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What you need to know about Satya Nadella’s security speech

What you need to know about Satya Nadella’s security speech

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares plans this week for a Cyber Defense Operations Center (CDOC) to keep user data safe. Nadella suggested that this facility will have staff on-duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will have direct access to "thousands of security professionals, data analysts, engineers, developers, program managers, and operations specialists throughout Microsoft to ensure rapid response and resolution to security threats." If and when threats are found and law enforcement is needed, this new CDOC will work hand-in-hand with Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit.

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Google encroaches on Microsoft turf with “free” Apps for Work promo

Google encroaches on Microsoft turf with “free” Apps for Work promo

Who can resist the allure of free? Especially when you consider enterprise deployments that ultimately involve hundreds if not thousands of dollars per annum. Knowing too well that line of thinking, Google has cooked up a way to entice businesses away from their pricey Microsoft and IBM enterprise agreements (EA). Google will allow such customers to use Apps for Work for free while they are bidding their time for the EA to run its course, giving users some time to get familiar with the new Google work environment at no extra cost.

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Google Cloud Dataproc makes Spark and Hadoop manageable by anyone

Google Cloud Dataproc makes Spark and Hadoop manageable by anyone

Without specific training it can be very difficult to manage large databases and deploy tools needed to use large data sets efficiently and easily. Not all organizations have the staff with the skills to do this. Google has announced a new service called Google Cloud Dataproc that aims specifically at making it faster, cheaper, and easier to manage Spark and Hadoop databases.

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Dell will sell Surface Pro as Windows 10 courts workers

Dell will sell Surface Pro as Windows 10 courts workers

Microsoft and Dell have just announced a new partnership that aims to bring Windows 10 and the Surface tablet to more enterprise users. Starting in October, this arrangement will see Dell selling Microsoft’s Surface Pro devices and accessories to enterprises in the US and Canada, along with additional services and support. The surfaces sold through Dell will also come with options for Dell Services, which includes hardware warranties, damage service, managed deployment, and configuration services.

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BlackBerry gets Good in $425m cross-platform play

BlackBerry gets Good in $425m cross-platform play

Today BlackBerry acquired another company by the name of Good Technology. This company will bring "secure applications" as well as "containerization that protects end user privacy" - adding to BlackBerry's already business-oriented set of technologies for smartphones. This update to BlackBerry's collection of technologies will help offer cross-platform EMM solutions for consumers around the world. This isn't just about BlackBerry OS, it's about all sorts of different operating systems, including iOS for iPhone and iPad, Android, and Windows Phone.

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Lenovo tackles enterprise with new business desktops lineup

Lenovo tackles enterprise with new business desktops lineup

In addition to its consumers lineup of tablets and laptops, Lenovo has bunch of new desktops to add to the mix, including an all-in-one offering that is targeted at enterprise users and small form factor PCs that would work equally well at home as they would in the office. Each machine is its own beast, some of them big, some small, but all worth checking out if you're considering a new desktop in the near future.

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Apple and Cisco team up to make iOS enterprise fit

Apple and Cisco team up to make iOS enterprise fit

iOS is one of if not the best mobile operating system, but so far its primary focus has been consumers. But some of those consumers are also employees, business men and women, enterprise workers, and the such. And that is one market where Apple is trying to make some headway. Strengthening its push towards the enterprise, Apple has struck up a deal with Cisco, one of the industry's leading networking and collaborative services provider to integrate iPhones and iPads more deeply into users' enterprise lives and workflows.

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IBM’s crazy LinuxONE servers pitch open-source to mainstream

IBM’s crazy LinuxONE servers pitch open-source to mainstream

First nobody told IBM that servers were meant to be nondescript slabs, and now Big Blue has gone wild with Linux on its new open-source LinuxONE range. The angular behemoths look more like gaming PCs than they do enterprise hardware, but they open the door to what the Linux Foundation is calling its Open Mainframe Project, a push to better place open-source server software in businesses. IBM is kicking things off with a big chunk of code.

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Dell Chromebook 13 leads Chrome OS for enterprise attack

Dell Chromebook 13 leads Chrome OS for enterprise attack

Chromebooks have already made a splash in education settings and now Google wants to do the same in businesses, with the new Dell Chromebook 13 leading the charge. The new version of Chrome OS builds on some of the centralized management features that Google introduced for schools, but throws in support for VPNs, virtualization, and playing nicely with existing infrastructure. Poster-child for the new updates is Dell's $399 Chromebook 13.

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Google Glass 2 coming in 2016, but not for you

Google Glass 2 coming in 2016, but not for you

The second big release for Google Glass is on its way, but not in the way the remaining "Glass for Fun" enthusiasts might've hoped. Instead it would seem that those pushing for an enterprise angle for the headset have gotten their wish. This second-generation Google Glass won't be built for the public. It'll be built for businesses. While the possibility remains that Glass for Fun could pop up, for now it's more of a pipe dream for the average citizen and lover of leisure.

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BlackBerry teams up with Android: for real this time

BlackBerry teams up with Android: for real this time

This afternoon BlackBerry has announced that it's teaming up with Google to bring a more secure version of Android to the public. They'll be bringing the security features of BlackBerry's enterprise device deployment service BES12 to Android through Android 5.0 Lollipop and Google Play for Work. That business-ready BlackBerry device running Android you've always wanted might be a reality in the very near future - and the rest of the hardware manufacturing world braces for what might be a bit of an unforeseen blow in a sector they did not expect to have any change any time soon.

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Dropbox boosts business cred with 2-factor security

Dropbox boosts business cred with 2-factor security

Dropbox is bolstering its business security credentials, adding two-factor authentication among other things to lure companies into the cloud. The updates to Dropbox for Business will make managing several administrators more straightforward, the company claims, as well as giving IT departments the ability to remotely install the Dropbox desktop client, albeit only on Windows machines rather than Macs.

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