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BlackBerry opts out of a BYOD world

What Blackberry CEO John Chen meant when he said he'd get out of the phone business if he couldn't make money at it.

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Not Android, not iOS: One of these others will win the mobile war

The smartphone market in the rich world is maturing. The growth is in the emerging markets and, increasingly, as hardware prices go down and connectivity goes up, the growth will be coming from poor countries.

The Changing Face of Collaboration in the Enterprise

The importance of having enterprise content anywhere is the main focus of this article. Along with this, having an API-based environment with collaborative applications can add a lot to productivity.

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Clari emerges from stealth to help mobile sales reps and their managers

Clari aims to help salespeople by compiling all the info they need from various sources, then offering helpful advice about sales calls based on real data.

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Microsoft is clearly gunning for Android more than Apple

With the Nokia buy, Microsoft seemed to be aping Apple. Now, it's looking more like Google.

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The rumors were true: Microsoft drops Windows fee to $0 on devices

Microsoft says it will stop charging OEMs for Windows on devices smaller than 9 inches.


ElasticBox looks to ease repetitive dev chores

Armed with $9 million in new funding, ElasticBox helps developers configure things like application servers and database servers.

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape: Cloud File Sharing

Box recommends this report for any growing business or company considering an investment in enterprise content collaboration and cloud file sharing.


Box can no longer play the underdog -- and that's bad news

Now that Box has filed to go public, the company must prove it's got the chops to be more than a disruptor.

Box files IPO: Big losses mask bigger ambitions

Box's cash burn has long been part of the common Silicon Valley gossip about the company -- especially in the careful off-the-record whispers of certain competitors -- but it's still a little stunning to see losses outstripping...

Cisco pledges $1 billion to help its partners get into the cloud game

The Intercloud will be based on the increasingly popular OpenStack platform, and it will support any workload, on any hypervisor and interoperate with any cloud, both private and public, according to Cisco.

The cloud continues to kick Oracle's butt -- but not just in technology

Oracle's quarterly earnings were a mixed bag, but it's clear the company faces stiff competition from more customer-centric cloud companies.

Empowering Your Mobile Workers

A modern mobile IT strategy is no longer an option, it is an absolute necessity. Here's how some of the nation's most progressive corporations are meeting the many needs of their mobile workers with the help of Box.

IDG Founder and Chairman Patrick J. McGovern dies at 76

MIT created the McGovern Institute for Brain Research with a gift from the McGoverns.

Why Dropbox would buy a messaging startup you've never heard of

Dropbox's willingness to buy companies like Zulip indicates that it may see itself as owning the entire collaboration stack, from content to collaboration. If Dropbox is taking its cues from Google, it may go a way towards justifying...

A Jive sale could mean bad news for standalone social products

New reports surfaced this morning, via Re/Code , that Jive may be looking for a buyer, an indication that the company might be struggling to compete against larger rivals.

One year later, Microsoft Office's collaboration tools are still a work in progress

Office Online and the addition of mobile apps are major improvements, but clunky controls hamper attempts to work together in real time.

3 Steps to Content Sharing and Collaboration ft. Forrester Research

Consumer sync and share tools help people access and send personal files, but smart IT leaders know that businesses require more than just ease-of-use.

Eight eye-openers from Salesforce's annual report

CRM still accounts for "substantially all" of's revenue.

Why Firefox -- yes, Firefox -- will become the mobile OS to beat

It's designed for the 3.5 billion people who have feature phones today. It solves technical problems Google is not interested in and is a better fit for the pre-paid phones popular in developing countries. The only trick is getting...

Google brings app makers into its partner fold, accelerating cloud arms race

Google's partner program is growing up, borrowing some tricks from traditional enterprise vendors like Microsoft.

Microsoft Office's devices and services future becomes clearer

The first day of Microsoft’s 2014 SharePoint conference in Las Vegas unveiled a slew of new products and services, as well as detailing elements of Microsoft’s cloud and on-premises productivity roadmaps. But what was perhaps more...

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