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CASB delivers must-have protection for your SaaS apps

NetSkope edges CipherCloud and Bitglass in test of three ingenious and powerful cloud access security brokers.

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Why Salesforce just bought this ex-Facebook CTO’s startup

Hard on the heels of its Demandware acquisition in June, Salesforce on Monday confirmed it is acquiring cloud collaboration software maker Quip.

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VCE chief boasts of hyperconvergence superpower

VCE has only been in the hyperconverged appliance market since the February launch of its VxRail family, but President Chad Sakac says the company will soon be the number one player in that rapidly growing market.

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Asana's new feature lets users mark what tasks are holding them up

Asana announced a new feature on Thursday that's aimed at cutting down on emails asking when a particular task will be finished.

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Dropbox levels up its features for administrators

IT administrators managing Dropbox deployments are supposed to have an easier time with it soon, thanks to improvements that the company announced Wednesday.

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GE waves developers onto its huge IoT stage

General Electric has more than a century of industrial experience, but it hopes to leverage outside expertise in its IoT mission. This week the company is hosting a developer conference for its GE Predix software platform and...

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Salesforce to acquire data center optimization startup Coolan

Salesforce.com has signed a definite agreement to acquire Coolan, the developer of a platform for data center hardware analysis and optimization.

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Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online

Small business owners are getting a new feature tailored just for them in Microsoft Office 365 -- a full service system for scheduling appointments for their services on the internet.

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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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