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Xero breaks through its glass ceiling: customers, revenue and cashflow

Impressive results from the New Zealand-founded, but now global, accounting software vendor.

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Trump's cybersecurity order pushes U.S. government to the cloud

President Trump has finally signed a long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity, which calls for the U.S. government to move to the cloud and modernize its IT infrastructure.

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Stratasys unveils an assembly line of cloud-controlled robotic 3D printers

The new Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator platform includes a modular unit with multiple 3D printers working simultaneously and driven by a central, cloud-based architecture.

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Adobe continues its march to the cloud

Adobe, once known only for its creative suite, has become a huge player in the broader marketing space. I sat down with an exec ahead of their EMEA conference to reflect.

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Suse fronts up -- there’s a method to their (perceived) madness

I’m known for my bluntness and strong opinions. And so it was with HPE’s divestment of Stackato and OpenStack. Suse runs me through their thinking.

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Email, email, in the cloud

The transition from on-premises to cloud-based email is an opportunity to tighten security controls.

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Bridgestone modernizes data center, hauls out 13 tons of copper wire

In October 1968, tire maker Bridgestone ran a data center with racks and racks of tapes and a water-cooled mainframe. Today, that newly renovated data center is the home for systems supporting an almost completely virtualized...

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Catching up with Adaptive Insights and ruminating over the future

No matter how you spin it, Adaptive Insight’s world changed when Oracle acquired NetSuite.

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In an effort to get its house in order, Docker containerizes and ships out its CEO

Big changes for Docker Inc. What’s behind them, and what does it mean?

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Checking in on a newly acquired NetSuite

SuiteWorld 2017 was always going to be a fascinating glimpse of life for this once independent vendor. We weren’t disappointed.

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Microsoft announces a Surface laptop that won’t run Call of Duty

Only approved apps will run and only from the Windows Store. Is that the right way to do this?

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'Gidday mate!' -- Atlassian goes on a Euro expedition

Atlassian, like many of its compatriots, is on a global “overseas experience.” This week they move on to Europe.

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Kimble launches A.I.-enabled PSA -- buzzwords or innovation?

A.I. is one of the premium buzzwords du jour. In Kimble’s case, is it justified?

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Public clouds are calling to IT engineers -- and their wallets

One-third of data-center professionals and IT practitioners plan to deploy workloads in the cloud in the next year, according to a survey by the Uptime Institute, an advisory group focused on improving critical infrastructure.

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Cloud vs. on-premises: Finding the right balance

For some IT shops, security is the gating factor for which apps go into the cloud. Others are all-in for the cloud, and still others don't want much to do with it at all.

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If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu?

Good programming practices - including interactive syntax checking, code review, component testing and eliminating redundancy by writing code once and using it many times -- may have much to teach network engineers as they pivot to an...

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Your car will eventually live-stream video of your driving to the cloud

With a barrage of sensors, cameras and LiDAR equipment and embedded WiFi, autonomous vehicles are expected to produce an ocean of big data that could reach about 5,800 exabytes in size.

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Microsoft launches a slew of IoT-related offerings

Microsoft's goal is to reduce the complexity of IoT deployments.

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Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company's ad business

Google is still an advertising company, but the tech titan’s cloud business is growing faster than its advertising revenue. That’s one of the key take-aways from the company’s first quarter earnings report released Thursday.

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All’s fair in love, war and ERP -- FinancialForce goes for NetSuite’s jugular

There’s nothing better than a good bit of guerilla marketing. But let’s dive into FinancialForce’s approach for a minute.

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