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Salesforce sweetens the deal for growing SMBs with new Desk.com edition

Business Plus release focuses on enabling scalability.

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Oracle seeks to simplify e-store creation, management with new Commerce Cloud

Pre-integrated features include payments, design templates and SEO

CareerBuilder sets its sights on enterprises with new recruitment platform

The company's new SaaS combines job distribution, sourcing, workflow, CRM and data analytics

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Enterprise financials in the cloud? Why the fog of skepticism may be lifting

Spreadsheets and email documents are a bigger threat than the cloud, says Forrester Research’s Liz Herbert.

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Oracle completes its stack of cloud services

Oracle has launched 24 new services to help customers onto the cloud

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Office Online hooks up with Box to make it easier to edit documents in the cloud

Users will be able to browse their documents in Box, open them in Office Online, and save any edits back to Box.

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Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses

With competitive and relatively affordable prices, the choice between Google and Microsoft comes down to comfort, familiarity and brand affinity.

VMware's Identity Manager offers authentication for Web, native apps

The growing popularity of cloud apps means enterprises have to rethink indentity management.

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Office 365 and Google for Work adoption rates to grow rapidly

The number of smaller organizations that will run all of their IT services in the cloud is expected to more than double within the next two years, according to a new survey.

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IT pros say Google slowly infiltrating enterprise, education

Google for Work was a no-show at the company's I/O conference last week, but Google is still making its mark on the enterprise. Here's how three IT professionals measure Google's impact on the business world and what they expect to...

Dropbox adds new features to woo enterprise users

A connector for Active Directory integration is now in beta

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SaaS migrations put the squeeze on in-house software developers

The number of software developers in the workforce is up from last year, but jobs in enterprise IT may become harder to find as more companies turn to cloud-based services.

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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