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Breaches, IT skills & innovation keeping CIOs up at night

To say that CIOs have full plates – from guarding against breaches to cloud migration to embracing innovation – is an understatement. But given the growing recognition of IT’s importance to organizations of all kinds, it’s also a...

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Slack CEO describes 'Holy Grail' of virtual assistants

Stewart Butterfield wants to build a super bot that retrieves and correlates information from any enterprise application to find employees answers to sophisticated questions.

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IBM's Cleversafe storage platform is becoming a cloud service

If dispersing data among storage nodes can make it more secure and less prone to loss, wouldn’t spreading it across far-flung cloud data centers make it even more so? If so, IBM has the right idea with its Cloud Object Storage service...

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3 ways to improve customer experience using A.I.

Solutions and features that make use of artificial intelligence are emerging rapidly in the marketplace, what can your business do to stay ahead of the curve?

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Salesforce takes another swing at Microsoft with chatbot building tools

Companies have another set of tools at their disposal to build chatbots. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced a new LiveMessage service that's aimed at connecting his company's Service Cloud with messaging services like Facebook...

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AT&T's coming SD-WAN services will tap into FlexWare

Software is beginning to simplify one of the hardest kinds of networking: wide-area networks that link up an enterprise’s remote sites, branch offices and data centers. Now AT&T is getting in on the game.

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Why it takes a cloud service to manage cloud services

Chances are, your business already uses multitudes of cloud services and integrates with many more. How do you manage them all? These services can help.

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Salesforce will buy Krux to expand behavioral tracking capabilities has agreed to buy user data management platform Krux, potentially allowing businesses to process even more data in their CRM systems.

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Salesforce kicks off its conference with mobile, IoT updates and more

Salesforce's annual Dreamforce mega-conference kicks off in San Francisco on Tuesday morning, and the company will announce a slew of updates to its apps and services.

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Microsoft follows AWS into France with plan for new Azure data center

Microsoft is adding to its European cloud infrastructure, with plans to open new data centers in France next year, CEO Satya Nadella said Monday.

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10 things that tick off software developers

Developers are people, too, and they get annoyed by the same things that bug the rest of us: Co-workers, endless meetings and bad office coffee. But some issues are unique to developers. Here are the top 10 things that tick off...

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Google rebrands cloud services 'Google Cloud' and 'G Suite'

Google yesterday said its cloud business now has a billion active users. To celebrate the milestone, the company reorganized its cloud efforts under the name 'Google Cloud' and rebranded Google Apps as 'G Suite.'

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Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

Microsoft made a splash earlier this year when it announced the largest acquisition in its history, signing an agreement to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. But now, Salesforce is trying to convince the European Union to block the...

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8 things small businesses look for when considering SaaS

Cloud marketers and SaaS pros share their advice on how to make cloud-based software attractive to small and midsized businesses.

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Understanding Microsoft’s cloud application platform

Microsoft’s ambition for its new Dynamics 365 cloud CRM and ERP service is broader than just creating a subscription service from its on-premises business tools.

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Why CIOs are embracing SaaS ID management

Single sign-on software, which federates access to corporate applications, is helping CIOs meet their goal of making employees more efficient without sacrificing security.

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A Cisco-Salesforce deal means collaboration will come to you

Cisco will integrate its cloud-based Spark communication system and WebEx conferencing service into elements of Salesforce, one of the most widely used enterprise productivity platforms.

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Cisco CEO Robbins: Wait til you see what’s in our innovation pipeline

Analytics, collaboration and security key to addressing hyper-distributed data centers and networks, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says.

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