Why is enterprise cloud becoming the norm?
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Why is enterprise cloud becoming the norm?
From generic services to industry-specific apps, the cloud is growing up
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Cloud enables new development models that will revolutionise enterprise IT
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Microsoft is enabling Windows users who buy Windows 10 Enterprise as a subscription service from its cloud partners to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1 for free.
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Apiary provides a front-end platform for designing, creating, and governing APIs.
Major public cloud vendors are expanding beyond their first European locations, offering flexibility, choice and compliance to technology leaders.
The identity and device management provider shares data on its users' activity, revealing trends from a limited (albeit cloud-forward) sample of corporate IT consumers.
Like the MongoDB ransomware attacks before it, Elasticsearch users are being hammered by ransomware assaults because they were too dumb to practice basic security.
Oracle said the lawsuit is politically motivated. The Department of Labor noted that government contracts could be at stake.
Microsoft has added support for yet another Linux distribution on Azure: Clear Linux OS.
The long-awaited new chief executive says the e-signature and digital transaction management company is "IPO ready."
DxContinuum develops algorithms for machine learning and predictive analytics software for sales teams.
The Defense Department is aiming to consolidate workloads with a new on-premise managed services contract.
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Microsoft's Azure Data Lake is now generally available, but what does it do, and how does it work? Here's a tour around the service's tooling and capabilities, to help you understand it and get productive with it, quickly.
With more businesses and applications moving data to the cloud, even small outages can be devastating. By studying the worst cloud fails, we can find clues to avoiding problems in the future
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has shared a series of pictures from the social network's datacenter site up near the Arctic Circle in Sweden.
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.
The most recent Summer Olympiad staked its place in history as the competition with the highest levels of digital engagement than any previous Olympic Games. We look at some of the key technology numbers behind the Rio events.
Many professionals find themselves working on both Macs and PCs. If your work requires you to jump back and forth between Windows and Mac systems, here are some apps that will make your life easier.
Survey Monkey has released its list of the most popular downloaded apps in the US on iOS and Android for the first six months of 2016. Pokemon Go was released in July so did not make it here.
IBM is betting that its cloudMatrix software will enable it to make a pivot from a systems integrator to a services integrator.
At about 50 miles from the Arctic Circle, the frequent -25C (-13F) winter temperatures make the question of how to keep equipment racks cool less of an issue for the Hydro 66 datacenter.
From hack attacks to the king of Macs, we learned some pretty deep truths in 2015
From Anthony Weiner-style pics to simply hitting the caps-lock key at the wrong time, these communication blunders could cost you big.
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With digital transformation at the top of the agenda for many organizations, the winds of change are in the air in tech departments. Here are some vital currents in the industry that IT leaders should keep in mind this year.
With the 2016 Presidential election season right around the corner, 16 Republican hopefuls have launched their campaigns, and their Web sites. In this gallery, ZDNet's David Gewirtz explores the candidates sites (and their chances).
Chris Turvil, Head of Cloud and Platform Agility at Trainline, explains how the European train ticketing company is using new AWS services like Lambda and Kinesis to add new, real-time services.
Dale Wiggins, general manager of the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform, explains how technology is putting healthcare management in the hands of patients.
Jeetu Patel, chief strategy officer at Box, spoke with ZDNet at the 2016 Structure Conference in San Francisco about the race to turn products into platforms.
Docker COO Scott Johnston spoke to ZDNet at the 2016 Structure Conference about why many companies are migrating resources from the public cloud to the hybrid cloud.
ZDNet's Natalie Gagliordi talks with Louisville, Kentucky-based Forest Giant about how the small business uses cloud-based services to handle everything from sales and internal communication to project management and payroll.
Even if your code is hacker-proof, there's still one way into your systems and it's much tougher to patch.
Chase Larson, Sales Operation Manager for Six Pack Shortcuts, talks about how they grew their small business using a blend of cloud-based tech and old-fashioned telephone sales.
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Rusty Sproat, CEO & Founder Figo Pet Insurance, talks about scaling a business in the cloud, how to be a stackless business and targeting pet parents with insurance, document management and record keeping for your pet.
You may not think you need a voice-activated speaker and a cloud-powered digital assistant in your home, but Amazon's Echo and Alexa may persuade you otherwise.
Some vendors would have you use calendar software and proprietary room panels to book meeting rooms and hot desks, but Smartway2 mixes the cloud with mobile apps to let you do it all from a tablet or your smartphone.
This cloud-based small-business accounting service provides a well-planned set of tools for staying on top of your finances and streamlining the processes involved.
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
A quicker and slicker new app for the online Xero accounting service adds automatic reconciliation of bank accounts, allowing Android users to stay on top of their finances.
After a week of using Office 2013 we're pleasantly surprised. The changes Microsoft has made to support Windows 8 — and specifically Windows 8 tablets — are logical, and they work well with more traditional ways of using Office.
Version 3.0 of Microsoft's cloud-hosted management platform is now available, adding support for mobile devices — including iPhones, iPads and Android.
Xero is an affordable online accounting service that delivers key bookkeeping functionality for small businesses in an admirably straightforward way.
A big step up from Actinic Express, which it replaces, Actinic Online delivers everything an SME requires to build and run an online store via the cloud. It's not perfect, but it is affordable and worth evaluating if you need to start selling online.
Cortado's ThinPrint Printer Dashboard is a potentially useful cloud application for monitoring the printers on your network. We had a few issues in this review, which hopefully will be addressed in a forthcoming update.
A usable small-business accounting service that's quick to configure and easy to learn, the initial release of QuickBooks Online lacks a number of features important in this market.
Microsoft's cloud-based systems management service makes life simple for SMEs. There's no need for additional infrastructure, and complex tools can be wrapped in a way that makes them accessible even for part-time IT professionals.
A rapidly maturing cloud-based office suite, Zoho Business is a good choice for small organisations looking for an online alternative to Microsoft Office. However, there's still room for improvement.
As an occasional extra for users of Microsoft's desktop Office 2010 suite, Office Web Apps is just about acceptable. However, it requires further development if it's to become a workable standalone solution.
Fast deployment, browser-based management and the ability to protect any internet-connected Windows PC are the key selling points of this revamped hosted security service. It's Windows only and has one or two rough edges, but compares well with other small-business solutions.
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