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How News Corp is uniting 10 business units and 25,000 employees in a global IT push

Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company's scope or size, but when you're News Corp -- with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe -- it's not for the faint of heart.

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Amazon launches managed Elasticsearch service

Amazon announced a new service Thursday that's designed to make it easier to spin up and operate the popular Elasticsearch open-source search and analytics engine.

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IBM brings Bluemix behind the firewall for sensitive workloads

IBM’s Bluemix development platform is already available in public and hosted private cloud versions. On Thursday, the company announced a third option for customers that need to build apps behind a firewall.

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Many SAP users are still skeptical about S/4Hana and cloud ERP

SAP placed a big bet on S/4Hana when it launched the new enterprise suite earlier this year, but users aren't so sure it's the technology they're looking for.


OneDrive for Business finally gets selective sync, updated Android and iOS apps

Microsoft announced a suite of new updates to OneDrive for Business on Wednesday.

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Microsoft bolsters Azure in containers, security

Microsoft on Tuesday announced further enhancements to its Azure cloud platform, including a new container service and a new security center.

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Oracle services help you mix cloud and on-premises software

For all the talk about cloud computing, it's a rare enterprise that doesn't still use at least some on-premises software. With that reality in mind, Oracle on Monday rolled out two new services designed to help companies integrate the diverse pieces of those mixed environments.

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IBM Watson will know what you did last summer

IBM is adding new smarts to its Watson artificial intelligence system, including the ability to scour photos on social networks to see what people have been up to.

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Google promises a Hadoop or Spark cluster in 90 seconds with Cloud Dataproc

Getting insights out of big data is typically neither quick nor easy, but Google is aiming to change all that with a new, managed service for Hadoop and Spark.

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IBM tackles 'shadow IT' with a new cloud security tool for enterprises

If there's one thing that can strike terror into a CIO's heart, it's the security implications of the cloud; if there's another, it's the "bring your own" technology trend. Combine the two, and you've got the motivation behind IBM's new Cloud Security Enforcer.


AWS glitch strikes Netflix and Tinder, offering a wake-up call for others

Glitches in Amazon Web Services' North Virginia facility caused problems Sunday for Netflix, Tinder and other major websites.


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

You ship, Microsoft does the dirty work. The company is testing a program where enterprise clients can send it encrypted drives for direct upload to new OneDrive accounts. Consumers wouldn't mind this service, either.

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Microsoft's Azure cloud gets live video encoding for everyone

Microsoft has made its Live Encoding service generally available as part of a slew of updates to the Azure Media Services suite announced Thursday.

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Dell expanding in China with $125B investment over five years

Dell plans to invest US$125 billion over the next five years in China, the company's second largest market outside the U.S.

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Google launches virtual machines for the budget-minded

Google has launched "preemptible" virtual machines, which cost less than regular VMs but can be terminated if Google data center traffic gets too busy.