Head in the Clouds: SaaS, PaaS, and Cloud Strategy

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  • Spark is overtaking MapReduce. Are you ready?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 19 Jan 2016
  • There is no doubt that Spark's swift growth is coming at the expense of the MapReduce component of the Apache Hadoop software framework. So what's the allure of Spark?

  • Microsoft closes Windows 8

    Joel Shore - News Writer 12 Jan 2016
  • Today is the day that Microsoft discontinues all support for the loathed Windows 8 operating system, and stops issuing security patches for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10. Windows 7 and ...

  • Mobile devices vs. legacy software

    Joel Shore - News Writer 11 Jan 2016
  • The move to smart devices can't be stopped. That means new opportunities for developers, especially in transaction processing and payments. But, don't lose sight of the legacy applications that ...

  • How many data sources in your apps? Let me count the APIs.

    Joel Shore - News Writer 04 Jan 2016
  • An app that should be seen by users as the very model of simplicity can get very complicated very fast. Are your apps similar?

  • Are you suffering from an IoT talent shortage?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 29 Dec 2015
  • What is your experience in finding qualified developer talent to work on your company's IoT, mobile, or cloud-based projects? Are you able to fill your open positions?

  • Gaming as a service -- GaaS

    Joel Shore - News Writer 16 Dec 2015
  • 'Tis the yuletide season, so let's have a little fun today. Let's talk about games on the cloud. Not surprisingly, cloud gaming platforms are here. It's a GaaS. It's Gaming as a Service. You've ...

  • Get the Helion out of there, now!

    Joel Shore - News Writer 05 Dec 2015
  • Not even two years. HP's Helion public cloud service, launched on May 6, 2014. It's being euthanized on Jan. 31, 2016. If your organization has workload and data assets in the HP cloud, they must ...

  • The case against moving to the cloud

    Valerie Silverthorne - Senior Technology Editor 02 Dec 2015
  • Even the most cursory glance at cloud service offerings makes you immediately see why nearly every company is there today. It's cheap, it's fast, and at the larger providers like AWS, it's even ...

  • Ready or not, Microsoft PowerApps is here

    Joel Shore - News Writer 30 Nov 2015
  • Microsoft today launched Microsoft PowerApps, a major new platform that lets anyone build cross-platform mobile applications. Anyone. And for now, it's free. Love or hate it, this latest salvo in ...

  • Smarter than the average app

    Joel Shore - News Writer 19 Nov 2015
  • One of Gartner's predictions for 2016 is that by 2020, smart agents "will facilitate 40 percent of mobile interactions, and the post-app era will begin to dominate." In its annual list of looking ...

  • Oracle shows new cloud attitude at OOW 2015

    Jan Stafford - Executive Editor 13 Nov 2015
  • Looking back at Oracle OpenWorld 2015, all one can see is clouds. “Cloud, cloud, cloud” was the conference summation by 451 Research analyst Alan Pelz-Sharpe. The interesting thing about the cloud ...

  • Time to rev up Bluetooth in your cloud and mobile apps

    Joel Shore - News Writer 13 Nov 2015
  • We’re seeing an increasing number of cloud and mobile apps turn to Bluetooth for beacon-based location services and other peripheral device connectivity. The number of devices using Bluetooth ...

  • Why do you like the cloud?

    Joel Shore - News Writer 03 Nov 2015
  • It's easy to understand why the CFO likes cloud computing. It's almost certainly less expensive than running a traditional IT organization and infrastructure. Perhaps the HR manager likes the ...

  • Azul's Zulu gets early support for upcoming Java 9

    Joel Shore - News Writer 30 Oct 2015
  • With Oracle using this week's JavaOne conference to reaffirm its commitment to the Java platform, third-party tool maker Azul Systems debuted an early access program for Java 9 support in Zulu, its ...

  • Adobe fesses up; will fix the app it broke

    Joel Shore - News Writer 29 Oct 2015
  • In an  earlier IT Knowledge Exchange blog post, I wrote about how Adobe, in an astonishingly poor effort to simplify, completely changed the import procedure in its Lightroom application, widely ...

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