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  • Encryption startup Vera locks down transferred documents

    In Silicon Valley, the recruiting game is extremely competitive, according to Ron Harrison, founder of Jivaro Professional Headhunters, a specialist in placing technology candidates.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk09 April 15 01:03
  • No end in sight to the growth of cloud analytics

    It's no secret that cloud computing and data analytics are both rapidly growing areas of IT. Put them together, and you get a winning combination that's expected to grow by more than 26 percent annually over the next five years.

    Written by Katherine Noyes07 Feb. 15 10:17
  • Microsoft and IBM keep the pressure on Amazon's cloud

    Until further notice, Amazon Web Services is the reigning public IaaS cloud leader. But deep-pocketed companies Microsoft and IBM are keeping the pressure on AWS with a flurry of announcements beefing up their clouds to close out the year.

    Written by Brandon Butler18 Dec. 14 08:05
  • Tibco goes to private equity firm for $US4.3 billion

    Just weeks after Tibco said it was looking at its long-term business options, the business intelligence software and middleware vendor has disclosed that it will be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

    Written by Grant Gross30 Sept. 14 01:46
  • How Google is reinventing Cloud pricing

    Last week Google released a feature called Sustained Use Discounts, the idea of which is that the more customers use Google's Cloud Platform, the less expensive it becomes.

    Written by Brandon Butler29 March 14 04:28
  • Box has been thinking outside of the cloud

    Many people think of Box as a cloud company. But really, it's a collaboration company, says Vikrant Karnik, senior vice president of enterprise cloud consulting services for systems integrator Capgemini, a newly minted Box partner.

    Written by Brandon Butler16 Dec. 13 07:11
  • Survey: Email, calendaring, HR top list of SaaS buyers' priorities

    Companies of all sizes are picking up their adoption of SaaS (software as a service), with email, calendaring and human resources applications garnering the most interest, according to a new survey from Constellation Research.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 Sept. 13 20:00
  • Three things Oracle has done to become a big Cloud player

    Oracle had a busy couple of weeks at the end of June, rolling out a new version of its database software and announcing partnerships with Microsoft, Salesforce.com and NetSuite. In doing so the company – who's CEO Larry Ellison at one time bemoaned Cloud computing – has almost overnight become a major player in the industry. Here's why.

    Written by Brandon Butler25 July 13 16:26
  • Analyst report advocates for cloud, SaaS buyers' 'bill of rights'

    With SaaS (software as a service) having become a preferred deployment model for new software purchases, customers should be entitled to a clear-cut set of rights and expectations from vendors, a report from analyst firm Constellation Research argues.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus12 Nov. 12 18:23
  • 15 top quotes of 2011

    As another year draws to a close, we look back on the IT-related comments that stuck with us.

    Written by Nancy Weil14 Dec. 11 08:30
  • Has Oracle stopped making big acquisitions?

    As midyear approaches, Oracle has made only two small acquisitions. This is out of character for a vendor that has made buying other companies a core growth strategy, doing as many as 13 deals each year since 2005, for a total of roughly 70 since then.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus24 May 11 07:33