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5 simple steps to controlling cloud access

How IT can bring order and accountability to public cloud usage without getting in the way of progress

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Kubernetes-powered PaaS focuses on devops

The Kel PaaS, an open source version of a long-running service aimed at Python and Django app developers, focuses on workflow and dev needs

Google Cloud Dataflow vs. Apache Spark: Benchmarks are in

In a simple batch processing test, Google Cloud Dataflow beat Apache Spark by a factor of two or more, depending on cluster size

An inside look at Microsoft’s booming cloud business

The ability to host Azure infrastructure on premise in a hybrid role is a key differentiator

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Want to run apps on IBM's quantum cloud? Don't hold your breath

Plans to offer quantum computer access via IBM's cloud platform are vapor until we can run real-world apps on it

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25% off Nextbit Robin Unlocked Android Phone - Deal Alert

Born on Kickstarter, Robin is the first Android phone that makes running out of space history. With the cloud integrated into Android OS, your onboard storage is merged with the cloud, so you always have the space you need.

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IBM's quantum processor comes out of hiding

The company will open up a 5-qubit quantum processor to everyone through the cloud

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Microsoft's Solair acquisition could expand its IoT services

Solair is an Internet of things cloud services company that already uses Azure

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Review: HPE’s machine learning cloud overpromises, underdelivers

Haven OnDemand’s enterprise search and format conversions are the strongest services, while more interesting capabilities are not fully cooked

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EMC's latest VCE nodes aim to make clouds easy

Neutrino Nodes let different software stacks run anywhere in a VxRack system

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Can Oracle buy its way into the cloud?

'You know the end game will likely be to merge with Salesforce,' one analyst says

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Oracle is paying $532 million to snatch up another cloud service provider

Move follows the purchase of Textura last week for $663 million, as cloud holdout Oracle makes up for lost time

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Oracle-style database coupling doesn't work in the cloud

Cloud migrations often expose a decades-old architectural decision that can require expensive rework

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Avoiding the 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' problem of software releases

Managing the multitude of software releases the enterprise needs to support can feel a lot like drowning in release pipelines

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EMC World kicks off with cloud backup and cheaper flash arrays

The show is likely to be EMC's last before it becomes part of Dell

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What 'digital transformation' really should mean

We're inundated with exciting new enterprise tech. But for it all to amount to more than the sum of its parts, we need to address certain longstanding problems

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Platformization is the scaffold that helps startups build their business faster

Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, focus on your core competency

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IBM brings blockchain framework to IBM Cloud

Enterprises now have a secure IBM Cloud environment to develop blockchain applications that meet regulatory requirements

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