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IBM Watson gets smart in the oil refinery business

Woodside Energy plans to improve the efficiency of its refinery plants by using IBM's Watson cognitive computing services to gather and share insights from its own engineers.

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Box wins DoJ contract in latest federal coup

As part of its push into specific industry verticals, Box is targeting the government sector, where agencies are particularly sensitive about the security of cloud software. On Wednesday, the company announced a significant customer...

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Rubrik adds $41m in funding, releases backup appliance

The company's r300 Series hybrid cloud appliance is now generally available.

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EMC scoops up Virtustream for cloud management in $1.2 billion deal

Virtustream provides software for running complex SAP applications in the cloud.

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Salesforce Community Cloud gets recommendation tool to boost engagement

The update also lets companies create their own communities complete with custom apps.

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Apple restores iCloud after global disruption hinders services

Apple says it has resolved a widespread iCloud issue that caused service disruptions for 40 percent of its users, which amounts to at least 128 million people, based on a company customer count.

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Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

New features for designers, meanwhile, promise better image handling.

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How the cloud helps fight cancer

When it comes to the complex and costly fight against cancer, the cloud offers doctors and researchers a new way to find novel treatments and clues that could one day yield cures.

IBM brings OpenStack to its SoftLayer cloud

IBM has launched IBM Cloud OpenStack Services, which allows customers to run OpenStack jobs both in-house and in the IBM SoftLayer cloud.

Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite

Egnyte has been vying with the likes of Dropbox and Box for some time already in the cloud-storage arena, but on Tuesday it jumped on board the "mobile-first" train with a newly revamped version of its enterprise-focused app suite...

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Dell aims new printers at the cloud

Dell announces new multifunction printers, adding to its expanding lineup of cloud-computing hardware.

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AWS upgrades highlight growing focus on cloud management

Amazon Web Services is hoping better management tools will convince enterprises to move more applications to the cloud, but getting their internal management processes right is even more important than anything the vendor can offer.

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Alibaba to open more data centers in global cloud computing push

To expand its cloud computing business, China's Alibaba Group is preparing to open more data centers across the world.

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Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs

The Google Preemptible Virtual Machine is a budget cloud offering for large jobs that don't need to be run in real time.

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'Venom' vuln poisons your cloud (so patch now)

Venom is a horrible, horrible bug: Sky falling, film at 11. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers activate awful acronyms...

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Salesforce teams with Sage, spawns new cloud platform for SMBs

Built on Salesforce 1, Sage Life aims to help small companies connect customer, accounting, payroll and finance data in one system.

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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.

Intel looks to boost server chips with ASIC integration

Intel is expanding its custom server chip program by integrating a special processing unit that could speed up specific apps in cloud environments.

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