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Microsoft, Not Salesforce, Now Leads SaaS Market

Microsoft who was the late entrant to the cloud market will finally be known as the overall leader in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) market setting aside Salesforce, albeit by a small margin. Microsoft had a 15 per cent share of worldwide enterprise SaaS revenues and Salesforce 14 per cent in Q2, according to Synergy Research Group. Strangely, Salesforce doesn’t even rank in all the different aspects of SaaS. It holds the dominant position in customer relationship management (CRM), true. Read Also:Ex-Microsoft MD Karan Bajwa To Join IBM Like a lot of...
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Microsoft To Launch Cybersecurity Center In Delhi

Microsoft is setting up a cybersecurity center in New Delhi to arm governments and private agencies with all-round intelligence on cyber attacks within the country. The center, probably will be at Connaught Place in close proximity to most government establishments, would target the spread of malware by monitoring the Internet traffic flowing through the country, Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman at Microsoft India, said in a ET report. “Security is becoming a big conversation topic, especially when are talking about the cloud,” he added. The center is expected to be Microsoft’s biggest such...
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Tech Majors Bet Big On Startups For AI Deal

August seems to be the month of acquisitions, particularly in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Recently, chip giant Intel announced its plans to buy Nervana Systems, close on the heels of iPhone maker Apple’s announcement on the buyout of machine-learning startup, Turi. In recent times, technology companies are teaming up with startups in the field of AI to outdo competition in the space. Intel is strengthening its AI efforts by acquiring the two-year-old San Diego, California-based startup Nervana Systems, which has already grabbed much attention for its machine learning technology....
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Microsoft Rolls Out Its Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Microsoft’s rollout of its Windows 10 Anniversary Update refresh of Windows 10 began on on Tuesday. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the largest update to the PC operating system since its big revamp in 2015. More than 350m devices have been upgraded since Windows 10 was released in a Microsoft campaign that bombarded computer owners with invitations to get the new version for free, pushed it out to computers automatically and installed it without users realizing. The Anniversary Update sees Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana become more central, being used as part...
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