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  • 5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching

    Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain.

  • Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

    Google's latest enhancement to Cloud Platform is not a new feature but a repackaging of an existing innovation. But it's a downright useful offering all the same.

  • Amazon debuts bottomless storage plans for photos, data

    If you've got tons of digital photos and music that are a headache to back up, Amazon wants to interest you in two new storage services designed to ease home backups and archiving.

  • IoT could help give your local area its own power grid

    The Internet of Things is mostly about achieving greater scale, but in the case of an upcoming demonstration project, it will show how electrical grids can work at a smaller scale.

  • Oracle customizes project management for lines of business

    One size no longer fits all for enterprise software, Oracle has found. The company has customized its project management software to meet specific requirements of clients in government, financial services and the construction business.

  • Microsoft packages Azure for Web and mobile developers

    With a new integrated set of Azure-based services, Microsoft wants to help ease the process of developing applications that run in the cloud.

  • 12 free cloud storage options

    With all the public cloud storage offerings on the market today, many vendors just want customers to sign up for their services. So, in return for a new account, many offer free cloud storage.

  • EMC pools enterprise smarts to create data lakes

    EMC is drawing on its "federation" of companies to help customers build data lakes using EMC storage, VMware virtualisation and Pivotal Big Data smarts.

  • GinzaMetrics helps marketers get more bang for their social buck

    Hard on the heels of its Competitor Discovery tool last month, GinzaMetrics has unveiled a new set of tools that aims to help marketers understand the impact of their social-media efforts.

  • Amazon Web Services offers free satellite imagery

    Amazon Web Services is offering its customers free use of over 85,000 satellite images, setting the stage for new types of geographically-oriented cloud applications.

  • Google Cloud organizes all the log files to ease troubleshooting

    When troubleshooting a misbehaving Web application, administrators will often first check the server's logs for clues. Google is trying to ease that process by consolidating into a single location all the logs for user applications built on its cloud platform.

  • Salesforce App for Outlook brings CRM data to the inbox

    It's getting close to a year since Microsoft and Salesforce.com announced their strategic partnership, and the fruits of their union are beginning to appear. After discussing a number of planned joint products last fall, the two companies on Wednesday launched one of them -- the Salesforce App for Outlook -- into beta.

  • Does Juniper have too many SDNs?

    After last week's Innovation Day announcements, Juniper Networks has a range of SDN, data center fabric and data center switching products to choose from.

  • Google Cloud and a Chromebook might be your next contact center

    The next time you call customer service, you may get an answer from a Chromebook.

  • Ellison swings at Salesforce as Oracle's growth sputters

    Oracle expects to generate more than US$1 billion in new SaaS and PaaS business in 2015, putting it toe-to-toe in the cloud market with Salesforce.com, Oracle's top executives said Tuesday.

  • Ford uses Microsoft cloud to seamlessly update cars

    Ford Motor Co. is moving to automatically update its cars infotainment systems using Microsoft's Azure cloud service.

  • Dropbox for Business gets two new collaboration tools

    Long email threads can be an occupational hazard for those who collaborate frequently, but Dropbox on Tuesday announced two new features in its business offering that are designed specifically to help address that problem: in-file commenting capabilities and a tool known as the Dropbox badge.

  • Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce top Forrester cloud platform list

    Which cloud is best for building new applications? That depends on your developers and how they like to code, according to new research from Forrester.

  • Adobe launches Document Cloud with touch-enabled Acrobat DC

    Adobe already offers tailored cloud products for creative and marketing professionals, and on Tuesday it launched a like-minded initiative focused squarely on documents.

  • German industry is poised to exploit rural broadband

    Internet speeds of 50Mbps are nothing but a pipe dream for most inhabitants of Britain, while even 5Mbps would be a welcome boost for many living in remote areas.