Tech stories making the rounds - Week 33, 2015

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Oracle Cloud gaining popularity in Eastern Europe

Oracle is set to become a cloud-centric company. The company has steered more than 90% of the Oracle software to work in the cloud. Apart from the new services, the company has specialists which are helping their consumers adopt cloud solutions. The company's cloud services are already becoming popular in Eastern Europe. The company delivers its services from 22 datacenters around the world.

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Taking on Social Problems with Big Data

Big Data is increasingly becoming widespread in the public sector. Cities have initiated measures to make data more open and give citizens access to statistics on a wide range of areas. Recently, Boston published an assortment of open data which contained information spanning from building permits to urban farms. An initiative named the Open Data Cincinnati helps the residents to wade through datasets of information collected by the city. Even San Francisco has created a similar dashboard to keep track of energy and water usage metrics.

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Apple loses ground in the enterprise mobility race

According to a recent study, Apple's run as the enterprise mobility marketplace leader has slowed down due to decline in the iPad market share. The benefit has percolated to Android and Windows devices. Apple's tablet has been the go-to device for most enterprises but the lead is dwindling as businesses look towards slates as laptop replacements. During quarter two, the Android market share jumped from 15% to 25%, whereas Windows market share increased to 11% from 4%.

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Microsoft’s GigJam might be the next big Collaboration tool

Microsoft GigJam, which was unveiled recently at the 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference by Satya Nadella, is seen as Microsoft's next big move in enterprise collaboration. Nadella describes GigJam as a tool which will help rethink enterprise collaboration and enable teams to perform ad hoc tasks together. Microsoft's roadmap visualizes a workplace which can collaborate with apps that are more visual, intuitive and not affected by data silos. The big challenge for GigJam though will be overcoming real-world integration challenges.

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