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Microsoft launches StaffHub to connect deskless workers

Microsoft is taking another step towards serving workers who aren’t at computers all day with a new Office 365 service launched Thursday. StaffHub, which is part of the company’s enterprise productivity offering, allows managers to...

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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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Here’s how the Windows 10 Creators Update helps enterprises

A few weeks ago, Microsoft unveiled its Windows 10 Creators Update with a focus on the software’s benefits for end users when it launches next year. On Tuesday, the company showed a different side of the next major patch for its new...

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NetSuite's going global under Oracle's flag

As part of Oracle, cloud software provider NetSuite plans to localize its products for many more countries while expanding its data-center capacity, sales operations, partner channel and other assets to reach customers in those new...

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Tech Forecast 2017: Hiring, budgets, disruptive tech and more

Senior tech execs are optimistic heading into 2017, but with budgets and head count flat, should IT workers be worried?

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HPE sees Synergy in hybrid cloud infrastructure

HPE originally pitched its Synergy line of "composable" IT infrastructure as a way to bring the flexibility of cloud services to on-premises systems. Now it's putting those same Synergy components -- and some new ones -- into the...

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Ricoh USA transforms ediscovery in the public cloud

As part of its digital transformation, Ricoh has migrated its eDiscovery business to Microsoft Azure. The reasons: scalability, security and performance.

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How a video-gaming programmer created a popular VR surgical simulator

Last month, start-up Level Ex launched a surgical simulator that was developed by a video gaming programmer who found notoriety by literally throwing together his first app.

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How FedEx is shaving millions from its IT costs

FedEx has saved hundreds of millions of dollars by eliminating redundant applications and reorienting them in a service-oriented architecture.

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SAP offers cash for referrals in new cloud channel program

To sell its cloud services, ERP vendor SAP is crowdsourcing its sales team.

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Little-known SaaS provider helps CIOs corral IT costs

Apptio’s founder and CEO discusses how CIOs are using its SaaS product to deliver transparency and business insights into the costs and value of technology.

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GE buys ServiceMax for $915M to boost its IoT power

General Electric’s US$915 million acquisition of field service management company ServiceMax on Monday should help enterprises combine what GE does for industrial products and assets with more tools for those who work on them.

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Wipro is buying cloud consultant Appirio for $500M

Bangalore-based consulting firm Wipro is buying Appirio to catch up with Accenture and Deloitte in the cloud applications business.

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Google is turning spreadsheets, documents and presentations into to-do lists

Google is trying to do away with the tiring process of figuring out who's supposed to do what after a meeting wraps up with a new Action Items feature.

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Breaches, IT skills & innovation keeping CIOs up at night

To say that CIOs have full plates – from guarding against breaches to cloud migration to embracing innovation – is an understatement. But given the growing recognition of IT’s importance to organizations of all kinds, it’s also a...

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IBM's Cleversafe storage platform is becoming a cloud service

If dispersing data among storage nodes can make it more secure and less prone to loss, wouldn’t spreading it across far-flung cloud data centers make it even more so? If so, IBM has the right idea with its Cloud Object Storage service...

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Salesforce takes another swing at Microsoft with chatbot building tools

Companies have another set of tools at their disposal to build chatbots. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff announced a new LiveMessage service that's aimed at connecting his company's Service Cloud with messaging services like Facebook...

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AT&T's coming SD-WAN services will tap into FlexWare

Software is beginning to simplify one of the hardest kinds of networking: wide-area networks that link up an enterprise’s remote sites, branch offices and data centers. Now AT&T is getting in on the game.

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