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8 'new' enterprise products we don't want to see

So many press releases, so little time -- here are the product announcement emails that get deleted based on the subject line alone

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Microsoft's cloud dominance comes with a security risk

Microsoft and third parties are layering on more security technology to keep vulnerabilities harder to exploit at scale

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SmartNICs: Give your OpenStack network a boost

Software-programmable network interface cards combine CPU offload with central control, providing more speed and flexibility than SR-IOV or DPDK

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Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway, and Planner fall flat

Microsoft's latest productivity tools have a few compelling features but integrate poorly with Office

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Plat.One acquisition marks start of $2B IoT investment plan for SAP

SAP's five-year plan aims to extend the company's reach into the internet of things

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From chatbots to Einstein, artificial intelligence as a service

From Salesforce Einstein to chatbots, artificial intelligence is going through always broader adoption and becoming part of the “as a service” landscape

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Clear skies: Starting up in the cloud

The infrastructure cloud computing world is dominated by vendors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, so is there room for startups? ClearSky Data in Boston thinks so. The company launched in 20 14 and helps...

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Microsoft Azure networking is speeding up, thanks to custom hardware

FPGAs give customers the ability to get speed boosts in networking and soon in AI and deep learning

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As Adobe and Microsoft Azure ink cloud partnership, Amazon looms

Adobe will run three of its most popular SaaS apps on Microsoft's IaaS cloud -- but it's still using Amazon Web Services too

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Microsoft commits to running datacenters off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft will up its renewable energy use in datacenters to 60 percent by early in the next decade

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IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

The new Project DataWorks can ingest data faster than any other data platform, IBM said

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IT's secret weapon: The pragmatic hybrid cloud

Cloud vendors want you to pair the private cloud with the public cloud, but savvy IT pros have discovered they can pair legacy systems with the public cloud

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Understanding Microsoft’s cloud application platform

Microsoft’s ambition for its new Dynamics 365 cloud CRM and ERP service is broader than simply creating a subscription service from its on-premises business tools

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The best online backup service for securely encrypting your data

Find out which ones give you more (or less) control over your data

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The best new features in Windows Server 2016

From Docker-driven containers and Nano Server to software-defined storage and networking improvements, the next version of Windows Server is packed with great new features

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

'Technology by itself is not evil, but people can use it for bad things,' one award winner said

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Pro tip: Go old-school for cloud data transfer

In a world of high-speed data connections, loading up disks is still the best way to transfer huge volumes of data

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A Cisco-Salesforce deal means collaboration will come to you

Cisco will integrate Slack and WebEx into Salesforce SaaS offerings

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