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Plotly targets BI users with new dashboard emphasis

The cloud service that once focused on stand-alone data visualizations now hopes to play in the business intelligence space.

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What businesses should know about Privacy Shield

U.S. businesses may take some comfort from the fact that a successor to the Safe Harbor agreement has finally been named, but at this point, they shouldn't get too comfortable.

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Box helps businesses better control encryption of cloud data

Box has made it easier for its customers to control how stored data is encrypted with an update announced Thursday.

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IBM doubles down on data with four new cloud tools

Data is what makes today's business world go 'round, and IBM on Thursday launched a suite of new tools designed to help companies make the most of what they've got.

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Cue the surprise: Oracle suggests Amazon's cloud isn't real

All is fair in love, war and technology marketing. In a fantastic example of ignoring the bleedingly obvious, Oracle wants to rewrite the playing field.

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Microsoft's Power BI sports new 'publish to Web' feature

Microsoft's Power BI data visualization service is making it possible for companies to share their business information with the world in an interactive format.


The 3 technologies retailers need to succeed

Retailers looking to grow in a fast-changing industry need to focus on three main technologies. Computerworld's Sharon Gaudin -- just back from the National Retail Federation's Big Show -- and Executive News Editor Ken Mingis have the...

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Microsoft launches IoT Hub to ingest data from the physical world

Microsoft announced that its Azure IoT Hub product for managing fleets of devices that feed digital data from the physical world will be generally available on Thursday.

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Google is said to endorse ARM server chips, but don't get excited yet

Google will give its public backing to Qualcomm's ARM server chip next week, according to a report, but history suggests it's too early to draw conclusions.

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Quarterly reporting season shows how the technology world is fundamentally changing

For all those who say that cloud is just a passing fad, the latest quarterly results have some news for you.

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U.S., EU reach agreement on Safe Harbor alternative

Goodbye Safe Harbor, hello Privacy Shield: that's the name given by European Union and U.S. negotiators to the deal they struck under which transfers of personal data between the two regions can proceed.

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WhatsApp gains 1,000,000,000 whippersnappers (and my lawn)

WhatsApp has one billion users. That's how many active accounts it had last month, at least according to the Facebook subsidiary -- an instant-messaging service for young persons (or so I'm told)...

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'Big bets' cost Alphabet $3.6B in losses in 2015

Google's parent company Alphabet racked up $3.6 billion in losses last year through investments in "big bets" such as self-driving cars and Internet balloons.

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Review: The SanDisk Ultra +Cloud is two types of storage in one

The SanDisk Ultra +Cloud USB 3.0 thumb drive offers an interesting twist: It provides both local and cloud storage.

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First look: Microsoft Azure Stack hits the ground running

Technical preview of Microsoft's hybrid cloud platform drives just like Azure, drawing on the same APIs, tool and templates.

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Amazon cloud profit up 3x, so stock plummets. Wait, what?

Amazon Web Services profits triple, yet the stock takes a hammering. Actually, it makes complete sense -- here's why...

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Microsoft releases Azure Stack because . . . consistency

While the cloud thought leaders debate private vs. public, Microsoft's Azure Stack offers a hybrid solution.

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Microsoft's revenue falls, but cloud remains a bright spot

Microsoft is betting on reinventing itself as a cloud company, and the financial results it released Thursday show that its push is paying off despite an overall decline in revenue.

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