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Microsoft launches StaffHub to connect deskless workers

Microsoft is taking another step towards serving workers who aren’t at computers all day with a new Office 365 service launched Thursday. StaffHub, which is part of the company’s enterprise productivity offering, allows managers to set schedules for deskless workers like retail employees and service technicians.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank13 Jan. 17 04:00

Greenpeace’s naughty and nice list of the most – and least – green tech vendors

Environmental advocacy group Greenpeace is out with its latest report card judging internet companies on use of renewable energy and while Apple, Google and Facebook continue to score the highest marks, the market’s leading IaaS public cloud vendor Amazon Web Services is called out with failing grades.

Written by Brandon Butler12 Jan. 17 03:10

Atlassian acquires Trello

​It’s an acquisition that will “change how the world works” according to Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of Atlassian which today announced it is buying Trello for US$425 million.

Written by George Nott10 Jan. 17 11:01

AWS touts new enterprise workload magnet

Amazon Web Services recently launched a new Managed Service product that aims to help the company’s largest customers migrate mass amounts of legacy enterprise workloads to its public cloud.

Written by Brandon Butler05 Jan. 17 04:16

See this year's top 5 underrated Microsoft announcements

2016 was a big year for splashy Microsoft announcements. But there was some news that flew under the radar. While they may not have the splash factor of a Surface Studio or HoloLens, these changes have the potential to alter Microsoft’s course and the world for years to come.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank28 Dec. 16 04:00

Microsoft's new service turns FAQs into bots

Finding customer service help online can be a pain. Microsoft is aiming to help with that by making it easier to create intelligent bots that can answer common questions.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank14 Dec. 16 06:27

Why Azure’s cloud chief believes Microsoft is in prime position

Most analysts say Amazon Web Services is the top IaaS public cloud. Most also agree that Microsoft Azure is right behind. Network World sat down with the head of Azure to discuss how the company is competing in this fast-growing market.

Written by Brandon Butler12 Dec. 16 21:34

Qualcomm's new chip may be too late as ARM server market fades

After more than half a decade in the making, ARM server chips should have struck gold by now, but they haven't. ARM servers were projected to be approaching a double digit server market share, but they still are virtually non-existent.

Written by Agam Shah08 Dec. 16 08:50

Why AWS is the IBM for the cloud computing age

Scalable cloud computing that helps businesses get up and running quickly and securely means you'll never get fired for buying Amazon Web Services.

Written by Clint Boulton03 Dec. 16 01:56

NetSuite's going global under Oracle's flag

As part of Oracle, cloud software provider NetSuite plans to localize its products for many more countries while expanding its data-center capacity, sales operations, partner channel and other assets to reach customers in those new areas.

Written by Stephen Lawson02 Dec. 16 11:31

AWS tries to protect its customers from DDoS attacks with new service

Amazon Web Services is trying to help protect its customers with a new service aimed at mitigating DDoS impacts. It’s called Shield, and the entry-level tier is enabled by default for all web applications running on AWS, starting on Wednesday.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank02 Dec. 16 05:23

Accenture expands AWS Business Group

In a move designed to help customer be more agile, Accenture is expanding its Accenture AWS Business Group to enhance its cloud application migration, development and management offerings.

Written by Thor Olavsrud02 Dec. 16 01:42

Amazon will literally truck your data into its cloud

Amazon is aiming to speed up large data transfer jobs with a truck. The Snowmobile is a big, white semi trailer that can hold 100PB of data that will then get driven to an Amazon endpoint and loaded into its public cloud storage.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank01 Dec. 16 08:10
  • The Rise of 'Data and Analytics' Roles Points to Digital Business Transformation

    The swift rise of “data executives” is evidence of how Gartner clients are adapting to the market and technology trends that are driving a shift to digital business.

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