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  • Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data

    The latest release of Fedora, nicknamed "Heisenbug," is a step towards making Fedora a player in the mobile arena. Fedora 20 also includes more support for cloud, and this is also the first release that supports cheap, low-power ARM processors as a primary architecture, in addition to Intel and AMD chips.

  • ExtraHop mines the network to glean operations intelligence

    Jesse Rothstein, who was the lead architect of F5's flagship product line, founded ExtraHop in 2007 to develop products to derive IT operations intelligence from data gleaned from the network.

  • The promise of software defined networking

    If you aren't intimately familiar with software defined networking, don't fret. Only 10% of 450 IT practitioners at a recent Network World event raised their hands when asked if they understand SDN. But if the emerging technology lives up to its promise to redefine networking as we know it, there is no time like the present to dig in and learn more.

  • Lotus F1 CIO: Application strategy key to maintaining enterprise IT control

    Having an application strategy that allows employees to find and develop their own solutions is key to maintaining control of an enterprise IT environment, according to Graeme Hackland CIO at Lotus F1.

  • 11 predictions for enterprise software in 2013

    The end of each year sparks an occasion for rumination on the past, as well as a longing gaze into the future. We shined up our crystal ball, rubbed our chin for a while, and sought opinions from industry analysts on what the future holds for the enterprise software market.

  • NASA's CIO Adrian R. Gardner on managing cybersecurity challenges

    Adrian R. Gardner, CIO at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, was the 2012 recipient of the Information Technology Leader Award from Temple University's Fox School of Business. Here, he talks about what it takes to lead IT at one of the most famous government organizations.

  • Microsoft CTO: Model Clauses give SMEs assurance in the cloud

    When organisations move their applications to the cloud, the number one priority is proving to customers that their data will be safe and protected.

  • Big Data causing big changes, analysts predict

    The unprecedented growth in the volumes and complexity of business information is ushering in the era of ?Big Data?. The phenomenon is not a "thing" but instead a strategic approach that crosses many IT borders and so poses one of the biggest challenges currently facing CIOs from companies of all sizes.

  • Understanding App needs and benefits

    In previous decades there was a mismatch between information technology and its availability, which meant that influential workers only got access to information when they were chained to their desk. Today the CIO has a responsibility to fix that scenario.

  • Ruby and the myth of developer productivity

    Recently I was in a conference room with the CIO of a large corporation and representatives from a vendor that provides a somewhat unrelated product. The corporation's software is mainly in Java. For some reason, in the middle of the discussion, one of the vendor's 20-something presales engineers started pitching that the company rewrite all of its software in Ruby.

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