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Google for Work thriving by dumping the ‘enterprise’

Google Enterprise became Google for Work a year ago. The company opted for the name change because “enterprise is old business,” says Amit Singh, president of the division at Google. Singh reflected on Google for Work’s accomplishments since the rebranding in a blog post.

Dell's $67 Billion EMC Deal Dwarfs All Other Tech Tie-Ups

Dell and EMC made official what had been reported since last week: an acquisition for the ages. Now that we know the full details, we can take stock of just how big a transaction this is. The short version? Very, very big. In fact, it’s arguably the biggest in all of tech. Under the terms of the deal, EMC stockholders will receive approximately $33.15 per share, valuing the transaction at approximately $67 billion. While you may not be familiar with EMC, it’s one of the largest cloud services and storage companies in the world.

Box's future lies in developer tools

For a decade, Box has built its business on selling cloud storage services, but the company is now making a move in a slightly different direction.

Gartner’s top 10 emerging trends

The No. 1 problem, or trend, facing IT departments today is nonstop demand, according to Gartner. As more devices connect to the Internet, the need for more computing capability, storage and networking is increasing at a rapid rate.

Gartner: Top 10 strategic predictions that could shake up IT

The robots decidedly have it. They will help run businesses, make decisions for you and maybe even be your boss. Those were just some of the predictions put forth by Gartner vice president Daryl Plummer at the consultancy’s always interesting prediction of future IT technology directions.

Gartner’s list of all things future looks like this:

BlackBerry CEO may kill off BlackBerry phones

The end of the BlackBerry handset is nigh -- or at least it will be if the company can't get its phone business in the black before 2016 is out. BlackBerry CEO John Chen already said he'd think about giving up on handsets if the company's situation didn't improve. At Code Mobile on Thursday, Chen added a loose deadline for the end of BlackBerry phones.

2016: IT budgets to jump 2%, but still not enough, says Gartner

Budgets of IT departments have been flat to negative for the last five years despite the ever-increasing importance of technology for creating new products

IT budgets globally are due to grow by 2.2 percent in 2016, the largest jump in the last five years, according to Gartner's survey of nearly 3,000 CIOs globally. In the North America, the projection is 2.3 percent.

Microsoft reshuffles into 3 businesses for financial reporting

Microsoft today changed how it will report its financial performance, reducing the number of operating divisions to three, in an effort to align with CEO Satya Nadella's emphasis on the cloud and productivity platforms, and opportunities to reap revenue from customers after they've moved to Windows 10.

The three operating segments -- Intelligent Cloud, Productivity and Business Processes and More Personal Computing -- replace six earlier divisions, which were roughly organized on a consumer versus commercial basis.

Microsoft Finally Gets That It Won't Win the Smartphone War

On Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella emailed staffers to update them on a series of executive changes at the company—changes that seem to have been a long time coming.

Cisco acquires OpenStack pioneer Piston Cloud

Cisco this week announced intentions to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, its second OpenStack cloud computing buyout in less than a year.

Terms were not disclosed.

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