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Simple encryption and control come to Office 365

When collaboration moves to the cloud, security policy and controls must move into the documents themselves

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Salesforce erects Shield for better enterprise-app security

New suite targets companies with regulatory, compliance, or governance requirements

Oracle extends cloud suite to cover entire order-fulfillment process

Two new additions flesh out the company's 'quote to cash' capabilities in the cloud

Microsoft's Power BI visualization service will be generally available July 24

After six months of beta availability, the service is coming out, with more updates on the horizon

How Salesforce.com plans to stay high in the clouds

Salesforce.com co-founder Parker Harris discusses key product growth areas for the company, the challenges of innovating, and the future of development

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Microsoft wraps up revamped Office 2016 for Mac

Standalone licenses go on sale in September. Microsoft also extended support for Office 2011 to October 2017

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A new document database emerges from the cloud

The NoSQL trend has given us a crazy array of new database choices. Clusterpoint has just jumped in to offer a cloud-based document database

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

CW illustration: SaaS Puts Squeeze on In-house Developers, by James Yang [single-use only]

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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