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Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

As part of its push into specific industry verticals, Box is targeting the government sector, where agencies are particularly sensitive about the security of cloud software. On Wednesday, the company announced a significant customer win in this vertical: the U.S. Department of Justice.

Written by Katherine Noyes28 May 15 04:07

Woodside to tap into IBM’s Watson

Oil and gas company, Woodside has joined a growing list of Australian organisations tapping into the IBM Watson supercomputer.

Written by Byron Connolly26 May 15 13:19

Amazon rules Gartner's magical box

Has there ever been a Gartner Magic Quadrant as lopsided as the one issued this week for cloud infrastructure providers?

Written by Joab Jackson23 May 15 04:56

How to use crowdsourcing to sell your home

There has been a massive increase in crowdsourcing sites that promise to get you a great product at a low cost. We are selling our San Jose home (maintaining two houses when you have four pets that don't travel well together didn't work) and decided this might be a good way to test one of these new services. My wife Mary, who was a creative director at Intel, handles our Web design and consultation business and I talked her into using DesignCrowd.

Written by Rob Enderle23 May 15 02:18

Status check on OpenStack: The open source Cloud has arrived

Piston Cloud Computing was one of the darlings of the OpenStack movement. A founding father of the cloud computing project, it produced one of the first private cloud products based on the open source code.

Written by Brandon Butler21 May 15 05:50

Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

Early this year, Dropbox released its cloud storage service on Windows phones and tablets, and on Tuesday the company followed up with a universal app that fleshes out the features for both types of devices.

Written by Katherine Noyes20 May 15 08:27

13 best companies for female IT pros

One key to recruiting and retaining more women in technology is representation: Organizations with women in visible leadership positions tend to attract other women. To recognize firms that both measure and actively work to change underrepresentation of women, the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance women in computing, released this month its annual list of top companies for women technologists leadership index.

Written by Sharon Florentine20 May 15 07:04

Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite

Egnyte has been vying with the likes of Dropbox and Box for some time already in the cloud-storage arena, but on Tuesday it jumped on board the "mobile-first" train with a newly revamped version of its enterprise-focused app suite that's aimed squarely at mobile business users.

Written by Katherine Noyes20 May 15 04:22

Google cuts cloud prices by 30 per cent

Google has announced its latest round of price cuts for its cloud computing platform, now 30 per cent cheaper than previous offerings, and 40 per cent less expensive than competing services for many workloads, the company claimed.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner19 May 15 17:16

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Back in April, Tableau released version 9.0 of its flagship analytics software, and on Monday the company followed up with an update to the product's online edition that it says is up to 10 times faster than its predecessor.

Written by Katherine Noyes19 May 15 04:03

SAP journeys to simplicity, but customers still live in a complex world

Nothing has earned a reputation for head-banging complexity among IT professionals more than ERP, but as enterprise-resource planning leader SAP tries to recast its image with the slogan "Run simple," there's no guarantee that customers will buy it.

Written by Katherine Noyes16 May 15 04:38

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