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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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Verizon warns enterprise cloud users of 48-hour shutdown

Verizon is warning users of its new cloud service to brace for a two-day outage late this week, a move analysts said could harm the company's efforts to compete against cloud rivals.

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Buckle up IT: The enterprise needs you for cloud adoption

For years, people in marketing or HR have been sneaking their apps and data onto the cloud, totally bypassing IT's approval or help. Buckle up, IT, those days are coming to an end.

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Hybrid cloud adoption set for a big boost in 2015

Spurred on by rising enterprise interest in the hybrid cloud, the overall cloud market is likely to see great growth in the coming year.

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Building a private cloud, of sorts, with OwnCloud

You can decide which items you want shared with others, which devices you can access that data on and what apps you want to access that data. Linux know-how is a big plus.

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Speedboats race with the cloud

With the cloud, SilverHook Powerboats can track the company boat's performance during offshore races and keep fans and racing officials updated with animated visualizations in real time.

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iCloud's man-in-the-middle is from China -- and might work for the gub'mint

Certain folks in China may be used to hearing someone breathing when they pick up their phones (party line?), but new reports suggest Apple's iCloud service is susceptible to the same level of protection by Chinese authorities. It's...

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Microsoft goes after Google and Amazon with hybrid cloud push

With a series of cloud announcements on Monday, Microsoft moved to put a stake in the ground with hybrid cloud computing.

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NASA launches massive cloud migration

NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship website to the cloud in 22 weeks, but the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the cloud.

Hyper-convergence or just hype

It sure is hard to keep up in this fast changing technology world. Hyper-convergence is the latest new buzz word in data center circles. Third platform, Internet of things, object based storage, erasure coded disk, software-defined...

Microsoft ordered to turn over customer data stored in the cloud

Microsoft has been ordered to comply with a U.S. government demand for a customer's emails stored on a company server in Dublin, Ireland.

Enterprises increasingly look to the private cloud

Companies interested in moving to cloud computing are increasingly choosing a private cloud for the increased security and, often, compliance features instead of the public cloud, according to a recent survey.

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