Cloud News Round Up – February 2nd

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Cloud news weekly roundup HP To Provide Cloud Computing to UK Educational Institutions – It seems that essays and study schedules aren’t the only thing that higher and further educational institutes are up to in the UK, as large amounts of both student and curriculum-related data has necessitated the need for cloud computing to store it

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A Reminder From Yahoo: Change (And Improve) Your Passwords

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On January 31, 2014, Yahoo announced that a major theft of mail account passwords had compromised an “ undisclosed number” of accounts. Writing from the Yahoo Tumblr blog, senior vice president in charge of Yahoo’s platforms and personalization products, Jay Rossiter, pointed out the attack was a result of a third-party database being compromised, and not

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Cloud Accessories – Future Trends

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If CES told us anything, it is that the next trend of consumer electronics will be focused on wearable technology. Fitness bands, smart watches and smart bands plagued the floors of the convention, with everyone from Metawatch to Razer showing off wearables. (Image Source: Google) ABI Research, a firm with 20 years experience in the technology

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iWeb Launches Microsoft Private Cloud Hosting

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Cloud scalability on dedicated private infrastructure takes business IT to the next level MONTREAL, QUEBEC (January 30, 2014) – iWeb, Canada’s leading cloud service provider, today announced its new Microsoft Private Cloud service, designed to give businesses complete control and flexibility of their IT infrastructure. Businesses can now choose the Microsoft Private Cloud to quickly

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Coke’s Internal Data Breach – Lessons Learned

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Last Friday, Coke announced that sensitive information belonging to roughly 70,000 current and former North American employees was compromised because the data hadn’t been encrypted on company laptops (despite their company encryption policy.)1 The data breach occurred after a former worker stole several company laptops that locally stored employee information, such as social security and

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IO To Get Into The Cloud Computing Business

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Cloud news round up for the week. IO To Get Into the Cloud Computing Business – Usually putting all of their manpower into modular data by running modular data centers, IO are reportedly set to get into the cloud computing business. Launching a new service that is aptly titled ‘IO. Cloud’, their brand new cloud

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CenturyLink Technology Solutions Uses IO Technology To Open Multi-Megawatt Data Centers

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MONROE, La., and PHOENIX - January 29, 2014 - CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and IO today announced a strategic agreement to expand the CenturyLink Technology Solutions colocation footprint using IO’s Intelligent Control technology platform, with initial deployments at IO Phoenix and nearby IO Scottsdale. CenturyLink Technology Solutions, which formerly operated under the name Savvis, will enter the Phoenix market as

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Zenoss Cloud Monitoring Wins Virtualization Review Reader’s Choice Award

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AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – Jan 28, 2014) - Zenoss Inc., the leading provider of unified IT monitoring and management solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT, today announced that Zenoss’ comprehensive cloud monitoring solution, Zenoss Service Dynamics, is an Editor’s Choice recipient in the 2014 Virtualization Review Reader’s Choice Awards.Virtualization Review is the first and only print publication solely devoted to

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Angry Birds And The NSA

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The National Security Agency and British Government Communications Headquarters have been working together since 2007 to plant surveillance into mobile phone users’ applications, allowing them to store location information, alongside a slew of other private information users put into applications.   Popular app Angry Birds was targeted, alongside more common information hotspots like Facebook, LinkedIn

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Cloud Computing Round-Up Week 19th-26th Of Jan, 2014

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Cloud Computing Round-Up Week 19th-26th of Jan, 2014 Here’s a round-up of the 3 top cloud stories making the headlines this week. Microsoft To Store Foreign Users’ Data Overseas – As the NSA gets grabby with users’ data, when those users happen to be using US based computing services, Microsoft have made a controversial move to

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IBM’s Low-end Server Business Acquired For $2.3 Billion

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Lenovo has finally acquired IBM’s low-end server business, after a deal spanning over a year has finally come to a close. The final acquisition price came to $2.3 billion, making it the largest tech server acquisition by a Chinese company. IBM has been trying to shift its x86 server business for a few years now,

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Many Changes In The Realm Of Cloud Security For 2014

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Many Changes In The Realm Of Cloud Security For 2014! When thinking about information security you may jump straight to the Snowden leaks of 2013. However, this isn’t the only security troubles from last year we can remember. Keep in mind that there were security breaches coming from all over the world, such as the

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A Dark Night For Dropbox

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A Dark Night For Dropbox San Francisco-based file sharing and cloud storage company Dropbox (www.dropbox.com) suffered a major failure on Friday, January 10, 2014, during which many of its subscribers found it difficult or impossible to access their files over the evening as well as much of Saturday. The company’s homepage presented their version of a

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Online Powerhouses – Too Big to Sue?

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Online Powerhouses – Too Big to Sue? Internet privacy is not just under siege from the NSA. Google is fighting two huge class action suits based upon privacy violations. Facebook recently settled two privacy-based class action lawsuits. These lawsuits are colossal because Google and Facebook are two mammoth companies with enormous numbers of customers. One

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