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Economy boosts CIO budgets, as A.I. helps IBM, says Morgan Stanley

CIOs in the U.S. and Europe are increasing IT budgets thanks to an uptick in optimism, said Morgan Stanley, which surveyed 100 CIOs in the U.S. and Europe.

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Google bets on another Asia-Pacific submarine cable

Google is investing in another massive undersea fiber-optic cable as a part of its plans to build out network connectivity around the world. The project, called Indigo, will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another....

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Google says its AI chips smoke CPUs, GPUs in performance tests

Google released a paper Wednesday detailing the benefits of using its dedicated Tensor Processing Units for machine learning inference, and the results are staggering.

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Google's Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at a broad scale. The company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to...

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DigitalOcean adds free monitoring to its cloud virtual machines

DigitalOcean’s cloud platform became more useful to developers running production applications, thanks to Tuesday's addition of monitoring capabilities for its virtual machines.

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WalkMe, the most obvious tool in the world, releases research and makes an acquisition

When I first heard about WalkMe, the idea struck me as so mind-numbingly obvious that I've been a big fan ever since.

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Senate bill would pay doctors to use Facetime with patients

A bipartisan Senate bill would let Medicare cover more telehealth services with an evaluation on cost, effectiveness and better quality of care without increasing the cost of delivery.

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Taming the SaaS security wilderness

As rogue applications proliferate, the need to protect corporate data requires new tools.

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Expert tips for managing your cloud data

Yes, security is important, but so are networking, governance, data formatting and other technical issues.

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With HelloWorks, HelloSign finds the holy grail of digitalization

It’s nice seeing a vendor move through the stages of innovations through to transformation. HelloWorks caps that off for this eSignature player.

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Xero hits the epic one million customers mark

Here’s a tenth birthday present that anyone can be happy about.

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Azure surpasses AWS as the public cloud of choice

A new survey found that Azure has opened up a sizable lead over AWS.

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Here's how Microsoft is helping companies build IoT hardware

One of the biggest challenges with building connected hardware is getting from proof-of-concept prototypes to devices that are ready for a large-scale production rollout. Microsoft is aiming to help with that issue through a trio of...

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Amazon Connect brings contact centers to AWS

Although cloud-based contact center software is still an emerging market, Amazon today introduced Connect, its take on this industry, hosted in the AWS cloud. The move represents AWS’s continued march into the enterprise...

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FAQ: What is 802.11ay wireless technology?

Products based on the IEEE 802.11ad (WiGig) standard have really only begun rolling out over the past year, but an effort to deliver an enhancement dubbed 802.11ay in the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum band that promises to deliver faster...

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While Microsoft stacks the cloud, Google readies its next play

The battle for cloud-based enterprise productivity and back office apps is heating up. While the majority of companies will spend many years (if ever) before they are fully divested of on-premises solutions, that's not stopping an...

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ZeroStack and Nimble get close to offering a converged infrastructure solution

Converged infrastructure -- a last-gasp attempt to justify existence or a valid approach?

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FBI director floats international framework on encrypted data access

The FBI director James Comey is suggesting an international approach to solving the encryption debate. He proposes that the U.S. might work with other countries on a “framework” for creating legal access to encrypted tech devices.

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Look before you leap: 4 hard truths about IoT

The internet of things still looks promising, with forecasts for billions of devices to solve all sorts of problems. But as promising as the technology is, it has shortcomings.

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How much data can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.

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