How The New Windows 8.1 Update Puts Cloud Computing Front And Centre

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New Windows 8.1 Update Puts Cloud Computing Front And Centre If you have been following news in the tech industry at all lately, then you should probably be aware that Microsoft just released the latest version of Windows on October 18th, and may well already have a copy of it up and running on your

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The Future Of Cloud, And The Future Of Your Company

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The future of cloud, and the future of your company Recently the unofficial comedy team of Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Timberlake performed a short skit that illustrated how silly hashtags sound when inserted into normal conversation. The idea of punctuating a sentence with keywords intended as flags-to-be-found is of course, ludicrous in spoken parlance, but

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Free File And Video Hosting For Small Business

Free File and Video Hosting For Small Business Are you looking for a way to store, share, or retrieve your data at any time, from anywhere on the web? Do you want to host video or other files on your websites fast and easy for free? Now you can do it yourself with cloud computing. With the

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Major Cloud Outages Of 2012 To Learn From

Major Cloud Outages of 2012 to Learn From According to a recent report by the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency, each year a cloud computing service is usually down for an average of 7.5 hours.  Companies who use the cloud for running their operations totally or partially were severely affected this year. So,

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Eco Activism: Greenpeace Slashes iCloud With The Poorest Of Grades

Eco Activism: Greenpeace Slashes iCloud with the Poorest of Grades Apple finds itself stranded yet again in another vortex of criticism – this time as a consequence of its decision to halt surrendering its merchandise for examination under the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (abbreviated EPEAT) certification drive. The disparagement rises in the wake of

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GDrive – A Google Docs Clone

GDrive – A Google Docs Clone Google has a reputation for delivering top-quality services to its users. To continue this tradition, the much anticipated GDrive was launched in April. Much to the cloud storage community’s disappointment, Google did not come up with the radical new features that the crowd had been expecting. Instead, Google resorted

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BYOD Is In – Bring Your Own Cloud, Not So Much

BYOD Is In—Bring Your Own Cloud, Not So Much As employees continue to bring personal mobile devices and laptops into the workplace, most businesses have resigned themselves to dealing with the security and management headaches of the new BYOD reality. But now, with the growing popularity of cloud storage and synchronization services, companies have found

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Review Of The Top Cloud Storage Providers In The Consumer Segment

Review Of The Top Cloud Storage Providers In The Consumer Segment Cloud storage in the consumer segment is really hotting up, as providers across the spectrum vie for consumer data that would provide them with the scale to roll out a variety of value-added services. In this review, we will consider the seven leading services

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A Round Of Applause For Google Drive

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A Round of Applause for Google Drive Just as iCloud is cresting in popularity and trending well with its users, Google has flown in, to upstage Apple, to steal its thunder, to stop the show — insert your own “oh no they didn’t” cliché here. Bottom line: Google has taken quite the inviting Drive into

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Jolicloud Me – A Personal Cloud Organizing Service

Jolicloud Me – A Personal Cloud Organizing Service While cloud services have popped up everywhere, giving us options to store and manage our music, images, documents and other files on the cloud, there is no comprehensive organizing solution that connects them all in an easy and intuitive way. Thus, I have Gmail storing my emails,

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Using Cloud Services For Backups

Using Cloud Services For Backups Introduction With the explosive growth in this as a service, that as a service, and clouding everything in sight, it comes as no surprise that cloud backup services are starting to crop up everywhere. And we’re not just talking about some of the excellent services targeted at consumers like Dropbox,

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Cloud Storage: Changes Coming to Online Storage

Changes Coming to Online Storage One of the big cloud technologies to filter down to the consumer level in the past year has been online storage. Services like Dropbox are adding thousands of members a day. Even Apple, after two previous failed attempts, seems to have found a successful online storage product in iCloud. Like

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Cloud Apps of the Week: Google Music

Cloud Apps of the Week The New York Times has proclaimed Google Music as one of the best cloud applications released for Android phone devices last year. That the music service is offered free of charge helps explain its selection, and also locates Google Music right at home among the other applications in the Google

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Apple Looks To Augment Its Cloud Computing Staff

Apple Looks To Augment Its Cloud Computing Staff As cloud computing grew increasingly popular by the day, there were fears that it would lead to drastic job losses. I had explored this issue in earlier articles, arguing against the idea (See: IT Workers Will Survive In a World on the Cloud). In fact, in spite

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