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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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Microsoft expands FastTrack migration service

Microsoft is expanding the free services it offers to help enterprise customers adopt its products. The company announced Monday that its FastTrack services now encompass Dynamics 365, Windows 10 and Microsoft Teams.

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API adoption: Traditional industries lag

Businesses need to digitize and adopt APIs to connect systems and be more customer-facing, but the energy, logistics, packaging and banking sectors have a lot of catching up to do.

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Microsoft launches StaffHub to connect deskless workers

Microsoft is taking another step towards serving workers who aren’t at computers all day with a new Office 365 service launched Thursday. StaffHub, which is part of the company’s enterprise productivity offering, allows managers to...

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Recombinant communications: The new 'genetics' of enterprise communications

The emerging API economy and 'as-a-service' industries hold promise to revolutionize the 'genetics' of enterprise communications.

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Hottest Enterprise Networking & IT Startups of 2017

So many cool networking and IT startups, so little time to write about them all. One way that we at least acknowledge their presence, however, is by running this interactive timeline of funding announcements. Check back frequently to...

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Millennials push for public cloud, innovation

Millennials are moving into IT decision-maker roles in their organizations. A study by Microsoft and Wakefield Research suggests they are more likely than their non-millennial peers to push their organizations to embrace the public...

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More file sync and sharing industry FUD

A vendor is spreading unnecessary fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about enterprise file sharing and synchronization services.

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Sorriest technology companies of 2016

You won’t be sorry for spinning through our review of public apologies issued by tech organizations, from Microsoft to Apple to Facebook to Samsung, in 2016.

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8 ways companies can manage risks brought on by the SaaS Tsunami

Every employee is on a mission to find the next SaaS application that will make their job easier. With nothing more than a credit card and an expense report, anyone within the organization can sign-up for a new application in minutes....

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