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Oracle does what we all expected and snaps up NetSuite

News that Oracle is finally acquiring NetSuite outright has the punditry chattering, but what of the competition?

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Oracle and NetSuite: Longtime 'sweethearts' united at last

Oracle's purchase of NetSuite may be the most anticipated acquisition in the history of enterprise software.

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My wife's broken Android phone made me strangely happy

A moment of frustration leads to an unlikely epiphany.

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Essential Azure automation tricks for Windows admins

Tap the power of PowerShell and Azure Automation to automate your troubles away

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Smart Vision Labs rolls out connected telemedicine offering

The health field is undergoing a technology-fueled revolution -- Smart Vision Labs is a good example.

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Smart Vision Labs rolls out connected telemedicine offering

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Oracle to buy cloud software provider NetSuite for $9.3 billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to buy NetSuite, which provides cloud-based accounting, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and other business software packages, for $9.3 billion.

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First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars

Four, rich, pretrained machine learning APIs bring the smarts behind Google to your apps

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Dropbox levels up its features for administrators

IT administrators managing Dropbox deployments are supposed to have an easier time with it soon, thanks to improvements that the company announced Wednesday.

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Gain access to an ARM server running Linux OS, through the cloud

If you want to play with an ARM-based server, you can now apply to gain access to one online through the Linaro Developer Cloud.

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Puppet and Chef make way for Docker

Docker’s rapid adoption has resulted in more than 460,000 containerized applications. Does that level of container-based penetration signal the beginning of the end for the Puppet and Chef IT automation platforms? I believe so.

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Salesforce plans to acquire data center optimization startup Coolan

Salesforce.com has signed a definite agreement to acquire Coolan, the developer of a platform for data center hardware analysis and optimization.

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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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