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New Dropbox features focus on content

Dropbox announced some new features this week that won't exactly dazzle you, but which will begin to help you manage your content stored on the service.

How one IT department turned Google Apps enemies into advocates

The key to one company's successful shift from Lotus Notes to Google Apps was recruiting a group of power users--many of whom initially opposed the change--to become advocates for Google Apps among their co-workers

How IT spending may shift if CMOs take more control

If it's true--as some analysts predict--that CMOs and business unit managers are gradually taking control of IT spending, what will it mean for the type of spending that results? The shift in control of the IT budget will likely mean a redirection from capital expenditures to operating expenditures when it comes to cloud computing, resulting in a lot less spending predictability.

Convercent launches cloud compliance solution

A new startup, Convercent is attempting to disrupt compliance software with a mobile, social and cloud solution.

Survey: Many organizations remain on SharePoint 2003, 2007

A survey conducted at the SharePoint Conference in November found that a lot of companies remain on older versions of SharePoint and those upgrading this year may stay away from the cloud when they do.

Spotlight: Box's latest funding round expands, report says

AllThingsD reported this week that Box's funding round from last summer had actually grown $25 million--from the original $125 million to $150 million.

Spotlight: Report: Box's Levie says don't expect IPO this year

Box CEO Aaron Levie revealed the company goals for 2013 in an interview with Bloomberg.

Smartphones, tablets increase workers' productivity, survey finds

Around 59 percent of knowledge workers said that the use of smartphones and tablets increases their productivity and 27 percent said that working remotely makes work easier, according to an online survey of knowledge workers by platform-as-a-service provider Eccentex.

Rogue clouds infiltrate enterprise

The majority of companies using the cloud have business managers who are signing up for services without consulting IT.  These "rogue clouds" were deployed at 83 percent of the large enterprises recently surveyed by Symantec, and they're among IT's biggest challenges, reports Ellen Messmer at NetworkWorld.

Mobile technology will be most disruptive enterprise force, predict 2,000 CIOs

Mobile technology will be the most disruptive technological force in the enterprise in the coming years, according to a survey of more the 2,000 chief information officers that was conducted by Gartner in the fourth quarter of 2012.