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  • Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management

    Microsoft has added automated backup and patching for SQL Server databases running in virtual machines on its Azure cloud, in a bid to simplify management and improve reliability.

  • Google gives VMware huge public Cloud boost

    VMware has announced a partnership with Google that could go a long way toward making VMware more competitive in the public Cloud market.

  • Data retention: Industry uncertainty dismissed as 'hearsay'

    The parliamentary committee overseeing data retention legislation has requested more evidence that companies are unclear as to whether they will be forced to keep customer data under the government's proposed data retention scheme.

  • Oracle Service Cloud gets more social

    Oracle has released an update to its Oracle Service Cloud that adds new tools to give companies more insight about their customers.

  • Hybrid cloud demand driving Australian data centre market: Equinix

    More enterprises are turning to hybrid cloud environments and shifting IT workloads out of the office into the data centre, generating more demand for data centre services, according to Equinix Australia managing director Jeremy Deutsch.

  • How to get the best performance out of Salesforce and other SaaS apps

    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has become a standard consideration for even the largest companies, but the tools IT teams have traditionally used for application performance monitoring aren't designed for these online tools. IT needs another way to make sure SaaS applications such as Salesforce.com are working properly.

  • AWS launches WorkMail for the enterprise

    Amazon Web Services has launched a new product to its expansive service catalog in the Cloud: WorkMail is a hosted email platform for enterprises.

  • IBM's SoftLayer chief departs amid Cloud transition

    The head of IBM's SoftLayer Cloud services business has left the company, hard on the heels of IBM naming another executive to lead a new Cloud division.

  • OneDrive adds 'Albums,' will soon add automatic photo import from PC

    Microsoft has launched an Albums feature for organizing photos stored on its OneDrive cloud service, bringing it one step closer to parity with competitors Dropbox and Google.

  • MYOB dives into mid-market cloud

    MYOB is moving deeper into the mid-market with the release Wednesday of its cloud-based ERP software, MYOB Advanced.

  • Microsoft's stream processing engine boosts Bing, Azure services

    A streaming analytics engine developed by Microsoft Research is giving advertisers on the company's Bing Web search service more timely analysis on how their ad campaigns are faring, according to the company.

  • How to assess the security of SaaS applications

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

    Cloud sync-and-share company Dropbox, never one to shy away from an acquisition, has snapped up startup Pixelapse, which provides a GitHub-like version control service for "tens of thousands" of visual designers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

  • Cisco's evolving software, Cloud strategy will hinge on hardware

    The software and expanded Cloud strategy Cisco is announcing this week is an attempt to leverage the company's installed hardware base while addressing the software centrism sweeping the industry.

  • Oracle and Samsung said to be teaming up for mobile cloud delivery

    Oracle and Samsung Electronics have reportedly forged a new partnership through which they will work together to deliver mobile cloud services.

  • Box rides high on Wall Street’s warm welcome

    Box made a splashy entrance on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, opening at $20.20 per share, or 44 percent higher than the price it had set for itself the night before.

  • Hottest Enterprise Network & Computing Startups of 2015

    Coming off a huge year in venture capital investing, the bar has been set high for 2015. But network and computing startups, focused in areas such as the cloud, security and mobile, promise to reap big dollars from investors this year as well. Here's a running timeline of startup investments, with an emphasis on those of interest to enterprise IT pros.

  • Amazon to acquire Israeli startup Annapurna Labs for data center muscle

    Amazon.com is to acquire a semiconductor startup in Israel, which has been operating secretively since it was set up in 2011.

  • As Box's IPO looms, so do its challenges

    The road to an initial public offering is rarely smooth for any company, but it's fair to say that Box's journey has been one of the bumpier ones. Though it filed plans to go public early last year, it wasn't until this week that the milestone finally come into view. In the meantime, Box's challenges have only intensified.

  • Box CEO Aaron Levie's top 10 snarkiest Tweets

    It's rare to find a CEO of a high-profile company who is more outspoken on social media than Aaron Levie, founder and "chief magician" (as he calls himself) of Box, which today is launching its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday Jan. 23.