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Google Drive Drops Prices: 100 GB For Just $2 Per Month!

Google Drive Drops Prices: 100 GB For Just $2 Per Month!

Google Drive Drops Prices: 100 GB For Just $2 Per Month!  It was just recently that we were talking about cheap solutions for startups that want to move their file systems to the cloud. The conclusion was that Microsoft OneDrive was the cheapest solution out there, offering 50 GB for just $25 a year and…

Best Cloud Storage Options For Cash-Strapped Startups

Best Cloud Storage Options For Cash-Strapped Startups

Best Cloud Storage Options For Cash-Strapped Startups. Edit: March 14th, 2014 – Since our article went up yesterday morning, Google has updated and lowered their prices. They now have the lowest cost of the 3 providers. Startups have a ton of things on their plate, and IT services should be working for them, instead of…

Do We Still Need Local Music Files?

Do We Still Need Local Music Files?

Do We Still Need Local Music Files? The first time I had any real contact with music was when I was just a little kid. Back then – and I do realize it’s not that long ago – audio cassettes were in fashion, and I remember having a collection that stretched well into the hundreds,…

Apple’s Game Center – iOS Cloud Gaming

Apple’s Game Center – iOS Cloud Gaming

Apple’s Game Center – iOS Cloud Gaming Last time we covered Google’s mobile gaming system and we talked about the advantages of converging Android gaming through the same system. Now, let’s jump ship for a bit and take a look at Apple’s solution for pretty much the same issue. Apple’s Game Center was launched three…

Google Play Games – Taking Your Mobile Games To The Cloud

Google Play Games – Taking Your Mobile Games To The Cloud

Google Play Games – Taking Your Mobile Games To The Cloud I’ve decided to pay closer attention to the mobile cloud services. Both Google and Apple have their own version of it, and they do a pretty good job at providing some common ground between you, all of your games and your friends. Today it’s…

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Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How the Cloud is Changing Disaster Recovery Anyone who is a regular reader of this site will know about the cloud’s numerous benefits. Using the cloud can provide businesses with cost-effective resource usage, rapid provisioning, easy scalability and flexible elasticity – benefits that simply don’t exist when using local on-site servers and services. One of…

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Surprising Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry

Facts and Stats About The Big Data Industry If you start talking about big data to someone who is not in the industry, they immediately conjure up images of giant warehouses full of servers, staff poring over page after page of numbers and statistics, and some big brother-esque official sat in a huge government building…


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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

The Many Hats Of Today’s IT Managers

The Many Hats Of Today’s IT Managers

The Many Hats of IT Managers In years past, the IT department of most large organizations was much like a version of Middle Earth: a mysterious nether world where people who seemed infinitely smarter than the rest of us bustled around, speaking and typing languages that appeared indecipherable, yet, which made our world work. They…

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