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Dell sells software business for $2bn to fund EMC deal

Dell has announced Francisco Partners and Elliott Management have agreed to purchase its software business unit as the company moves towards deadline day for the EMC merger.

Demystifying the three myths of cloud database

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The cloud is here and it’s here to stay. The cost savings, flexibility and added agility alone mean that cloud is a force to be reckoned with. However, many businesses are struggling to figure out exactly how to get the most out of the cloud.

Oracle sets sights on IaaS market as it reports 49% cloud growth

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Oracle has reported its 2016 Q4 results stating growth over the period declined 1% to $10.6 billion, though its cloud business grew 49% to $859 million.

Mozilla Firefox launches container feature for multiple online personas

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The Mozilla Firefox team has announced it will integrate a new containers driven feature to allow users to sign into multiple accounts on the same site simultaneously.

Machine learning front and centre of R&D for Microsoft and Google

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Microsoft and Google have announced plans to expand their machine learning capabilities, through acquisition and new research offices respectively.

Samsung acquires containers-cloud company Joyent

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Samsung has agreed to buy San Francisco based cloud provider Joyent in an effort to diversify its product offering in declining markets.

IBM launches weather predictor Deep Thunder for The Weather Company

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cloud storm rainIBM’s Weather Company has announced the launch of Deep Thunder to help companies predict the actual impact of various weather conditions.

Atos bolsters digital transformation offerings

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Atos has announced the launch of alien4cloud, through its technology brand Bull, a software suite which it claims will accelerate customer digital transformation.

Microsoft commits to $26bn LinkedIn purchase in social media play

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Microsoft has made a play to enter the social market after announcing it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.

SMEs not prepared for the threat of cyber criminals – Barclaycard

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Research from Barclaycard claims cyber security is not being prioritized by small businesses, putting numerous organizations at risk of attack.

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