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10 icloud hints for busy people

10 iCloud hints for busy people

Hey, you, get a grip on iCloud...

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Back to the future: It's all about appliances again

You remember how cloud computing was going to obviate the need for physical hardware? Maybe not.

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Volkswagen chooses OpenStack for private cloud

The second largest car manufacturer in the world, Volkswagen Group, will use the open-source cloud computing platform OpenStack to build a private cloud that will host websites for its brands including VW, Audi and Porsche, and will...

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Google's new Stackdriver service can manage applications across multiple clouds

Google is aiming to help companies manage their applications running across public and private clouds with a new product and a set of partnerships announced at its cloud user conference.

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'State of the Cloud' report: Vendors make inroads on dominant players

Every year cloud management vendor RightScale runs a survey of cloud adoption. The results are always interesting reading.

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Microsoft's Azure Stack beta gets new services, DevOps tools

People testing out the public beta of Microsoft's Azure Stack private cloud system have some new platform services and DevOps tools to play with, less than two weeks after it initially launched.

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Cue the surprise: Oracle suggests Amazon's cloud isn't real

All is fair in love, war and technology marketing. In a fantastic example of ignoring the bleedingly obvious, Oracle wants to rewrite the playing field.

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What’s going on at Citrix?

News of a major restructuring at Citrix – which will include spinning off its GoTo Meeting product family – is welcomed by those who closely track the company, but the cutting of 1,000 jobs over the next half year could be a painful...

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IT shops will pass the cloud tipping point in 2016, survey finds

An IDG Enterprise survey of IT buyers indicates that, on average, more than half (56 percent) of a company's IT environment will be hosted in the cloud by the end of 2016, up from 44 percent today.

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Is OpenStack ready for prime time?

For early private cloud adopters, the answer is a qualified yes.

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6 cloud sourcing archetypes

From traditional cloud RFPs to API-enabled cloud brokerage, buyers are dramatically changing the way they engage the market. Here are six of the most common archetypes.

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Using a private cloud to keep the coffee on at Dunkin Donuts

National DCP's CIO details how the IT systems of four of the doughnut chain's suppliers were integrated into a private cloud, a task that took more than a few jolts of caffeine.

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Space agency turns to private cloud for rocket science

The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to focus less on IT and more on rocket science so it's launching a private cloud to store sensitive data, create a common infrastructure and help scientists work together more easily.

Verizon subscribers can now opt out of 'supercookies'

Verizon customers can now opt out of having a unique identifier placed on their phones.

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Choosing the cloud that’s right for you

There are degrees of commitment to the cloud, and more than one cloud model to consider

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HP boxes up the cloud for the enterprise

Enterprises that want to enjoy the benefits of cloud computing but still prefer to keep computational resources in-house should take a look at a new cloud system offered by Hewlett-Packard. A preconfigured package of hardware...

HP courts enterprise workloads with 7 new Helion private clouds

HP has eliminated some of the guesswork from cloud procurement by adding seven new preconfigured options to its Helion set of cloud services.

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Security, privacy gaps put U.S. drivers at risk of hacking

New standards are needed to plug security and privacy gaps in cars and trucks, according to a report released by U.S. Sen. Edward Markey.

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