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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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Salesforce venture plants new stake in the cloud via SaaS ERP

FinancialForce's next big move may be to find a way to offer SaaS ERP services to the high-end customers that have historically been hard sells

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Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools

Google for Work and Office 365 offer many similar services, making choosing between them a significant challenge

Oracle customizes project management for lines of business

Government, financial services, and construction are all getting custom project management software packages from Oracle

Salesforce gives Service Cloud a shot of data science

New features aim to help companies be smarter in customer interactions

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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What's a consumer Office 365 subscription worth to Microsoft?

As Microsoft has added more consumer subscribers to the rolls of Office 365, the amount of revenue per subscriber has fallen

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

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