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Amazon Web Services makes aggressive customer acquisition play

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At its Amazon re:Invent event Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a number of products and initiatives designed to make it easier for potential customers to move their business to the AWS Cloud.

Rackspace ups AWS functionality and support, becomes authorised reseller

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Managed hosting provider Rackspace has announced a ramped up suite of products featuring enhanced support and functionality with Amazon Web Services.

Ziggo appoints CloudSense to boost its Salesforce

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Price quote service provider CloudSense has been anointed by Dutch cableco Ziggo to boost sales using the Cloudsense Telecoms Platform.

Equinix and Telecity to offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365

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Data centre operators Equinix and TelecityGroup are both now offering Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute for Office 365 as part of their cloud offerings.

Microsoft releases Office 2016 for ‘mobile-first, cloud-first world’

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Microsoft has promised to ‘re-invent productivity and business processes’ for the mobile and cloud-first world, with its new Office 2016 for Windows.

Public cloud generating $22 billion a quarter for IT Companies

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Public cloud computing generated over $22 billion in revenues for IT companies in the second financial quarter of 2015, according to a study by Synergy Research Group.

Software and platforms as a service driving our growth says Oracle

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Oracle’s latest quarterly results show the increasing strategic of importance of revenue from cloud software and platforms as a service, according to the vendor.

Salesforce IoT Cloud promises to create meaning from M2M talk

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Salesforce has launched its Internet of Things (IoT) offering with IoT Cloud, which promises to convert machine to machine conversations, digital content and customer information into useful intelligence that sales staff can act on.

Salesforce boosts its Analytics Cloud intelligence tool

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Salesforce has added new options for users of its Analytics Cloud intelligence tool. The new ‘Wave Actions’ flash up crucial information on dashboards so that salespeople can act more incisively as crucial information reaches them faster.

New Salesforce App Cloud promises one platform for building connected apps

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Salesforce has launched a new service that aims to simplify application management.

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