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  • to debut at Dreamforce is planning to up its stake in human resources software with the unveiling of a new service called next month during the Dreamforce event in San Francisco.

  • Recent Cloud critics, including Wozniak, intensify debate

    Cloud computing has taken some heat this week. First, over the weekend Apple co-founder and tech icon Steve Wozniak said he's worried about the "horrendous" problems cloud computing could cause as users yield control of their data to service providers.

  • Does 'shadow IT' lurk in your company?

    Business divisions are bypassing the IT department, making their own decisions to buy cloud-based application services or use mobile devices, raising the specter of so-called "shadow IT" that's outside the knowledge or control of the CIO and the IT staff.

  • Linux distributors duke it out in cloud OS market

    Linux operating system distributor Suse says it is gaining ground among cloud service providers as their choice platform for delivering the open source OS to customers, but at least one analyst says the market is still split between the Suse, Red Hat and Canonical's Ubuntu.

  • Google adds cell locking to spreadsheet app

    Users' of Google's Spreadsheet application can now designate blocks of cells that only they can modify when they allow their worksheets to be edited by others.

  • VMware Acquires Big Data Analytics Tool Log Insight

    VMware has snapped up Big Data Analytics tool Log Insight, a product of Pattern Insight. Pattern Insight stated that the team and technology will make a move to VMware headquarters.

  • Cisco driven start-up heads for SDNs

    A start-up that bases its product line and business model on software-defied networking concepts is emerging from stealth mode.

  • Freshdesk takes swing at rival Zendesk with HTML5 mobile app

    Online help-desk software vendor Freshdesk is hoping to draw a fresh contrast between itself and rival Zendesk with a new HTML5-based mobile application, announced Tuesday.

  • Infosys positions as cloud integrator, unveils self-service cloud hub

    Indian outsourcer Infosys Tuesday unveiled a package of services and technologies that aim to help companies deploying hybrid clouds.

  • Survey: About half of organizations use cloud-based services for sensitive data

    Responses, based on over 4,000 IT professionals in seven countries, shows encryption approach varies

  • 'Calculating Cloud ROI' gives IT managers the math to argue for cloud budget

    When the time comes to get in line to ask the chief financial officer (CFO) for budget money for cloud services, will you be ready to compete with everyone else in the organization who also has their hand out? Financial managers want to see return on investment, and a written guide now out entitled "Calculating Cloud ROI: From the Customer Perspective" gives you step-by-step advice on how to do the math to argue for cloud-based services, whether public or private.

  • Wozniak: Cloud could create 'horrendous' problems

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's worried about the continued adoption of Cloud computing, which he contends does not give users enough control of their data.

  • Exclusive: eBay puts OpenStack to work

    eBay goes public about its first implementation of OpenStack along with Nicira network virtualization, hinting at broader adoption to come

  • Microsoft blames last week's Azure outage on a configuration error

    A system configuration mistake caused the outage that affected Windows Azure customers in western Europe last week, according to Microsoft.

  • Lock-in, migration costs can put a damper on cloud projects, says ISACA

    Cloud services promise low cost-of-entry and rapid return on investment, but those advantages make it easy to overlook associated investments. To find out the true return on investment (ROI) of cloud computing enterprises have to dig deeper, according to a white paper from industry organization Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

  • Case Study: Medical tech provider virtualises ERP distribution

    Medical technology company Stryker has seen high performance and minimal downtime since selecting a virtualised product from Citrix to speed distribution of updates for its JD Edwards (JDE) ERP platform, according to Stryker associate director of Global IT infrastructure, Adam Levin.

  • Yammer lets organizations measure emotions in enterprise social networks

    Yammer is adding functionality to its cloud-based enterprise social networking (ESN) software that lets organizations gauge the types of emotions expressed in employee posts.

  • Oracle's Cloud hype set for major escalation

    Oracle's emphasis on Cloud computing isn't going to wane anytime soon. To the contrary, on Thursday the vendor held the first in nearly 100 Cloud Builder Summit events scheduled for locations across the globe between now and December.

  • SalesForce's Benioff joins Cisco board

    Cisco has added venerable and outspoken cloud computing executive Marc Benioff, founder and chairman of, to its board of directors, the company announced today.

  • CEO Benioff joins Cisco's board CEO Marc Benioff has been named to Cisco's board of directors, Cisco announced Thursday.