Is Microsoft Azure really making up ground on AWS?

Both Microsoft and AWS reported some impressive cloud revenue figures to start the year, with Microsoft boasting nearly double the year-on-year growth of its big rival, and market leader, Amazon Web Services.

Windows 10 shows users what data it collects and phones in

With Windows Insider build 17083, Microsoft responded to criticism about transparency by adding a 'Diagnostic Data Viewer' app to the OS for beta users to try out.

Microsoft turns up heat on Slack with Teams group chat update

A Teams app directory is among the new features added to the company’s Office 365 group chat tool. Analysts say Microsoft is looking to match rivals like Slack in functionality.

Cisco adds new capabilities to its IBN infrastructure

Cisco has advanced its intent-based networking gear so now it can both verify that networks are actually running according to the intentions set by admins and also so it can help to find and resolve network problems faster on both wired and wireless networks.

Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

Emerging now: P2P networks that use blockchain to manage cloud storage based on the sharing of excess drive and network capacity on PCs and in data centers. Those who share capacity get free storage – and can be paid in cryptocurrency.

Mingis on Tech: 2018 and the Blockchain bubble

After a raft of pilot programs last year, blockchain continues to evolve. It's now seen as the heart of a new global shipping platform that could save companies billions and the underpinnings for a P2P cloud storage endeavor.

Blockchain will be the killer app for supply chain management in 2018

The distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies is now poised to disrupt supply chain management – especially in the global shipping industry.

Office 365: Enterprise usage doesn't translate into enterprise value

A Gartner Research survey shows that while companies often use a variety of Office 365 elements, only two – email and the Office apps – provide real value.