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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,” …

C-suite Leadership

Cutting Calories? 8 Strategies to Combat Hunger | Men's Health

On this trip, in the spring of 2003, my friend Roland Denzel needed inspiration and solitude for the decision he was about to make.<p>He was 35, with two young children, and in mourning for his mother who’d just died of lung cancer. He’d gone to Montana to clean out her house, and it was in the quiet …

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 …

eCommerce

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 …

Blockchain

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 …

High Performance Computing

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 + …

National Parks

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 …

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 …

Linux

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 …

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.

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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 …

Forrester Research

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 …

Making our API documentation smarter

Each month our team has the opportunity to hack on whatever it is we want to hack on. A fun way to learn something new, collaborate with different …

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 …

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 …

Cloud Computing

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 …

How to Lose Your Belly

Using Aragon's advice, I slashed my body fat in half—down to a lifetime low of 6.8 percent—and sculpted not only the muscles of my midsection, but the ones everywhere else, too. Now it's your turn. Use Aragon's simple 5-step diet plan to finally finish off your gut for good. (And for Aragon's …

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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, …

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 …

Cloud Infographic - Cloud Investment Spending

Cloud Investment Spending<p>Cloud acceptance and adoption continues to grow at a brisk pace. IDC (International Data Corporation ) predicts that, <i>the</i> …