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Microsoft’s standing to sue over secret US data requests in question

Microsoft’s lawsuit objecting to the indiscriminate use by U.S. law enforcement of orders that demand user data without the opportunity to inform the customer may run into questions about the software giant's standing to raise the...

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Switches coming out this year will drive open networking forward

Two moves by open networking vendors this week are likely to chip a little bit more off the monolith of proprietary, appliance-like equipment that still moves most packets around enterprise data centers.

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Trump administration threatens net neutrality, cloud and IoT

Outgoing FCC chairman Tom Wheeler urges his successors not to undo controversial open internet order, which he says is key to a vibrant cloud computing marketplace.

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Oracle outlines plans to take on Amazon in cloud

Oracle is not typically seen as a leader in the public cloud computing market, but at a Cloud World event in New York today, company executives made their pitch f how they will compete with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and...

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Security tops app services priority list

Organizations are increasingly deploying application services to keep their applications humming, and for the first time, they are prioritizing security services over availability services.

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Microsoft drops a pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

Starting in February, new Azure customers will be sent to Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program in lieu of the MPSA-based pay-as-you-go license

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New products of the week 1.9.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Barracuda and WTI.

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Promoting cloud in a risk-averse organization

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is locked into formal bureaucratic procedures and, by general standards, is highly risk-averse. In addition, like other organizations of the United Nations System, it has a...

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Microsoft is bundling cloud services to make cars smarter

Microsoft just announced a new Connected Vehicle Platform, which brings together a suite of services for connected cars.

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BMW, Intel and Mobileye to unleash 40 self-driving cars on U.S. roads

BMW is working with Intel and computer vision company Mobileye to place 40 autonomous test cars on public roads in the second half of 2017.

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Will the cloud be a safe haven for data in 2017?

Experts offer differing opinions on where cloud security is headed.

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Millennials push for public cloud, innovation

Millennials are moving into IT decision-maker roles in their organizations. A study by Microsoft and Wakefield Research suggests they are more likely than their non-millennial peers to push their organizations to embrace the public...

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9 gifts IT needed but didn't get in 2016

In 2016 IT departments received technology that disappointed, didn’t deliver, took the wrong direction or didn’t arrive at all. Here’s what your IT team is still waiting for as we head into 2017.

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See this year's top 5 underrated Microsoft announcements

2016 was a big year for splashy Microsoft announcements. But there was some news that flew under the radar. While they may not have the splash factor of a Surface Studio or HoloLens, these changes have the potential to alter...

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New products of the week 12.26.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as IBM, Cumulus Networks and Nuxeo.

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Oracle survey: Java EE users want REST, HTTP/2

The respondents were also keen on Oauth and OpenID, eventing, and JSON-B

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AI tools came out of the lab in 2016

AIs may not have feelings, but they're well on the way to analyzing ours -- and to understanding a whole lot more about our world.

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How Amazon Kinesis can help you leverage real-time data

Kinesis is a suite of tools that makes it easy to capture, process and analyze real-time streaming data

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