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Why email is safer in Office 365 than on your Exchange server

Beyond blocking spam and virus-laden messages, cloud services can determine whether links are safe to visit and whether you’re protecting the right information

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AWS, Microsoft, and Google take different paths to the cloud

CIOs concerned about betting too heavily on a single vendor for cloud services hear pitches from the industry’s leading vendors

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SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says

Ruling could have far-reaching consequences for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database

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Microsoft launches new Azure intellectual property protections

Customers get improved indemnity for open source use and possible patent transfer

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How to prevent a bad case of cloud buyer’s remorse

Nearly 40% of organizations with public cloud experience have moved at least some of those workloads back to on premises, mostly due to security and cost concerns

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New Office 365 subscriptions for consumers plunged 62% in 2016

Subscription rolls neared 25 million, but additions have slowed significantly compared to 2015

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Amazon Cloud Directory shakes up databases

Cloud Directory provides a database for applications that need hierarchical data with constantly changing schemas

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Box launches standalone Notes app to help teams collaborate

Product allows users to collaboratively edit documents in real time; it will compete with the Evernote and Dropbox Paper

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Kubernetes as a service simplifies public and private cloud management

With Platform9's Managed Kubernetes, enterprises can run Kubernetes without having to learn the intricacies of deploying and managing the software

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Office 365 outstrips Salesforce, Box as top enterprise app

Okta's latest survey of its customer app usage data shows Microsoft Office 365 way out in the lead, and Slack gaining fast but facing a possible glass ceiling

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Oracle outlines plans to take on Amazon in cloud

Bare metal servers, a focus on hosted databases and application development are keys

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API adoption: Traditional industries lag

Businesses need to digitize and adopt APIs to connect systems and be more customer-facing, but the energy, logistics, packaging and banking sectors have a lot of catching up to do.

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Prepare for liftoff: 9 steps to cloud readiness

Remove head from sand. Resist impulse to hug server. Prepare yourself for the inevitable

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Machine learning: From science project to business plan

In addition, machine learning became more widespread, powered by better hardware, and democratized through as-a-service APIs

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NetSuite goes global under Oracle's flag

The cloud-based software company can now serve more countries and integrate its products with Oracle services

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HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

Turn-about is fair play for HPE, as it takes cloud-like on-premises tools back to the cloud

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In five years, SaaS will be the cloud that matters

To help IT make the mental shift, the cloud industry uses analogs to the datacenter's divisions—but ultimately they'll merge into simply 'services'

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SAP offers cash for referrals in new cloud channel program

SAP is offering a percentage of its cloud revenue to businesses that refer new customers, after handing partners a cut of contracts they helped sell in August

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5 flavors of hybrid cloud transforming the enterprise

The cloud won't magically replace the datacenter anytime soon, and companies still have to grapple with managing on-prem and cloud systems together

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Cisco positions Spark at the heart of enterprise work

The company now has an app store for SaaS products integrated into Spark

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