The Rise And Fall Of The Zmanda Empire

The Rise And Fall Of The Zmanda Empire There are two kinds of online businesses: those that grow to buy other businesses or those that grow in order to be offered as tasty morsels to the first class of businesses. And until somebody buys them out or they become as titanic as Microsoft you cannot

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Is the Office 365 University Suite Really Necessary?

Is the Office 365 University Suite Really Necessary? We are all used to doing things a certain way and sometimes even the smallest digression from that pattern means that we will not feel comfortable with the new situation. In the case of the Microsoft Office suite the simplest thing like the continuous word count in

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The Cloud, Week In Review: November 9th, 2012

The Cloud, Week In Review: November 9th, 2012 The presidential elections and the aftermath of hurricane Sandy have turned the past week in one of the most significant weeks of this year. These events have had a significant influence on most of our lives and some of them have even influenced the existence of the

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Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Complex Answer (Part 2)

Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Complex Answer The fact that ThePirateBay, the most infamous bit torrent site, has moved its servers to the cloud is a fact that has already rocked the internet. A quick analysis of the reasons why they made the move would indicate

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Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Simple Answer (Part 1)

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Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Simple Answer Perhaps the strongest reason deterring people from moving their virtual assets to the cloud is the feeling that their data may not be secure there. The IT world is already building myths about security hackers that could and still

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Is The Xbox Music Project Dead On Arrival?

Is The Xbox Music Project Dead On Arrival? Microsoft has recently come up with a service that allows you to handle all your music collection with one single app across as many platforms as you have that are working under the Microsoft license. The program, called Xbox Music, is a bundle of two services, the

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Apple’s Oregon Data Server: If A Green Cloud Rumbles And No One Hears It, Does It Make A Sound?

Apple’s Oregon Data Server: If A Green Cloud Rumbles And No One Hears It, Does It Make A Sound? You can say whatever you want about Apple, Android vs iOS, iPad or Samsung Galaxy, but where you have to give it to them is in the genuine effort they have put into going green. Their

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Can We Afford The Resources We Spend On The Cloud?

Can We Afford The Resources We Spend on the Cloud? We often think about the Cloud in terms of security, services provided, storage space and price so it is fairly easy to forget about the resources that are needed to keep the Cloud floating in the blue, virtual sky. And yet even our home computers

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How Good Do You Feel About Your Cloud Security?

How Good Do You Feel About Your Cloud Security? When most of us think about our online security, we tend to feel very pleased about ourselves because none of our friends are able to guess our password. And, as far as personal privacy is concerned, we are right to assume that our friends, acquaintances, and

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A Flash View In The Building Of The Cloud

A Flash View In The Building Of The Cloud How often did you want to share a picture, a favorite song, or even a movie with a friend but suddenly realized that you had deleted those files from your laptop and only had them on a backup hard drive at home? Probably not very often,

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The One Lesson The Cloud Needs To Learn From Facebook

The One Lesson The Cloud Needs To Learn From Facebook People, websites, talk shows, and even doctors discuss more about a Facebook epidemic than they are talking about an obesity epidemic. In fact, the massive amount of time that young people spend checking their status updates is not only the latest Hollywood fad, but also

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