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  • SAP looks to long-time ally IBM for help expanding in the Cloud

    SAP's Hana Enterprise Cloud service will be made available through IBM's global Cloud infrastructure, in a move that expands options for customers around the world who are considering moving their business applications off-premises to the Cloud.

  • Google adds online chat to Apps support options

    Apps admins will be able to communicate with Google tech support staffers via online chat, complementing other existing options, including phone calls.

  • VMware again lets users run virtualised desktops locally with Flex

    VMware is offering a new product, Horizon Flex, that lets IT departments run containerised and secured virtual desktops locally on PC or Mac laptops and desktops.

  • Is there a point where a private Cloud is cheaper than the public Cloud?

    A group of companies that sell products to build private Clouds has determined a price at which it claims it is less expensive to operate a private Cloud compared to using Amazon Web Service's IaaS public Cloud.

  • Salesforce.com gives mobile app development a 'Lightning' strike

    Salesforce.com's development platform is known for its ability to create new apps quickly and easily, but with the launch of Lightning, both business users and programmers can get in on the fun.

  • Where giant companies are in their cloud journeys

    CIOs at Humana, Progressive, Vanguard, Western Union and other huge companies talk candidly about where they are with cloud computing -- some are "all in" with all things cloud, others are proceeding more cautiously with, say, public cloud for specific types of apps -- and some of the lessons they've learned along the way. Skills development, avoiding vendor lock-in and security issues are all on their minds, too.

  • What giant companies WON'T put in the Cloud

    In our interviews with CIOs at large enterprises, we found that adoption levels vary from simple experimentation to heavy use of Cloud apps and infrastructure in public and private settings.

  • CIOs adopt down-to-earth Cloud strategy

    CIOs are taking a pragmatic approach to Cloud computing, selectively launching SaaS applications and shifting infrastructure resources to IaaS platforms while building their own private Clouds.

  • Salesforce and Microsoft partnership gains some steam

    Salesforce.com and Microsoft's budding partnership has yet to produce everything the companies promised in their product-integration announcement earlier this year, but more specific delivery dates have been revealed.

  • Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in Cloud analytics

    The knock against Salesforce.com has long been for its lack of robust analytics, but the company is hoping to change that perception and challenge the competition with Wave, its sixth discrete Cloud service.

  • What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce

    It's just days until Salesforce.com's massive Dreamforce event in San Francisco, where CEO Marc Benioff and celebrity guests will hold forth before an expected 140,000 attendees. While that number is arguably inflated by the fact that Salesforce provides free access to keynotes, the show is nonetheless important for the cloud software industry. Here's a look at what to expect.

  • Box buys medical image viewing vendor to boost vertical industry push

    Box has acquired a medical image viewing startup as part of its strategy to beef up its cloud storage and document management capabilities for health-care companies.

  • Microsoft researchers create a secure haven in the Cloud

    Microsoft researchers have figured out a new way to keep data and applications secure in the cloud, by cordoning them off in memory from the underlying infrastructure.

  • Quip mashes up documents and spreadsheets

    Quip is pushing ahead with its plan to turn the mobile and cloud productivity software market on its head, adding spreadsheet capabilities to its namesake app, which until now had been limited to documents.

  • The cloud according to Daryl

    ORLANDO -- If you're trying to come up with a comprehensive, overarching cloud strategy, you're making a big mistake, according to Gartner cloud guru Daryl Plummer.

  • Microsoft looks to poach Salesforce.com customers with aggressive pricing

    Microsoft has created an aggressively priced CRM Online product bundle that includes both Office 365 and its Power BI tool, in a bid to steal customers away from rival Salesforce.com.

  • IBM expands Watson's presence across multiple industries

    IBM is expanding the customer base for its Watson cognitive computing technology as companies from an increasingly wide variety of industries start to incorporate the service into their businesses.

  • NTT enterprise cloud update gives network admins more flexibility

    NTT Communications is giving the power of choice to network administrators, releasing an upgrade for its Enterprise Cloud platform that will allow for on-the-fly changes to bandwidth capacity and VPN connections.

  • Microsoft follows Google to education sector with Office 365 app for teachers

    Microsoft has created a classroom assistance application for OneNote and SharePoint Online in Office 365, soon after Google released a similar one for its Apps email and collaboration suite.

  • Cisco, EMC consortium debuts new Cloud gear

    VCE, the converged infrastructure consortium of Cisco and EMC, this week unveiled new and enhanced data center IT systems, including an all-flash memory platform for mixed workloads.