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  • Experts: Avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

    Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.

  • Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report

    Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.

  • For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then...?

    Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.

  • SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth

    SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the same quarter in the previous year.

  • Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes

    Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.

  • Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

    Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research Inc.

  • Google steps up competition with Amazon, expands Cloud Platform to Asia

    Google has expanded its Cloud Platform to include locally hosted computing capacity, storage and data bases for the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Microsoft kicks off sales of lower-priced Office subscription in bid for iPad dollars

    Five weeks after announcing a lower-cost subscription to Office, Microsoft today started selling Office 365 Personal to consumers.

  • Cloud shift boosts CIO’s role

    GPT Group’s move to dump its on-premise hardware and shift it all to the cloud hasn’t threatened CIO Greg Baster’s job — it’s enhanced it.

  • Dropbox angling for larger corporate share

    Dropbox on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its data storage and sharing service for business claimed to provide IT administrators with more control by separating work and personal files.

  • Big Data drives 47 per cent growth for top 50 public Cloud companies

    Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Review Inc.

  • Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems

    Box has patched the Heartbleed security hole on its servers and has advised its customers to change their passwords.

  • With a Wi-Fi cloud service, Ruckus aims to help hotspot owners make money

    The latest entrant into cloud-based Wi-Fi plans to apply the technique to public Wi-Fi hotspots, helping enterprises and service providers to better manage and monetize their networks.

  • Six amazing advances in cloud technology

    The Cloud is more than just dirt-cheap data storage and lightning-fast apps. These six innovations show that it's possible to manage servers, develop applications, run virtual machines and even sequence the human genome using cloud technology.

  • Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com

    Independent Oracle and SAP support provider Rimini Street will now offer integration services for customers who want to adopt SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings from the likes of Salesforce.com and Workday.

  • Salesforce.com to spend nearly $700 million to expand headquarters

    Fast-growing cloud software vendor Salesforce.com is planning to expand its San Francisco headquarters by more than 700,000 square feet, taking a 15.5-year lease on a 61-story office building under construction.

  • How to use service catalogs to combat cloud sprawl

    Cloud usage is growing dramatically, but unfortunately some of that growth is the result of employees going around IT and obtaining services directly, resulting in cloud sprawl. Service catalogs can help you get your arms around cloud services, regain control of business processes, and enable you to better serve business users.

  • Industrial Internet Can't Succeed Without Big Data and Cloud, GE Says

    Hear the phrases 'Industrial Internet' or 'Internet of Things' and you probably think of billions of connected devices. That's all well and good, but without the computing power to assess all the data coming from these devices, GE suggests that enterprises won't realize the full potential of the industrial Internet.

  • GPT's breakneck cloud transition

    For an enterprise to completely ditch on-premise hardware for the cloud is a radical step. To do so in the space of a year might be considered a little unhinged.

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    QLD government to roll out Office 365

    The Queensland government is rolling out Microsoft Office 365 to 149,000 government staff across its agencies in a deal that is expected to reduce its IT costs by $13.7 million over the next three years.

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