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IT pros should focus on largest public cloud providers

Forrester Research predicts large enterprises will shift their focus to public cloud vendors in 2016. It also warns that the market will consolidate around industry stalwarts and IT pros should reformulate their cloud decisions...

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PowerPoint 2016 now helps people design slides that aren't terrible

Microsoft announced a pair of major updates to PowerPoint 2016 on Friday that are aimed at making it easy for people to create spiffy presentations without going overboard.

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Salesforce users: Big contracts signed early may get you special discounts, but watch out after that

Volume discounts are nothing unusual in the world of enterprise software, but over the last year or so Salesforce has reportedly been approaching customers early about upcoming renewals and wooing them with considerable extra...

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Microsoft gives Config Manager the service overhaul

Microsoft will soon kick off a faster update and upgrade cadence for System Center Configuration Manager, the cornerstone of the company's enterprise-grade System Center device management suite.

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Dropbox woos large businesses with new Enterprise offering

Large enterprises have a new Dropbox product tailored for them that the company unveiled at its user conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.

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Dropbox touts enterprise growth at user conference

Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston announced at the company’s first conference for users Wednesday that there are now more than 150,000 companies paying for its Dropbox for Business product, up from the 130,000 business customers...

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Infor says European data stays in Europe with its ERP service

Infor runs ERP and CRM services for its customers, hosting them in Amazon Web Services' cloud, but promises that when people want their data to stay in Europe, it will.

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Google boosts its enterprise chops with Apps for Work partnerships

As Google Apps for Work keeps growing, the company tries to increase enterprises' interest in its products with a suite of recommended partners.


The case for moving to a cloud-based accounting system - the operations perspective

Are your accounting systems no longer meeting your needs and are expensive to maintain? Are you intrigued by cloud applications, but don’t know where to begin? I recently led a panel discussion with a CFO, CIO and a visionary in...

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IBM stirs Spark-as-a-service into IBM Bluemix

The new IBM Analytics on Apache Spark service is designed to allow developers to infuse applications on the Bluemix cloud platform with real-time analytics.

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Intel Security will discontinue McAfee SaaS products

Some products will be replaced, but admins will need to start over for setup and configuration

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How higher ed IT is staying ahead of the cloud computing curve

Signs that cloud computing is for real are piling up around Carnegie Mellon University’s Tom Dugas, but perhaps nothing else brings this home like the fact that the renowned Pittsburgh research school has posted a job opening for its...

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Microsoft expands Power BI's visualizations with help from users

Microsoft launched new capabilities for its Power BI business intelligence service Monday that allow users to add custom visualizations to their dashboards.

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Software a winner as VC market heads to biggest year since dot-com era

Venture capitalists are investing more money in private companies than at any time since the dot-com bust, with software companies grabbing the biggest slice of the pie.

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IBM's Watson Analytics offers new data discovery tools for everyday business users

If you're trying to figure out an optimal fantasy baseball lineup, how an unusually cool summer affected beer sales, or what Twitter users can tell you about why your company's stock price tanked, then IBM's Watson Analytics team has...

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SAP unveils SaaS analytics platform

SAP Cloud for Analytics aims to redefine analytics by combining business intelligence, planning and predictive analytics into a SaaS offering built on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

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SAP unwraps Project Orca and gives it a new name

SAP has taken the wraps off of Project Orca and given the service a new name: SAP Cloud for Analytics.

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The CFOs case for moving to a cloud-based accounting system

Are your accounting systems no longer meeting your needs and are expensive to maintain? Are you intrigued by cloud applications, but don’t know where to begin? I recently led a panel discussion with a CFO, CIO and COO to discuss their...

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