Meet the mysterious "tactical data center" that just popped up on Apple's server farm
FORTUNE -- The news that Apple (AAPL) was building a smaller, insect-shaped data center next to its big Maiden, N.C., server farm was broken -- of all places -- in the Hickory Daily Record, a 16,000-circulation paper owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
But it was Wired -- hiring the services of the Piper Cub-flying photographer who shot the first MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 4, 2012 11:08 AM ET
The corporate training software maker took top spot in Brainstorm Tech's contest for the perfect pitch.
FORTUNE -- The problem with corporate training is obvious: Almost nobody pays attention. It's not uncommon for employees to brag about coasting through sessions while doing something else at the same time. Worse, important policies and security procedures are typically presented once during a new worker's training and seldom significantly revisited. In a workplace where MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 30, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Marc Benioff has the mind of a fox and the body of a bear. He's also a super salesman who's built a Bay Area giant that employees love for being prosperous and good.
By David A. Kaplan, contributor
FORTUNE -- It took a Reuben sandwich and Dr. Brown's Cream Soda to close the deal.
Nobody's as good at salesmanship in the world of high tech as Marc Benioff, the nimble and gregarious MOREJan 19, 2012 7:00 AM ET
FORTUNE -- Fierce competitors need, well, fierce competitors. The latest smack-down? Oracle (ORCL) billionaire CEO Larry Ellison vs. Salesforce.com (CRM) billionaire CEO Marc Benioff. Benioff once worked for Ellison, who later invested in Salesforce.com, the cloud-computing software company. No matter: Now the two battle for customers -- as well as bragging rights as the world's most visible software mogul. The rivalry is getting testy: Recently Ellison canceled Benioff's keynote at the MORENov 28, 2011 5:00 AM ET
"Let me describe the world I live in"
Steve Jobs got a lot off his chest in his Q&A session with developers at WWDC 1997 -- the first after he returned to Apple (AAPL) from his years in the desert at NeXT.
We've dipped once before into the 70-minute video (available here) to highlight his remarks about Wall Street and the press. (See The stock will take care of itself.)
But there's lots MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 24, 2011 5:41 AM ET
Cloud computing is clearly here to stay. But these factors could make the transition a bumpy one.
FORTUNE -- Earlier this week, portions of Amazon's cloud computing service crashed, impairing Foursquare, Netflix and Instagram as well as millions of users. While service was quickly restored, it marked the second major incident of its kind in the last six months -- and that is raising concerns with some.
Putting parts or all of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 12, 2011 1:02 PM ET
Want to build your own private cloud? This normally cumbersome and expensive process may soon become a little more doable for companies lacking deep pockets and extensive IT departments.
FORTUNE -- Meet Nebula, an aptly-named startup that's developed a device it says can configure private cloud computing infrastructure "in minutes."
So what's the secret sauce? OpenStack, an open-source cloud-computing platform the company's co-founder and CEO, Chris Kemp, helped develop at NASA. Nebula MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jul 27, 2011 1:50 PM ET
A firm with the same name has filed an infringement suit in an Arizona federal court
Given what a stickler Apple (AAPL) is about protecting its trademarks (viz. its battle with Amazon over the phrase "app store") you might think its lawyers would have done a thorough search on the term "iCloud" before Steve Jobs started waving it around like a banner for the post-PC future.
If they did, they failed to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 10, 2011 4:20 PM ET
Verizon's chief cloud strategist discusses where the communication giant's cloud business stands today and where it's headed.
FORTUNE -- Verizon Communications is best known for operating cell phone networks and fiber-optics-based TV and Internet offerings. But over the last couple of years, the company has made a big push in cloud computing services, which it says is key to future growth. That's why, last January, the New York-based carrier shelled out $1.4 MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 10, 2011 12:26 PM ET
Will popular services like Dropbox and Box.net be rendered useless with the emergence of Apple's cloud-based services? Hardly, they say.
FORTUNE -- When Steve Jobs took the wraps off iCloud earlier this week, many cheered. Apple was finally charging into the cloud space with a service that could stand up to recent offerings from Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN), providing storage of music, photos, videos, apps and other documents with quick MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 9, 2011 12:29 PM ET
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