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Fujitsu Launches 'agricultural Cloud' to Analyze Data From Field Sensors

Fujitsu said Wednesday it will launch a new cloud-based platform to help modernize Japan's aging farms.

For BYOD Best Practices, Secure Data, Not Devices

IT organizations are justifiably concerned about the security risks inherent in bringing your own device (BYOD). Many are turning to mobile device management (MDM) products and services to address the problem. But a number of mobile security vendors believe organizations are focusing the device when they should be focusing on the data.

EMC Confirms CEO Change at VMware

Paul Maritz will step down from his role as CEO of VMware, to be replaced by EMC Chief Operating Officer Pat Gelsinger, EMC confirmed on Tuesday.

Cisco Acquires Virtuata to Secure Virtual-machine Data

Cisco has acquired Virtuata, a privately held developer of technology for securing virtual-machine data in multi-tenant data centers, the company said Monday.

Huawei Eyes Storage Market, After Buyout of Joint Venture With Symantec

China's Huawei Technologies wants to take a bigger bite out of the enterprise market with a wider range of storage products.

Do Customers Share Blame in Amazon Outages?

A number of high-profile Amazon Web Services (AWS) outages temporarily brought down services by customers like Netflix and Pinterest in June.

Microsoft Equips Windows Server for Cloud Duty

Microsoft is giving hosting providers and other organizations some tools for setting up their own Windows-based cloud systems using Microsoft Windows Server.

Oracle Adds to Social-media Software Arsenal With Involver Acquisition

Oracle said Tuesday it is buying startup Involver, a move that adds to its burgeoning array of marketing, analytics and customer service software aimed at the...

MicroStrategy Rolling out 'Express' Version of Cloud BI

MicroStrategy is adding an Express option for potential users of its cloud-based BI (business intelligence) service, the company announced Tuesday.

Salesforce.com Hit With Second Major Outage in Two Weeks

Salesforce.com suffered a significant service outage on Tuesday, less than two weeks after another serious set of system problems.

Salesforce.com to Acquire Shared-browsing Startup GoInstant

Enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce.com said Monday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian shared-browsing technology startup...

Battle in the Clouds: Google, Microsoft Target Amazon

Recent cloud and tablet announcements by Microsoft and Google seem to put Amazon directly in the crosshairs of two powerhouses.

Facebook Touts Open Graph Versatility

In an effort to encourage broader use of its Open Graph protocol, Facebook has posted a number of examples of how the company used the Web standard to build its...

Virtualization Versus a Private Cloud

Since the mid 2000s one of the prevailing trends in the IT world has been to move networks, data, operating systems and servers into an environment where they are not tied to a specific piece of hardware.

VMware Acquiring Cloud Automation Vendor DynamicOps

Expanding beyond the delivery of software for its own cloud platform, VMware is acquiring DynamicOps for its heterogenous cloud management offerings.