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Like AT&T, Verizon is going virtual for enterprises

Verizon announced enterprise services defined and activated through software, a move intended to help both the carrier and its customers save money and respond more quickly to changing needs.

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Google launches cloud service for understanding human language

Google's intelligent cloud developer tools are expanding with the launch of a new Cloud Natural Language API. The service is aimed at helping developers create applications that understand human language.

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Can cloud finally kill the desk phone? Dialpad thinks so

20 years ago the hot predictions suggested the end of physical telephones. Is that prediction finally coming true?

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What CIOs should know about SQL Server 2016

Every release of SQL Server promises increased performance, better security and improved business intelligence. You get all of that with SQL Server 2016, plus other strategic options such as cloud integration and Linux support.

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Skype sets a course for the cloud, ditching some apps on the way

Skype is leaving behind its peer-to-peer roots and going all in on the cloud. While the popular messaging app made it this far by facilitating connections between computers for video calls and other communications, it's moving to a...

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Notarize: Removing the 'visiting the notary' routine

Another example of digital disrupting a manual (and painful) process.

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Displaying impressive growth, Pantheon slurps up heavy Series C

It's impressive fundraising from this fast-growing, website management platform.

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Microsoft's Azure cloud revenue doubles, as phone sales plunge

Microsoft's cloud push continues to pay off for the company, which reported on Tuesday that its Azure cloud revenue for the second calendar quarter of 2016 had more than doubled compared to the same period in 2015.

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What I learned from using Amazon Alexa for a month

Amazon's Alexa is more advanced than interactive voice response systems and sure as hell more powerful than Siri, but it is not human.

Telstra to launch new cloud management platform

​Telstra will launch a new cloud management platform to provide businesses with the tools to operate their hybrid cloud environments in providing a single, comprehensive view of their private and public cloud services.

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IBM's cloud and data analytics grow as overall revenue slides

IBM’s revenue continued to decline in the second quarter but growth in some of its strategic initiatives like cloud computing and data analytics suggest that the company may be on track in its transition plans.

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Q&A: SnapLogic tackles app integration in cloud era

CEO Gaurav Dhillon talks about challenges of integrating legacy and SaaS apps, building the new fabric of IT

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Q&A: SnapLogic tackles app integration in cloud era

CEO Gaurav Dhillon talks about challenges of integrating legacy and SaaS apps, building the new fabric of IT

Microsoft downsizes OneDrive accounts, enforces restrictions

OneDrive users have begun receiving notifications from Microsoft that their storage allotments have already, or will soon be, reduced to 5GB.

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AWS buys Cloud9 IDE in snub to Google

Amazon Web Services has bought Cloud9, a popular web-based developer environment that recently aligned itself with the Google Cloud Platform.

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Salesforce1 update will leave many mobile devices out in the cold

An upcoming update to the Salesforce1 mobile app will dramatically reduce the number of supported devices and effectively leave users of all but the latest and most popular devices out in the cold.

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Microsoft wins appeal over U.S. government access to emails held overseas

A U.S. appeals court has quashed a search warrant that would have required Microsoft to disclose contents of emails stored on a server in Ireland, in a case that has broad ramifications for privacy, diplomatic relations and the...

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IBM tests secure cloud blockchain service

IBM is cranking up the security on its cloud-based blockchain service.

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