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Office 365 Customer Success Center to help companies promote Office 365 usage among employees.

Aware that the “if you build it, they will come” principle doesn’t always apply to newly deployed IT systems, Microsoft has developed a website to help companies promote Office 365 usage among employees.

With Atlas, Facebook advertisers can follow you around the Web

Facebook is pushing its advertising technology beyond its website and apps to the rest of the Internet -- and into more direct competition with Google.

The world's largest social network said Sunday it will relaunch Atlas, an advertising technology it bought from Microsoft last year. The new Atlas was rebuilt to allow Facebook's partners to send ads to the company's users anywhere the service can see them on the Web.

Google attempts to drum up SMB support for its cloud platform at London HQ event

Google attempted to drum up further SMB (small and medium businesses) support for its cloud platform as it held its annual Atmosphere conference in Central London.

Speaking at Google UK's head office at the bottom of Tottenham Court Road in front of an audience of 100 business leaders, Neil Delaney, European director of small and medium businesses at Google for Work, hailed the cloud as a key technology for companies that are looking to scale.

France: Microsoft Office 365 for Cegid

Microsoft et Cegid montent une offre commune dans le cloud : Microsoft Office 365 for Cegid. Un modèle inédit de partenariat est introduit en France.

IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

HP leapfrogs Red Hat to become top contributor to OpenStack

According to the website Stackalytics.com, which tracks the companies that make code contributions to the open source cloud project, HP has overtaken Red Hat as being responsible for more new code than any other company in the latest release of the software.

Becoming the top contributor to OpenStack means different things to different people. For some, it amounts to bragging rights. Others may consider this a significant move for a company like HP to back a still-growing open source project like OpenStack.

Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

Network operator Orange wants to help businesses deliver relevant information to their customers, and keep track of things and people, with three new services that take advantage of its mobile networks.

SAP buying Concur for $8.3 billion to boost cloud portfolio

SAP is buying business-travel and expense software vendor Concur for about US$8.3 billion, in a bid to continue growing out its portfolio of cloud-based applications.

The move comes a couple of weeks after Bloomberg reported that Concur had been shopping itself to potential buyers, including SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. Oracle decided not to make a deal and Microsoft wasn't interested at all, according to the Bloomberg report.

Microsoft rolls out Delve information and people discovery tool for Office 365

Microsoft has begun a months-long rollout of Delve, the first Office 365 application that taps into the suite’s Office Graph machine learning capabilities and maps connections between co-workers, documents and information.

Delve, announced in March with the code-name Oslo, is designed to automatically surface colleagues, files and data that are more relevant and important to users’ work.

Box Extends its Enterprise Playbook, But Users Are Still at the Center

Box CEO Aaron Levie may not be able to talk about the cloud storage and collaboration company's forthcoming IPO, but he still took the stage at the company's biggest BoxWorks conference yet, with 5,000 attendees.

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