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  • Oracle to buy cloud provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

    Oracle has entered into an agreement to buy NetSuite, which provides cloud-based accounting, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and other business software packages, for US$9.3 billion.

    28 July 16 23:18 Written by Grant Gross
  • Citrix & LogMeIn complete complicated, tax-free sort-of merger

    LogMeIn, the makers of the popular remote desktop software as well as IT security and other offerings, will become part of a Citrix subsidiary in the wake of a complicated, $1.8 billion transaction announced Tuesday by the two companies.

    28 July 16 07:18 Written by Jon Gold
  • Dropbox aims for enterprise with new team and IT admin features

    Continuing its effort to better appeal to enterprise users, Dropbox today announced a series of new features aimed at making its cloud-based storage and collaboration platform easier for teams of workers to use and IT administrators to centrally control.

    28 July 16 04:53 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Google launches new cloud service for understanding human language

    Google's intelligent cloud developer tools are expanding with the launch of a new Cloud Natural Language API on Wednesday. The service is aimed at helping developers create applications that understand human language.

    21 July 16 03:53 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Microsoft, IBM tout cloud services as key drivers of earnings strength

    It is earnings season, which for publicly-traded technology vendors in the cloud market means it’s time to update investors on the momentum of emerging products helping to displace eroding revenue from legacy offerings. For two technology vendor stalwarts – Microsoft and IBM - cloud computing has played a significant role in their earnings this quarter.

    21 July 16 02:32 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Skype sets a course for the cloud, ditching some apps on the way

    Skype is leaving behind its peer-to-peer roots and going all in on the cloud. While the popular messaging app made it this far by facilitating connections between computers for video calls and other communications, it's moving to a cloud architecture that is supposed to improve performance and expand the service's capabilities.

    20 July 16 23:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Microsoft's Azure cloud revenue doubles, but phone sales plummet

    Microsoft's cloud push continues to pay off for the company, which reported on Tuesday that its Azure cloud revenue for the second calendar quarter of 2016 had more than doubled compared to the same period in 2015.

    20 July 16 07:32 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • 4 numbers that stood out in VMware’s earnings

    : VMware this week updated investors on the progress of emerging technologies playing an increasingly significant role in the company’s earnings. VMware’s product mix includes not just compute virtualization, but network virtualization, cloud management and end user computing.

    20 July 16 00:26 Written by Brandon Butler
  • IBM grows in cloud and data analytics but overall revenue slides

    IBM’s revenue continued to decline in the second quarter but growth in some of its strategic initiatives like cloud computing and data analytics suggest that the company may be on track in its transition plans.

    19 July 16 16:47 Written by John Ribeiro
  • AWS buys Cloud9 IDE in snub to Google

    Amazon Web Services has bought Cloud9, a popular web-based developer environment that recently aligned itself with the Google Cloud Platform.

    15 July 16 06:07 Written by James Niccolai
  • What’s hot at Cisco Live!

    Cisco security heats up, as does relationship with VMware; all about chat bots, Maroon 5 and Elle King too.

    15 July 16 03:05 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Microsoft wins appeal over US government access to emails held overseas

    A U.S. appeals court has quashed a search warrant that would have required Microsoft to disclose contents of emails stored on a server in Ireland, in a case that has broad ramifications for privacy, diplomatic relations and the ability of American companies to sell web services abroad.

    15 July 16 01:44 Written by Marc Ferranti

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