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  • Microsoft Adds IoT, Big Data Orchestration Services to Azure

    Microsoft added three new big data services to its Azure cloud platform yesterday as part of its ongoing efforts to make Azure a leading platform for big data services and to make it ready to tackle the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Office 365 admins get spreadsheet search help

    Microsoft has switched on special search features in Office 365 designed to help IT administrators keep tabs on employees' spreadsheets, a task becoming more difficult and more important in enterprises.

  • BitYota cloud data warehouse gets a boost from Microsoft Azure

    Hoping to enlarge its pool of corporate customers to include the enterprise market, startup BitYota will soon offer its data warehouse service on the Microsoft Azure cloud, thanks to a partnership between the two companies.

  • IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the Cloud

    Two of IBM's most popular analysis products, the Cognos Business Intelligence and the SPSS predictive analytics package, are headed for the Cloud, the latest in an ongoing push by IBM to port its vast software portfolio to the Cloud.

  • Google enlists PwC to push Apps, Android, Cloud computing to businesses

    Google has struck a partnership with PwC in which the global provider of consulting services will recommend to its customers the Apps suite, Android devices and the Google cloud computing platform.

  • Microsoft leans on data-center strength to get cloud edge

    Microsoft wants to move monitoring and analytics to the cloud, automate management and take over high- performance computing work with its latest Azure products.

  • EMC snaps up three startups to help build hybrid Clouds

    EMC has continued its push into hybrid Clouds, buying three startups and introducing a package of hardware, software and services for getting a Cloud up and running.

  • Speedboats race with the cloud

    The founder of a powerboat racing business is looking to use the cloud to track the company boat's performance during offshore races and keep fans and racing officials updated with animated race visualizations.

  • Microsoft opens Office 365 to programmers

    Extending Office 365 functionality to third-party developers, Microsoft has exposed a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) so other companies can add features and capabilities to the online productivity service.

  • Desktop-as-a-Service: Your BYOD assist

    People are using more kinds of devices to get work done than ever before. Yet business apps aren't always available on users' devices of choice.

  • Amazon Web Services opens German location to ease privacy concerns

    In a move to help extinguish European and especially German privacy concerns, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened a location in Frankfurt.

  • Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

    Amazon Web Services launched a new region of its cloud in Germany Thursday, in part to serve customers who want to keep data within their country's borders.

  • Government regulation on cloud security may spur SaaS use in health care

    Governments may need to tighten the regulatory screws on SaaS vendors to make them be more transparent and forthcoming about their security practices.

  • IBM and Microsoft pledge to make their Clouds compatible

    Although fierce rivals in the market for Cloud computing services, IBM and Microsoft have pledged to make their technologies interoperable in the Cloud for the sake of their users.

  • Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

    After three years in stealth, an Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable for security-sensitive enterprises.

  • Lufthansa leaves the computing to IBM

    Getting out of the business of designing and running computer systems, German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG is selling its IT services division to IBM and having Big Blue run its internal IT operations.

  • Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

    Amazon Web Services wants to become a more central part of enterprise IT with the AWS Directory Service, which both competes and integrates with Microsoft's Active Directory.

  • Cisco said to be selling most of VCE stake to EMC

    A press alert from EMC that it will be announcing a "new business development" has triggered reports that the company plans to buy out most of Cisco's stake in their VCE converged infrastructure joint venture.

  • Rimini Street's practices remain 'suspect,' Oracle alleges

    Oracle isn't satisfied that Rimini Street's new procedures for third-party support for Oracle software are legal, a stance that could further extend the companies' long-running intellectual property lawsuit.

  • Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

    Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.

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