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Zoho Releases Slew of Cloud Services to Help Salespeople Close More Deals

Fri, 2016-07-29 12:51
Zoho made several announcements this week designed to help salespeople keep track of clients and prospects.

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Threat of Blockchain Prompts New Strategy for Germany’s SAP

Fri, 2016-07-29 11:39
Aaron Ricadela and Olga Kharif | Bloomberg The World Economic Forum has identified blockchain technology, which underpins the virtual currency bitcoin, as one of six computing “ mega-trends” shaping society in the coming decade.

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Guest Blog: Doing Business at Cloud Speed? Here are 5 Things You'll Take Away from VMware Partner Exchange 2016

Fri, 2016-07-29 11:09
As it increasingly drives business strategy and success, technology is changing at a blistering pace. This new normal is bringing new challenges for customers and, thus, opportunities for service providers—if they are prepared to take advantage of them.

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Google Results Show Signs of Cloud Progress Under Greene

Fri, 2016-07-29 10:29
Jack Clark | Bloomberg Google's cloud services are driving gains, pushing shares 4.6 percent in early trading on Friday.

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Cloud Access Security Broker Netskope Gets Patent for Granular Policy Enforcement

Thu, 2016-07-28 12:43
Cloud access security broker Netskope has received a patent for granular visibility and control of cloud services.

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Oracle Buys NetSuite in Deal Valued at About $9.3 Billion

Thu, 2016-07-28 09:50
Molly Schuetz and Jing Cao | Bloomberg Buying NetSuite will help Oracle compete against the likes of Salesforce.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

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2016 HIPAA Breach Penalties Total $18.7 Million

Wed, 2016-07-27 18:35
Organizations with responsibility for private health data have paid $18.7 million so far this year to settle cases.

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Enterprise Software Vendors Embrace New Licensing Models to Complement Cloud

Tue, 2016-07-26 12:26
Forty-three percent of software vendors now receive half or more of their revenue from the perpetual license model of enterprise software vending, according to a report from Flexera Software.

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IBM Hired Hundreds of Designers to Figure Out What Customers Want

Tue, 2016-07-26 11:08
Jing Cao | Bloomberg A few months ago, senior executives at Vodafone's Irish division sat down with a 16-year-old boy to ask him about his daily routine and, specifically, how he uses his smartphone. The kid told them that the first thing he does in the morning is check Snapchat.

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4 Reasons Why Organizations Don't Use Open Source Software

Mon, 2016-07-25 14:48
Black Duck's latest open source survey shows that a majority of companies are now using open source. So what's stopping the rest?

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Speed Bumps for Ingram Micro Buyout

Mon, 2016-07-25 11:04
Ingram Micro's $6 billion buyout by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is under scrutiny from regulators in both China and the U.S.

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New Microsoft Data Center in Iowa Will Be 1.7M Square Feet

Mon, 2016-07-25 10:13
The company expects to spend between $1.5 billion and $2 billion on the latest Iowa project.

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Verizon Said to Announce $4.8 Billion Yahoo Takeover Monday

Sun, 2016-07-24 16:56
Alex Sherman and Matt Townsend | Bloomberg Verizon Communications Inc. will announce plans to buy Yahoo! Inc.’s core assets for about $4.8 billion on Monday.

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Amazon Said to Be Mulling Data Center Construction in Italy

Fri, 2016-07-22 15:02
Amazon is considering building data centers in Italy on the sites of retired power plants.

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With a New Data Center Policy in Place, Federal Government is Ready for the SDDC

Fri, 2016-07-22 11:39
If federal agencies weren’t willing or able to consider moving to a software defined data center before, they may be willing to consider it now.

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Gartner: Cloud Shift to Account for $1 Trillion in Spending by 2020

Fri, 2016-07-22 09:59
Surprising no one, Gartner said this week that cloud computing will be one of the “most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age."

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Salesforce Buys Data Center Optimization Startup Coolan

Thu, 2016-07-21 20:36
Salesforce has acquired Coolan, a data center management software startup co-founded by Amir Michael, a former Facebook and Google hardware engineer and one of the founders of the Open Compute Project.

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Qualcomm Shows China Progress While Intel Stokes Server Fear

Thu, 2016-07-21 14:22
Ian King | Bloomberg Qualcomm Inc.’s second-quarter results show the chipmaker is overcoming hurdles in China, while rival Intel Corp. faces fresh headwinds in servers -- the key to its profit.

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Google Sprints Ahead in AI Building Blocks, Leaving Rivals Wary

Thu, 2016-07-21 11:28
Jack Clark | Bloomberg If the internet giant dominates in this field, it could gain an advantage in the fast-growing cloud-computing business, turning the popularity of its software into real revenue.

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EMC Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Dell Merger

Wed, 2016-07-20 16:39
It took only 12 minutes for EMC shareholders to approve the merger with Dell, with 98 percent voting in favor.

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