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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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How to fix iCloud sync in seconds

You need to know what to do when your contacts or calendar events don’t sync between devices.

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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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Box adds enterprise key management to overcome last hurdle to the cloud

Box today unveiled the beta of Box Enterprise Key Management, a new security model that lets users securely stash encryption keys in the cloud.

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Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

Data management specialist Quantum wants to make it easier for enterprises to combine two of the major trends in storage: virtualization and public clouds.

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Ready to embrace Everything-as-a-Service? Prepare to assume more risk

As-a-Service offerings are exploding in the enterprise, unleashing an unprecedented wave of consumer-friendly applications and services. However, buyers of these services are often surprised that it is them, not the provider that...

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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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Your new legacy system: The public cloud

A commentary on public cloud as a new "legacy system" and what businesses need to consider.

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Wozniak still aims to simplify enterprise storage

The latest bid to simplify data storage comes from a team that includes Steve Wozniak, a guy who knows a thing or two about making technology easier.

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Google cloud is cheaper, faster, easier. But revolutionary?

Fawkes would be proud: At Google Cloud Platform Live in San Francisco, la GOOG is unveiling all sorts of cloudy goodies for developers and enterprises alike. It's November 5, the day some celebrate blowing up the government. So, in IT...

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Cloud expected to make up three-fourths of data center traffic by 2018

Over the next four years, data center traffic is expected to nearly triple, largely thanks to a booming cloud computing industry.

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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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Amazon readies major cloud server reboot

Amazon Web Services will be updating a substantial number of its cloud servers, and customers are recommended to re-launch their instances in the coming days, according to AWS consultants; Xen hypervisor security bug could be to blame....

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MSN relaunch promises content and productivity and services (oh my)

Nadella -- slicing and dicing a new MSN: Microsoft has refurbished, rebuilt, reworked, redesigned, revamped, and relaunched a braaaaand new MSN! Better than ever (or so Microsoft says) So has MSN already jumped the shark, or has...

Microsoft begins dropping OneDrive's 2GB file size limit

Microsoft's following in the footsteps of Dropbox and Google Drive by removing OneDrive's 2GB file size limit, albeit with little fanfare.

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NASA launches massive cloud migration

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

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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