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What businesses need to know about Privacy Shield

U.S. businesses may take some comfort from the fact that a successor to the Safe Harbor agreement has finally been named, but at this point, they shouldn't get too comfortable.

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Box makes it easier for businesses to control encryption of cloud data

Box has made it easier for its customers to control how stored data is encrypted with an update announced Thursday.

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Open Networking User Group looks to rein in ‘Wild West’ of hybrid cloud

A working group made up of 10 Fortune 500 customers is urging for easier interoperability between public and private clouds.

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IBM doubles down on data with four new cloud tools

Data is what makes today's business world go 'round, and IBM on Thursday launched a suite of new tools designed to help companies make the most of what they've got.

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In search of IBM Verse

It’s been almost exactly 10 months since IBM formally launched its analytics-infused messaging system called Verse, and while the company’s announcement of “software for a new way to work” generated a relatively positive blast of...

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The 3 technologies retailers need to succeed

Retailers looking to grow in a fast-changing industry need to focus on three main technologies. Computerworld's Sharon Gaudin -- just back from the National Retail Federation's Big Show -- and Executive News Editor Ken Mingis have the...

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Microsoft launches IoT Hub to ingest data from the physical world

Microsoft announced Wednesday that its Azure IoT Hub product for managing fleets of devices that feed digital data from the physical world will be generally available on Thursday.

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Microsoft's Power BI visualizations go public with new 'publish to web' feature

Microsoft's Power BI data visualization service is making it possible for companies to share their business information with the world in an interactive format.

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Google is said to endorse ARM server chips, but don't get excited yet

Google will give its public backing to Qualcomm's ARM server chip next week, according to a report Wednesday, but history suggests it's too early to draw conclusions.

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Wait until April before relying on Privacy Shield, EU privacy watchdogs warn

Businesses that need to transfer European Union citizens' personal data to the U.S. should wait until at least mid-April before relying on the Privacy Shield to provide legal protection -- and in the meantime, they shouldn't count too...

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Rackspace to resell PLUMgrid OpenStack SDN

Major endorsement for start-up from OpenStack founder

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Arista violated 3 Cisco patents: ITC

Rival plans workarounds in Q2 to keep switches on the market

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Microsoft will give Yammer to all Office 365 users

Microsoft stepped up efforts to expand the reach of its Yammer work social network -- and better compete with other workplace collaboration tools -- announcing Tuesday that any organization with an Office 365 subscription will gain...

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Network World annual State of the Network survey results

Network World this week released the findings of its annual State of the Network survey, which touched on everything from budget plans to Software Defined Networking, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.

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What Google’s earnings tell us about its cloud business

This week Google’s earnings provided a peak into how the company’s Cloud Platform is doing – and while Google has big plans for its cloud, it’s clear that so far usage has been driven by SaaS applications, and overall cloud revenues...

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U.S., EU reach agreement on Safe Harbor alternative

Goodbye Safe Harbor, hello Privacy Shield: that's the name given by European Union and U.S. negotiators to the deal they struck on Tuesday under which transfers of personal data between the two regions can proceed.

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SDN shifts from configuration to analytics

Two vendors, Midokura and Pluribus, offer products for visibility into operations, performance

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How end-user guilt inspires IBM to improve your email experience

A massive transformation is underway at IBM involving "a very maniacal focus on design" across its enterprise social and other products.

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