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Cloud services targeted as French Senate enlarges police search powers

Three more months of extraordinary police powers and the extension of warrantless searches to include cloud storage services accessible from computers in France: Those were among the changes voted unanimously by French senators Friday...

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Is Apple preparing to take $8B from Google?

Apple may hit Google with an $8 billion charge on its profits, as the analysts at CCS Insight predict the company will replace Google search with Bing as the default search engine on Apple products by the end of 2017.

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Google hires VMware co-founder as cloud chief, aims for enterprise adoption

VMware co-founder Diane Greene will oversee all of Google's cloud businesses, including its Cloud Platform and Apps productivity suite, the company announced Thursday.

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What’s going on at Citrix?

News of a major restructuring at Citrix – which will include spinning off its GoTo Meeting product family – is welcomed by those who closely track the company, but the cutting of 1,000 jobs over the next half year could be a painful...

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IT shops will pass the cloud tipping point in 2016, survey finds

An IDG Enterprise survey of IT buyers indicates that, on average, more than half (56 percent) of a company's IT environment will be hosted in the cloud by the end of 2016, up from 44 percent today.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX: A new cloud ERP is born

Enterprise software has long been associated with clunky interfaces and a long learning curve, but Microsoft is aiming to change all that with Dynamics AX, the next generation of its flagship ERP system.

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Why Microsoft’s data chief thinks machine-learning tools are like tailored shirts

When Microsoft's data and machine learning chief thinks about the future, he sees a world where developers create applications that are built to leverage machine learning and predictive analytics without the help of a data scientist....

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Google's infrastructure czar predicts cloud business will outpace ads in 5 years

Google is lagging behind its leading competitors in the hyperscale public cloud, but Urs Hölzle, the technology titan's senior vice president for technical infrastructure, sees Google's cloud revenue eclipsing its ad business in five...

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U.S. government wants in on the public cloud, but needs more transparency

The federal government is trying to move more into the cloud, but service providers' lack of transparency is harming adoption, according to Arlette Hart, the FBI's chief information security officer.

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Review: OpenShift 3 rocks Docker containers

Red Hat’s robust, easy-to-use, and highly scalable PaaS now builds on Docker, with some temporary limitations.

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EMC helps VMAX, VNX storage arrays hook up with public clouds

On Tuesday, EMC introduced automatic tiering of data from its VMAX and VNX systems to public clouds including Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Platform.

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Microsoft touts new, holistic approach to enterprise security

Microsoft combines the attack protection, detection and response features built into Windows 10, Office 365, Azure and the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite to help enterprises improve their operational security posture.

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New Microsoft Azure cloud security tools will work on premises, in Amazon’s cloud too

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company’s infrastructure security tools will protect not only the company's IaaS Azure public cloud, but customer environments and even those from competitors like Amazon Web Services.

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ASUS Chromebit—Chrome OS in HDMI stick. But what's the point?

ASUS and Google are proud to announce a Chrome OS stick that plugs into a TV or monitor: The Chromebit works via HDMI, like the Intel Compute Stick and others...

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Applying tech to agriculture: IoT for the Earth

Technology plus agriculture is an exciting opportunity, especially so for the developing world.

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Google offers up to 1TB of free storage for 'Local Guides' posts

As part of its effort to populate its “Local Guides” feature, Google is offering up to 1TB of free cloud storage to anyone who reviews a restaurant.

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Are the container wars back again? CoreOS and Docker roll out container security offerings

Last year we saw a battle-royal arise between competing container formats. A ceasefire was negotiated, but does this week see a resumption of hostilities?


As IT job market heats up, tech stress levels drop

Many IT pros feel more secure today about their career prospects, but some roles are still extremely stressful.

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