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Don't trust your cloud service until you've read the terms

Customers shouldn't just click "Accept" when presented with a license or terms of service agreement. It is important to read and understand what they agree to.

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6 external storage solutions for iPad and iPhone

If you are looking for life beyond iCloud, try these iOS storage solutions

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Box announces new 'zones' in Canada and Australia

Box has made no secret of its global ambitions, and on Wednesday it advanced them another step by announcing two new regional "zones" in Canada and Australia.

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Dropbox levels up its features for administrators

IT administrators managing Dropbox deployments are supposed to have an easier time with it soon, thanks to improvements that the company announced Wednesday.

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Puppet and Chef make way for Docker

Docker’s rapid adoption has resulted in more than 460,000 containerized applications. Does that level of container-based penetration signal the beginning of the end for the Puppet and Chef IT automation platforms? I believe so.

Microsoft downsizes OneDrive accounts, enforces restrictions

OneDrive users have begun receiving notifications from Microsoft that their storage allotments have already, or will soon be, reduced to 5GB.

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How to get and set up all the Office 365 components

Part 1: Office 365 and OneDrive let you mix and match apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and the web

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You can now send files with Skype when the recipient is offline

Microsoft stepped up its battle with the armada of mobile messaging apps on Tuesday, announcing that Skype users can now send files to each other without the recipient needing to be online.

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Box Shuttle makes it easier to ditch on-prem file storage

Businesses that want to get their files out of on-premises data centers and into the cloud have a new option with Box Shuttle.

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Backblaze wants to eliminate tape-based storage

Backblaze's B2 public cloud storage service has left beta, and the company has set its sights on getting businesses to replace their old tape-based storage systems.

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54% off Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Deal Alert

The Toshiba Canvio Connect II is your all-in-one portable storage solution. The 1TB model is currently discounted dramatically from $119 down to just $55.

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Google goes after SharePoint with new enterprise tools

Google announced a pair of new services on Monday aimed at helping businesses access information and share it internally, similar to what Microsoft's SharePoint offers.

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Dropbox goes off to college with new Education service

Dropbox launched a new service on Tuesday to help graduate students, college faculty and staff collaborate on files while they’re at school.

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Box launches a product just for government users

The offering comes alongside a new FedRAMP certification for the cloud storage service.

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EMC World kicks off with cloud backup and cheaper flash arrays

EMC is kicking off its EMC World user conference with a new backup offering and a storage array priced for mid-sized enterprises.

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Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

Dropbox has a futuristic vision for how its users will be able to share massive files and have quick access to them on their computers, without their hard drives overflowing.

Microsoft gives OneDrive users until July to shrink their storage

Microsoft has given users of its OneDrive cloud storage service a 90-day notice that their free allowance will be scaled back from 15GB to 5GB in late July, according to emails and reports from customers.

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Box goes international with AWS- and IBM-powered Zones feature

Box is trying to make it easier for companies outside the U.S. to comply with regulatory requirements about where their data is stored.

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