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  • Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

    Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.

  • Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid Cloud with Azure-in-a-box

    Microsoft Monday doubled down on hybrid Clouds by unveiling an on-premises system that syncs up with Azure public cloud services.

  • Microsoft (hearts) Linux, for Azure's sake

    Microsoft now loves Linux.

  • Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

    Ethernet's future is now about much more than the next top speed: The engineers charting a path for the ubiquitous networking protocol are looking at several new versions to serve a variety of applications.

  • HP unveils Cloud config manager

    HP has unveiled a network virtualisation system for large enterprise and cloud providers designed to simplify network configuration.

  • Open source startup targeting DevOps-defined networking

    A software startup debuted this week proposing software-defined networking to Docker, the open source software for creating Linux application virtualization containers.

  • Telco Systems lays groundwork for fewer management worries with virtual routers, firewalls

    Hosted service vendor Telco Systems is hoping to make it easier for businesses to buy cloud-based routers and firewalls, but the company first has to convince service providers it's a good idea.

  • Pacnet builds on OpenStack for NFV

    Adding support for network functions virtualization (NFV) to its network-as-a-service platform meant that Pacnet had to delve into OpenStack's source code and modify Neutron — the open source cloud computing project's networking component.

  • Dell expands data centre services with Digital Realty hook-up

    Dell has taken space in two Digital Realty data centres – Sydney and Melbourne – as it expands its cloud service offerings for customers.

  • Google wastes no time refining Classroom

    Making clear that it's serious about its foray into education software, Google has pushed out a set of enhancements for its Classroom app, barely two months after its release.

  • SAP looks to long-time ally IBM for help expanding in the Cloud

    SAP's Hana Enterprise Cloud service will be made available through IBM's global Cloud infrastructure, in a move that expands options for customers around the world who are considering moving their business applications off-premises to the Cloud.

  • Google adds online chat to Apps support options

    Apps admins will be able to communicate with Google tech support staffers via online chat, complementing other existing options, including phone calls.

  • Is there a point where a private Cloud is cheaper than the public Cloud?

    A group of companies that sell products to build private Clouds has determined a price at which it claims it is less expensive to operate a private Cloud compared to using Amazon Web Service's IaaS public Cloud.

  • Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

    Salesforce.com's development platform is known for its ability to create new apps quickly and easily, but with the launch of Lightning, both business users and programmers can get in on the fun.

  • Where giant companies are in their cloud journeys

    CIOs at Humana, Progressive, Vanguard, Western Union and other huge companies talk candidly about where they are with cloud computing -- some are "all in" with all things cloud, others are proceeding more cautiously with, say, public cloud for specific types of apps -- and some of the lessons they've learned along the way. Skills development, avoiding vendor lock-in and security issues are all on their minds, too.

  • What giant companies WON'T put in the Cloud

    In our interviews with CIOs at large enterprises, we found that adoption levels vary from simple experimentation to heavy use of Cloud apps and infrastructure in public and private settings.

  • CIOs adopt down-to-earth Cloud strategy

    CIOs are taking a pragmatic approach to Cloud computing, selectively launching SaaS applications and shifting infrastructure resources to IaaS platforms while building their own private Clouds.

  • Cloud technologies to help ABC find savings, says Mark Scott

    The use of cloud-based technologies to deliver content is one area that ABC can expect to find future savings, the public broadcaster’s managing director, Mark Scott, said in a speech delivered last night.

  • Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

    Salesforce.com and Microsoft's budding partnership has yet to produce everything the companies promised in their product-integration announcement earlier this year, but more specific delivery dates have been revealed.

  • Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in Cloud analytics

    The knock against Salesforce.com has long been for its lack of robust analytics, but the company is hoping to change that perception and challenge the competition with Wave, its sixth discrete Cloud service.