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Microsoft's Operating Systems Group is staffing up a new team that is building an app and game streaming service for the company's 'core platforms.'
Finzsoft Solutions has signed a five-year agreement with IBM to move its finance and banking applications to the cloud as part of its hybrid cloud infrastructure.
Microsoft has released a new public preview of Azure Active Directory Connect, a tool for connecting Windows Server AD to Azure AD. It will replace DirSync and the standalone Azure AD Sync tools.
Carbonite will integrate MailStore's email archiving and full-text search and indexing capabilities into its portfolio of cloud backup services.
Microsoft is rolling out its first public preview of its Skype Translator real-time translation service, which is initially available on devices running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Hybrid cloud, and its unique combination of on-premise and off-premise solutions, is growing in popularity, as shown in a new Tech Pro Research survey and the resulting research report.
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Microsoft will release its .NET-based programming model Orleans early next year, offering developers new tools to simplify the development of distributed application for the cloud.
SAP Nation, a book chronicling the bloat of the SAP economy, could also apply to other enterprise tech vendors. Does scale truly represent customer interests?
Will all-encompassing enterprise application suites survive what the cloud has in store?
Sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
93% of surveyed respondents have heard of hybrid cloud and a third have already implemented a hybrid cloud solution in their organizations. How is your organization's cloud strategy matching up or are APAC organizations falling behind in the cloud race?
In the second deal this week, CenturyLink acquires Cognilytics, which provides big data tools to midsized companies.
Parallels was working on containers before they were cool, and now the company is adding Docker support to Parallels Cloud Server.
The creative software giant followed up with an announcement that it plans to acquire Fotolia, a marketplace for purchasing stock content.
Dropbox previously revealed it hosts more than 35 billion Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations as of November 2014.
Connected apps and devices have been at the center of Salesforce's rhetoric for the last few years as it continues to tackle the Internet of Things movement.
Huddle plans to keep growing its geographical footprint in the United States and Europe while doubling the size of its product team.
XP will be falling off the Microsoft support wagon within a year, and Windows 8 is, ah, unattractive. Here are the best of your alternative choices.
Digital Realty has opened up a new Tier 3 datacentre 17 miles south west of the capital.
Google may be closing down its Reader RSS services from 1 July, but that isn't the end of the RSS party. Here are four cloud-based alternatives and one desktop option all waiting to keep you in touch with the news.
How do you enrol a Windows RT tablet onto Microsoft's latest cloud-hosted management platform? Our walk-through shows how.
It's hard to think of Microsoft Office as anything other than the archetypal Windows desktop program. But while no one was looking, Microsoft's free online apps and storage turned surprisingly powerful. Are the free apps good enough to use in place of Office?
A warehouse north of London is on the verge of completing its transformation into a datacentre
SugarSync is one of my favorite cloud backup and storage solutions because of its multi-platform support. The new 2.0 beta version includes significant UI improvements to make it much more user friendly.
What will be the next big thing? As cellular carriers merge and become stronger, mobile makers may not survive. Will big data analytics take off, and will 3D printing arrive with a bevy of legal and ethical issues? Here's a look ahead at 2013 and what we can expect.
ZDNet looks back at the year, on a month-by-month basis, at some of the most publicized hacks, leaks and data breaches of 2012.
Datacentres are the IT palaces that provide the backbone of our working lives. Take a tour of datacentres around the world, from the UK to Iceland to Texas, in this round-up of cutting-edge facilities.
How do you make your datacentre run better, and save money? At IBM's research labs and facilities in upstate New York, three ideas are uppermost on people's minds: energy efficiency, monitoring, and utilisation.
Pictures from the SY3-II launch in Alexandria on November 15.
Nanyang Technological University shows prototype of TV content distribution via cloud-based technology with added social functionalities.
Eventually, Outlook.com will replace Hotmail. For now, though, Microsoft is releasing its new email service (previously code-named NewMail) as a preview that's open to the public. Here's what's inside.
Sponsored by Sap
IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here is what they said, with my commentary.
At the GigaOm Net:Work conference in San Francisco, Google's Rajen Sheth talks about how the product development of Gmail inspired Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt to embrace cloud computing. The three at first "soundly rejected the idea" of Gmail because he was pitching it as packaged software, Sheth says. A few months later he came back with the concept of putting Gmail in the cloud.
The first interview in ZDNet Asia's Intelligent Singapore video series, CTO Wilfred Kwan defines "intelligence" needed in data centers today and discusses growth opportunities cloud computing has created for the telecommunication services provider.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison discusses the company's new cloud offering. Ellison says: “The key difference is that our cloud is based on industry standards and supports full operability with other clouds and data centers on-premise."
When the New South Wales Department of Education (DET) decided it needed to improve the way it handled science testing for year-8 students, it began to look at online solutions. Teaming up with Janison Solutions, the DET sought to better replicate what students did in the laboratory.
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