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Microsoft, Amazon go after enterprises with new SAP cloud offerings

There are some fresh public cloud offerings on the horizon for SAP database customers, thanks to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Both companies have announced new infrastructure services for the HANA database software aimed...

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Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

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Hands on with Microsoft's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop

Microsoft has begun rolling out the new Story Remix app that's part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, allowing you to design amazing photo slideshows. Unfortunately, some flagship features have been delayed.

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Nonstop IT and the myth of zero-downtime

Diamonds may be forever but they are non-trivial to produce; applications that are forever may be nearly as challenging to create.

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Security-as-a-service supplier Alert Logic started with IDS and blossomed from there

CEO Gray Hall shares insights into what customers are using, where the industry is going

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New products of the week 5.15.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Virtual Instruments and Archive360.

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Q&A: Microsoft Cosmos DB creator lays out vision for planet-scale database

Distinguished Engineer Dharma Shukla outlines the origins and goals of Microsoft's cloud database, which debuted at Build 2017

The Google Cloud Platform won’t box you in

Openness is a core differentiator, says Sam Ramji

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Twenty years after Deep Blue, what can AI do for us?

On May 11, 1997, a computer showed that it could outclass a human in that most human of pursuits: playing a game. The human was World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, and the computer was IBM's Deep Blue. Murray Campbell, one of Deep...

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Puppet zeroes in on containers, cloud workloads

The devops vendor also is upgrading its Enterprise edition and offering a service to tell users what they have running inside of Docker containers

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Microsoft's new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go

Microsoft is making it easier for developers to manage their cloud deployments on the go, using a new mobile app and browser-based command line.

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Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

Developers will have an easier time scaling their applications to meet global needs with a database product Microsoft updated on Wednesday. Called Cosmos DB, the service lets developers store data that can be replicated across any of...

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Microsoft brings customization to its pre-built AI services

Microsoft is doubling down on its cloud AI services for business customers with a fleet of new offerings aimed at helping businesses deal with video and supporting customers with unique problems not solved by Microsoft’s off-the-shelf...

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Did cloud kill backup?

No, but it does necessitate a reinvention of data protection for the new normal of the multi-cloud world

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Stratasys unveils an assembly line of cloud-controlled robotic 3D printers

The new Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator platform includes a modular unit with multiple 3D printers working simultaneously and driven by a central, cloud-based architecture.

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ServiceNow taps AI to automate everyday workflows

ServiceNow is bringing enhanced machine-learning capabilities to its Now Platform for business process automation, strengthening its base in IT management while making further inroads into other areas of the enterprise.

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Oracle's next big business is selling your info

There’s a decent chance you’re part of Oracle’s next big business. Not selling products to you, but selling you as a product. That’s the idea behind the Oracle Data Cloud, a massive pool of information about consumers and companies.

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New products of the week 5.8.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as CA and Citrix.

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Azure, AI, JavaScript headline Microsoft Build 2017

Microsoft's developer conference will have sessions on JavaScript tools, the Universal Windows platform, and building cloud systems

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Bridgestone modernizes data center, hauls out 13 tons of copper wire

In October 1968, tire maker Bridgestone ran a data center with racks and racks of tapes and a water-cooled mainframe. Today, that newly renovated data center is the home for systems supporting an almost completely virtualized...

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