PayPal steps it up with OpenStack

Payment pro PayPal recently migrated from VMware to OpenStack. Sri Shivananda, the man who spearheaded the migration talks about the rationale behind the move, and shares his two cents' worth for CIOs contemplating a cloud switch.

4 traits good data scientists share

Big data is creating a booming market for data scientists as companies struggle to not only store loads of data, but also analyze it and interpret it. To be a good data scientist, you'll want to master these four areas.

30 years a sysadmin

The profession -- and everything it involves -- has changed dramatically, but has been (and still is) a fun ride.

Starbucks mobile ordering gets you caffeine quicker

Starbucks this week widely released a mobile order-ahead feature it's been testing since December 2014. The feature is far from unique, but it works as promised and will likely help the coffee retailer boost sales.

It’s time for PDF 2.0

Love for PDFs is no surprise in the business world. But the rise of sophisticated BI and analytic tools is changing how organizations operate and communicate. As users demand more and more out of their analytics, the “fixed-layout flat document” starts to lose its luster.

8 Ways Microsoft Could Improve Windows 8

Windows 8 improves on Windows 7 in several areas, but there are several things that could use improvement. Here's a wish list of things we'd love to see in an update or service pack for Windows 8.