The top news stories for Oct. 13, 2014.
As companies become more comfortable with using the cloud, alternative collaboration platforms to the established powerhouses, such as SharePoint, will become more competitive. Will Kelly of TechRepublic took a look at Huddle, one such challenger, and the advantages it has over its competitors.
Following reports that it will lay off up to 10 percent of its workforce, Microsoft kicked off its Worldwide Partner Conference with week with a stress on the positive, focusing on mobility and cloud initiatives.
According a presidential directive issued in 2012, all federal agencies must manage permanent and temporary email in an electronically accessible format by 2016. Tod Newcombe, Senior Editor of Governing, says the mandate is great in theory but until the government steps out of the Stone Age, the policy is next to meaningless.
What is interesting is how Netflix distributes the huge amount of content to its storage servers. It prepopulates them--sneakernet style--prior to shipping the servers out for deployment.
Mobility and the cloud are profoundly changing the way businesses do business, F. Thaddeus Arroyo, chief information officer of AT&T Services, observed during a panel discussion at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium held here Wednesday.
At a session this week at Gartner PCC in LA, analyst Jeffrey Mann pointed out that Microsoft appears to be changing its SharePoint focus from on-premises to the cloud version.
Verizon is tapping into the emerging bring your own cloud trend by allowing its Private IP service the opportunity to connect to multiple cloud services with its new Secure Cloud Interconnect, or SCI, service.
Dropbox unveiled upgrades to its Dropbox for Business file-storage product that include new security features to give IT pros more control over corporate data.
At AIIM 2014, I found that records managers were still slow to change.