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  • SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, UK court says

    SAP's named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday. The consequences could be far-reaching for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database, potentially leaving them liable for license fees for every customer that accesses their online store.

    18 Feb. 17 04:50 Written by Peter Sayer
  • How Philips is turning toothbrushes and MRI machines into IoT devices

    It’s a new era of IoT-enabled machines – from toothbrushes to high-end medical imaging equipment - and Philips wants to be on the cutting edge of offering its consumer and business customers access to more data. The company hopes this will help keep patients more healthy and machines running more smoothly.

    17 Feb. 17 02:36 Written by Brandon Butler
  • AWS Roundup: IoT buttons hit the enterprise, Directory launch and more

    Amazon Web Services got off to a slow start in January, taking its time to sleep off the New Year’s festivities. But the cloud provider got up to speed by the end of the month, launching a handful of new products for its customers to work with.

    16 Feb. 17 06:34 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • U.S. solar growth blows away previous records

    The solar market in 2016 grew 95% over the previous year, which for the first time made photovoltaic power the top source of new electricity-generating capacity on an annual basis.

    16 Feb. 17 04:54 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Amazon releases Chime, a new cloud-based UCaaS

    Taking on incumbents like Cisco, Avaya, Microsoft and Google, Amazon today announced Chime, a cloud-based unified communications as a service application that the company says brings a fresh approach to online conference calls and meetings.

    15 Feb. 17 06:11 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Google’s new cloud service is a unique take on a database

    On Tuesday, Google launched Cloud Spanner, a new, fully managed database that’s supposed to provide the transactional consistency of a traditional database plus the scalability and performance of a NoSQL database.

    15 Feb. 17 04:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and more

    On Monday, AWS announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting. It’s a powerful swing at some very entrenched enterprise software players by the public cloud provider.

    14 Feb. 17 16:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Cisco grows cloud menu, brings Microsoft Azure Stack into UCS

    Cisco today said it would expand its hybrid cloud offerings by integrating Microsoft Azure Stack into its Unified Computing System.
    The turnkey package, officially known as the Cisco Integrated Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack, grows Cisco’s Microsoft portfolio and let application developers and IT managers more easily deploy, manage and grow enterprise applications.

    10 Feb. 17 00:56 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Renewables missing from Trump's energy plan

    The White House published its "America First" energy plan this week, and notably missing from it was any mention of renewable energy.

    09 Feb. 17 09:32 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Rackspace is cuting 6% of its workforce

    Texas-based cloud computing company Rackspace announced that it is cutting about 6% of its workforce in areas that have seen slowed growth in recent years.

    09 Feb. 17 09:11 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Microsoft launches new Azure intellectual property protections

    Microsoft wants to help its cloud customers feel better protected from intellectual property lawsuit threats. To that end, the company is launching a new feature that’s designed to give them additional shielding.

    09 Feb. 17 07:16 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • HPE’s Mesosphere reseller agreement heats up container management market

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise has signed a reseller agreement to distribute a container management platform from startup Mesosphere. That’s a pretty big deal for the smaller company, and could signal the heating up of the application container market.

    09 Feb. 17 02:54 Written by Brandon Butler

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