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Oracle's Larry Ellison throws down the cloud gauntlet

Ellison has come full circle from cloud skeptic to the proprietor of a one-stop shop

Cloud will be key for Oracle at OpenWorld

The massive annual conference, which gets underway Sunday, will also introduce Oracle's new executive structure


Microsoft plots Dynamics CRM update with an eye on marketing, global expansion

CRM Online will be available in 130 markets by the end of the year, Microsoft says

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

Google risks upsetting Apps admins with this change to the workplace email and collaboration suite

Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

The new tools link Jive with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint, and OneDrive for Business

Microsoft rolls out Delve information and people discovery tool for Office 365

Delve, formerly code-named Oslo, taps into Office Graph machine learning capabilities and maps connections between co-workers, documents, and data

Tibco going up against Oracle, IBM and Adobe with new customer engagement platform

Tibco Engage seeks to go beyond mere customer loyalty programs

4 no-bull things Google for Work needs to do to win the enterprise

Here are four steps Google must take if Google for Work is going to edge out Microsoft Office and Exchange in the workplace

Why Google just rebranded Google Enterprise to Google at Work

The change reflects a shift from centralization to BYOD in how companies buy IT products

Microsoft rolls out DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

Office 365 already offered data loss prevention capabilities for its email tools

Microsoft frees Visual Studio Online for occasional contributors

The company made the move because enterprise software projects now involve more line-of-business participants

Jive deepens integration with Cisco's WebEx and Jabber

New enhancements result from a partnership the vendors struck in May to bundle the Cisco products with Jive's enterprise social suite

Shadow cloud services pose a growing risk to enterprises

Non-approved SaaS apps are growing rapidly and pose serious risks for enterprises, says PwC

Microsoft tweaks SharePoint Online to free up site storage

The company also increased the maximum amount of SharePoint site collections in Office 365 to 500,000 from 10,000

Microsoft preps Office 365 document management tool for lawyers

Matter Center, currently available in limited preview, signals possible interest by Microsoft in creating vertical-industry tools for the Office suite

The Azure-Active Directory connection just got easier

Microsoft releases AAD Connect, a new wizard-driven tool to help ease the connection

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps: The ultimate guide

Download this handy PDF to learn all the ins and outs of the two major cloud productivity suites and decide which option is best for you

Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against Salesforce.com

TOA's field services software will be aligned with Oracle's customer service and support cloud apps

Another botched Microsoft patch: Office 365 ProPlus says 'Something went wrong'

Microsoft took 12 days to fix a bug that locked out some Office 365 ProPlus customers after a silent patch automatically installed

Sprint to resell Google Apps for Business cloud service

Businesses don't have to use Sprint's network or even Android devices

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