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  • Payment Adviser finds value in desktop-as-a-service

    Australian electronic payment business, Payment Adviser, has transitioned to a hosted virtual desktop as part of its outsourced business model.

  • Office 365 admins get spreadsheet search help

    Microsoft has switched on special search features in Office 365 designed to help IT administrators keep tabs on employees' spreadsheets, a task becoming more difficult and more important in enterprises.

  • BitYota cloud data warehouse gets a boost from Microsoft Azure

    Hoping to enlarge its pool of corporate customers to include the enterprise market, startup BitYota will soon offer its data warehouse service on the Microsoft Azure cloud, thanks to a partnership between the two companies.

  • IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the Cloud

    Two of IBM's most popular analysis products, the Cognos Business Intelligence and the SPSS predictive analytics package, are headed for the Cloud, the latest in an ongoing push by IBM to port its vast software portfolio to the Cloud.

  • Google enlists PwC to push Apps, Android, Cloud computing to businesses

    Google has struck a partnership with PwC in which the global provider of consulting services will recommend to its customers the Apps suite, Android devices and the Google cloud computing platform.

  • Microsoft leans on data-center strength to get cloud edge

    Microsoft wants to move monitoring and analytics to the cloud, automate management and take over high- performance computing work with its latest Azure products.

  • EMC snaps up three startups to help build hybrid Clouds

    EMC has continued its push into hybrid Clouds, buying three startups and introducing a package of hardware, software and services for getting a Cloud up and running.

  • Speedboats race with the cloud

    The founder of a powerboat racing business is looking to use the cloud to track the company boat's performance during offshore races and keep fans and racing officials updated with animated race visualizations.

  • Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

    Extending Office 365 functionality to third-party developers, Microsoft has exposed a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) so other companies can add features and capabilities to the online productivity service.

  • Big Switch rolls out SDN starter kits

    SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks this week is expected to unveil "starter kits" designed for its Big Cloud Fabric product that began shipping in September amidst a stream of positive product reviews.