Category: Cloud

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To tap into hidden talent pools, you need to know how to build a remote team

GUEST: One of the most important skillsets in today’s digital world is knowing how to work with remote teams — because today’s office has no walls. The walls began dissolving when technological advances shifted us from manufacturing to more knowledge-based work. More walls fell away when we moved our business operations to the cloud: Thanks to the…

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Google’s Cloud Spanner database service gets multi-region support

Google updated its Cloud Spanner database service today to allow its customers to distribute their databases across multiple of the company’s cloud regions, living up to the promise that it set forth when it released the product earlier this year . Customers will benefit from distributing their workloads both because of the fault tolerance that the…

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Amazon sells AWS cloud assets in China amid tightening regulation

(Reuters) — Amazon.com is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world’s second-largest economy. Beijing Sinnet Technology, Amazon’s China partner, said in a filing late on Monday that it would buy the U.S. firm’s…

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LightStep launches to help companies understand why their apps don’t perform well

There’s a new company on the block that aims to help businesses better manage the complexity of massive application portfolios. LightStep emerged from stealth today with software that is designed to take information about how applications are performing and provide businesses with data about what’s causing performance issues. Called LightStep XPM, the system is designed…

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IBM, Google, Microsoft, and 33 more partner to ensure Kubernetes workload portability

The Kubernetes ecosystem is taking a big step today aimed at fulfilling the promise of fully portable application workloads. 36 technology companies have announced their participation in Kubernetes Conformance, a certification program that’s aimed at ensuring different pieces of software provide a consistent experience when using the open source container orchestration software. One of the…

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France’s largest web host loses power, taking down thousands of sites and leaving the French amused

Say this for the French: They manage to keep their sense of humor in the face of a crisis. First, a massive butter shortage has swept the country this fall. Now, much of the country has woken up to find itself with limited internet, thanks to a power outage that has kneecapped the country’s largest…

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Microsoft Word adds LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant to Office 365

Microsoft is debuting a new feature for Office 365 subscribers today that’s designed to help job hunters construct sublime resumes. The new Resume Assistant is baked directly into Microsoft Word and will automatically kick in when it identifies a document a user opened as a resume. It will serve up examples of work experience and…

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Zenefits appoints new CFO as company tries to regain its footing

Human resources (HR) software services company Zenefits has appointed a new chief financial officer (CFO) eight months after the previous CFO stepped down. Shaun Wiley joins Zenefits after having served as CFO at Torrent Technologies and CoreHR between 2013 and 2017. Before that, he served as divisional comptroller at Microsoft in Redmond, according to his…

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Qubole raises $25 million for data analysis service

EXCLUSIVE: Qubole , which provides software to automate and simplify data analytics, announced today that it has raised $25 million in a round co-led by Singtel Innov8 and Harmony Partners. Existing investors Charles River Ventures (CRV), Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) also joined. Founded in 2011, the Santa Clara,…

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Amazon’s Alexa expands to Japanese as the Echo launches in Japan

Amazon has announced that its smart Echo speakers and voice-activated Alexa digital assistant are now available in Japan by invitation . The ecommerce giant recently revealed that Alexa and the Echo would be coming to Japan this year, after they were rolled out in India last month. Coinciding with the limited launch, Amazon is also opening…