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Amazon and Microsoft take aim at new workloads with souped up cloud offerings

Hoping to move new applications to the cloud, Amazon has launched a new virtual server with four high-end GPUs, while Microsoft has made its SSD-based storage offering generally available.

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Google adds real-time big data analysis to two of its cloud services

Google is betting that real-time processing is the future of big data analysis.

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Google patent envisions cloud control of an army of robots

Google received a U.S. patent this week for technology that would enable it to use the cloud to control an army of robots.

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Using a private cloud to keep the coffee on at Dunkin Donuts

National DCP's CIO details how the IT systems of four of the doughnut chain's suppliers were integrated into a private cloud, a task that took more than a few jolts of caffeine.

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Microsoft makes debugging PHP less painful with new Azure tool

Microsoft is equipping its Azure cloud service with a tool to debug PHP-based Web apps running on the platform.

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ATMs are about to get a cloud makeover

ATMs have been around for decades, but surprisingly few changes have been made to the technologies they use. That's about to change.

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Hands on: What a $149 Chromebook is actually like to use

How good of a Chrome OS experience can $149 really get you? Time to find out.

Microsoft demos industrial robot linked to cloud, mobile devices

Microsoft presented a vision of how industrial robots could work more closely with people by harnessing the Internet of Things, cloud networking and 3D sensing technologies, linked through Windows platforms.

Microsoft, Dropbox push partnership with browser-based Office integration

Microsoft and Dropbox yesterday expanded the links between Office and online storage, delivering on pledges made last November when they inked their partnership

Salesforce revs up Pardot with two new B2B marketing-automation tools

New mobile capabilities allow salespeople to deliver their own personalized lead-nurture campaigns.

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Workday targets professional services with new suite

Featuring both finance and HR capabilities, it aims to deliver a one-stop alternative for companies focused on billable projects.

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150 years after Lincoln assassination, massive online archive goes live

As the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination approaches, two universities and Iron Mountain have unveiled a massive online archive dedicated to him that contains nearly 100,000 documents.

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AWS offers machine-learning service to make sense of big data

Enterprises will soon be able to do the kind of big data analysis that allows Amazon to recommend books, video games and toasters to its customers,

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Amazon offers network file storage in the cloud

Amazon Web Services continues to chip away at the enterprise storage market, with plans for a new service designed to be a nimbler alternative to network attached storage appliances.

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Cloud computing brings changes for IT security pros

Watch out, computer security professionals: Cloud computing vendors are coming for your jobs sooner than you think.

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Oracle bolsters Retail Cloud with new services

Oracle has added several new services to the retail-focused technologies it gained through its $5.3 billion acquisition of Micros last year.

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Microsoft creates a container for Windows

Hoping to build on the success of Docker-based Linux containers, Microsoft has developed a container technology to run on its Windows Server operating system.

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Are APIs the new ITIL?

Are APIs indeed the new ITIL? In some ways, yes. Providers are going to continue to aggressively drive towards standardized, multi-tenant web based services supported by increasing layers of technology automation over human-based...

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NASA code-a-thon uses IBM cloud to build space tech

NASA is pulling together more than 10,000 developers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs from 62 countries for a code-a-thon this weekend aimed at building technology for space exploration.

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