CloudNews: Megaupload: Cloud Or Crime?

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CloudNews: Megaupload: Cloud Or Crime? Hollywood and its partners have taken a step further towards the criminalization of Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload, the cloud service which allowed its members to upload files, and then offer those files to whomever they pleased. While Dotcom calls his service a “totally legal cloud storage site”, the American RIAA calls Megaupload

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Cloud Infographic: The Explosive Growth Of The Cloud

The Explosive Growth Of The Cloud We’ve been covering cloud computing extensively over the past number of years on CloudTweaks and have truly enjoyed watching the adoption and growth of it. Many novices are still trying to wrap their mind around what the cloud it is and what it does, while others such as thought

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Bad Bots – What Are They And Where Do They Come From?

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Bad Bots – What Are They And Where Do They Come From? A ‘bot’, short for ‘web robot’, is a small software application that can run automated tasks over the internet. Their primary function is to fetch script and analyse web server information at a considerably faster rate than a human could achieve. Unfortunately, cyber-criminals

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Basic Tips For Photographers On How To Protect Your Images Online

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Basic Tips For Photographers On How To Protect Your Images Online  Participating in social media and taking advantage of the cloud computing and the web in general is a great way for photographers to gain exposure, make friends, get new creative ideas and promote their hobby or work. All this positivity is too good to

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Cloud-Based Fraud – How Serious Is The Problem?

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Cloud-Based Fraud – How Serious Is The Problem? Cloud services have brought untold benefits to both personal users and businesses around the world, but with its success has come a darker side – as the cloud unquestionably helps criminals commit fraud and other illegal activities. Why does it Happen? The cloud’s key benefits, such as

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Cloud Infographic: Small Business Data Backup

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Cloud Infographic: Small Business Data Backup If your company isn’t utilizing cloud computing technology, you risk falling behind in the marketplace. The cloud makes it easier to manage, share and store content and data, and the figures show that your competition has most likely already moved to the cloud or is about to make the

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New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands In Asia Pacific

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New Release from Ubuntu, Google Cloud Expands in Asia Pacific Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Be Released April 17th On April 15th, Canonical, the United Kingdom-based company behind open source Linux operating system Ubuntu, announced that cloud platform Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be released on Thursday, April 17th. Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth had this to

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Security Dangers Of Cloud Computing

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Security Dangers Of Cloud Computing As we’ve seen on this website, cloud computing has an untold number of virtues. From improved portability to increased green credentials of the IT sector and from revolutionising industries to helping the disabled, it is undeniable that the cloud has radically altered our daily lives. Nonetheless, to assume that cloud

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Onlive And Steam: A Marriage Between The Two Top Names In Cloud Gaming

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Onlive and Steam: A Marriage Between the Two Top Names In Cloud Gaming By now, virtually everyone has heard of the implosion of cloud-gaming pioneer, Onlive. The company that was once heralded as the final answer to cloud gaming was forced to file an assignment for the benefit of creditors, which would ultimately put them

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Broadband Speeds Around The World

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Broadband Speeds Around The World If you have you ever wondered who has the world’s fastest internet, and whether speeds differ by country or by provider, the latest State of the Internet report from Akamai provides some answers, says Peter Lawson, marketing manager at iiNet, Australia’s second-largest DSL Internet provider. “Akamai,” he states, “gathers data

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How To Take Advantage Of “As-A-Service” To Build Business Value

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How To Take Advantage Of “As-A-Service” To Build Business Value For an IT professional whose status was typically defined by the performance efficiencies of the technology in their data center, it can be a difficult reality to accept that the business value users are able to realize from technology has become the new standard by

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Cloud Infographic: Big Data Investments

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Cloud Infographic: Big Data Investments We have covered the evolution of Big Data several times over the years and have more recently discussed new areas of interest such as big data in films, advertising and even sports. With the growing interest in this area there is certain to be considerable interest and investments being made. Included

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