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Evaluating customer engagement cloud solutions: Key questions to ask

How to reveal the critical architectural differences in today’s cloud solutions

LILEE Systems' new fog computing platform is well suited to distributed enterprises  

Can help meet the unique challenges of analyzing data close to its points of origin


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Tips to help select and manage your co-location vendor

As companies rely more on co-location, cloud and other off-premise computing models, enterprise IT needs to improve how it selects and manages vendors.

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‘Cloud washing’ gives way to true cloud services

A new CompTIA study shows lower adoption of SaaS applications, suggesting that CIOs are getting over the ‘cloud washing’ that has plagued the market for years.

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Which is cheaper: Containers or virtual machines?

As the containers vs. virtual machine debate rages on, new research finds that containers could yield double-digit resource savings compared to virtual machines.

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Google will shore up one of its biggest cloud weaknesses next year

Google announced a major change to its cloud platform infrastructure on Thursday that will help shore up one of the company's biggest weaknesses relative to competitors like Microsoft and Amazon. The company will be launching 8 new...

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Microsoft opens up its 'million dollar' bug-finder

Project Springfield, which includes Microsoft's in-house testing technology for Windows and Office apps, uses whitebox fuzzing technology to sniff out flaws that could lead to crashes

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Microsoft adds SharePoint support to OneDrive

Microsoft announced a big upgrade to its OneDrive cloud storage service, adding SharePoint support and more Office 365 integration.

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Microsoft puts AI front and center with research overhaul

Microsoft has announced the formation of its AI and Research Group, which it says will help the company democratize artificial intelligence use across individuals and organizations.

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Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway, and Planner fall flat

Microsoft's latest productivity tools have a few compelling features but integrate poorly with Office

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Canonical integrates Ubuntu with open source container manager Kubernetes

Canonical – the developer of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system – today is hopping on the container management bandwagon by integrating its popular OS with Kubernetes, an open source project for managing containers at scale.

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Plat.One acquisition marks start of $2B IoT investment plan for SAP

SAP has bought IoT startup Plat.One, marking the start of a plan to invest US$2 billion in the internet of things over the next five years.

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10 tips for a successful cloud plan

How do you get started using the cloud? To have a successful cloud deployment, it’s helpful to have a plan. The following 10 tips are key for a successful cloud rollout.

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Wyoming's open source enterprise code library a secret no more

Wyoming’s 250-person Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) group knew it had a good thing in its Enterprise Extensible Code Library, but it chose to keep things under wraps outside of the state until last week when members of that team...

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Bringing IoT data into public clouds is getting easier

On Tuesday, two companies moved to help enterprises adapt their IoT data for popular cloud services. OSIsoft introduced its PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure, and Particle announced a custom integration with Google Cloud Platform.

Video: What’s it like to be a cloud startup

In a market dominated by vendors like Amazon, Microsoft and Google is there room for startups? Cloud Chronicles visited ClearSky Data in downtown Boston to find out.

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What small business look for when considering SaaS

Cloud marketers and SaaS pros share their advice on how to make cloud-based software attractive to small and midsized businesses.

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Sage delivers a payments API. Because APIs are the key to unlocking the future

Accounting software vendor Sage jumps on the API bandwagon, partners with Apigee to provide API management.

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Clear skies: Starting up in the cloud

The infrastructure cloud computing world is dominated by vendors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, so is there room for startups? ClearSky Data in Boston thinks so. The company launched in 20 14 and helps...

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Microsoft Azure networking is speeding up, thanks to custom hardware

Networking between virtual machines in Microsoft Azure is going to get a whole lot faster, thanks to some new hardware that Microsoft has rolled out across its fleet of datacenters.

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