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Amazon debuts bottomless storage plans for photos, data

If you've got gigabytes or more of digital photos and music that are a headache to back up, Amazon wants to interest you in two new storage services designed to ease home backups and archiving.

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Microsoft to simplify Azure migration with bigger VM drives

Enterprises can now migrate virtual machines whose OS drives size exceed 127GB

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Oracle customizes project management for lines of business

Government, financial services and construction are all getting custom project management software packages from Oracle.

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Apple buys into big data?

Reports claim Apple has agreed to purchase FoundationDB, manufacturer of powerful future-focused databasing software.

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Bullhorn's new CRM tool mines email for deeper relationship insight

The stand-alone SaaS offering promises a holistic view of company relationships.

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HP boxes up the cloud for the enterprise

Enterprises that want to enjoy the benefits of cloud computing but still prefer to keep computational resources in-house should take a look at a new cloud system offered by Hewlett-Packard. A preconfigured package of hardware...

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Microsoft packages Azure for Web and mobile developers

The new Azure App Service was designed to streamline the process of building apps and connecting them to back-end data sources

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12 free cloud storage options

With all the public cloud storage offerings on the market today, many vendors just want customers to sign up for their services. So, in return for a new account, many offer free cloud storage.

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Google Cloud organizes log files to ease troubleshooting

Google Cloud Logging collects dozens of metrics from Google Compute Engine and Google App Engine.

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Amazon Web Services offers free satellite imagery

Amazon Web Services is offering customers free use of over 85,000 satellite images, setting the stage for new types of geographically-oriented cloud applications.

Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack

An activist group working to end China's Internet censorship is facing an ongoing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that threatens to cripples its activities.

Salesforce App for Outlook brings CRM data to the inbox

Now in beta, the app is available for free with a subscription to Salesforce Enterprise Edition or higher.

AeroFS makes cloud collaboration free for up to 30 users

Security-focused service offers a private enterprise cloud with unlimited data

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Databricks takes the human intervention out of Spark processing

A new workflow feature for Databricks Cloud can automate routine deployment tasks.

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6 important things you might not know about Chrome OS upgrades

Google's Chrome OS isn't like other operating systems -- and the way it handles upgrades is no exception.

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Google Cloud and a Chromebook might be your next contact center

The next time you call customer service, you may get an answer from a Chromebook. The Chromebook won't answer your questions, but the human who does may be talking through Google's connected laptop with a headset. And they may be...

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Dropbox for Business gets two new collaboration tools

Users can now comment on shared files and keep Microsoft Office documents synchronized more easily.

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Ford uses Microsoft cloud to seamlessly update cars

Ford Motor Co. is moving to automatically update its cars infotainment systems using Microsoft's Azure cloud service.

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