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A look at Oracle’s 10 biggest acquisitions

Larry Ellison isn’t afraid to make big splashes in the M&A market. This week’s purchase of SaaS/ERP platform NetSuite is the second largest in company history. Here’s a look back at some of Oracle’s other big deals.

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Amazon's cloud business continues upward march

Amazon reported another surge in revenue for its cloud business last quarter, though the growth is slowing as the division gets bigger.

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After 20 years of Windows Server, Microsoft looks to agile future

Windows Server 2016 still comes with a traditional, graphical server interface, but that’s not the future for the server operating system, according to its chief architect.

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Oracle and NetSuite: Longtime 'sweethearts' united at last

Oracle's purchase of NetSuite may be the most anticipated acquisition in the history of enterprise software.

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Oracle to buy cloud software provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to buy NetSuite, which provides cloud-based accounting, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and other business software packages, for US$9.3 billion.

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9 data security tips for cloud migration

For organizations considering cloud migration, here are nine proactive steps that companies can take to ensure a smooth transition and get tighter cloud security.

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Want your startup to be paperless? These 8 tips will get you there

Storing paper files is costly and relatively unscalable, takes up space in your office and makes you less geographically flexible. Printing pages just to do things like sign documents is wasteful and time-consuming. Follow these tips...

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Dropbox aims for enterprise with new team and IT admin features

Continuing its effort to better appeal to enterprise users, Dropbox today announced a series of new features aimed at making its cloud-based storage and collaboration platform easier for teams of workers to use and IT administrators...

Tech Titans Talk: The IDG Enterprise Interview Series

In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer...

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First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars

Four, rich, pretrained machine learning APIs bring the smarts behind Google to your apps

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Gain access to an ARM server running Linux OS, through the cloud

If you want to play with an ARM-based server, you can now apply to gain access to one online through the Linaro Developer Cloud.

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Office 365 gets new Word, PowerPoint and Outlook features

Microsoft Office 365 users will soon get anew tools that aim to improve their writing skills, help prioritize important email and better research topics of interest.

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A10 Networks makes pivot to cloud with Appcito acquisition

A10 Networks, with its acquisition this week of startup Appcito, has become the latest Application Delivery Control (ADC) company to make a big push into supporting cloud applications.

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OneDrive's smarter photo features help it catch up with Facebook and Google

OneDrive’s smarter photo features borrow a little from Facebook and Google, and work better with a slightly improved Photos app in Windows 10. Improvements include automatic photo albums and new folder layouts.

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Consumer Office 365 subscription growth slows

Microsoft said that consumer subscriptions to Office 365 topped 23 million, signaling that the segment's once rapid growth had slowed significantly.

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Cloud services now account for a third of IT outsourcing market

The ‘as-a-service’ market now accounts for a third of IT services activity. Can traditional outsourcing survive?

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CIOs: Shadow IT is actually great for your cloud strategy

The three reasons that departments' own adoption of cloud technologies benefits CIOs' goals

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Salesforce to acquire data center optimization startup Coolan

Salesforce.com has signed a definite agreement to acquire Coolan, the developer of a platform for data center hardware analysis and optimization.

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