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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.

Microsoft gives OneDrive users until July to shrink their storage

Users must reduce what they store in the cloud or face locked accounts and file deletions

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OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

IT vendors and telecos are the heaviest users of the open source cloud software, bi-annual survey data shows

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Hot property: How Zillow became the real estate data hub

The R language, open source analytics software, and a migration to AWS are helping Zillow cement its position as the leading real estate data provider

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Microsoft's weak phone sales drag down its Surface and cloud wins

Cloud growth is the brightest spot in the company's quarterly earnings report

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Cloud services brokers sound better than they really are

Even when you use containers to make applications truly portable, brokering application resources on demand raises tough challenges

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Red Hat covers cloud apps with OpenStack and Cloud Suite

Red Hat's latest OpenStack Platform release wraps up the cloud for easier deployment, but Cloud Suite will likely claim a broader audience

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9 new cloud features Amazon announced, and 1 it didn't

Amazon Web Services held a Summit today in Chicago and announced nifty new tools for its cloud, but one rumored product that could have Amazon’s cloud partners worried remained under wraps.

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