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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Inside CEO paychecks: Who got raises and who knocked Larry Ellison off his perch?

After trying its own data center, Zynga retreats to the cloud | For containers, security is problem #1

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Inside CEO paychecks
There's a new player at the top of our CEO pay tally, and his $85.8 million pay package far exceeds the $67.3 million Oracle paid Larry Ellison -- who often ranked the highest-paid tech CEO. In the middle of the pack of 50 tech CEOs, median pay was $11.5 million last year. At the low end, just two tech CEOs opted for token $1 salaries. Read More

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After trying its own data center, Zynga retreats to the cloud
In a surprising move, game maker Zynga tried to do its own data center thing, then went back to the cloud, reports the Wall Street Journal. Was it a game of chicken, to see who would bleed first between Zynga and Amazon? Or was it a venture where, as the WSJ cites, you discover that your groove doesn't involve adding expertise in a field where lowering your costs may not pay off? Read More

For containers, security is problem #1
I get it. I really do. Containers let data-center and cloud administrators put two to three times more server instances on a given server than they can with virtual machines. That means fewer servers, which means less power usage, which equals -- Ka-ching! -- less spending on your IT budget. What's not to like? Read More

Zynga's data center troubles prove cloud computing isn't a game
Last week, embattled game maker Zynga announced $100 million in spending reductions. The hundreds of layoffs rightly garnered most of the headlines, but there was another important development as well – the company also said that it was abandoning the data centers on which it reportedly just spent $100 million to build. Zynga will return its infrastructure to the cloud. Read More


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Automotive retailer drives into the cloud
Asbury Automotive Group CIO Barry Cohen says his team should focus on what it does best, and drop the rest. With that as its guiding philosophy, the $5.9 billion automotive retailer decided to become data-center-free. (Insider Story) Read More

IBM cloud will reach back into tape for low-cost storage
In the new world of cloud storage, there's still room for old standbys like tape. IBM says combining them can save enterprises money. Read More

Beware the ticking Internet of Things security time bomb
IBM's Andy Thurai didn't quite put the words into former RSA CTO Deepak Taneja's mouth, but did prompt him by asking at the start of a TIE Startup Con panel in Cambridge, Mass., earlier this month whether Internet of Things security is a 'time bomb ready to explode.' Read More


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IBM aims to help developers build analytics-driven cloud apps
IBM today rolled out new services geared to helping developers create analytics-driven cloud applications. Read More

Startup Ionic Security takes the sweat out of securing documents
Well-funded startup Ionic Security has launched a data-protection service that guards encrypted documents no matter where they go until access is authorized by its policy engine based in the cloud, making it possible to protect data even if the files that contain it fall into the wrong hands. Read More

Cross Microsoft off the list of potential Salesforce suitors -- and maybe everyone
Rumors of a potential Salesforce acquisition have been flying for over a week now, including the recent suggestion that Microsoft was a likely contender. According to a new report, however, it now looks like that's not the case. Read More

Tech's highest paid CEOs
The median pay for CEOs at 50 tech companies was $11.5 million in 2014, according to Network World's analysis of compensation packages. (Insider Story) Read More


Inside CEO paychecks

Who got raises, who took cuts, and who knocked Larry Ellison off his perch as highest paid tech CEO.


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