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Azure Stack offers hybrid cloud on your terms

Forget OpenStack and Cloud Foundry: Microsoft says its Azure Stack private and hybrid cloud platform is what enterprises are asking for.

Written by Mary Branscombe03 Feb. 16 01:59

Google for Work much quicker to deploy than Office 365

Companies that deploy Google for Work do it an average of four months faster than those that choose Microsoft Office 365, according to a new report. However, Microsoft stole more customers away from Google than it lost to the rival cloud provider.

Written by Matt Kapko20 Jan. 16 23:53

Cloud adoption soars, but integration challenges remain

With approximately 90 percent of businesses using the cloud in some fashion, it's safe to say the technology has become a mainstay in IT. But challenges remain beyond the initial integration.

Written by Sharon Florentine05 Jan. 16 14:00

Why Microsoft will beat Google in the enterprise Cloud war

Google beat Microsoft to market with its Cloud-based suite of business apps, but the tables have turned and many organisations, particularly large enterprises, are now looking to Microsoft for their cloud needs.

Written by Matt Kapko10 Dec. 15 16:00

The power of IoT on display at Cloud Expo Asia

You think mobile’s big? Just wait until the Internet of Things transforms everything around us, from milk cartons to highway overpasses.

Written by Bernard Golden10 Nov. 15 15:54

Is it time for Identity as a Service?

The concept of security these days goes well beyond insisting on complicated passwords. Are you sure your company is up to the task?

Written by Mary Branscombe09 Nov. 15 15:15

2M businesses pay for Google for Work, but what does that mean?

Google has in the past been tightlipped on how many businesses pay for its Google for Work suite of productivity apps, but this week it said 2 million companies are paid subscribers. It did not, however, specify how many people within those companies actually use the apps.

Written by Matt Kapko04 Nov. 15 17:42

Is BYOK the key to secure cloud computing?

Amazon, Adobe and Microsoft offer it but how realistic is it to “bring your own keys?” Do you want your business to have the burden of managing and securing your own cloud encryption keys?

Written by Mary Branscombe28 Sept. 15 14:43

How Motorola Solutions (and its 22,000 workers) ditched Microsoft for Google

One CIO's mission to move thousands of employees to Google for Work from Microsoft Office turned into the most significant IT training exercise of his career. Here's how he made sure the company continued to run smoothly during the transition, along with lessons learned from the project.

Written by Matt Kapko23 Sept. 15 14:57

4 out of 5 Google for Work customers avoid Google Drive

Google released new statistics that reveal that only 20 percent of its business customers who use its Drive cloud storage service each month. The company also announced that Ernst & Young has verified Drive's support for privacy standards.

Written by Matt Kapko22 Sept. 15 18:37

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