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Microsoft's Revamped Ventures Division Will Focus On Startups
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has repositioned Microsoft Ventures, its internal startup accelerator, to focus on investments in early-stage businesses.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/31/2016
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Equinix Service Aims To Scrub Out DDoS Attacks
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Equinix is making F5 Networks' Silverline protection available in a handful of its International Business Exchange data centers. Silverline can detect the launch of an attack as it makes use of the network and take steps to mitigate it in real-time.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/31/2016
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How To Attract Top Cloud Dev Talent
Angel Diaz, VP of Cloud Technology & Architecture, IBM
Commentary
Dr. Angel Diaz of IBM co-chaired and co-authored MathML, the first XML standard, in 1998. Here, he shares what he's learned about open source in the past two decades, and tells us why it's crucial for any company looking to attract and retain top dev talent in today's competitive marketplace.
By Angel Diaz VP of Cloud Technology & Architecture, IBM, 5/31/2016
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7 PaaS Startups To Watch
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
As virtualization advancements such as container technologies emerge, PaaS is hitting its stride. While you may have heard of a couple of the PaaS providers on our list, we're betting there are a few more here that aren't on your radar yet. Here's why these seven firms are worth your attention.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5/31/2016
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Cellphone-Cancer Link Revealed In Government Study
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Research overseen by the National Toxicology Program found a slightly elevated risk of cancer in male rats exposed to CDMA and GSM signals from cellphones.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/30/2016
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GrabCAD's Print Cloud Speeds Up 3D Printing
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
GrabCAD Print takes the GitHub concept of a processing and sharing hub that can deal with many different file formats and applies it to the 3D-printing process. The goal is to make prototyping faster and less convoluted.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/30/2016
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Microsoft, Facebook Team Up To Build Cross-Atlantic Cable
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/27/2016
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Google Beats Oracle In Long-Running Java Copyright Case
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Reversing a reversal of its initial victory, Google once again has prevailed against Oracle's claim that Android infringes its Java copyrights.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/27/2016
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Salesforce Taps AWS For Global Expansion Plans
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
The partnership with Amazon Web Services is expected to give Salesforce the ability to offer its core services as part of its international infrastructure expansion for the first time.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 5/26/2016
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FedRAMP Is Too Complicated, Not Secure Enough: Survey
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The FedRAMP standard for federal agency use of cloud services has too many complications in its operations and lacks the assurance of security, according to the results of a MeriTalk survey.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/26/2016
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Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
French investigators are seeking information about whether Google has been evading its tax obligations.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/26/2016
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Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The two leading cloud productivity suites -- Google Apps and Microsoft's Office 365 -- each have a lot to offer. But which one is right for your organization? Here's a look at how they stack up.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/26/2016
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Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 5/24/2016
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Google Revamps Mobile Ads As Smartphone Searches Surge
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Calling 2016 "the year mobile has happened," Google's SVP of ads and commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy announced improvements to advertising functionality for tablets and smartphones. More text, better bidding, responsive formats, and expanded location-based capabilities are all coming Google's mobile ad business.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/24/2016
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Big Data, Analytics Sales Will Reach $187 Billion By 2019
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/24/2016
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Robots: Not The Job Stealers We Feared
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Automation and digitalization are unlikely to wipe out as many jobs as once feared, but significant changes will arise, finds a new report.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/23/2016
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Florida Crystals CIO: Cloud Is The Sweet Spot For IT Success
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Florida Crystals is a multibillion-dollar sugar production company with no on-premises servers. Here's why CIO Don Whittington is happy keeping it that way.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 5/23/2016
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SAP Makes Cloud Moves, Google Advances AI: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Cloud, data, and artificial intelligence were hot topics for several major players this week, including SAP and Google. We've got these latest developments and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended May 22, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 5/22/2016
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HPE Offers IoT Platform To Build, Analyze Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
With eye toward the future, HP Enterprise is now offering a vendor-neutral and multiple network supporting platform for building and analyzing data from the Internet of Things.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/20/2016
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Google Opens Chromebooks To Android Apps
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The move that will eventually make the more than a million Android apps available to Chrome OS users has been long expected.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/20/2016
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