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Google and Avaya to bring Chromebooks and WebRTC to call centers

It's the first of 'many' future joint offerings from the companies

Knowledge Vault helps CIOs stay in control of cloud-based email and storage

Its Microsoft Azure-based analytic-as-a-service platform is generally available


HP rolls data analysis tools into the cloud

Online versions of HP Vertica and IDOL will be available as cloud services in 2015

DT and Informatica service links cloud, on-premises apps, data

The data orchestration service is aimed at companies with hybrid computing environments

Adobe can now send customized messages to beacon apps

The company is hoping its customers will use analytics features to prevent messaging fatigue

Amazon promises a mightier MySQL with Aurora release

Aurora combines the high performance of commercial databases, with the familiarity of MySQL

European startups are offering developers new ways to test code and apps

TestCloud mixes crowd and automated testing, while Codacy lets users write their own code tests

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MBaaS Shootout: 5 Clouds for Building Mobile Apps

AnyPresence, Appcelerator, FeedHenry, Kinvey, and Parse share plenty of common ground, but two stand apart

Office 365 admins get spreadsheet search help

The new capabilities are aimed at companies struggling to manually maintain a comprehensive inventory of critical spreadsheets

IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the cloud

IBM continues to migrate its portfolio of enterprise software to the cloud

Google enlists PwC to push Apps, Android, cloud computing to businesses

PwC will also roll out Apps to 45,000 staffers in the US and Australia

Microsoft leans on data-center strength to get cloud edge

The company tries to catch up to and surpass Amazon Web Services at TechEd Europe

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Desktop-as-a-Service: Your BYOD Assist

Using virtualized desktops delivered from the cloud is a way to bring apps to wherever your users are working and whatever they're working on.

Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.

Telco Systems lays groundwork for fewer management worries with virtual routers, firewalls

The company's platform lets service providers offer virtual router and firewalls

Google wastes no time refining Classroom

The first set of upgrades arrives only two months after the release of the classroom assistance app

Google adds online chat to Apps support options

The service is for Apps admins and will be available in English at first

Quip mashes up documents and spreadsheets

The startup opted to combine spreadsheet software with its word processing app

Microsoft follows Google to education sector with Office 365 app for teachers

The Microsoft app is built for SharePoint Online and OneNote and is meant to help teachers with common classroom tasks

European SugarCRM customers get more options via Deutsche Telekom

SugarCRM's initial push will focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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