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Despite Uncertainty, Cloud Drives IT Spending

Global IT spending is forecast to increase by 2.7 percent in 2017, a modest increase that might be higher if not for "political uncertainty in global markets," according to ...Full Article

Is App Container Shakeout Underway?

The unexpected shut down of early application container developer ClusterHQ at the end of 2016 has some observers predicting that a shakeout in underway in the container sector as ...Full Article

Software Development Still Lacks Agility

The growing desire to speed the deployment of enterprise software is being hampered by a shortfall in automation skills and "fragmented" testing processes. Lack of training and tools along ...Full Article

Containers Depart ‘Hype’ Phase in 2016

Application containers made the jump from prototype to production in 2016 as the distributed application technology began to make headway in hyper-scale IT infrastructure. Along with an expanding ecosystem, ...Full Article

Container Encryption Targets Security, Downtime

Securing the contents of application containers based on Docker and other platforms has relied heavily on isolating individual containers from one another along with other access control approaches. Now, ...Full Article

Flaws Found in Security Software, Unlicensed Code

A flurry of industry surveys have flagged open source and unlicensed software as growing security threats. Moreover, a review released by Flexera Software also found that the very security ...Full Article

Microsoft’s Embrace of Linux Draws Ire

The elevation of Microsoft Corp. to the status of "platinum" member of the Linux Foundation has angered open source advocates who worry the software giant will flex its market ...Full Article

‘API Economy’ Gets a ‘Middleman’

The assertion that the "API economy" is upon us gained a measure of credence this week with a high-profile investment in a startup behind an open-source API platform designed ...Full Article

Startup Heptio Takes Kubernetes Mainstream

Heptio is the latest application container startup, but it's pedigree runs deeper than most: The startup's founders are two Google veterans who created the Kubernetes container orchestrator that is ...Full Article

GE Makes Splash With Data Deals

Add machine-learning specialist Wise.io and data ingestion platform vendor Bit Stew Systems to the list of acquisitions by GE Digital, which also this week released an operating system for ...Full Article
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