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Network woes? The cloud is coming to the rescue

Startup Nyansa analyzes data about all its customers' networks in the cloud

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Don’t overlook SaaS, the original cloud option

Software as a service is the original cloud, but 15 years later IT organizations often neglect to consider it in cloud migrations

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New Azure tool helps IT tame SaaS apps

Microsoft Cloud App Security reveals shadow IT and authorized cloud app usage, along with security controls to manage access

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The importance of 'dogfooding' in the cloud

Amazon.com runs entirely on AWS EC2 and Microsoft runs Office365, Skype, and XBox Live on Azure. But Google doesn't run any of its products on GCP. Here's why it matters

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Oracle profit slides again despite rapid growth in cloud

SaaS and PaaS sales climbed sharply, but Oracle's revenue was still down for the fourth consecutive quarter

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6 secrets to mastering Slack

Smarter communication isn’t magic. But with these tips, it’ll be hard to tell the difference

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Microsoft's latest Dynamics ERP suite is live on Azure

The update includes features intended to make ERP easier to use for developers and everyday folks

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Cisco acquires search company

Synata will bolster encrypted search in Cisco Spark collaboration app

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Enterprise ERP reaches for the cloud

Benefits outweigh risks for big companies seeking flexibility and scalability

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Patching delays raise red flags for Microsoft as a service

This month's Office 2013 Click-to-Run bug underscores an analogous problem for Windows 10 and its cumulative updates and forced patches

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Microsoft delivers Office 2016 to subscribers on the slow train

Also renames the Office 365 update and upgrade tracks: Old 'Branches' are out, 'Channels' are in

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Box makes it easier for businesses to control encryption of cloud data

The new KeySafe service leverages Amazon's cloud to help companies lock files down

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Global public cloud market expected to hit $204B in 2016

The move away from legacy IT will continue to fuel growth, Gartner says

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Facebook retools VR, streaming for video boom

New infrastructure, advanced encoding techniques, and machine learning will handle Facebook's massive increase in video volume

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Skype for Business is starting to get good

Recent and planned improvements will one day make the conferencing service something you want, not just get, with Office 365

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Amazon WorkMail now available for $4 per user per month

Regional data control is included in the new hosted email and calendar service for enterprises

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LibreOffice as a service offers alternative to Google Docs, Office 365

Web edition of the open source productivity suite still has a minimal feature set, but documents are editable in the desktop version LibreOffice

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2015 was a banner year for the cloud

All the leading clouds added major new capabilities as adoption ramped up -- and one major player bowed out

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