Amazon can no longer take its cloud leadership for granted

With Microsoft’s strong numbers and Google’s continued progress, Amazon Web Services must realize it’s in a three-cloud race By David Linthicum | InfoWorld Good news for Microsoft: “Strong sales of cloud products to businesses helped lift…

SAP apps heading to Microsoft Azure cloud

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The companies are also integrating SAP’s Business Objects with Microsoft’s BI software By Chris Kanaracus | IDG News Service Microsoft and SAP’s long-standing partnership is being strengthened with the pending certification of SAP’s ERP (enterprise resource…

Amazon wants to run your high-performance databases

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The company’s new R3 instances have up to 262GB of RAM By Mikael Ricknäs | IDG News Service Amazon Web Services is making a pitch for enterprises’ high-performance databases to run on its infrastructure, launching new…

Microsoft Azure Embraces Outside Technologies

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Microsoft has open-sourced its new C# compiler and Azure now incorporates the open source Chef and Puppet configuration managers. Joab Jackson, IDG News Service (New York Bureau) April 03, 2014 As it rolled out tools and…

LinkedIn Mobile Stack

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Recently released LinkedIn feature on the iPhone, Android, and mobile web platforms contains a step-by-step guided flow to the LinkedIn ecosystem for our new members. This onboarding experience removes the uncertainty of how to…

Microsoft Taking Exchange to the Cloud via Office 365

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Microsoft recently announced plans to offer Office 365 as part of GoDaddy’s Web hosting service. The move is one small part in the company’s strategy of getting Exchange customers more fully into the cloud,…

Google taps big data for universal translator

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Statistical analysis beats algorithms for language translation, Google says, but which massive volumes of linguistic data will it use? By Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld Google Translate is currently best known for being a quick and dirty…

Microsoft And Oracle Will Announce Major Cloud Computing Partnership Next Monday

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Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer, its Azure chief Satya Nadella and Oracle’s president Mark Hurd are holding a joint press conference next week, just two days before Microsoft’s Build developer conference is scheduled to kick…

Analysts say software industry may be leaving Oracle behind

File photo of Oracle signage at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 event in San Francisco

“For a long time they’ve held firm on pricing for maintenance, which is their highest margin business, and they’ve really stuck it to their clients,” said Goldmacher. “Now that you have an ever-growing raft…