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Microsoft cuts the hassle from email encryption with Office 365 upgrade

Microsoft cuts the hassle from email encryption with Office 365 upgrade.

Two big complaints people have had about encrypted email often derail its use outside of a small circle.

Zoho lures Salesforce customers with new enterprise CRM features

Zoho has added a series of features to its CRM (customer relationship management) software in a bid to appeal to larger companies as well as lure away customers from the likes of Salesforce.com. In some respects, the Zoho update amounts to the company catching up to Salesforce.com and others rather than showcasing truly new innovations.

Dropbox makes its play for business users

Dropbox is hoping to capitalize on the growing use of its file hosting service among businesses with a new product built from scratch that is designed to help companies improve workflow processes.

The company on Wednesday announced Dropbox for Business, a paid service that provides Dropbox's bread-and-butter file hosting, but with a smorgasbord of additional features geared toward business users such as sharing restrictions and IT management controls, to help keep data safe.

SugarCRM goes after Salesforce.com with new interface, emphasis on lower cost

SugarCRM is hoping to gain inroads against its much larger rival Salesforce.com with a revamped user interface it says places emphasis on the needs of individual users, not business managers seeking a wide view of sales activity in their company. This "user-first" design approach includes a few pages from Salesforce.com's playbook, however, such as collaborative activity streams that seem close in purpose to Salesforce.com's Chatter, which was announced in November 2009.

Microsoft adds real-time joint editing to Office Web Apps

Office Web Apps, the browser-based, pared-down version of the Microsoft suite, now lets people co-edit documents in real time, a capability its main rival Google Docs has had for more than two years.

Until now, people could jointly edit Office Web Apps documents but changes had to be saved for other collaborators to see them. With the new live co-authoring feature, colleagues will see each other's modifications as they're made.

EMC's Syncplicity service tightens controls on shared files

Data now can be made unavailable even when it's stored offline, EMC says

Yahoo to reinvent small-business services unit

Yahoo, in its crusade to reinvent itself, is adding another item to the agenda: revamping its small-business Web hosting unit.

Yahoo Small Business handles Web hosting, domain registration, e-commerce and email services for small businesses. The company is looking to hire a visual designer as part of a larger plan to "reinvent the core user and visual experience" for the division, Yahoo said in a job posting that was published to its site last Friday.

Cloudwatt: offres de stockage et de travail collaboratif

Les premières offres commerciales BtoB (stockage,collaboratif) apparaissent chez Cloudwatt. Le fournisseur de services cloud « souverain » se démarque de son homologue Numergy en pariant sur l’OpenStack.

Apps in the smart home: An entry point for carriers

These days, the smartphone sector revolves around the competition among Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Those three companies wrested power from the likes of Motorola, Nokia, and BlackBerry (then RIM) -- but there was also another group sidelined in the rise of the smartphone, even as its members profited immensely from the uprising: mobile operators.

VMware acquires Desktone, makes network virtualization generally available

VMware continues to push its plan to virtualize the whole data center, with the general availability of its network virtualization platform, and desktops too with the acquisition of desktop-as-a service company Desktone.

Less than two months after VMworld in San Francisco, VMware has gathered users and partners in Barcelona for the European version of its user conference. The main theme is once again virtualizing the whole data center, including servers, storage, networking and security.

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