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Cisco’s evolving software, cloud strategy will hinge on hardware

New licensing strategy will use installed hardware base as the “real estate” on which to build.

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Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

Data management specialist Quantum wants to make it easier for enterprises to combine two of the major trends in storage: virtualization and public clouds.

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Facebook DOWN. Instagram OFFLINE. Lizard Squad: "HELLO"

Reptilian hackers Lizard Squad's claim denied by Facebook: Facebook was down for an hour. Instagram was down, too. And so were a services that rely on Zuckerberg's authentication system -- such as Tinder. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers...

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Update: Microsoft results lifted by cloud products, but profit drops

Microsoft's overall revenue for the last three months of 2014, totaled $26.5 billion, up 8 percent from the year before.

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Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

Dropbox has acquired visual design version control startup Pixelapse, adding another arrow to its competitive quiver.

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Box rides high on Wall Street

Box made a splashy entrance on the New York Stock Exchange Friday.

Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft is acquiring Revolution Analytics, a major commercial distributor of the R statistical programming language.

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Amazon to acquire Israeli startup Annapurna Labs for data center muscle

Amazon.com is to acquire a semiconductor startup in Israel, which has been operating secretively since it was set up in 2011.

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As Box's IPO looms, so do challenges

The road to an initial public offering is rarely smooth, but Box's journey has been one of the bumpier ones.

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Data center, cloud, SDN driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

The Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed $25 billion in 2019, a compounded annual growth of 2.2%, according to Dell’Oro Group.

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Google supercharges cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

If you want the fastest possible storage performance for a database as inexpensively as possible, Google's cloud-based Local SSD for its Compute Engine platform could be the answer.

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IBM’s z13 and the case for the mainframe cloud

IBM has positioned its z13 mainframe as a singular platform for cloud computing. Is that a justifiable or even compelling argument?

Ravello promises enterprises cross-cloud app flexibility

Newly infused with a fresh $28 million in funding, this startup is betting its future on 'nested virtualization' technology.

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Dropbox boosts mobile talent with CloudOn buy

The latest in the cloud-storage company's shopping spree also delivers a ready-made presence in Israel.

Dropbox for Windows Phone hints at Microsoft's cross-platform future

Dropbox has finally released an app for Microsoft's smartphones.

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Dropbox acquires CloudOn to strengthen mobile collaboration

Dropbox continues to build its business away from sync-and-share cloud storage with the acquisition of CloudOn, which offers a "simple and beautiful" mobile document creation and editing tool.

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FAIL: NSA can't shield DoD or Sony from N. Korea hacks

The National Security Agency (NSA) -- tasked with protecting American computers -- apparently fell asleep on the job. The latest story: The NSA allegedly watched North Korea hack Sony for over four years, yet did nothing about it,...

Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

Microsoft cloud services provide construction firm with cost savings, increased productivity

Chicago-based firm Walsh Group Construction is finding that buying into Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite has helped streamline its BYOD program and that relying on the cloud service required a leap of faith for security.

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