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OneDrive’s missing smart files found in Google Drive

OneDrive's long-lost 'smart files' still haven't returned to Windows 10, but Google will soon have the equivalent feature in Drive

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Containers are right for many cloud apps—but not all

Beware the common technologist trap of doing something because it is trendy rather than figuring out if it’s actually the right move

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Google tries to beat AWS at cloud security

New tools that protect enterprise applications running on Google Cloud Platform may help take the spotlight away from AWS and Microsoft Azure

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Google announces three new cloud regions, contract discounts

Google announced Thursday that it’s launching three new data centers in California, Canada, and the Netherlands, in addition to a suite of pricing changes

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Google Drive will let users stream files from the cloud

Google Drive users will be able to see all the files they have stored in the company’s cloud service on their desktop without downloading them, thanks to a new feature the company announced Thursday


Google's new cloud service eases data preparation for machine learning

Google launched a bundle of big data features on Thursday, including one that's supposed to ease the preparation of data for machine learning applications

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Google App Engine adds C#, Node.js, and Ruby options

Google has also moved the Cloud Functions serverless environment to beta release

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Google machine learning gains Kaggle and more

Google is adding Kaggle and new APIs, as well as releasing new machine learning tools

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Microsoft's Windows Server OS runs on ARM, with help from Qualcomm

The companies will show Microsoft's Windows Server running on a server with a Qualcomm Centriq 2400 chip

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Google Container Builder is more than a Docker factory

Google Container Builder is a step toward building not only containers but also other pluggable components in a pipeline

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Azure Stack: Microsoft's better plan for a hybrid cloud

If you want a public cloud's advantages but need to keep some data and functions on-premises, Microsoft has something for you

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite collaboration

Google’s G Suite has long mastered document collaboration. But now Microsoft Office has come on strong. Is it enough?


MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to cloud service

NoSQL specialist MongoDB seeking to reduce barriers to entry for its database-as-a-service


Salesforce launches Einstein custom image recognition

The company’s push into machine intelligence rolls on, as other Einstein features based on machine learning techniques go live

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HPE to pay $1 billion for Nimble Storage after cutting EMC ties

With the plan to acquire Nimble Storage, HPE is trying to bulk up its storage offerings

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Why email is safer in Office 365 than on your Exchange server

Beyond blocking spam and virus-laden messages, cloud services can determine whether links are safe to visit and whether you’re protecting the right information

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IBM-Salesforce deal will bring Watson data into applications

The partnership will let customers combine Watson’s insights from their unstructured data with Einstein’s insights about information stored with Salesforce

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Stay proactive to maintain peak cloud performance

Performance has to be built into your applications from the start, then maintained and monitored regularly

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Serverless computing: Freedom for devs at last

Strip away your infrastructure headaches with our clear-eyed guide to serverless and the public cloud and on-premises options fueling its possibilities

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AWS, Microsoft, and Google take different paths to the cloud

CIOs concerned about betting too heavily on a single vendor for cloud services hear pitches from the industry’s leading vendors

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