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  • Microsoft eyes Indian startups for cloud services

    Microsoft is targeting Indian startups with its cloud services, and has signed up more than 2,000 such customers in the country in the last 12 months, the company’s CEO, Satya Nadella said Monday at an event for startups in Bangalore.

    20 Feb. 17 21:41 Written by John Ribeiro
  • SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, UK 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 customer-facing systems with an SAP database, potentially leaving them liable for license fees for every customer that accesses their online store.

    18 Feb. 17 04:50 Written by Peter Sayer
  • How Philips is turning toothbrushes and MRI machines into IoT devices

    It’s a new era of IoT-enabled machines – from toothbrushes to high-end medical imaging equipment - and Philips wants to be on the cutting edge of offering its consumer and business customers access to more data. The company hopes this will help keep patients more healthy and machines running more smoothly.

    17 Feb. 17 02:36 Written by Brandon Butler
  • AWS Roundup: IoT buttons hit the enterprise, Directory launch and more

    Amazon Web Services got off to a slow start in January, taking its time to sleep off the New Year’s festivities. But the cloud provider got up to speed by the end of the month, launching a handful of new products for its customers to work with.

    16 Feb. 17 06:34 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Amazon releases Chime, a new cloud-based UCaaS

    Taking on incumbents like Cisco, Avaya, Microsoft and Google, Amazon today announced Chime, a cloud-based unified communications as a service application that the company says brings a fresh approach to online conference calls and meetings.

    15 Feb. 17 06:11 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Google’s new cloud service is a unique take on a database

    On Tuesday, Google launched Cloud Spanner, a new, fully managed database that’s supposed to provide the transactional consistency of a traditional database plus the scalability and performance of a NoSQL database.

    15 Feb. 17 04:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and more

    On Monday, AWS announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting. It’s a powerful swing at some very entrenched enterprise software players by the public cloud provider.

    14 Feb. 17 16:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Microsoft launches new Azure intellectual property protections

    Microsoft wants to help its cloud customers feel better protected from intellectual property lawsuit threats. To that end, the company is launching a new feature that’s designed to give them additional shielding.

    09 Feb. 17 07:16 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • HPE’s Mesosphere reseller agreement heats up container management market

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise has signed a reseller agreement to distribute a container management platform from startup Mesosphere. That’s a pretty big deal for the smaller company, and could signal the heating up of the application container market.

    09 Feb. 17 02:54 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Microsoft's custom voice recognition service hits public beta

    Companies building applications that leverage speech recognition have a new machine-learning based tool to improve their work. Microsoft is opening the public beta for its Custom Speech Service, the company said Tuesday.

    08 Feb. 17 06:16 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Inabox picks up Hostworks

    Inabox has acquired cloud services and hosting provider Hostworks for $7 million, the company announced today.

    03 Feb. 17 16:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • AWS quarterly revenue continues to rise, but growth slows

    The rocketship of cloud growth continued at the end of 2016 for Amazon Web Services. The public cloud provider announced Thursday that brought in a little more than US$3.5 billion during the fourth quarter of last year, up 47 percent from the same period in 2015.

    03 Feb. 17 10:30 Written by Blair Hanley Frank

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