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Excel for Windows finally gets real-time collaboration

People working on Excel spreadsheets will be able to do so live from Microsoft’s app for Windows, starting Tuesday. Microsoft launched a beta update for the app’s real-time co-authoring feature, letting testers collaborate with one another on the same file from inside the app.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank29 March 17 05:21

At home with Airtasker: The start-up's CTO Paul Keen on building for hypergrowth

Airtasker is a company in hypergrowth. Last year the job outsourcing marketplace hit half a million members, secured $22 million in a funding round led by Seven West Media, recorded its fifth year of consecutive revenue growth and ran ads during the AFL grand final half-time break.

Written by George Nott27 March 17 16:46

Adobe takes aim at customer experience, partners with Microsoft

With its new Experience Cloud offering, Adobe seeks to help enterprises optimize customer experiences. And working with Microsoft and other partners, it will create a standard semantic data model to make it easier to customize apps, capture behavioral data and glean insights.

Written by Thor Olavsrud22 March 17 02:37

How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

At its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM is announcing new features for its blockchain service in an attempt to bring this distributed database technology from its initial use of powering Bitcoin to a broader market, including the financial services industry.

Written by Brandon Butler21 March 17 03:16

Oracle promises IaaS growth as cloud business rises

Oracle’s third quarter financial results continue to show that the company’s future is in the cloud. On Wednesday, the company reported massive growth in its software- and platform-as-a-service businesses, promising further gains as its customers do away with their data centers.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank17 March 17 07:26

AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank16 March 17 03:34

AWS follows Google with Reserved Instance flexibility changes

Customers who have Reserved Instance contracts with Amazon Web Services will be able to subdivide some of their Linux and Unix virtual machine instances while maintaining their capacity discounts, thanks to pricing changes announced Monday.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank15 March 17 07:50

Here’s why Google Cloud support is now priced per person

One of the key messages out of Google Cloud Next last week: The company has gotten serious about serving enterprise customers in a way that meets their needs. A key component of that is a new set of support plans for customers of its cloud platform.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank14 March 17 04:38

Google’s secret weapon in cloud computing: people

Google had several big tech and service announcements at this week's second annual Google Cloud Next. But that's not what seems to be drawing in customers.

Written by David Needle11 March 17 07:16

Google offers new 'Always Free' cloud tier to attract users

Google is letting its customers get a taste of its cloud for free, without a time limited trial. The company quietly launched a new “Always Free” tier on Thursday that lets people use small amounts of its public cloud services without charge, beyond the company’s limited-time trial.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank11 March 17 02:45
  • ​CIO Executive Council member profile: Emmanuel Steve Dulvin

    HCL Australia’s service delivery director, Emmanuel Steve Dulvin, speaks about his career, lessons learned and the technologies that will drive the IT services industry in 2017.

    CIO Executive Council

    Facilitates robust interactions among our global leaders in order to bring measurable value to their organisations and to support their professional development.