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Microsoft partners with Dell for cloud hardware & software

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft wants to do big cloud business in its own facilities, but it also wants to be in companies’ existing data centers. Today at the Microsoft Cloud Briefing event, the company pulled the trigger on a “cloud platform system” in partnership with Dell. 53 more words


How Keith Block, Marc Benioff's Number Two, Is Shaking Up Salesforce (Q&A)

When Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff tapped Keith Block to be the company’s president and vice-chairman a little more than a year ago, it was a signal that the company would undergo significant change. 1,243 more words


SAP Cloud Apps Will Now Run on IBM's SoftLayer

German business software company SAP and computing giant IBM are teaming up in the cloud. SAP says it has tapped IBM’s SoftLayer service to run its suite of cloud-ready business applications. 247 more words


Former SAP Cloud Exec Price Has Landed at Oracle

Business software giant Oracle has made another executive hire, filling out the team that will execute on its ambitious plans to attack the cloud computing market. 253 more words


Box Goes After Health Care With MedXT Acquisition

Box, the IPO-bound cloud storage and collaboration company, said today it has reached a deal to acquire MedXT, a cloud software company that specializes in medical imagery. 70 more words


Salesforce Taps Cisco Veteran Smoot for Executive Vice President Slot

Salesforce.com has a new executive vice president. Daniel Smoot, who spent a dozen years as a sales exec at networking giant Cisco Systems, joined Salesforce last month as EVP for customer readiness. 196 more words


Microsoft to Hold Cloud Event October 20

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just tweeted that the software giant will be holding an event in San Francisco on Oct. 20 that will be devoted to news on cloud computing. 159 more words