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IBM to pump $4B into cloud, mobile and analytics this year

IBM will dedicate $4 billion in spending this year to the cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, as it struggles with seismic shifts that are changing the landscape it once dominated.


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Box woos financial services firms with a tailored cloud offering

It was just about two weeks ago that Box set out to remove a major barrier to the cloud for security-minded organizations with its Encryption Key Management capability. Now, it's taken that focus a step further with a full-fledged...

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'Everyone's going container crazy'

Container technology is hot in the cloud computing market right now with many different vendors rolling out support for the open source technology.

Predicting the future: Customer-driven innovation

Predicting the future: Customer-driven innovation

It's a common joke that science fiction technology has consistently predicted real innovation. What once seemed miraculous is now ubiquitous. But why are some ideas chosen above others?

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Chromebook Pixel 2 rumors reach fever pitch

Yes, Virginia, we're getting a new Chromebook Pixel 2. Google accidentally pre-announced it yesterday, but the release date should be during Google I/O 2015, in late June. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers reach out and touch the cloud...

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IBM's cloud pitch aims for the gut

IBM on Monday made its case as an enterprise cloud vendor with something special: Watson, its one-of-a-kind, cognitively-capable platform.

IBM brings BlueMix platform services in-house

IBM is launching a series of tools to help ease the process of setting up a hybrid cloud.

Update: Microsoft throws free OneDrive storage at consumers

Microsoft has kicked off a free 100GB OneDrive upgrade to U.S. Dropbox users, hoping to prompt desertions from the rival storage service.

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HP to sell Linux switches: Call the box 'white' or 'brite' -- Meg's in the fight

HP vs. Cisco: FIGHT! HP is diving into the white-box SDN switch market ('brite box' if you insist). But Cisco stubbornly sticks to the knitting. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers break out the popcorn...

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Google Cloud offers security scanning for customer apps

Google has released a security scanner to help its cloud customers guard against attacks on their Web applications.

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Salesforce brings more analytics power to mobile business users

Along with the rise of Big Data, efforts are emerging to put the power of analytics in the hands of business managers, often using the tools for mobile devices.

Long-awaited Blackphone tablet may emerge at MWC

Paranoid tablet users, rejoice. The first units of the secure Blackphone tablet will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona early next month.

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IBM's Robert LeBlanc has his head in the cloud

IBM's new man in charge of the cloud business is moving fast, and he is tasked with putting Big Blue ahead in the cloud race.

Microsoft adds machine learning as an Azure service

Microsoft has expanded the data-analysis offerings on its Azure cloud.

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So. IBM starts Spectrum storage software strategy. Satisfactory?

IBM is crowing about investing $1B in storage software. But not just any old software. Oh no. Big, intelligent, software-defined storage software. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get the blues.

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IBM puts software and cloud at the center of storage

Major storage vendors and startups alike are now pushing software-defined systems spanning anything from a set of arrays to a whole enterprise.

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Welcome to the Country Club Cloud

What makes the country club analogy so apt is that it perfectly describes the characteristics of the country club cloud: Standard, enterprise-aligned master services agreement Commitment required, typically annual Fixed monthly...

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Microsoft adopts international standard for cloud privacy

Microsoft has adopted a new standard for cloud privacy that commits the company to protect the privacy of customers' data, not to use it for advertisement purposes, and to inform the customer of legal requests for personal data.

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Infosys to acquire startup Panaya to automate customer tasks

Indian outsourcer Infosys will acquire Panaya, a U.S. vendor of automation technology for testing enterprise software deployments and upgrades.

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