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Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/29/2016
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Dropbox Rolls Out Tools To Ease IT Admin Experience
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The cloud storage and collaboration company's business users are getting tools that aim to make managing groups and data easier.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/28/2016
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Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations. It also makes a host of new advanced analytics capabilities accessible to more users.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/27/2016
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Teradata Acquires London-Based Big Data Partnership
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Data warehouse and analytics company Teradata has added to its training and consulting bench with the acquisition of Big Data Partnership, a London-based startup that should also extend the company's global reach.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/26/2016
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Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/22/2016
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SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/21/2016
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/19/2016
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Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokémon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/17/2016
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Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The federal appeals court decision favors Microsoft's decision to refuse federal government access to email hosted on a server in Ireland, despite the issuance of a warrant. The case may push Congress to revamp laws in an era where data is stored in the cloud.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/15/2016
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Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/15/2016
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IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/14/2016
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AWS Helps Fermilab Researchers 'See' Neutrino Particles
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Researchers at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory are using Amazon Web Services' cloud to help better understand neutrinos and to get a glimpse at what these elusive particles looks like.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 7/8/2016
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SAP Customer Satisfaction Findings May Point To Larger Trend  
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Nucleus Research conducted in-depth interviews with some 40 SAP customers to prepare a report which found that six out of 10 would not buy SAP again. Here's a closer look what it means.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/8/2016
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Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 7/7/2016
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IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/6/2016
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Brexit Threatens London's Data Center Market
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The future of the UK, and specifically of London, as the leading market for data centers in Europe could be affected by Brexit, according to an analysis by 451 Research. However, the split could also provide opportunities for the US.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/4/2016
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Cloud Computing Profit Requires Trust Of Technology
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
A Google-backed survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit finds that profiting from cloud computing requires trust in the technology.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/1/2016
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Box Shuttle Offers Route To Cloud
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
By offering a migration service, Box says it hopes to help enterprises with legacy baggage make a journey toward cloud computing.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 6/29/2016
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Brexit: Will Cloud Vendors Hear London Calling?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
The Brexit vote could impose changes on how cloud providers operate within the UK, but those changes might not be as bad as people fear. However, a lot depends on whether England follows the European Union's data privacy regulations.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/29/2016
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MongoDB SaaS Version, Native Spark Connector Unveiled
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
NoSQL database MongoDB is adding a new cloud-based elastic SaaS version to its delivery options. The company is also announcing a native connector to Apache Spark during its MongoDB World event.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 6/28/2016
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