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Review: HPE’s machine learning cloud overpromises, underdelivers

Haven OnDemand’s enterprise search and format conversions are the strongest services, while more interesting capabilities are not fully cooked

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EMC's latest VCE nodes aim to make clouds easy

Neutrino Nodes let different software stacks run anywhere in a VxRack system

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Can Oracle buy its way into the cloud?

'You know the end game will likely be to merge with Salesforce,' one analyst says

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Oracle is paying $532 million to snatch up another cloud service provider

Move follows the purchase of Textura last week for $663 million, as cloud holdout Oracle makes up for lost time

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Oracle-style database coupling doesn't work in the cloud

Cloud migrations often expose a decades-old architectural decision that can require expensive rework

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Avoiding the 'Sorcerer's Apprentice' problem of software releases

Managing the multitude of software releases the enterprise needs to support can feel a lot like drowning in release pipelines

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EMC World kicks off with cloud backup and cheaper flash arrays

The show is likely to be EMC's last before it becomes part of Dell

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What 'digital transformation' really should mean

We're inundated with exciting new enterprise tech. But for it all to amount to more than the sum of its parts, we need to address certain longstanding problems

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Platformization is the scaffold that helps startups build their business faster

Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, focus on your core competency

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IBM brings blockchain framework to IBM Cloud

Enterprises now have a secure IBM Cloud environment to develop blockchain applications that meet regulatory requirements

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Massive growth shows why Amazon is the public cloud leader

Sixty-four percent revenue growth points to how much companies rely on AWS

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3 options for applications that don't fit the cloud

If your software isn't a good candidate for deployment in the cloud, you still have a few options to get in on the benefits

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In rare unanimous move, House passes bill to protect email and cloud privacy

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to strengthen privacy protections for email and other data stored in the cloud.

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The end of Microsoft product support (and we feel fine)

The nostalgia for periodic big upgrades every five to 10 years is seriously misplaced, and it's not good for users or IT

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Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

A new Dropbox interface allows users to see all of the files they've stored in the cloud in their computer's file explorer without requiring them to keep local copies

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Got cloud skills? Now you can get certified by the OpenStack Foundation

A new exam aims to help address skyrocketing demand, the group says

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Get ahead: 3 high-demand cloud skills for 2017

While everyone chases today's hot cloud skills, you'll do better to prepare for the cloud needs of tomorrow

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Cloud Chronicles: Why Care.com cares about the cloud

In the latest edition of Cloud Chronicles, Network World's Brandon Butler visits the offices of Care.com, which runs almost its entire business via the cloud.

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