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Microsoft's new service is like YouTube for the enterprise

Microsoft thinks it has YouTube for the enterprise on its hands with the beta launch of a new service on Monday.

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How Salesforce.com's Wave Analytics helps publisher track leads

Sales teams for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are using cloud software to track existing client accounts and identify new leads.

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Shlomo Kramer: a security investor looking for smart entrepreneurs to disrupt markets

Israeli investor and entrepreneur Shlomo Kramer talks about how to spot a good company to invest in.

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Microsoft's new Dynamics 365 will bundle ERP and CRM in the cloud

Microsoft is working on a new offering called Dynamics 365 that will combine its current ERP and CRM cloud services and include applications purpose-built for specific business functions.

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Microsoft appears to be building a business app marketplace

Microsoft appears to be building a business app store. The company appears to have accidentally launched a test version of a service called Appsource that’s designed to help businesses find software that augments the Microsoft...

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Oracle will give cloud users first dibs on its next big database update

Oracle's namesake database may have been born on-premises, but the next big update to the software will start off in the cloud, with the on-premises version delayed until later.

A FireEye chat with Kevin Mandia

FireEye focused on engineering innovation, threat intelligence utilization and security as a service rather than Wall Street capriciousness.

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Nokia hopes its new IoT platform, Impact, will be a hit

Nokia hopes it will have a hit on its hands with Impact, an all-encompassing new Internet-of-Things management platform that brings together several existing products.

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Google goes after SharePoint with new enterprise tools

Google isn't kidding when it says it's serious about the enterprise. The company announced a pair of new services on Monday that are aimed squarely at helping businesses access information and share it internally, similar to what...

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Slack could host your next conference call

Get ready to start fielding voice calls in Slack. The company announced Tuesday that all users of its popular chat app will be able to ring their teammates with a couple of clicks.

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Egnyte wants to protect business data, wherever it's stored

Egnyte, an enterprise-focused file sync and sharing startup, is expanding beyond its roots in holding onto companies' data for them, and now aims to protect any data a company has, no matter where it's stored.

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Prezi tries again to get companies to change their presentations

Prezi, the seven-year-old startup that aims to reinvent the way that people make presentations, has launched a new business-focused offering that's aimed at getting companies to use its software instead of rivals like PowerPoint.

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Microsoft takes a swing at Trello and Asana with new Planner app

Microsoft has taken a big swing at helping employees stay on track with the launch of a new web app called Planner, which competes with some high-flying startups in the productivity space.

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Office 365 Advanced Security Management brings powerful protection for a price

Enterprises using Microsoft's Office 365 have a new security product that they can use to better lock down their organizations -- for a price.

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Salesforce picks AWS as preferred public cloud provider

Salesforce has named Amazon Web Services its preferred public cloud provider for services like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud and Analytics Cloud, expanding a partnership between the two companies to provide the backend for the...

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Business users get live chat in Office Online

Microsoft's attempts to catch up with Google in the online collaboration space took a step forward Wednesday, when the company announced that it's adding live chat to Office Online. so that people can discuss documents stored in...

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Is Salesforce planning a post-Oracle future?

There's speculation about Salesforce weaning itself from Oracle, as well as talk about Marc Benioff taking over the Oracle leadership.

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Developers cheer as Atlassian delivers continuously from the cloud

It's hard to reconcile building applications in the cloud with traditional delivery tools. Atlassian aims to resolve that conundrum.

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