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Nintex Hawkeye makes workflow analytics one step easier

Nintex has been in the business of providing software to automate corporate workflows for years. In July, the company introduced an analytics package, called Hawkeye, that lets workflow professionals measure their effectiveness. Over...

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Google Apps training courses help IT pros build skills

IT professionals, educators and users can all benefit from this set of online Google Apps training courses and certification programs.

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Why today’s marketers need data

Data is marketing's most precious commodity -- now marketers need to leverage it.

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New Breed of Software Market Leader Has Six Traits

The environment, health & safety (EHS) software market is hot this year. Six deals announced in the first half of 2016 total $750 million to $1 billion. With all of this investment in the market, which companies will take the money...

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CASB delivers must-have protection for your SaaS apps

NetSkope edges CipherCloud and Bitglass in test of three ingenious and powerful cloud access security brokers.

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SaaS risks come into focus

Sometimes, security risks are hiding in plain sight.

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Why Salesforce just bought this ex-Facebook CTO’s startup

Hard on the heels of its Demandware acquisition in June, Salesforce on Monday confirmed it is acquiring cloud collaboration software maker Quip.

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VCE chief boasts of hyperconvergence superpower

VCE has only been in the hyperconverged appliance market since the February launch of its VxRail family, but President Chad Sakac says the company will soon be the number one player in that rapidly growing market.

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Asana's new feature lets users mark what tasks are holding them up

Asana announced a new feature on Thursday that's aimed at cutting down on emails asking when a particular task will be finished.

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Dropbox levels up its features for administrators

IT administrators managing Dropbox deployments are supposed to have an easier time with it soon, thanks to improvements that the company announced Wednesday.

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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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GE waves developers onto its huge IoT stage

General Electric has more than a century of industrial experience, but it hopes to leverage outside expertise in its IoT mission. This week the company is hosting a developer conference for its GE Predix software platform and...

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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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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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Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online

Small business owners are getting a new feature tailored just for them in Microsoft Office 365 -- a full service system for scheduling appointments for their services on the internet.

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4 numbers that stood out in VMware’s earnings

: VMware this week updated investors on the progress of emerging technologies playing an increasingly significant role in the company’s earnings. VMware’s product mix includes not just compute virtualization, but network...

Telstra unveils new cloud management platform

​Telstra will launch a new Cloud Management Platform to provide businesses with the tools to operate their hybrid cloud environments in providing a single, comprehensive view of their private and public cloud services.

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Microsoft's new service is like YouTube for the enterprise

Microsoft thinks it has YouTube for the enterprise on its hands with the beta launch of a new service on Monday.

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