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HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of "composable" IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises systems. Now it's putting those same Synergy components -- and some new ones -- into the...

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SAP offers cash for referrals in new cloud channel program

To sell its cloud services, ERP vendor SAP is crowdsourcing its sales team.

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GE buys ServiceMax for $915M to boost its IoT power

General Electric’s US$915 million acquisition of field service management company ServiceMax on Monday should help enterprises combine what GE does for industrial products and assets with more tools for those who work on them.

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Apps be nimble, apps be quick

Cloud-native apps are sweeping IT, but the goal remains the same: Keep end users happy.

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ServiceNow enables businesses to embrace the cloud

ServiceNow’s IT Business Management suite helps IT teams overcome the cloud skills gap and ensures organizations have a successful journey to the cloud.

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OwnBackup: Don't rely on SaaS vendors to do their own backup and recovery

OwnBackup is making a business out of what vendors should (arguably) do: secure and automated daily backups of SaaS and PaaS data.

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Wipro is buying cloud consultant Appirio for $500M

Bangalore-based consulting firm Wipro is buying Appirio to catch up with Accenture and Deloitte in the cloud applications business.

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Google is turning spreadsheets, documents and presentations into to-do lists

Google is trying to do away with the tiring process of figuring out who's supposed to do what after a meeting wraps up with a new Action Items feature.

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Riverbed searches for the IT Holy Grail

Riverbed strives to create the IT Holy Grail with SteelCentral 11, combining end user experience, infrastructure, application and network performance management in one platform.

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Breaches, IT skills & innovation keeping CIOs up at night

To say that CIOs have full plates – from guarding against breaches to cloud migration to embracing innovation – is an understatement. But given the growing recognition of IT’s importance to organizations of all kinds, it’s also a...

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Slack CEO describes 'Holy Grail' of virtual assistants

Stewart Butterfield wants to build a super bot that retrieves and correlates information from any enterprise application to find employees answers to sophisticated questions.

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IBM's Cleversafe storage platform is becoming a cloud service

If dispersing data among storage nodes can make it more secure and less prone to loss, wouldn’t spreading it across far-flung cloud data centers make it even more so? If so, IBM has the right idea with its Cloud Object Storage service...

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Salesforce takes another swing at Microsoft with chatbot building tools

Companies have another set of tools at their disposal to build chatbots. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced a new LiveMessage service that's aimed at connecting his company's Service Cloud with messaging services like Facebook...

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Salesforce Einstein aims to democratize AI

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff calls Salesforce Einstein ‘AI for everyone,’ but only time will tell how useful the artificial intelligence feature really is.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 will be unveiled later this month

Microsoft Dynamics 365, a new on-demand version of the software suite, will unify ERP and CRM capabilities.

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Why it takes a cloud service to manage cloud services

Chances are, your business already uses multitudes of cloud services and integrates with many more. How do you manage them all? These services can help.

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Salesforce will buy Krux to expand behavioral tracking capabilities

Salesforce.com has agreed to buy user data management platform Krux, potentially allowing businesses to process even more data in their CRM systems.

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Salesforce kicks off its conference with mobile, IoT updates and more

Salesforce's annual Dreamforce mega-conference kicks off in San Francisco on Tuesday morning, and the company will announce a slew of updates to its apps and services.

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