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Google's Alphabetized new logo is childish (who moved my cheese?)

Google has a new logo. And a new house typeface. Plus some bouncing dots. Mathematically pure, childlike, simple, playful, magic, snappy -- these are the designery words used to describe the new visual identity. Cool story, bro...

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8 free apps that pump up Google Drive

Google Drive can do much more than you realize. Ready to unlock its productivity potential?

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VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has updated its stack of data center virtualization software with capabilities that allow an organization to run an entire data center operation and related cloud services as a single unified entity.

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Egnyte gets all jiggy with Office 365. Integrations now table stakes.

Co-opetition is the name of the game today, and foes in one domain are partnering in others to bring benefits to customers.

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Google Container Engine: Could it be evil?

Google Container Engine is out of beta. The search-engine-cum-advertising-broker is also all about that containerization. But is Google's use of open-source projects such as Docker and Kubernetes *entirely* unselfish?

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More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

A survey of IT leaders in healthcare revealed that 81% of them believe their systems have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or some other cyber-attack in the past two years, placing patient sensitive data at risk.

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SK Hynix plans to invest $38.9B in new memory plants

The memory maker plans to build three new semiconductor facilities by 2024 in preparation for what it sees as future increased demand.

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IBM integrates its Blue Box platform across the network

The ultimate test of an acquisition is when the acquired product is integrated into the products and services of the acquirer. On this occasion, IBM has performed well by this measure.

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Scality picks up cash to software-ize all the storage things

Software-defined everything is the IT flavor of the day. This is increasingly extending to storage, and Scality's funding round is an indication of that.

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Google's container management service exits beta, gets uptime guarantee

Google has made it official. It is now offering the Google Container Service as a commercial service, allowing customers run full micro-services architecture on the Google Cloud

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IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM has expanded two products to allow customers to combine in-house Spectrum deployments with IBM Cloud storage services.

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NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

NTT Communications will provide its enterprise customers with direct private connectivity to Microsoft’s and Amazon Web Services' public clouds through a new service, Multi-Cloud Connect.

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Despite Microsoft partnership, NFL leans on Amazon to store new stats data

Even though the league has agreed to use Microsoft technology in some instances, it's storing new data generated from real-time player tracking with AWS.

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This Ashley Madison hack story keeps getting worse and worse [u4]

The Ashley Madison hack continues to make headlines. Naturally, that's because the news keeps getting worse. Worse for website owners Avid Media Group. And worse for the REAL victims, more importantly -- the people named in the hacked...

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Oracle, still clueless about security

Oracle Chief Security Officer Mary Ann Davidson let loose a long rant about people who dare to look into the security of the company’s products. Oracle quickly backed away from those remarks, but has it faced up to the fact that its...

Salesforce platform gets a new look and feel

Salesforce is updating its user interface, offering customers a modern cross-platform design with greater flexibility.

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Alibaba adds artificial intelligence capability to its cloud offerings

On Tuesday, the Chinese e-commerce giant announced DT PAI, a platform designed to comb through a client's data and analyze it for useful information.

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Microsoft tests SharePoint 2016 and enterprise cloud hybrid search

The beta software lets IT departments try out the latest features in SharePoint, while a new search feature lets users look up information across on-premises data and Office 365.

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