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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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New Office 365 subscriptions for consumers plunged 62% in 2016

Microsoft said subscriptions to Office 365 had hit nearly 25 million, but additions to the software rolls were down 62% in 2016 compared to 2015.

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Box launches standalone Notes app to help teams collaborate

Box Notes is getting its own standalone web app and a new desktop app for Windows and Mac. It’s a new turn for the product, which allows users to collaboratively edit documents in real time.

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Microsoft expands FastTrack migration service

Microsoft is expanding the free services it offers to help enterprise customers adopt its products. The company announced Monday that its FastTrack services now encompass Dynamics 365, Windows 10 and Microsoft Teams.

Small businesses are prime targets for cyberattacks: SIEM-as-a-service can help

Netsurion’s SIEM-at-the-Edge puts enterprise-level detection and response capabilities in the hands of SMBs

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Microsoft launches StaffHub to connect deskless workers

Microsoft is taking another step towards serving workers who aren’t at computers all day with a new Office 365 service launched Thursday. StaffHub, which is part of the company’s enterprise productivity offering, allows managers to...

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Millennials push for public cloud, innovation

Millennials are moving into IT decision-maker roles in their organizations. A study by Microsoft and Wakefield Research suggests they are more likely than their non-millennial peers to push their organizations to embrace the public...

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Sorriest technology companies of 2016

You won’t be sorry for spinning through our review of public apologies issued by tech companies, from Microsoft to Apple to Facebook to Samsung, in 2016.

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10 must-watch IaaS cloud trends for 2017

Adoption of public cloud resources is growing faster than the virtualization market did in the early 2000s, driven by a series of use cases ideally suited for on-demand, elastic infrastructure. 2017 will be a year of continued...

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Can I capitalize my system implementation or get tax advantages?

With the introduction of software as a service, organizations need to understand and evaluate their options to account for their SaaS implementation expenses for both book and tax purposes. This blog post focuses on two major...

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8 ways companies can manage risks brought on by the SaaS Tsunami

Every employee is on a mission to find the next SaaS application that will make their job easier. With nothing more than a credit card and an expense report, anyone within the organization can sign-up for a new application in minutes....

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