The "cloud father" also shares some lessons to be learned from the evidently winning strategy at Amazon Web Services.
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Workday's chief offers suggestions for the best approach for dumping legacy systems for the cloud.
The plan was to combine Microsoft with a device maker with scale and then go after the likes of Apple and Samsung.
You may not think Google Glass has any practical applications in the enterprise — not yet, anyway — but one U.S. firm is working on disproving the naysayers by bringing a range of enterprise apps to the search giant's wearable technology by early 2014.
Results are in for the U.S. open source software company's fiscal first quarter 2014. A look at the numbers.
Specifically, MicroStrategy has certified Hortonworks Data Platform 1.3 with MicroStrategy 9.3.1. Legacy vendors are increasingly cutting Hadoop partnerships.
"For a long time in this industry, we just sat around for a more efficient processor to come out and put that on a motherboard. Those days are over," according to an AMD executive.
Offshore outsourcing may begin to lose its appeal as technology management is increasingly automated.
Smaller variations are going to account for over half of overall tablets this year, analysts say.
Hardware, Mark Hurd, open source databases and cloud computing are among the big question marks that need to be answered for Oracle.