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Google Renews Its Cloud Efforts

Company Adapts Offerings as It Tries to Catch Up to Amazon<p>Google Inc. built one of the world’s most powerful networks of data centers, able to handle more than three billion search queries a day. But it fell behind Amazon.com Inc. in the fast-growing business of renting out computing horsepower to …

Customers

Google Cloud Platform now supports Microsoft server app licenses, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition

Google today announced it has expanded Windows support on the Google Cloud Platform. New additions include Microsoft License Mobility, support for Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition, and the Chrome RDP app available for free.<p>Microsoft License Mobility for Google Cloud Platform means Google’s …

Main Principles of Lean UX for Startups

The Lean Startup philosophy has been around for quite a while now and has been adopted by many tech companies together with agile methodology as a …

How DARPA's newest office wants to stop the next Ebola crisis before it starts

DARPA wants companies to use their new EZ BAA in order to get involved with their new Biological Technologies Office. (Credit: …

Government Technology

Dropbox and Microsoft form surprise partnership for Office integration

Office mobile apps will soon seamlessly sync to Dropbox<p>Microsoft and Dropbox are teaming up today to more closely integrate Dropbox into Office. The surprise partnership will benefit Dropbox users who use Office across desktop, mobile, and the web as Microsoft’s productivity suite will soon become …

Microsoft announces major update to Azure SQL Database, adds free tier to Azure Machine Learning

This morning at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit, we celebrated SQL Server 2014’s strong momentum and introduced new …

Stream Analytics - Real-time data analytics

Develop massively parallel Complex Event Processing (CEP) pipelines with simplicity<p>Author powerful real-time analytics using very simple declarative …

What the 'Internet of Things' Means for Enterprising Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the tech term du jour: the "Internet of Things." Simply stated, it's the connection of technology devices to the Internet, everything from smartphones, coffeemakers, cars and lamps to anything with an on-off switch.<p>In many ways, the …

The Internet of Things Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes -- Part 1

When people talk about "the next big thing," they're never thinking big enough. It's not a lack of imagination; it's a lack of observation. I've maintained that the future is always within sight, and you don't need to imagine what's already there.<p>Case in point: The buzz surrounding the Internet of …

What Consumers Want -- and Don't Want -- From the Internet of Things (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just as smartphones forever changed our lives, 57 percent of consumers say that they believe the Internet of Things will be revolutionary, with another 47 percent saying that companies that aren’t trying to connect their products to the …

bliki: Datensparsamkeit

tags:<p>Datensparsamkeit is a German word that's difficult to translate properly into English. It's an attitude to how we capture and store data, saying …

Privacy

Encrypting Azure Virtual Machines with CloudLink SecureVM

In this series of blogs, we will take a look at the new security extensions announced as part of TechEd Europe. First up is the CloudLink SecureVM …

Google, Microsoft agree: Cloud is now safe enough to use

The two Internet powerhouses agree that it's time to stop fearing cloud security and embrace the future at the annual RSA Conference.<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Nevermind Microsoft's awkward "Scroogled" anti-Google campaign. When it comes to cloud security, the two giants are practically best buds.<p>At the …

San Francisco

Even the guy who built Microsoft Azure is designing with AWS and Google in mind

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Talko<p>Ray Ozzie was instrumental in building the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform during his time at the …

IBM Partners With Twitter To Help Businesses Make Big Data Decisions

IBM wants to help companies better understand trends and opinions by analyzing data in 140-characters or less.<p>The technology giant announced a partnership with the hip, young Twitter on Wednesday that will offer Twitter data as part of its cloud-based services. Now IBM products and services, like …

Google: 100,000 lives a year lost through fear of data-mining

Fear of data-mining of healthcare could be costing as many as 100,000 lives a year, according to Google's Larry Page.<p>Speaking out in response to fears over his company's vast haul of personal information, Page made the case that not only is Google not going too far with collecting and analysing …

New Glassdoor features use data science to help you find work

In January of this year, Vice President Joe Biden was told he had 180 days to research a solution to unemployment in the U.S.<p>A few months later, in April, he met with a dozen or so entrepreneurs and tech professionals to discuss a possible course of action. With two months left to go, the group had …

Why Data Visualizations Provides You a Competitive Edge

Data visualizations can provide you with great insights from Big Data in an easy to understand manner, giving you a competitive edge.

12 Data-Driven Cities Making the Internet of Things a Reality

Among all on the Internet of Things and big data hubbub, we decided to go looking for the real-deals in town, and the cities and the people who …

How big data is beginning to change how medicine works

The face of medical care is rapidly changing thanks to major advancements in the capture, proliferation, and analysis of medical data. Technologies like the electronic health records (EHRs) and personal health records (PHRs) are drastically improving the way data is aggregated and shared. Now the …

Microsoft finally killed cloud storage. What’s next?

Just over six months ago, I made an early prediction that cloud storage would reach $0 over the next 12-18 months. Well, it hasn’t become “free” just yet, but it is now unlimited thanks to Microsoft. This week, Microsoft set a precedent by making storage unlimited to all users — business and …

16 Tools Every Social Media Manager Should Be Using Right Now

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>Smart businesses know that social media is a power to be reckoned with, as they create a direct line of communication between your company and consumers and give anyone with an Internet connection instant access to the latest buzz around your products or …

How Steve Jobs Broke All of Richard Branson's Rules | Inc.com

What do the management styles of Virgin founder Richard Branson and Apple's Steve Jobs have in common? If you said, "Absolutely nothing," then you're on the right track.<p>"I have enormous admiration for what Steve Jobs achieved, but it was a very different approach," Branson tells <i>Inc.</i> president and …

Richard Branson

Making Money | Small Business Advice from Jason Fried of Inc.com | Inc.com

<b>A few years ago, I decided I wanted to learn</b> to play the drums. I've always loved the drums. Whenever I listen to music, I hear the drums first. I can listen to a great jazz drummer like Art Blakey for hours on end. I'd give up almost anything to be as good as Glenn Kotche of Wilco.<p>The path to …

Business Strategy

The 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2014

Apple still leads the top-50 ranking of most innovative companies. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) just published their annual ranking, which is …

Microsoft rolls out a private Azure appliance and big freaking cloud servers

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Jonathan Vanian/Gigaom<p>At a press event in San Francisco on Monday, Microsoft Executive Vice President of Cloud and …

Azure’s getting bigger, faster and more open

A few hours ago, Scott Guthrie and Satya Nadella talked about Microsoft’s strategy for cloud computing, announcing several important technology and …