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Top 3 reasons CFOs migrate to a cloud-based accounting system

Over the past few years, there has been a massive increase in the adoption of software-as-a-service and cloud-based accounting systems. Organizations large and small are exploring the cloud and its many advantages, but what started...

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Stratasys enables more than 1,000 colors via Photoshop on 3D printers

3D printer maker Stratasys today announced that users can now design and print objects with more than 1,000 colors through Photoshop.

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How Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois changed the IT operating model

Microsoft's CIO says he and his team think in terms of service offerings and end-to-end business processes, rather than projects and applications, and that helped the company adopt a new IT operating model.

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Microsoft will give Yammer to all Office 365 users

Microsoft stepped up efforts to expand the reach of its Yammer work social network -- and better compete with other workplace collaboration tools -- announcing Tuesday that any organization with an Office 365 subscription will gain...

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A checklist for SaaS vendors

Our manager’s company uses a lot of third-party vendors, and some of these relationships have been in place for years. What will happen when he goes back to assess their security risks?

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Box, Dropbox users can now edit Office documents together in real time

Business users who rely on cloud storage providers like Dropbox and Box now have some improved tools in their collaboration arsenal, thanks to a set of integrations that Microsoft announced Wednesday.

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Google gives administrators more control over sharing Apps files

Google is continuing its push to make its Apps collaboration suite useful for enterprises with a new feature that lets administrators set how their users are able to share files.

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Shall we play a game?

You cannot win the game of restricting end-user IT against business people with credit cards and expense accounts. The only winning move is not to play.

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Facebook retools VR, streaming for video boom

New infrastructure, advanced encoding techniques, and machine learning will handle Facebook's massive increase in video volume

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Why Google hasn't taken off in the cloud yet

Google Cloud Platform is in the unique position of being considered one of the big three IaaS vendors, but at the same time almost always seen as being the third-best option behind AWS and Microsoft. As the new head of Google’s cloud,...

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2016’s biggest cloud computing conferences

Some predict 2016 will be the year of the cloud. While that may be up for debate, what’s not is that there are a whole slew of cloud computing-related conferences on tap for the year.

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The 31 fantastic flavors of cloud-accounting applications

So you have made the decision to migrate to a new cloud-accounting solution, congrats! You now need to determine which solution is the right product for your organization. Before you begin looking at the products, you need to...

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NetSuite CEO: The cloud is the last computing architecture

As CEO of NetSuite, Zach Nelson knows a thing or two about cloud computing. After all, his company was born in the cloud way back in 1998 -- before it became fashionable -- and it's been all-cloud ever since, offering ERP and other...

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The 'fog' of war and cloud implementations

There are many benefits of cloud-based accounting systems. After you've selected a new application you then begin the process of implementing the new solution. In order for your project to be successful, you will need to have a...

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Safe Harbor's ending makes for a good start for Cloud28+

After two months of beta testing, European enterprise app and service store Cloud28+ is open for business, making it easier for businesses wanting to host their applications or data in Europe to find a home for them.

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Cortana now gets business data from Microsoft's Power BI service

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana virtual assistant deeper into the business world by combining its capabilities with those of Power BI, the company's business intelligence and analytics software.

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Microsoft's new premium Office 365 subscription for businesses is here

Companies that want almost all of the new features Microsoft is cramming into its Office 365 productivity service can now get them through a new subscription the company launched Tuesday.

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Facebook starts testing long-awaited Work Chat app for businesses

Facebook quietly released a new Work Chat app that connects its popular consumer messaging service to its privately-available work social network.

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