The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Just Google It!

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Just Google It! By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level.  So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop by our comic library for that much deserved moment of fun before you call

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Google Dumps Custom Linux In Favor Of Debian For App Engine

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Google Dumps Custom Linux in Favor of Debian for App Engine Google has made the switch from its own custom version of Linux, which they called “Google Compute Engine Linux” to more standard and generic, Debian Linux for App Engine. The switch syncs with the announcement of Debian 7.0 codenamed “wheezy” which brings significant new

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Cloud Enterprise Content Management: Syncplicity

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Cloud Enterprise Content Management: Syncplicity Though online content management and sharing does not necessarily equals to cloud computing, it can be implemented without cloud computing, yet it is an integral feature of IaaS. A lot of users and companies are now using some sort of content management system in-house and are probably looking for a way to

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Want More Efficient Employees? Let Them Play With Their Own Toys

Want More Efficient Employees? Let Them Play With Their Own Toys Our friends at VMware have been looking at the way work gets done in the post-PC work environment. For some time we have been looking at how Cloud Computing is effecting the business world (and vice versa), Vmware’s “New Way Of Life 2013” study

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The Office 365 vs Google Apps Battle: Who Will Dominate Enterprise Software?

The Office 365 vs Google Apps Battle: Who Will Dominate Enterprise Software? Long ago in the days of yore, computing looked very different. Everyone had a PC that they were tethered to at their desk, and that PC almost always had Microsoft Office installed. Eventually, people were hard-pressed to do their job without it; it

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Top 5 Reasons To Rename DROPBOX

Top 5 Reasons To Rename DROPBOX #5: Too cutesy and meaningful. A lot of research has been done proving that names with hard consonant sounds that mean nothing and are easy to pronounce are winners. How do you think Google has made it this far? Dropbox contains ALL soft sounds, it actually means something, and

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Could Google Become The New Microsoft Of Cloud IT?

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Could Google Become The New Microsoft Of Cloud IT? For the past 15 years, Microsoft has been the unquestionable king of business IT. As the market leader in both workstation and server operating systems, Microsoft set the standard and controlled the experience for a generation of both IT professionals and general computer users. Today, even with explosive growth

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True Facts To Help You Talk About Cloud Computing In The Social Scene

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True Facts To Help You Talk About Cloud Computing In The Social Scene Cloud computing as a technology is changing the way so many things are done today. It’s at the center of how you use another company’s e-mail, how you share documents on Google, how you chat on Skype, and so much more. The

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Microsoft Works To Challenge Google

Microsoft Works To Challenge Google As more research comes out, it appears Microsoft is working as hard as ever to challenge Google in the cloud. Microsoft’s hybrid cloud solution, Office 365, has been pitted against Google’s cloud service, Google Apps, for the past year since Office 365’s inception. And ever since, Google has proved time

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Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services

Google’s Partner Program To Push Cloud Services I have written about cloud computing companies and their partnership programs before (See: Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs); now, Google, one of the earliest movers to the cloud but a late starter as far as cloud partnership programs are concerned, has decided to address that gap in its portfolio.

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Music Cloud Services Go Head To Head

Music Cloud Services Go Head To Head Music cloud services have become hugely popular. These digital music lockers are making people pay for music again, and why not? These huge music libraries in the cloud have pretty much every song you could ever want. That is an amazing amount of convenience, made even better by

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Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Games

Most cloud service startups rely on newer and more appealing technology than the bigger guys. The industry, however, has definitely changed. Dropbox, a startup cloud service provider, has been leading the way in cloud filesharing and has kept up with the big guys, including Google’s newest cloud service.  This infographic however shows a battle with another

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Cloud Infographic: Google Drive Vs The Competition

Cloud Infographic: Google Drive Vs The Competition There are hundreds of cloud services available today, a fact which does not make it any easier for users to select a cloud storage provider that fits their needs. Google is no longer the only kid on the cloud computing block. In fact, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and even private

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Cloud Infographic: Who Will Acquire RIM?

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Cloud Infographic: Who Will Acquire RIM? Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) is the next logical evolution for cloud computing. Though mobile technology is still evolving, especially the operating systems, it is doing so in a very rapid pace. Most modern mobile devices are now sporting capable web browsers mainly due to advances in mobile operating systems done by

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