Cloud http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9276/more en In Going Private, Rackspace Will Do Things Not Possible as Public Company, CTO Says http://windowsitpro.com/going-private-rackspace-will-do-things-not-possible-public-company-cto-says <div class="node-body link-body">If you look at the core industries in which New York private equity firm Apollo Global Management invests in, you’ll notice one area missing from that list: technology. That could change, however, as Apollo announced on Friday that it has acquired San Antonio-based Rackspace for $4.3 billion, or around $32 per share in cash.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://windowsitpro.com/site-files/windowsitpro.com/files/GettyImages-485131880-e1472236175226.jpg?1472237009" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/going-private-rackspace-will-do-things-not-possible-public-company-cto-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:36:00 +0000 178331 at http://windowsitpro.com Choosing among various Slack-like communication tools http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/choosing-among-various-slack-communication-tools <div class="field-byline"> David Strom </div> <div class="field-deck"> Find the best team chat option that works for your company </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>We all spend too much time on email, and if your inbox is overflowing with messages from your coworkers, it might be time to investigate another way to communicate. There are <a href="http://beebom.com/slack-alternatives-for-team-communication/">many tools available</a> that can help pull together a team communications with intranet-like features, text messaging, workflows and collaboration features.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/choosing-among-various-slack-communication-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/choosing-among-various-slack-communication-tools#comments Cloud Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:10:00 +0000 178231 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Glip&rsquo;s dashboard showing you files uploaded, pending tasks, and a basic calendar.</p> Glip Secure Healthcare Solutions on Microsoft Azure http://windowsitpro.com/azure/secure-healthcare-solutions-microsoft-azure <div class="node-body article-body">Moving to the cloud brings up many concerns for companies and chief among them is the security of that data stored in a cloud service. This whitepaper from Microsoft explains how a secure solution is possible for healthcare organizations so they are compliant with healthcare record protection.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/secure-healthcare-solutions-microsoft-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/secure-healthcare-solutions-microsoft-azure#comments Azure Azure cloud healthcare HIPAA Microsoft Azure personal. data protected Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:19:00 +0000 178141 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Acquires AI-scheduling Service Genee to Integrate with Office 365 http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-acquires-ai-scheduling-service-genee-integrate-office-365 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A newer service that develops alerting and notifications based on Artificial Intelligence has been acquired by Microsoft with the intent to merge the functionality directly into Office 365. <em>Genee uses natural language processing and optimized decision-making algorithms so that interacting with a virtual assistant is just like interacting with a human one</em>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-acquires-ai-scheduling-service-genee-integrate-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/office-365/microsoft-acquires-ai-scheduling-service-genee-integrate-office-365#comments Office 365 Office 365 Office 365 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:53:00 +0000 178061 at http://windowsitpro.com How can I check the VM sizes available in a certain Azure region? http://windowsitpro.com/azure/how-can-i-check-vm-sizes-available-certain-azure-region <div class="node-body article-body">Check the VM sizes available in each Azure region with PowerShell.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/how-can-i-check-vm-sizes-available-certain-azure-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/how-can-i-check-vm-sizes-available-certain-azure-region#comments Azure VM sizes VM sizes Sat, 20 Aug 2016 13:02:00 +0000 177451 at http://windowsitpro.com Dropbox Names Ajay Vashee CFO http://windowsitpro.com/dropbox-names-ajay-vashee-cfo <div class="node-body link-body">Cloud storage company Dropbox announced on Friday that it has named Ajay Vashee CFO, effective September 1, as current CFO Vanessa Wittman is stepping down for health reasons.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://windowsitpro.com/site-files/windowsitpro.com/files/ajay-vashee.jpg?1471632549" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/dropbox-names-ajay-vashee-cfo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Dropbox Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:45:00 +0000 177901 at http://windowsitpro.com The best tools to predict and manage cloud computing costs http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/best-tools-predict-and-manage-cloud-computing-costs <div class="field-byline"> David Strom </div> <div class="field-deck"> Services like Cloudability and Cloudorado allow you to track how much your cloud computing infrastructure will cost, and how much you could save </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cloud pricing can be a frustrating experience. Everything is charged by different metrics. Some of the prices are spelled out, some are hidden behind paywalls or aren&rsquo;t clear until you get your monthly bill and realize you forgot to turn off an instance that is chewing up your wallet. Some are charged by usage, others by the month. All this means that keeping track of cloud costs can be nearly a full-time job.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/best-tools-predict-and-manage-cloud-computing-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/best-tools-predict-and-manage-cloud-computing-costs#comments Cloud Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:49:00 +0000 177881 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>CloudSquare is one of several options that help cloud infrastructure professionals help manage their costs while finding ways to save.</p> Where can temporary files be created in Azure Automation http://windowsitpro.com/azure/where-can-temporary-files-be-created-azure-automation <div class="node-body article-body">Find out safe places to create temporary files when using Azure Automation?</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/where-can-temporary-files-be-created-azure-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/where-can-temporary-files-be-created-azure-automation#comments Azure Azure Automation Azure Automation Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:21:00 +0000 177461 at http://windowsitpro.com Can an Azure VM have more than one public IP? http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-azure-vm-have-more-one-public-ip <div class="node-body article-body">Find out about public IPs for VMs in Azure</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-azure-vm-have-more-one-public-ip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/azure/can-azure-vm-have-more-one-public-ip#comments Azure Azure Azure Public IP Public IP Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:29:00 +0000 177481 at http://windowsitpro.com Dropbox Said to Discuss Possible 2017 IPO in Talks With Advisers http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/dropbox-said-discuss-possible-2017-ipo-talks-advisers <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Dropbox Inc., the popular file-storage company, has met with advisers to discuss the possibility of an initial public offering as soon as 2017, according to people familiar with the matter.</p> <p>Management wanted to talk about the feasibility of a listing and get a sense of the valuation the company could fetch from public market investors, the people said. The conversations were exploratory and no final decision has been made on a potential IPO, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/dropbox-said-discuss-possible-2017-ipo-talks-advisers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/cloud/dropbox-said-discuss-possible-2017-ipo-talks-advisers#comments Cloud cloud cloud collaboration collaboration Dropbox Dropbox Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:25:00 +0000 177571 at http://windowsitpro.com