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Cloud Computing Is Moving Technology Executives Closer To The Boardroom, Survey Shows

There’s a raging perception that cloud computing is diminishing, or even eliminating, the roles of information technology departments in organizations. However, IT skills and expertise may be even more critical as cloud adoption grows.<p>“Cloud is no longer just a discussion among IT professionals,” …

Cutting Calories? Here Are 8 Strategies to Combat Hunger On a Daily Basis

The biggest lie told by weight-loss gurus: You can cut calories without feeling hungry. You can’t. Here’s how to deal with it<p>The 1,200-mile drive from Cascade County, Montana, to Orange County, California, takes you past some of the more extraordinary landscapes in America—Yellowstone at one end, …

Alibaba’s $1B investment came just in time for cash-strapped Lazada

It’s hard to call a billion-dollar investment in an emerging market anything less than a major win, but for Lazada, the Rocket Internet-backed e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, there’s more than an element of relief. The four-year-old company nearly ran out of money right before Alibaba swooped in …

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Too Big to Fail: Amazon Takes Aim At the Financial Services Cloud

It wasn't that long ago that we all thought of <b>Amazon.com</b>as just a convenient place to buy books. But in addition to its digital media prowess, fashion lines, hardware sales, and (failed) phone launch, the company is also<i>the</i> dominant player in the cloud services segment.<p>But it wants more. No longer …

Nice, the high-performance computing company Amazon just acquired, has a heck of a customer list

Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) has acquired Nice, a company in Italy with a web interface for scheduling and monitoring high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. The software must really be something, because it has picked up usage from a long list of enterprises.<p>So it’s not …

Azure Blockchain as a Service Update #4

It has been a really busy couple of weeks for Azure and distributed ledger technologies! See what we’ve been up to below.<p>New partners in the …

Your Single AWS Account is a Serious Risk

Your AWS account is one of the most valuable things you own if you run a business on AWS. If you only own a single AWS account, you’re facing a …

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

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The 10 Coolest Cloud Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

<b>Up And Coming In Cloud</b><p>Startups are the lifeblood of the tech world -- young companies led by visionary entrepreneurs who are willing to bet their …

New Kiwi CEO targets overseas SaaS expansion for NZ software firm

New Zealand-based software company GeoOp has appointed Ben Foote as Chief Executive Officer, an experienced Kiwi based in Sydney.<p>Effective the end of …

SaaS

Ubuntu 15.04 Launches With Support For OpenStack Kilo, New LXD Hypervisor And Snappy Core

Canonical today announced that the next version of Ubuntu, 15.04 Vivid Vervet, will be available for download on Thursday. This release introduces a couple of new features for desktop users, but most of the important updates center around server deployments.<p>It’s no secret that Ubuntu has put quite …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

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Cloudreach becomes the first European based Amazon Web Services (AWS) approved Managed Service Partner

Cloudreach, the global cloud broker, has become the first European based AWS Managed Service Partner following a rigorous independent audit.

Cloud Computing

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We're sorry, but there's been a problem with the page you are looking for.<p>If you continue to receive this error, please contact Forrester Customer …

Top new Sydney restaurants in 2015

Subcontinental<p>With well-known chefs moving into town from across the globe and innovative local concepts finding new-found fame there’s never been a …

Continuous Delivery in AWS tools we use

On a routine basis, we get asked which tools we use at Stelligent in delivering our solutions. Sometimes it’s a company interested in our services. …

Making our API documentation smarter

Written by Lee Munroe<p><b>Categories</b>: For Devs<p><b>2 minute read time</b><p>Each month our team has the opportunity to hack on whatever it is we want to hack on. A …

APIs

In search of retail search

When it comes to the retail business, is search engine technology letting users down, or is there a problem with the way that either half of the …

eCommerce

Is Rackspace The Nordstrom Of Cloud?

It’s been only a handful of months since my fellow <i>Forbes</i> pundits Mike Kavis and Ben Kepes bemoaned cloud provider Rackspace’s troubles competing in the cutthroat public cloud marketplace. “Companies like Rackspace simply cannot compete,” opined Kavis in July 2014. Back in May, Kepes snarkily …

Forrester's 2015 cloud predictions: Docker rises, storage pricing war claims lives

The market analysis company lays out what it sees as the top 10 major cloud developments that will shape the business landscape over the next …

Cloud outage audit 2014 reveals AWS on top, Azure down

Cloud outage figures from this year show more mature public clouds are better equipped to avoid outages, but there...<p>are some surprises.<p>Cloud vendors …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

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How to tame the new IT beast called DevOps

There is a confluence of multiple different technology changes that are heavily influencing how enterprise IT must work. Virtualisation, cloud, …

DevOps

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Accelerating In The Enterprise

A recent study by IDG found that 69% of enterprises have either applications or infrastructure running in the cloud today, up 12% from 2012. The IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study 2014 found that cloud investments have increased by 19% in large-scale enterprises (1,000+ employees) spending on …

Part II: Revisiting re:Invent 2014, Lambda and other AWS updates

Part II: Revisiting re:Invent 2014, Lambda and other AWS updatesBy Greg SchulzPart II: Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updatesThis is part …

Cloud Infographic - Cloud Investment Spending

2018 Augmented Reality If you’ve never heard of “Pokémon Go” — or at least never had the concept explained to ...<p>Open Source Collaboration Ecosystem …