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Partners HealthCare Pilots 3-Tiered Cloud Storage Service

Health care provider reports reduced costs and latency from new cloud service from ClearSky Data. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Google launches Cloud IoT Core service for enterprises

Google today unveiled a cloud platform service to help organizations collect vital data from billions of Internet of Things devices. The service, Google Cloud IoT Core, is designed to help enterprises, including utilities and transportation agencies, securely connect globally distributed … Continue reading

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University CIO calls on cloud phone service

Georgetown University is testing a cloud phone service intended to replace its 25-year-old system, which would cost millions of dollars to replace. The move, part of a broader telecommunications infrastructure overhaul, advances the private university’s plan to migrate to consumer-friendly … Continue reading

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Social media companies have a month to update service terms in the EU

Facebook, Twitter and Google have been given a month to make changes to their user agreements in the European Union or face “enforcement action.” European consumer authorities put the social media services on notice last November that their terms of … Continue reading

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Apple grabs icloud.net domain to solidify links to sync and storage service

Apple this week took administrative control of the icloud.net domain, the last notable web address it did not govern that users could have linked with its online sync and storage service. According to WHOIS searches today, Apple acquired control of … Continue reading

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Splice Machine seeks to deliver hybrid RDBMS as a service

Splice Machine, which specializes in an open source relational database for hybrid workloads, wants to bring that database to the cloud as a service. The company announced this week that it will release Cloud RDBMS, a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) on Amazon … Continue reading

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Google Cloud Platform finally offers key management service

Google is finally giving administrators the ability to manage their encryption keys in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with its Cloud Key Management Service (KMS). Google is the last of the three major cloud providers to provide the key management service, … Continue reading

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Software-Defined Storage & Containers: Solution For Shared Service Providers

Shared service providers, including telephone companies, hosting services, and related businesses, stand to benefit from the combination of containerized microservices and software-defined storage. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Cisco names 10 cities using its cloud-based smart service

Cisco, which has promoted its smart city technologies for more than two years, today announced that 10 cities, including Paris and Copenhagen, are using its cloud-based service to connect to traffic, parking and environmental sensors in real time. Insights from … Continue reading

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Kubernetes comes to Azure Container Service at last

When Microsoft launched Azure Container Service back in April, it aimed to provide a place in Azure for those running container workloads with either Docker Swarm or Mesosphere DCOS. One major feature Azure Container Service has lacked is support for … Continue reading

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Farmers Insurance Transitions Customer Service With Salesforce Mobile App

Farmers Insurance CEO Jeffrey Dailey explained at this month’s Dreamforce how his firm was migrating the customer experience into the digital age. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IDG Contributor Network: From chatbots to Einstein, Artificial Intelligence as a Service

The recent announcement of Salesforce Einstein — dubbed “artificial intelligence for everyone” — sheds new light on the new and pervasive usage of artificial intelligence in every aspect of businesses. From consumer to business Even without knowing it, the consumer … Continue reading

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Azure Service Fabric enters public beta for Linux workloads

Developers who want help running Linux- and Java-based microservice applications will have a new Microsoft service to take for a spin.  Microsoft announced Tuesday that it’s launching the public beta of Service Fabric support for running applications on the popular … Continue reading

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Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon

Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers’ video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support. InformationWeek: Cloud

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BrandPost: Discover Unified Communications as a Service

Your network can be fairly described as “converged” these days, with voice, Internet, LAN, and WAN services available over a common telecommunications infrastructure. IP-based technology is the key—and that technology is at the root of today’s Unified Communications as a … Continue reading

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Google launches new cloud service for understanding human language

Google’s intelligent cloud developer tools are expanding with the launch of a new Cloud Natural Language API on Wednesday. The service is aimed at helping developers create applications that understand human language. It’s an important move for Google, as public … Continue reading

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Salesforce brings cross-channel service a step closer with new ‘Snap-ins’

You can’t always bring customers to your best customer-service tools, but now you can bring those tools to them thanks to a new addition announced Wednesday for Salesforce’s Service Cloud. Dubbed Service Cloud Lightning Snap-ins, the new offering allows organizations … Continue reading

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Amazon discovery service marks on-premises apps for assimilation

Sometimes the hardest part of performing a cloud migration is figuring out what has to be migrated in the first place. That’s one idea behind Amazon’s now generally available AWS ADS (Application Discovery Service), which polls existing on-premises systems and determines … Continue reading

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Vodafone readies pan-European virtual private cloud service for SMEs

Small businesses with global ambitions will soon have a new cloud partner — at least wherever Vodafone has data centers. Vodafone Total Cloud Flex is a virtual private cloud service that can be managed via a self-service portal, and directly … Continue reading

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Need machine learning? HPE just launched a new service with more than 60 APIs

If 2015 was the year analytics tools became ubiquitous in enterprise software, 2016 is shaping up to do much the same for machine learning. Just last week artificial-intelligence startup Nervana launched an offering that promises “deep learning on demand,” and … Continue reading

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IBM pushes ahead on blockchain, offers cloud-based service

IBM is betting big on blockchain secure-records technology taking off beyond its traditional use in bitcoin and other financial transactions. The company is now offering a cloud-based service to allow developers to set up blockchain networks and test and deploy … Continue reading

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Cloud Foundry Launches Cross-Vendor Cloud Service Certification

Cloud Foundry aims to become the cross-vendor platform for producing the next generation of applications with new cloud supplier certification. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Amazon brings Microsoft users into AWS with Active Directory service

Amazon has launched an AWS Directory Service for Active Directory, a fully-managed implementation of Microsoft’s authentication and user management service. Using Active Directory in Amazon’s cloud will enable companies to bring applications including SQL Server, SharePoint and custom applications built … Continue reading

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Amazon brings Microsoft users into AWS with Active Directory service

Amazon has launched an AWS Directory Service for Active Directory, a fully-managed implementation of Microsoft’s authentication and user management service. Using Active Directory in Amazon’s cloud will enable companies to bring applications including SQL Server, SharePoint and custom applications built … Continue reading

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Amazon brings Microsoft users into AWS with Active Directory service

Amazon has launched an AWS Directory Service for Active Directory, a fully managed implementation of Microsoft’s authentication and user management service. Using Active Directory in Amazon’s cloud will enable companies to bring applications including SQL Server, SharePoint and custom applications … Continue reading

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Apple killing music streaming service? Beats me.

Apple is killing its Beats Music streaming service. It all kicks off the end of the month, when Tim’s crew want you to be on Apple Music. Did y’all think Tim’a let his dough freeze? Oh please. In IT Blogwatch, … Continue reading

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Amazon launches managed Elasticsearch service

While Amazon Web Services made a name for itself by providing raw computing power and data storage at rock-bottom prices, the company has been moving toward providing services that do more of the heavy lifting for developers and administrators in … Continue reading

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Microsoft tests a sweet service: Direct-shipping data for uploading to the cloud

One of the challenges of shifting to a new cloud storage provider is a very practical one: Uploading a lifetime’s worth of data takes forever. Microsoft’s Office 365 Import Service allows enterprises to take a shortcut: mail encrypted drives directly to Microsoft to … Continue reading

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Amazon Alexa Voice Service Open To More Developers

Amazon is looking to open its Alexa voice service to more developers and offering $ 100 million to get the service off the ground. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

Jumping into an increasingly competitive market, IBM has launched a cloud-based data warehouse service, which the company says offers a way for enterprises to analyze their operations while bypassing most of the headaches that come with running such a system … Continue reading

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