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Behind the Scenes of Dropbox’s Early Days

Fri, 2016-09-23 14:28
An interview on The Macro blog with Dropbox's first employee tells an interesting story about the early days of Dropbox.

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Google Cloud Joins Amazon, IBM in Serving Blockchain Clients

Fri, 2016-09-23 09:45
Google’s cloud services will be used to test blockchain technologies for banks, an area where IBM, Microsoft and Amazon have been courting clients for the past year.

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Cloud Outages | Scrutinize Cloud Agreements

Fri, 2016-09-23 09:29
Our sister site MSPmentor takes a look at SLA agreements in the cloud Third-party technology services providers and their customers should be aware that cloud providers typically compensate only for subscription fees, in the event of downtime -- not lost business, data or damage to reputation.

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7 Fast Facts for CSPs Offering Healthcare Cloud

Thu, 2016-09-22 15:35
A new report by SADA Systems finds that healthcare firms are embracing the cloud in a huge way. Here's 7 findings from its survey you need to know.

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Oracle Adds PHP, MySQL Support to Cloud Platform

Thu, 2016-09-22 13:28
Oracle has added support for PHP and MySQL to its cloud platform, among a number of developer tools announced by the company.

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Microsoft Offers Azure Services from Microsoft Cloud Germany

Thu, 2016-09-22 10:19
Richard Hay | Windows IT Pro The two new data centers in Germany are located in Magdeburg and Frankfurt and will be managed/controlled by a data trustee T-Systems International.

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How to be a Better Manager (and Make Your Customers Happier in the Process)

Wed, 2016-09-21 16:49
Appirio's Ellen Humphrey shares simple strategies that managers can use today to make employees happier and more engaged.

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Microsoft Plans Another $40 Billion Buyback, Boosts Dividend

Wed, 2016-09-21 11:33
Microsoft Corp.’s board authorized the buyback of an additional $40 billion of stock on top of an existing $40 billion repurchase program.

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Here's a Map of All Azure and AWS Data Centers

Wed, 2016-09-21 09:25
Ever wondered where Azure and AWS data centers sit on a map? Atomia has released a global map that shows their international cloud locations.

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Making Healthcare Technology More Human

Tue, 2016-09-20 15:01
Paul Pluschkell | Kandy A thoughtful use of healthcare technology, such as the integration of Real Time Communications (RTC), can bring back the human element we need, while still improving services and creating efficiencies.

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Microsoft to Lay Off More than 200 Skype Employees: Reports

Tue, 2016-09-20 14:39
More than 200 Microsoft employees will be laid off as the company shuts down its Skype office in London, U.K., moving some employees to a new Microsoft office in Paddington.

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Distribution Watch: Tech Data Scoops Up Avnet’s Technology Services Group

Tue, 2016-09-20 11:19
The distributor aims to be partners’ one-stop distributor shop We’ve seen a lot of deal making among vendors this year as technology companies adopt different strategies to adapt to a rapidly changing enterprise IT landscape. And now we’re seeing this scenario play out in the distributor space.

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What’s Behind the IT Security Workforce Shortage?

Mon, 2016-09-19 15:25
Gur Shatz | Cato Networks Understaffed IT security teams leave companies open to a wide range of threats including phishing, DDoS, ransomware, ID theft and internal attacks.

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Public Sector to Increase Cloud Spending in 2017: MeriTalk

Mon, 2016-09-19 14:53
Public sector cloud adopters plan to nearly double cloud use from 35 percent up to 60 percent.

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Tech Data to Buy Avnet’s IT Solutions Group; Shares Surge

Mon, 2016-09-19 13:18
Tech Data Corp. is buying Avnet Inc.’s technology solutions group in a deal valued at $2.6 billion.

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Oracle’s Ellison Takes Shot at Amazon With New Cloud Services

Mon, 2016-09-19 10:20
Oracle Corp. unveiled new services that help customers take advantage of cloud computing as the company takes more direct aim at rival Amazon.com Inc.

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Spanning’s Latest Offering Falls in Line with Dell’s Ambitious Plans

Mon, 2016-09-19 09:55
Take a look at Spanning, the cloud data protection provider purchased by EMC in 2014, and what it can do for Dell’s offerings.

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Rackspace Brings Managed Application Services to Azure

Fri, 2016-09-16 14:54
Rackspace has extended Managed Application Services for Microsoft Azure to enhance companies’ app performance.

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Public Cloud Services to Hit $208.6B in Revenue by Year-End: Gartner

Fri, 2016-09-16 13:52
By the end of 2016 the public cloud services market will reach $208.6 billion in revenue, up 17.2 percent from $178 billion in 2015.

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Intermedia CEO Says Madison Dearborn Acquisition Won't Change Partner Focus

Fri, 2016-09-16 12:02
Madison Dearborn Partners has acquired cloud services provider Intermedia from Oak Hill Capital Partners.

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