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SAP looks to IBM for help expanding in the cloud

SAP's Hana Enterprise Cloud service will be made available through IBM's global cloud infrastructure, a move that expands options for customers considering moving their business apps to the cloud.

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HP gives OpenVMS new life

Hewlett-Packard has changed its direction on OpenVMS, giving the operating system -- and users -- something of a reprieve.

Good thing he's not JUST a specialist, huh?

This pilot fish works for a municipal utility, and he's responsible for an industrial-control network that manages the utility's many substations. What he's not is an IT guy. "No, I am SCADA -- a supervisory control and data...

What's rumored for iOS 8

Mobile payments, smarter Siri, better maps and more

Bank of America sees software-defined data centers as 'irresistible'

Driven by a very strong belief in the future of software-defined data center technology, Bank of America is steering its IT to almost total virtualization.

U.S. spy agencies adopt new IT approach

The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.

Red Hat polishes business process management suite

Thanks to its 2012 acquisition of Polymita, Red Hat has added major functionality to its software suite for managing business processes, making the package an appealing choice in the enterprise market for BPM (business process...

Facebook Open Sources Thrift Protocol ... Again

After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to...

Communication, business or fun: Stop trying to be everything to everyone

I love that I can get an app for my calendar that syncs across all devices, use an enterprise solution to access business content on my tablet, and play racing games with my son from our mobile phones. However, apps that try to do...

Red Hat brings SOA to the cloud

Rounding out its set of software for connecting enterprise applications, Red Hat has released additional software for its JBoss Fuse enterprise service bus that provides the basis for building service-oriented architectures.

ERP vendors are getting a 'good kick' from users

The era of the monolithic, highly customized enterprise ERP system is fading, according to Gartner.

N.C. ends contract with Healthcare.gov contractor CGI over tax software system

Public relations woes for Healthcare.gov contractor CGI continue to mount, as North Carolina has decided to terminate its contract with the systems integrator for a new tax-collection software system.

In Gmail/Google+ tie-up, your privacy is taken to the river

We don't know why we love Google like we do... ...after all these changes that it puts us through. Yes, the huge advertising broker we hate to love (NASDAQ:GOOG) is throwing the switch on a new and controversial Gmail feature. Now

The firm behind Healthcare.gov had top-notch credentials -- and it didn't help

CGI Federal, the lead contractor at Healthcare.gov, is a veritable black belt in software development, with the highest possible certification from CMMI. So what does the website's flawed rollout say about how useful CMMI is?

IBM adds a fancy scheduler to its OpenStack deployments

IBM has reached into its software portfolio to provide a more sophisticated scheduler for the OpenStack deployments it builds for its customers.

SMAC and the evolution of IT

Every fifteen years or so, the IT industry has witnessed new innovations in computing which have changed the way IT services are delivered to the business and end users. After the mainframe era, mini-computing era, personal...

Microsoft: No, we're not ditching on-premises Exchange

Microsoft today shut down talk that it would soon stop shipping new versions of its Exchange Server, promising it would continue to develop and release the popular email software for on-premises use.

Manage Cloud Computing With Policies, Not Permissions

Cloud computing obsolesces the idea that IT operations must put users through the ringer to get their hands on scarce resources. Many organizations continue to insist that someone must review resource requests when, in reality, an...

Puppet users to get visual cues for troubleshooting systems

Puppet has added some visual pizzazz to its namesake open source IT automation software, providing a graphic event inspector for administrators to see at a glance where trouble spots in their systems reside.

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