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Microsoft commits to twice yearly updates to Windows 10, Office 365

Microsoft is offering IT pros some new guidance on when they can expect major feature updates for Windows 10, Office 365's client applications, and System Center Configuration Manager.

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SnapLogic's AI simplifies enterprise software connections

SnapLogic wants to make it easier for users of its enterprise software integration platform to connect components of their business systems. The company unveiled a new feature on Tuesday that uses machine learning to suggest what...

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Oracle adds attention analytics to its data cloud with Moat buy

Oracle's online advertising analytics platform will soon know even more about what you are watching, where and when: The company has agreed to buy Moat, which aims to track how much attention consumers are paying to online media.

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Microsoft buys former employee Charles Simonyi’s Intentional Software

Serial space tourist Charles Simonyi is returning to Microsoft to help it develop Office 365's team productivity capabilities

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5 Open Source companies to watch in 2017

A look at 5 recently funded open source-oriented enterprise networking and IT startups, focused on everything from switching and programming to product management and databases.

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Data security and the cloud: Earn trust by putting your customers in control

Giving customers control over who can access their sensitive data can go a long way toward helping the cloud industry reduce fears and earn trust.

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G Suite vs. Office 365 cloud collaboration battle heats up

Microsoft's Office 365 has a big lead, but Google is quickly repositioning G Suite for business and winning some big customers. Who will come out on top in this rapidly evolving market?

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Data the key ingredient for restaurant chain success

ArrowStream’s OnDemand software gives CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries a full view of its supply chain data, helping it reduce food costs.

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Google gobbles up more big-name cloud customers

Google, saying the enterprise cloud is a natural extension of its mission, announced new customers and tools for the enterprise at its largest business conference to date.

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Google touts its enterprise chops in cloud keynote

Enterprises: Google wants you. That’s the message coming out of the first keynote address at the company’s Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. The tech titan’s Cloud team really wants enterprises to know that...

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Why email is safer in Office 365 than on your Exchange server

Beyond blocking spam and virus-laden messages, cloud services can determine whether links are safe to visit and whether you’re protecting the right information.

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AppDirect's survey rings true, albeit self-serving

In a nutshell: SaaS is good, but SaaS is hard.

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The cloud is growing 7 times faster than the rest of IT

The latest IDC forecast says public cloud spending will grow almost 25% this year, topping $122 billion. And the growth keeps up through 2020.

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7 project management tools any business can afford

There’s no shortage of project management solutions for mid-size and large businesses. Startups, though, have limited budgets and simply can't afford high-priced project management software. Here are seven affordable options.

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SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says

SAP's named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday. The consequences could be far-reaching for businesses that have integrated their...

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How to succeed in an as-a-service world

To take full advantage of cloud opportunities, IT organizations must restructure for the future.

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New Office 365 subscriptions for consumers plunged 62% in 2016

Microsoft said subscriptions to Office 365 had hit nearly 25 million, but additions to the software rolls were down 62% in 2016 compared to 2015.

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Box launches standalone Notes app to help teams collaborate

Box Notes is getting its own standalone web app and a new desktop app for Windows and Mac. It’s a new turn for the product, which allows users to collaboratively edit documents in real time.

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