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Why analytics is eating the supply chain

New software is enabling better visibility and more collaboration among partners, including key customers and suppliers.

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You'll soon be using GPU as a Service

The role and deployment of the GPU is about to change dramatically, going from an embedded component to a cloud-based service. And it will usher in some major new market opportunities.

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Rovi to acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion

Online entertainment listings company Rovi plans to acquire digital video recording firm TiVo for $1.1 billion in a stock and cash deal, the companies said.

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Massive growth shows why Amazon is the public cloud leader

Amazon showed off its dominance in the public cloud market on Thursday as the capstone to a better-than-expected quarterly earnings report.

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Oracle sets its sights on engineering and construction industry with Textura buy

Oracle is spending $663 million to buy Textura, a company that offers cloud services for the engineering and construction industry.

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Samsung's Artik Cloud to challenge Microsoft's Azure in IoT

Microsoft's Azure has a rival in Samsung's new Artik Cloud service.

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How ServiceNow aims to manage every workflow in your company

The cloud provider’s Chief Strategy Officer explains how ServiceNow is expanding its service management capabilities beyond IT to include HR, security and other departments.

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House unanimously passes bill to protect email and cloud privacy

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to strengthen privacy protections for email and other data stored in the cloud.

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Intel's Edison board now links up to IBM's Bluemix cloud service

Intel is making it easier to create smarter gadgets, robots, drones and wearables using its Edison developer board.

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Google, Uber, Ford drive self-driving car group with Volvo and Lyft

Google, Uber, Ford, Volvo and Lyft form self-driving car 'advocacy' group. State and U.S. regulators seem poised to crack down on feet- and hands-free driving, so Google's gang wants to head them off...

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IBM lines up all-flash storage to help power cognitive computing

IBM is expanding its flash storage lineup to power cloud data centers that carry out so-called cognitive computing.

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Europe places a billion-euro bet on quantum computing

The European Commission plans to invest more than $1 billion in quantum computing as part of a larger initiative to strengthen Europe's competitiveness in the digital economy.

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It's about communicating -- KLM uses Nexmo to get into the customer groove

It may just be plumbing, but it's plumbing that delivers better customer service for KLM customers.

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Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

Dropbox has a futuristic vision for how its users will be able to share massive files and have quick access to them on their computers, without their hard drives overflowing.

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Spotify hacked? Angry users fight to regain accounts

News reports report news of Spotify hack -- there seem to have been many users' account details leaked on Pastebin. But the Swedish streaming service says all is safe, rather implying it's users are the ones at fault...

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Got cloud skills? Now you can get certified by the OpenStack Foundation

The new Certified OpenStack Administrator exam is designed to give cloud professionals a way to prove their worth while also helping employers identify qualified candidates.

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Cloud Chronicles: Why Care.com cares about the cloud

In the latest edition of Cloud Chronicles, Network World's Brandon Butler visits the offices of Care.com, which runs almost its entire business via the cloud.

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Q&A: Avanade on why Microsoft is your best strategic partner for the future

Avanade CEO Adam Warby details how a $2 billion IT services company is capitalizing on new Microsoft cloud and collaboration capabilities to power digital transformation projects.

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