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Oracle's Ellison spills beans on upcoming SAP HANA competitor and Database 12c plans

Oracle hasn't even officially released its 12c database yet, but CEO Larry Ellison has already revealed plans for the version that will follow, 12.1c, which apparently will be Oracle's most direct response yet to SAP's HANA in-memory platform.

Zscaler adds mobile security to cloud-based services

The firm's alternative is to run traffic through its security layer, the Direct-to-Cloud Network, now extended in the form of the new Mobile Security Solution.

Google targets developers with cloud-based backend kit

Google wants more developers to use its App Engine cloud service, and has launched Mobile Backend Starter to make it easier.

Microsoft explains the Xbox One's cloud-enhanced graphics

Developers will be able to tap into the power of the cloud to boost the graphics in Xbox One games. It's an intriguing idea, but it could cement the need for the console to have an internet connection.

Google simplifies content management on its Cloud Storage service

Google has added a new notification to its Cloud Storage service, allowing applications to automatically take action when new content is uploaded by users.

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Telecom landmark gets wired for the cloud

When the Pacific Bell tower in San Francisco reopens later this year after a nearly two-year restoration, it will be the newest office hub for a booming local tech scene that worships at the altars of fiber and wireless.

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Green tech: Wi-Fi, not storage, is the power hog, researchers say

Cloud service providers have drawn ire from environmentalists for not being transparent when it comes to the energy efficiency of their data centers, but they are greener than other technology.

Dropbox for Business launches, offering single sign-on

This new feature promises to make life easier (and more secure) for users and admins alike.

How to make the most of free Amazon business services

If you avoid some gotchas and keep a close eye on resource usage, you can have a handy server in the Amazon cloud for free.

Linux use in business jumps again, survey says

Eighty percent of organizations plan to increase their use of Linux servers, but only 20 percent plan to purchase Windows servers over the next five years.