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Salesforce's Desk.com steps up its global focus

Targeting small businesses, the customer-support app now speaks more than 50 languages

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IBM puts software and cloud at the center of storage

The IBM Spectrum Storage strategy embraces multiple vendors and clouds

Microsoft adopts international standard for cloud privacy

Microsoft said it would follow a new standard for privacy from theISO for Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online, and Microsoft Azure

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Build single sign-on into your Web and mobile apps

You don't want to build one-off authentication and authorization in every Web and mobile application you create. Instead, try a service like Okta or Microsoft Azure AD

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Microsoft files for 'Windows 365' trademark, hints at future service

Trademark filing could be a clue to new subscription, which would flesh out Microsoft's 'Windows-as-a-service' strategy

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It’s not just your daddy’s data

With data centricity coming back to the front of the stage, the focus is again placed on data. But with new types and sources of data, required by the business, enterprise IT is no longer in control, yet proper management and...

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Inside Office 365's APIs

Office 365's APIs are crucial to Microsoft's cloud strategy. Here's a quick primer on how to take advantage of them

Enterprises win as cloud and on-site software vendors duke it out

The CRM market will see the biggest price declines in the next couple of years

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How to prepare for Verizon's 2-day cloud shutdown

Verizon cloud users should get their apps, data, and users ready for the extended downtime

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Hey Microsoft, why limit Exchange Online filtering services?

A warning to never daisy-chain services is bad advice meant to avoid a Microsoft product's weakness; there are better options you can use

Salesforce connects SharePoint files to its cloud with new tool

Salesforce Files Connect lets users index, search, and share SharePoint Online and on-premise files in one place

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IT leaders: pitchers or catchers?

Lines of business, which will soon be controlling over half of all technology spend, drive the digital transformation of the enterprise. Unless they want to keep dealing with curveballs thrown to them by business executives, IT...

Azure updates and human error caused Visual Studio Online outage

Microsoft's account of the latest problems for its developer cloud service reveals excellent transparency -- and room for improvement

New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

The company is also unveiling cloud-based virtual desktops for mobile devices

Google to Apps users: take more responsibility for protecting your accounts

Changes to the suite's security features should make it easier for employees to become more active in protecting themselves from hackers

'The cloud is the new normal,' Amazon Web Services executive says

Andy Jassy touts larger customer cloud deployments at the AWS Re:Invent user conference

HP and Nokia join forces to build cloud-based networks for operators

The OpenStack-based platform will become available in the middle of next year

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GitHub Enterprise offers Amazon-hosted option for software delivery

GitHub Enterprise is now available in an Amazon-hosted version for companies moving more infrastructure to the cloud

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Microsoft's Dropbox deal is a not-so-hidden push for Office 365

Two-way integration between Dropbox and Office 365 gives people yet another reason to pick up an Office subscription

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