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The cloud is disrupting and defragmenting the identity market

When we started Centrify more than 10 years ago, Identity and Access Management (“IAM”) was a big but rather static market. In 2008 — a few years after we formed Centrify — the analyst group IDC reported that the IAM market was $3.1 billion.

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Why Oracle wins by Larry Ellison stepping down

Oracle’s challenge is in retaining this business over the long term and, more importantly, competing for new business. This will require more focus on product innovation, product alignment, and successfully transitioning to the cloud.

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Will Salesforce's Analytics Cloud shake up predictive?

If Dreamforce 2013 was all about marketing automation and capturing data across every touchpoint, it looks like the theme of Dreamforce 2014 will be all about turning data into insight and insight into action.

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Look out, iCloud. Microsoft buffs up OneDrive with more free storage

Amid all the fresh interest in Apple’s iCloud cloud-storage option following the company’s rollout of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Microsoft doesn’t want you to forget about its cloud-storage service, OneDrive. Late yesterday the company announced a promotion that bumps up OneDrive’s free storage tier — and not only for iPhone users, but for Android and Windows Phone owners as well.

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Next generation apps need better file systems to scale

Should developers invest time, energy and resources in creating their own DIY file system that sits on top of the public cloud infrastructure? Or take the shortcut and use a cloud storage API, and surrender their users’ data to popular cloud storage services?