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Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Also new in Tableau Online 9.0 is a sync feature for on-premises data


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Wolfram's nifty new Image Identify site tells you what's in a picture (sometimes)

The new website lets you drop in any image and attempts to identify it, though it's more amusing than practical at the moment.

Citrix launches Workspace Cloud with BYOD flexibility

Enterprises can deliver a customized IT environment for each user, combining resources on premises and in the cloud

Salesforce for sale?

Money aside, who's the best fit to buy Salesforce?

The talk of the tech world is whether Salesforce will be sold – for which company would it be a good fit?

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Pssst! Office 365 customers pay Microsoft up to 80% more over long haul

Moving a corporate customer from "transactional" purchases of Office to Office 365 rent-not-buy subscriptions results in almost a doubling of revenue for Microsoft.

SAP sets its sights on the IoT with new cloud services

Siemens will use the Hana-based technology to build its own IoT platform

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Hands on: Office 2016 preview focuses on data-gathering and collaboration in the cloud

Office 2016 could still learn a few things from Google Docs, but its business-intelligence features show a lot of promise.

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10 third-party tools to suit your Office 365 needs

From migration to monitoring, third-party tools and partners help you make the most of Office 365.

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New Office 365 features appease the cloud-wary

With a slate of new management, encryption, and data-security features for Office 365, Microsoft hopes to eliminate excuses for not using the cloud.

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Dropbox, Microsoft Office Online partnership extends to the Web

If you use Microsoft's Office Online, you can now save and edit documents in Dropbox.

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Zoho bolsters cloud tools with expense report features

Zoho Expense, a new expense report tool, represents the company's latest step in its plan to deliver an integrated cloud-based experience for employers and their staffs.

Microsoft lets more organizations access apps from Azure Marketplace

Enterprises can now buy tools and applications in the Azure store via Microsoft partners

Google gives Apps admins more control over their files and docs

One of the new features allows IT pros to disable the ability to print, donwload and copy certain files

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You are the algorithm

Is it always appropriate for Web usability to aim at making computing more human, when humans so often spontaneously mechanize and systematize themselves to get things done?

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Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools

While Google for Work and Microsoft Office 365 offer many similar services, choosing between the two can be a significant challenge for CIOs. This comparison eases that burden.

Oracle customizes project management for lines of business

Government, financial services and construction are all getting custom project management software packages from Oracle

Microsoft packages Azure for Web and mobile developers

The new Azure App Service was designed to streamline the process of building apps and connecting them to back-end data sources

GinzaMetrics helps marketers get more bang for their social buck

Four new tools link social-media efforts with the bottom line

Salesforce gives Service Cloud a shot of data science

New features aim to help companies be smarter in customer interactions

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