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  • NetSuite to increase focus on ERP for manufacturers

    Capitalizing on apparent demand from customers, NetSuite is adding new capabilities aimed at manufacturers to its cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.

    14 May 13 17:03 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • SAP says HANA will power all Cloud applications

    SAP's HANA Cloud Platform, consisting of the core in-memory database plus application development tools, analytics and integration services, will eventually underpin all of its cloud-based applications, the company said at its Sapphire conference.

    14 May 13 14:19 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Big Data is a big but young market

    A recent survey by Forrester found that 7 per cent of IT executives and 9 per cent of business leaders feel they have gained a true return on investment from Big Data. That means there's a lot more business can be doing to glean insights from the massive amount of data that's potentially available to them.

    13 May 13 20:56 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Microsoft improves photo management in SkyDrive

    Microsoft is rolling out changes to SkyDrive to enhance management of photos in the cloud storage service, including more efficient viewing and uploading of files.

    13 May 13 19:28 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Google triples free storage to 15GB

    Google said it is increasing the amount of free storage for users of its Google Drive cloud storage service to 15 GB.

    13 May 13 19:21 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Verizon Enterprise Solutions chief: 'We build infrastructure at scale'

    In the battle for the next generation of enterprise IT, John Stratton carries a lot of weapons. Stratton is president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the nearly $30 billion unit formed just over a year ago to deliver networking, cloud, mobility, managed security, telematics and a host of other services in a more coordinated fashion for Verizon's top enterprise buyers. Building on a traditionally strong base of wired and wireless network services, Verizon Enterprise also blends in acquired assets like cloud hosting company Terremark, security company Cybertrust and Hughes Telematics. In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Stratton spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Verizon Enterprise's progress since its inception, including a dramatic streamlining of internal systems and processes designed to make life much easier for the company's customers. Stratton also discussed the company's suite of services aimed at simplifying life for IT teams struggling with mobility and the influx of consumer devices, and he talked candidly about the prospects for a third mobile platform to rival Apple's iOS and Google's Android. He also talked about how cloud is reshaping the IT landscape and hinted at a series of major upcoming cloud announcements from Verizon Enterprise. Also, he explained how the "Internet of Things" is creating powerful new business opportunities for Verizon and its enterprise customers.

    13 May 13 19:00 Written by John Gallant
  • Backlash begins against Adobe's subscription-only plan

    A petition on demanding that Adobe back away from its subscription-only model for its creativity software, including PhotoShop, has collected over 4,400 signatures by late Thursday.

    10 May 13 11:06 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Microsoft says Yammer sales are booming

    With the backing of its new parent company, Yammer more than tripled its revenue year on year in the quarter that ended in March.

    09 May 13 21:49 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • IDC: Cloud, mobility exposing limitations of existing networks

    The combination of highly virtualised environments inside enterprise networks, along with an explosion of mobile traffic, are exposing the limitations of existing networks, and driving the need for a new era of dynamic and scalable networks of the future, IDC researchers said in a panel discussion at Interop this week.

    09 May 13 20:39 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Dell and OnApp cooperate on pretested cloud packages

    OnApp and Dell have teamed up to create pretested cloud packages for service providers and make it easier for them to roll out services, which could result in more competition in the cloud space.

    09 May 13 13:52 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • VMware: Faster app provisioning makes SDN a keeper

    Software defined networking (SDN) is generating a lot of buzz these days, but the technology will ultimately make itself useful in the enterprise largely because it will save enterprises time in deploying new applications, predicted Martin Casado, chief architect of networking at VMware.

    08 May 13 20:33 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Microsoft to boost Office Web Apps features

    Microsoft plans to accelerate improvements in Office Web Apps, the browser-based version of the Office suite, adding features like real-time co-authoring of documents and the ability to run in Android tablets via mobile Chrome browser support.

    08 May 13 01:13 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • London Gatwick Airport takes out 200 servers, moves to cloud, BYOD

    Cloud computing and a "bring your own device" (BYOD) strategy aren't technology approaches typically associated with running an airport's information-technology operations. But London Gatwick, the U.K.'s second largest airport, is pushing heavily into both.

    07 May 13 22:51 Written by Ellen Messmer

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