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  • China Accused Of Attacking Apple iCloud

    20 October 2014, 2:48 pm by: Thomas Claburn

    Media freedom group claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.
  • Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space

    20 October 2014, 1:30 pm by: Dennis Mitzner

    Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
  • IBM Sells Chip Business, Losses Continue

    20 October 2014, 12:12 pm by: Doug Henschen

    IBM pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion to take over chip-manufacturing unit. Revenues and profits from continuing operations slide.
  • Cloud ROI: 6 Takeaways To Consider

    20 October 2014, 11:06 am by: Jonathan Feldman

    From cloud brokering to talent management, these conclusions will keep cloud decisions focused on business needs.
  • Apple Pay: Where To Use It

    20 October 2014, 10:31 am by: Eric Zeman

    Apple launches mobile payment service. Here's what you need to know.
  • Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service

    20 October 2014, 9:30 am by: Charles Babcock is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services.
  • Cartoon: Hacked-Off Printer

    20 October 2014, 9:06 am by: Brian Moore

    Our cartoonist takes on opinionated peripherals.
  • Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out

    20 October 2014, 9:06 am by: Patrick Hubbard

    If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
  • 10 Wacky Kickstarter Projects That Succeeded

    20 October 2014, 9:06 am by: Kristin Burnham

    Crowdsourcing site Kickstarter famously made Pebble and Oculus Rift possible -- but check out Kickstarter's weirder side.
  • November 19 - Day 3: Evaluating Where Cloud Can Save -- Even Make -- You Money

    20 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Jonathan Feldman

    Market realities also play a huge role in your ROI calculation. Our instructor will give the example of how a small organization with a lean IT team and tight budget rolled out disaster recovery in the cloud. We'll explain factors including geographic…
  • December 11 - Day 4: Public vs. Private: When to Run Your Own PaaS

    20 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Joe Masters Emison

    Enterprise IT teams can run a private PaaS system locally that launches servers on the public cloud, or they can run a public PaaS that launches servers on a private cloud. Different development environments, regulatory regimes, and use cases drive different…
  • November 21 - Day 5: Writing the Contract: Essentials to Include

    20 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Jonathan Feldman

    Just because you don't have the buying power of a Fortune 100 doesn't mean you can't negotiate a favorable deal with a cloud provider. Our instructor will suggest some tactics, like calculating the cost to run a service internally then asking providers if they…
  • December 10 - Day 3: The Many Flavors of PaaS

    20 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Joe Masters Emison

    Because PaaS is about automating and orchestrating software deployments, it's important to note that there are as many flavors of PaaS as there are software development environments, especially in large shops that may serve various constituencies. For example,…
  • November 17 - Day 1: Cloud's Business Benefits: How Cloud Services Actually Affect the Balance Sheet

    20 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Jonathan Feldman

    The savings you get from SaaS are wholly different from how running a website on IaaS pays off. Our instructor will present some sample balance sheets and explain the key factors to include in an ROI calculation.
  • December 9 - Day 2: The DevOps Cost Puzzle & How PaaS Solves It

    20 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Joe Masters Emison

    With infrastructure as a service, it is now possible to automate essentially all basic systems administration through software and configuration. To make that possibility a reality, DevOps takes tasks traditionally done by human sys admins and makes those…
  • November 20 - Day 4: The Cloud Broker Role: Why it's Critical

    20 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Jonathan Feldman

    Midmarket IT teams tend to run lean, but it's well worth adding a cloud broker role. The cloud is evolving quickly, and having a small team, or even one dedicated person, formally tasked with staying up to date will pay for itself. Our instructor will explain…
  • December 8 - Day 1: Platform-as-a-Service Defined

    20 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Joe Masters Emison

    The essential goal of PaaS is to improve software deployment. While more enterprises are embracing DevOps and Agile principles, there are still massive inefficiencies in the way organizations deploy software, often across large and diverse user bases. Our…
  • November 18 - Day 2: Applications and Services for Which Clouds Do (and Do Not) Produce Tangible…

    20 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Jonathan Feldman

    Building on the intro session, our instructor will dig into the difference between just saving money and actually delivering better service to end users. Don't conflate the two. Maybe business leaders are OK with spending more to keep a service on premises.…
  • December 12 - Day 5: Evaluating PaaS Suppliers

    20 October 2014, 12:00 am by: Joe Masters Emison

    How do you know which PaaS providers are right for you? How do you avoid lock-in, especially in a world where public, hosted providers may disappear in a flash? If you run many different development environments, as is common in large organizations across the…
  • Apple iPad Air 2: Visual Tour

    18 October 2014, 9:10 am by: Michael Endler

    Apple's iPad Air 2 looks like a slimmed-down version of its predecessor, but it packs many under-the-hood enhancements.

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