most C-level executives run the risk of doing the perp walk in handcuffs out of […] Read more »

2016’s top trends in enterprise computing: Containers, bots, AI, and more

It’s been a year of change in the enterprise software market. SaaS providers are fighting to compete with one another, machine learning is becoming a reality for businesses at a larger scale, and containers are growing in popularity. Here are some of the top trends from 2016 that we’ll likely still be talking about next […] Read more »

New partner programs for AWS are aimed at growing Alexa, IoT, and more

While Amazon Web Services touts the self-service capabilities of its cloud, the company also works with a large number of channel partners to help companies migrate to and use its services. The cloud provider announced a suite of updates to its partner programs at its Global Partner Summit keynote in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The […] Read more »

VMware-AWS deal could push more companies into the cloud

The cloud partnership AWS and VMware announced Thursday makes Amazon’s public cloud even more attractive for enterprises by letting them take the popular virtualization platform with them. The appropriately named VMware Cloud on AWS , announced at a press conference in San Francisco, will bring cloud-optimized versions of vSphere, VSAN and NSX software to the […] Read more »

Azure Roundup: New high-performance compute instances and more

August was a slow month for tech news, but Microsoft continued to update its Azure cloud platform with a variety of new features, including a new type of instance for high-performance computing. Here’s the breakdown of all the features you need to know about: A new instance type powered by Nvidia Tesla GPUs Microsoft announced […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Kubernetes becomes more scalable, gets support for hybrid clouds

Earlier this week, Google released version 1.3 of Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration software. The release brings support for deploying services across “multiple clouds (including on-prem), support for multiple node types, integrated support for stateful services (such as key-value stores and databases), and greatly simplified cluster setup and deployment on your laptop. Now, developers […] Read more »

More Uber deliveries may be coming from your favorite online services

Uber wants to be the default delivery service for small businesses in the United States. The car-hailing service/budding transport company just announced that any business can now use its UberRush application program interface (API). What that means for you is more deliveries from UberRush are likely headed your way from the online and mobile app-based […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: How to make containers more secure

Matthew Garrett, principal security engineer at CoreOS, is one of the most respected names in the Linux world when it comes to security and cloud computing. I sat down with Garrett at CoreOS Fest to discuss the risks around containers and Linux in general. Here is an edited version of that discussion. Lately we’ve been […] Read more »

Cloud will make U.S. immigration agency more agile

Improving the delivery of services to citizens has been one of the driving goals of government IT reform, in particular as consumers seek out more services through agency websites or applications. At the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), a unit of the Department of Homeland Security, CIO Mark Schwartz is helping lead an overhaul […] Read more »

What will Google do to make its cloud appeal to more companies?

When Google executives take the stage Wednesday at the company’s conference for customers of its cloud platform, they’re going to have quite a task in front of them. While the company’s cloud is the choice for some household names like Best Buy and Spotify, it hasn’t seen the same adoption as competing offerings from providers […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: How to do more with less in IT

Many companies are striving to be more agile, efficient and productive in response to uncertain economic conditions in 2016.  Capital projects have been cancelled while companies shift their attention to surviving in the current environment without hindering their ability to expand in the future. Functional areas are facing significant pressure to cut costs and “do […] Read more »

Nervana’s cloud platform makes deep learning more widely available

Deep learning has usually been accessible to only the largest organizations, but that’s starting to change. On Monday, an AI startup called Nervana launched a cloud offering for what it calls deep learning on demand. Nervana Cloud is a hosted platform designed to give organizations of all sizes the ability to quickly build and deploy […] Read more »

Microsoft and HP reveal more details about cloud partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise outlined new details about its hybrid cloud partnership with Microsoft in an announcement Tuesday, saying it will provide a new hardware product that integrates with the Azure cloud platform and build its software to take advantage of Microsoft’s offerings. Companies interested in integrating Microsoft’s Azure cloud with HPE’s on-premises systems can now […] Read more »

New AWS tools give developers high-powered instances, better container support and more

Developing apps and services to leverage the cloud is the new normal, Amazon Chief Technical Officer Werner Vogels told an audience at the company’s Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas Thursday. To that end, Amazon announced a whole slew of new features for its cloud that should help developers take advantage of it in one form […] Read more »

Microsoft Azure welcomes R language, with more to come

Revolution R Enterprise (RRE), a version of the R statistics language produced by a company recently acquired by Microsoft, is making its way to Microsoft Azure in a technical preview. Speculation has abounded regarding how Microsoft would handle Revolution and its associated products, post-acquisition. One likely scenario was to offer R as a service — […] Read more »

VMware gets help to build and deploy cloud apps more easily

VMware gets help to build and deploy cloud apps more easily Working to make its public cloud more competitive, VMware has partnered with Bitnami to make using open source apps and development environments on vCloud Air easy. The Bitnami Launchpad for VMware vCloud Air OnDemand website lists … Read more on PCWorld Joyent Adds Non-Docker Services […] Read more »

RightScale: More than 3 million servers launched

ubuntu 9.10 cloud server cds Image by osde8info ubuntu 9.10 cloud server cds RightScale: More than 3 million servers launched 20, 2011, 12:01am PT No Comments RightScale, which gives companies a good look into the innards of their cloud computing workloads, just surpassed the 3-million-server mark. RightScale's cloud management platform launched in 2007. … Read […] Read more »

Is a Cloud Computing World Flatter, Faster, and More Fun? Lanham Napier of

Is a Cloud Computing World Flatter, Faster, and More Fun? Lanham Napier of … Napier, CEO of the $ 780 million hosting company Rackspace, spoke with Techonomy's Adam Ludwig about the present and future of cloud computing. When I was a kid, my first computer was an Apple I. Every application ran locally. … Read […] Read more »

VMworld Roundup: Project Octopus, MokaFive, Arkeia, and More

ubuntu 9.10 cloud server cds Image by osde8info ubuntu 9.10 cloud server cds VMworld Roundup: Project Octopus, MokaFive, Arkeia, and More This release also allows customers to migrate to Microsoft SQL server from the embedded (Derby) database, adds Mac OS X Lion support, and improves the BareMetal Player with support for Intel's SandyBridge CPUs. The […] Read more »