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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

Microsoft takes the hassle out of Office 365 email encryption

The Office 365 Message Encryption service no longer requires that email recipients have a Microsoft user account to view messages

Ellison pushes Oracle's new cloud platform hard, but questions linger

'We're just getting started' in the cloud, Ellison said

Delve, Office Graph Must Transcend Office 365 To Be Revolutionary

Microsoft faces a long, bumpy road to extend the info discovery app and machine learning engine

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

With this change, Google risks upsetting Apps admins

Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

The new tools link Jive with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business

Skype version for broadcasters released to manufacturers

Microsoft also signed up 3 hardware partners for Skype TX

OneDrive now allows files of up to 10GB

That's up from a previous maximum of 2GB

Aaron Levie doesn't want his company to get boxed in

At its annual conference, Box outlined plans to expand its scope beyond cloud storage and file sharing

Wrike boosts reporting capabilities of its social project management software

The new features are designed to help users better visualize project workloads and progress

Microsoft offers free help for new Office 365 rollouts

To qualify, customers must buy at least 150 seats of the suite

Box to beef up cloud storage with workflow engine

Box also rolled out consulting services and tailored packages for vertical industries

IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

Using Watson Chef, master cooks have created a tasty Vietnamese apple kabob and other novel dishes

Paging Dr. Watson, IBM's medical adviser for the future

IBM's Watson could help doctors by analyzing the masses of literature in the field

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