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Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion.

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Dropbox prompts certain users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then.

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Blockchain: It's not just for finance anymore

Blockchain powers virtual cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But despite its reputation as a financial technology platform it may prove to be highly valuable outside of finance, and particularly in the emerging world of mission-critical...

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Informatica CEO: 'Data security is an unsolved problem'

Companies today are awash in data, but current tools and processes are not enabling them to keep it secure. That's according to Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy, whose says his company is embarking on a major push to go further into...

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New York Public Library reads up on the cloud

Four years ago, the New York Public Library began to move its web properties to the cloud. Today, the library system has all of its nearly 80 websites in the cloud, has shrunk the number of on-premise servers by 40% and is running...

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Review: Google Cloud SQL takes on Amazon Aurora

Google’s second-generation SQL database as a service achieves higher transaction rates than Aurora at moderate loads.

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

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6 external storage solutions for iPad and iPhone

If you are looking for life beyond iCloud, try these iOS storage solutions

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Huddle goes back to enterprise basics and strengthens external sharing controls

It's a fine line between good user experience and enterprise robustness. Huddle constantly tiptoes along this line.

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Ciena CEO: We’re not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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9 data security tips for cloud migration

For organizations considering cloud migration, here are nine proactive steps that companies can take to ensure a smooth transition and get tighter cloud security.

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High technology: How IT is fueling the budding cannabis industry

The goal is to track every plant, product and person associated with the production and sale of marijuana and maintain legal compliance.

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Here's what Trulia learned from building a chatbot

Bots are all the rage. Here's what real estate tech company Trulia learned from building one.

Chinese approval clears way for Dell's $67B EMC buy

Dell’s massive acquisition of EMC reportedly has passed legal muster in China, clearing what is expected to be its last hurdle.

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Cisco to cut 5,500 workers in refocus on IoT, security and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...

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Kinvey and Redox want to help healthcare vendors innovate

The health sector is one where digital innovation can fuel massive benefits to consumers. But sometimes the barriers are just too big.

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Intel will provide early access to fast Optane SSDs via the cloud

Intel isn't yet shipping its Optane SSDs, but they soon will be available for testing in the cloud.

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Platforms not products transform organizations

In today’s world no one has a phone with only one installed application. Our clients understand that options are beneficial and we should not shy away from selling flexibility. We need to stop selling products and start selling...

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