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SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, U.K. court says

SAP's named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday. The consequences could be far-reaching for global businesses that have integrated...

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Amazon's Alexa gains support for Outlook calendars

Users of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant can now ask her questions about the contents of their Microsoft-hosted calendars.

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Heroku: PaaS is future of development tools

Heroku CEO Adam Gross highlights the integral role of PaaS for companies ramping up customer-facing apps

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IT leaders say it's hard to keep the cloud safe

IT managers are finding it difficult to keep their applications and data safe in the cloud, and many are slowing cloud adoption because of it, according to a report from Intel.

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AWS Roundup: IoT buttons hit the enterprise, Directory launch and more

Amazon Web Services got off to a slow start in January, taking its time to sleep off the New Year’s festivities. But the cloud provider got up to speed by the end of the month, launching a handful of new products for its customers to...

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite productivity

Can you really use Google’s G Suite instead of Microsoft Office? Here's how they compare on Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and Chrome OS.

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How Apple iCloud Drive works and how to use it

Take complete control of iCloud Drive on Mac, iOS, and Windows

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RightScale and the state of the cloud

Has it really been a decade since the cloud first came to bear? Sometimes a look in the rearview mirror is worth getting misty-eyed for.

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3 enterprise-strength file sync services to check out

Popular file-sync services are great for individuals, but can lack controls for access, encryption and other services that enterprises require.

Cloud Foundry targets developers to spark enterprise adoption

Computerworld UK speaks to Cloud Foundry Foundation's executive director, Abby Kearns

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IBM's wearables hub could get you out of the hospital faster

Researchers at IBM have developed a hub for wearables that can gather information from multiple devices and share it with a doctor, potentially cutting down on the time patients need to spend in a hospital.

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DigitalOcean releases its load balancer product

DigitalOcean is trying its hardest to carve a niche for itself in the developer-friendly cloud-infrastructure space. Load balancers should help with that aim.

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Google’s new cloud service is a unique take on a database

Google launched Cloud Spanner, a new fully managed database that’s supposed to provide the transactional consistency of a traditional database plus the scalability and performance of a NoSQL database.

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Forget the network perimeter, say security vendors

Security vendors start embracing Google's BeyondCorp network security model that treats all apps and devices as being on the Internet instead of assigning higher trust to local networks.

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Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and others

On Monday, AWS announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting. It’s a powerful swing at some very entrenched enterprise software players by...

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Cybersecurity and the Cloud in 2017

Infoworld Senior Writer Fahmida Rashid chats with Palo Alto Networks' CSO Rick Howard about the biggest cybersecurity challenges facing businesses working in the cloud in 2017.

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Analysts peer into Microsoft's rumored Windows 10 Cloud

Talk of a new version of Windows 10, dubbed "Cloud," surfaced last week and many see the move as a way to rival Google's Chrome OS.

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N.C. wind farm goes live despite legislators' claims it's a national security threat

A North Carolina wind farm that will power Amazon's data centers in Virginia went live on Thursday, even though state legislators asked President Trump to nix the project over concerns that it would jeopardize national security.

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