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Oracle says it has completed its stack of cloud services

Oracle has launched 24 new services to help customers onto the cloud


Salesforce tailors new analytics apps for specific roles

The first app in the series to arrive is Sales Wave Analytics, which targets salespeople

Oracle profit slides 24 percent as customers move to the cloud

The company reported its first overall sales decline in more than two years

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Startup touts safe sharing of Office 365 documents

Vera encrypts documents and enforces policies on who can decrypt, when and what they can do with documents once they are opened

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Cloud fears fizzle, mission-critical deployments sizzle

As concerns fade, the need for agility drives IT to move mission-critical apps to the cloud

The next generation of spreadsheets will be a database

Flexibility and ease of use have made the spreadsheet the popular but unfortunate choice for makeshift databases; we can do better

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SaaS migrations put the squeeze on in-house software developers

The number of software developers in the workforce is up from last year, but jobs in enterprise IT may become harder to find as more companies turn to cloud-based services

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Converting your app to the cloud can be really, really hard

Some apps are a great fit for SaaS, but most aren't -- and you'll have to work hard to succeed

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For remote collaboration, Google Apps still can't be beat

Successful team meetings require input from everyone. When you can't be in the same room, Google Hangouts and Google Drawings offer an effective virtual alternative

Citrix launches Workspace Cloud with BYOD flexibility

Enterprises can deliver a customized IT environment for each user, combining resources on premises and in the cloud

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IBM's next big Bluemix move: API management

Amid stiff competition, IBM is leveraging Bluemix's API capabilities to transition to a services company

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Pssst! Office 365 customers pay Microsoft up to 80% more over long haul

When Microsoft turns a customer into a subscriber, it gets 1.2 to 1.8 times the revenue compared to old-school licensing

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Microsoft fleshes out 'Windows as a service' strategy

Lower licensing revenue from consumers will be offset by increases in search, games and apps, company's CFO says

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Review: Adobe Acrobat polishes its act

New version greatly improves PDF editability and mobile support, while introducing handy cloud-based document signing and management

Microsoft gives more organizations access to apps from Azure Marketplace

Enterprises can now buy tools and applications in the Azure store via Microsoft partners

IBM joins race to upgrade Webmail interface with Verse

IBM aims to eliminate clutter and understand the user's needs with its Verse Web interface for email

Oracle bolsters Marketing Cloud to show the big picture of customer data

New features aim to offer a more holistic view of customers, even as they switch devices and channels

Google gives Apps admins more control over their files and docs

One of the new features allows IT pros to disable the ability to print, donwload, and copy certain files

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4 keys to success for LibreOffice as a service

Trying to prevail where three proprietary companies failed, the LibreOffice project has announced an online version. Here's what it needs to succeed

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