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VMware lets users run virtualized desktops locally with Flex

VMware is offering a new product, Horizon Flex, that lets IT departments run containerized and secured virtual desktops locally on PC or Mac laptops and desktops. Users get a desktop that works when they are traveling or in places without Internet connectivity, Kit Colbert, CTO for end-user computing at VMware, said in a blog post Tuesday, introducing Horizon Flex.

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

The knock against Salesforce.com has long been for its lack of robust analytics, but the company is hoping to change that perception and challenge the competition with Wave, its sixth discrete cloud service.

"The legacy analytic tools out there are not made for today's data," claimed Stephanie Buscemi, senior vice president, Salesforce.com Analytics Cloud, in an interview prior to the company's Dreamforce conference, which kicks off Monday.

Box buys medical image viewing vendor to boost vertical industry push

Box has acquired a medical image viewing startup as part of its strategy to beef up its cloud storage and document management capabilities for health-care companies.

MedXT specializes in "medical image viewing, sharing and collaboration," so its technology is aligned with Box's intention to help make health-care data more easily accessible to doctors and patients, according to Box CEO Aaron Levie.

airbackup, la solution de sauvegarde en ligne de TeamViewer.

Connu pour ses logiciels de contrôle à distance et de réunions en ligne, TeamViewer a récemment complété son portefeuille avec une solution de sauvegarde dans le cloud baptisée airbackup. L’éditeur allemand lance en France son offre airbackup, qui gère la sauvegarde d’un nombre illimité de serveurs et postes de travail.

Zoho aims for improved information sharing with integrated suite

Zoho is integrating its suite of products in hopes of delivering a service for salespeople that matches and in some cases beats market leader Salesforce.com.

"We have about eight different products. We thought, 'Why not bring them together, integrate them together tightly so information seamlessly flows between systems," Raju Vegesna, an evangelist at Zoho, said.

Microsoft looks to poach Salesforce.com customers with aggressive pricing

Microsoft has created an aggressively priced CRM Online product bundle that includes both Office 365 and its Power BI tool, in a bid to steal customers away from rival Salesforce.com.

Microsoft follows Google to education sector with Office 365 app for teachers

Microsoft has created a classroom assistance application for OneNote and SharePoint Online in Office 365, soon after Google released a similar one for its Apps email and collaboration suite.

With OneNote Class Notebook Creator, teachers can set up individual notebooks for each student, a common library for class documents and materials, and a group collaboration space for collective activities, hosted in SharePoint Online and using OneNote as the front-end interface.

European SugarCRM customers get more options via Deutsche Telekom

SugarCRM customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland -- especially those concerned about privacy and data access issues -- look to be the prime beneficiaries of a deal for Deutsche Telekom to host the company's customer relationship management service.

Microsoft rolls out new plans for Office 365 users

Microsoft has launched new plans for subscription-based service Office 365 that the company says are designed to better meet the needs of business users.Designed for small and midsize businesses, the three new subscription plans offer more features and flexibility than their predecessors, says the company.

IT pros should pay attention to "shadow IT"

"Shadow IT" commonly called BYOD, has existed for a long time, one says. Interop New York speakers opened the conference with a provocative message: Instead of ignoring "shadow IT" in their organizations, IT pros should try to understand what they are failing to deliver that workers wind up taking care of themselves.

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