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Infor plots move into cloud financials in strike against Workday

Financials Xi will provide a broad and modern suite of applications with no need to 'bolt-on' more, Infor says

Microsoft bringing more mobile, cloud products to China with new subsidiary

Microsoft has recently been facing regulatory obstacles in China

Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Front Porch Digital technology is used by media companies, government agencies and sports organizations for a variety of applications

SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

Hadoop support and a tie-in to BusinessObjects are among the highlights

County set to rip and replace troubled SAP software system

SAP's software is used successfully by thousands of government agencies, a spokesman maintains

SAP, Ericsson team up for mobile management and apps

Ericsson will help mobile operators offer cloud-based applications to enterprise users and customers

OneDrive now allows files of up to 10GB

That's up from a previous maximum of 2GB

Oracle completes Micros acquisition, forms new global business unit

Oracle makes a big push into hospitality and retail with the addition of Micros launches $100 million venture capital fund

The money will go to startups building mobile applications on's Salesforce1 platform

Tibco going up against Oracle, IBM and Adobe with new customer engagement platform

Tibco Engage seeks to go beyond mere customer loyalty programs

Popular Android apps fail basic security tests, putting privacy at risk

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication


Digital Ocean and CoreOS partner - Why you should know about these startups

Digital Ocean is cheap, simple IaaS; CoreOS is lightweight, container-friendly Linux. It’s a match made in the cloud.

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Microsoft rolls out migration tool for porting apps into Azure cloud

One of the big problems with IaaS cloud computing is how to get apps up into the cloud. There are a variety of emerging technologies for solving this problem, but Microsoft is one of the first big vendors to acquire a company that...

Google offers to accelerate Web servers with new software

Google's new PageSpeed module can cut bandwidth needs by 37 percent

Workday continues push against Oracle, SAP in financial apps

A new Composite Reporting feature could help the cloud software upstart continue its move upmarket says wearables push is catching on with customers, partners

The vendor is planning to prominently feature apps for wearable devices at the upcoming Dreamforce conference

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FAQ: Containers

You know a technology is going mainstream when Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, VMware and Red Hat all make big announcements about embracing it. Such is the case with containers. But as containers have grown in popularity among developers...

Box to beef up cloud storage with workflow engine

Box also rolled out consulting services and tailored packages for vertical industries

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