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OwnCloud's new encryption framework gives enterprises more flexibility

A modular approach makes it easier to switch encryption algorithms and keys

Oracle seeks to simplify e-store creation, management with new Commerce Cloud

Pre-integrated features include payments, design templates and SEO


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Why you can skip business process analysis when purchasing COTS or cloud software

Many people think process analysis and optimization should be done before embarking on a software project. This article explains why it is unnecessary when buying commercial off-the-shelf or cloud software.

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The ERP upgrade conundrum: How to calculate the true cost

If you use an old on-premise financial management solution, you have a difficult decision to make over the next few years: do you upgrade the application one last time and get a few more years out of it or move to a modern cloud...

CareerBuilder sets its sights on enterprises with new recruitment platform

The company's new SaaS combines job distribution, sourcing, workflow, CRM and data analytics

Oracle completes its stack of cloud services

Oracle has launched 24 new services to help customers onto the cloud

VMware's Identity Manager offers authentication for Web, native apps

The growing popularity of cloud apps means enterprises have to rethink indentity management.

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Why it's a good idea to switch to cloud financial management software

Upgrading your on-premise financial management (ERP) system is a major undertaking. It take a long time, it is risky, it costs a lot and it really adds little business benefit. You are forced to upgrade as the vendor will only...

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Traction Watch: How Atlassian attracted Tesla, NASA and Amazon

Atlassian is raking in more than $200 million in business by focusing more on engineering than sales.

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Traction Watch: Talkdesk Lets Businesses Create a Call Center ‘In 5 Minutes’

Live customer service is making a comeback, but this time it is on-demand and real-time. Learn why DEMO Traction alum Talkdesk was able to raise $15 million.

Dropbox adds new features to woo enterprise users

A connector for Active Directory integration is now in beta

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SaaS migrations put the squeeze on in-house software developers

The number of software developers in the workforce is up from last year, but jobs in enterprise IT may become harder to find as more companies turn to cloud-based services.

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Also new in Tableau Online 9.0 is a sync feature for on-premises data

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5 ways to future-proof your cloud computing deals

It pays to future-proof cloud contracts, making sure the deal you sign today is aligned with evolving business needs. Here are five terms SaaS buyers should insist on when making new deals.

Citrix launches Workspace Cloud with BYOD flexibility

Enterprises can deliver a customized IT environment for each user, combining resources on premises and in the cloud

SAP sets its sights on the IoT with new cloud services

Siemens will use the Hana-based technology to build its own IoT platform

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Microsoft fleshes out 'Windows as a service' revenue strategy

Microsoft executives last week talked up their strategy to shift money-making from the traditional practice of licensing Windows to pulling in revenue from search, games and apps.

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Lies about uptime vendors may tell you

You’d think the notion of uptime would be a simple one. A service is either running or it’s down, right? Wrong. Here’s a look inside the world of uptime, downtime, service-level agreements and the ‘9s’ of availability.

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IBM launches new threat-analytics tools in the cloud

Based on QRadar, the new security-focused offerings are available as SaaS.

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How to make more successful enterprise software purchases

When purchasing enterprise software, some organizations wait for the implementation phase to flesh out fully detailed requirements. See the advantages of moving this work to the requirements gathering phase of the project.

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