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Microsoft and Google riding the cloud wave

Cloud-based services and infrastructure are boosting the financial performances of Microsoft and Google. In earnings calls this week, Google says it has developed 'deep enterprise' strengths and Microsoft says it's executing on...

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Your car will eventually live-stream video of your driving to the cloud

With a barrage of sensors, cameras and LiDAR equipment and embedded WiFi, autonomous vehicles are expected to produce an ocean of big data that could reach about 5,800 exabytes in size.

Qualtrics invades the enterprise with its customer experience software

The Utah-based tech unicorn is 15 years old and has been quietly racking up an enterprise customer base that any startup would be envious of, so how did it get there and what's next?

NetSuite launches spate of ERP products and features

NetSuite launched a unified cloud service called SuiteSuccess and HR product SuitePeople at SuiteWorld 2017.

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If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu?

If you're a network engineer, don't rush out and learn a programming language. To compete in the new world of software-defined networking, it might be more important to start thinking like a programmer. That was one of the ideas that...

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Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company's ad business

Google is still an advertising company, but the tech titan’s cloud business is growing faster than its advertising revenue. That’s one of the key take-aways from the company’s first quarter earnings report released Thursday.

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Federal CIOs tackle the next phase of cloud migration

Many government agencies have already moved basic applications and services to the cloud, but when it comes to the next wave, CIOs must take a hard look at their systems and negotiate flexible contracts with vendors.

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How Veritas is getting its cloud on

A series of recent deals with AWS, Google and others –- and a technology platform that's still evolving –- show a new side of this legacy software vendor.

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NetSuite and Oracle unveil combined plans for global cloud domination

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd revealed the details of the NetSuite acquisition at SuiteWorld in Vegas

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Security-as-a-service model gains traction

A new report finds mid-tier companies are increasingly turning to security-as-a-service offerings to manage their network security needs.

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Cloudera’s IPO is overshadowed by a rival it won’t mention

The big data poster child is selling itself to investors as a machine learning company, but is really still in the Hadoop business just like Hortonworks, the competitor it would like to ignore.

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Linkerd 1.0 helps cloud services communicate

Open source project provides infrastructure for service discovery, load balancing, failure handling, instrumentation, and routing to all interservice communication

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Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

Tencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country.

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Microsoft to slash cloud-connection rights for stand-alone Office

Under the new rules, owners of perpetual-license versions of Office will be able to use Microsoft's cloud-based services only during the first half of their 10-year support lifecycle, the portion Microsoft dubs "mainstream.

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Google will try to combat fake news using search and user feedback

Google says it's actively looking for, and trying to bury, fake news in its search results, using feedback mechanisms in autocompleted searches and Featured Snippets.

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Box revises platform pricing to ease developer adoption

Box is trying to give developers who want to use its platform more pricing consistency with a new structure announced Tuesday.

What to expect from OpenStack Summit Boston

Plus Foundation releases twice-yearly user survey that suggests continued interest for Docker, containers, and the usual bumps in the road around complexity

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6 things to look for in a cloud consultant

How do you separate quality cloud consultants from the clowns? If you don't have a screening checklist in place — and let's face it, you probably don't — this short list of behaviors and policies is a good place to start.

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