Tag Archives: Users

Venmo Users: You’re About to Be Able to Use the App to Shop Online

Millennials who split the bill can split bills at many more sites. PayPal announced a massive expansion for use of its Venmo payments app popular with millennials. The app grew as a quick way for customers to send each other … Continue reading

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In France, Snap's Discover news feature gets 10 million monthly users

(Reuters) – Snap Inc, searching for ways to reinvigorate a slowing growth rate and increase advertising revenue for its Snapchat messaging app, said this week it has racked up 10 million users for its Discover news and video feature in … Continue reading

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Microsoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office users

When Microsoft launched Office 365 in 2010, Microsoft officials said then that customers were asking to move to the cloud. Beginning in 2020, some Office customers will need to buy an Office 365 subscription to do so. In an update … Continue reading

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Users’ orders: Make it easier to build hybrid clouds

A funny thing happened on the way to the hybrid cloud: Building the infrastructure was a pain in the neck. That’s what enterprise IT people in the Open Networking User Group have discovered. Last year, public cloud providers persuaded C-level … Continue reading

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Google offers new ‘Always Free’ cloud tier to attract users

Google is letting its customers get a taste of its cloud for free, without a time-limited trial. The company quietly launched a new “Always Free” tier on Thursday that lets people use small amounts of its public cloud services without … Continue reading

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Google offers new ‘Always Free’ cloud tier to attract users

Google is letting its customers get a taste of its cloud for free, without a time-limited trial. The company quietly launched a new “Always Free” tier on Thursday that lets people use small amounts of its public cloud services without … Continue reading

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Catastrophe Hits Your Datacenter – But Users Don’t Notice

Many large, network-dependent organizations are deploying OpenStack together with Red Hat Ceph Storage because they are inherently high-available solutions. InformationWeek: Cloud

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SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says

SAP’s named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday in a case pitting SAP against Diageo, the alcoholic beverage giant behind Smirnoff vodka and Guinness beer. … Continue reading

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SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, U.K. court says

SAP’s named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday. The case pitted SAP against Diageo, the alcoholic beverage giant behind Smirnoff vodka and Guinness beer. The … Continue reading

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Cloud monitoring: Users review 5 top tools

Cloud technology is becoming a staple in the enterprise—70 percent have at least one application in the cloud—and may become the default option for software deployment by 2020. That makes it even more important that systems administrators can monitor, manage, … Continue reading

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Cloud monitoring: Users review 5 top tools

Cloud technology is becoming a “staple” in the enterprise — 70% have at least one application in the cloud – and may become the “default option” for software deployment by 2020. That makes it even more important that systems administrators … Continue reading

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Evernote changes its privacy policy — and once again alarms its users

Let me start by saying that I’ve been a happy and consistent user of Evernote for as long as it’s been around. In fact, the first entry that I made in Evernote dates from late May, 2008, and contains notes … Continue reading

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Gmail outage for business users continues over 12 hours later

Gmail service for users of the Google for Work cloud-based productivity suite has been down for over 12 hours on Wednesday, apparently affecting users in a number of countries including the U.S. Google first acknowledged the problem on its Apps … Continue reading

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Dropbox prompts certain users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then. The cloud storage service said it was asking users to change their passwords as a preventive measure, and not because … Continue reading

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Oracle will give cloud users first dibs on its next big database update

Oracle’s namesake database may have been born on-premises, but the next big update to the software will make its debut in the cloud. Oracle Database 12c Release 2, also known as Oracle Database 12.2, is slated for release in the … 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 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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New Salesforce tool lets users have their way with external data

Salesforce users have been able to access data in external apps ever since the release of the cloud vendor’s Lightning Connect tool last year, but a new generation of the product announced on Thursday extends those ties considerably. Dubbed Salesforce … Continue reading

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Amazon Forces Password Reset For Some Users

Amazon told an unknown number of customers that their passwords could have been potentially exposed to a third party, but claimed it has corrected the issue. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Yahoo Mail begins blocking users with ad block enabled

Yahoo may be hoping that access to your email is more important than freedom from advertisements. Some users of AdBlock Plus have reported that they can’t access Yahoo Mail in Chrome or Firefox on the desktop. Instead of seeing their … Continue reading

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Salesforce users: Big contracts signed early may get you special discounts, but watch out after that

Volume discounts are nothing unusual in the world of enterprise software, but over the last year or so Salesforce reportedly has been approaching customers early about upcoming renewals and wooing them with considerable extra discounts if they sign on ahead … Continue reading

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How Public Cloud Providers Rain On Users

A recent Forrester study finds corporate customers are largely dissatisfied with their primary public cloud providers. InformationWeek: Cloud

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