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Google gobbles up more big-name cloud customers

Google, saying the enterprise cloud is a natural extension of its mission, announced new customers and tools for the enterprise at its largest business conference to date.

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Google touts its enterprise chops in cloud keynote

Enterprises: Google wants you. That’s the message coming out of the first keynote address at the company’s Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. The tech titan’s Cloud team really wants enterprises to know that...

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Why email is safer in Office 365 than on your Exchange server

Beyond blocking spam and virus-laden messages, cloud services can determine whether links are safe to visit and whether you’re protecting the right information.

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Banking-as-a-Service and the survival of banks in the digital age

Banks have traditionally been considered pioneers of process automation, but they are currently in the background of today’s digitized, customer-driven financial services landscape. The disruption of traditional banking grows stronger...

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GE favors SaaS for non-differentiated apps, moves away from MPLS, has big plans for IoT

An update from the CTO on the company’s grand plans

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AWS, Microsoft and Google take different paths to the cloud

CIOs concerned about betting too heavily on a single vendor for cloud services hear pitches from the industry’s leading vendors.

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SaaS is eating the infrastructure world

It’s going to be a bumpy road ahead as companies start to adapt to serverless computing. Here’s a look at what will happen when software eats the infrastructure world.

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A tale of two user experiences

The perception of software quality will be forged in the first 90 seconds. Don’t let your users experience what I had to go through.

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Your as-a-service playbook for large enterprise has arrived

At the busy and chaotic intersection of cloud computing and as-a-service economy, spinning up sophisticated technology or enough computing power to compete with the largest companies now takes little more than the swipe of a credit...

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7 project management tools any business can afford

There’s no shortage of project management solutions for mid-size and large businesses. Startups, though, have limited budgets and simply can't afford high-priced project management software. Here are seven affordable options.

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SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says

SAP's named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday. The consequences could be far-reaching for businesses that have integrated their...

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Google Cloud leader lays out ambitious plans for the enterprise

The head of Google’s enterprise business says the consumer giant has unique attributes in data management, analytics and machine learning that differentiate its cloud offerings.

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Microsoft adds Outlook.com to service-subscription list with $50/year Premium option

Microsoft officially launched a premium-grade Outlook.com email service in the U.S. that omits ads, provides five inboxes and supports personalized addresses.

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Splice Machine seeks to deliver hybrid RDBMS as a service

Splice Machine, which specializes in open source SQL RDBMS for mixed operational and analytical workloads, is aiming to offer that capability as a database-as-a-service on AWS.

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Nintex takes workflow services to the cloud

In migrating its workflow design platform to a cloud environment, Nintex positions itself as an honest broker for a wide variety of connected services like Salesforce, Box and DocuSign. What began as a workflow design add-on to...

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Quicken shifts to software subscription model

Quicken in January moved to a software-by-subscription model for Canadian customers, and may do the same for those in the U.S.

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Anatomy of a cloud project cost overrun

A handful of areas in cloud integration projects produce cost ‘surprises’ with alarming regularity. Recognizing the pattern is the first step in solving the problem.

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How to succeed in an as-a-service world

To take full advantage of cloud opportunities, IT organizations must restructure for the future.

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