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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.

How to recover after a cloud computing misstep

Early adopters share their lessons learned on ramping up, scaling back and avoiding disasters in the cloud. Insider (registration required)

How the cloud can make IT shops more innovative

Jobs at many IT departments have been primarily about maintenance -- handling crashed email systems, ever-expanding security perimeters and users who bringing their own devices to the office

Another one bites the dust: Springpad says farewell

Every once in a while, I find myself writing an obituary for yet another product -- usually cloud-based -- that is readying itself to disappear. Back in 2010, I wrote an enthusiastic review of a cloud storage service called...

How to defend against Apple's Oleg Pliss iCloud attack

Australian Apple device users are finding their iDevices locked by some hacker demanding cash. Here's how to defend yourself, and what to do if you've been hit. [ABOVE: Neat highwayman image by Paul Townsend/Flickr.] Home...

5 reasons why Google can catch Amazon in the cloud

Google, according to industry analysts, is positioning itself to take on Amazon's dominance as a cloud provider. While it's lagging today, Google could catch Amazon and some day supplant its top position in the cloud.

Public cloud market ready for 'hypergrowth' period

The public cloud market is set for what one analyst firm calls 'hypergrowth.'

How to avoid paying Apple for extra iCloud storage

Apple offers just 5GB of free storage to iCloud users. Need more space? You've got to pay for it. If you don't want to do this, then you should take a look at these tips to keep your iCloud usage under control. Check your...

3 cloud storage tips

I wanted to share a few of the cloud storage tips I have been developing. The first one was included in a recent article at CIO Magazine. Tip 1: Before you think of storage in the cloud, you need to be sure to understand your use...

IBM's big letter about Big Brother and Big Blue

IBM: No worries. Feeling left out, IBM (NYSE:IBM) has finally decided to chime in on its stance regarding alleged, massive, blanket, Orwellian surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Due to fears that continued...

Google Apps for Business referrals: hard bargain or hard sell?

Google Apps: always be closing. Yesterday, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced a new sales program dubbed "Google Apps Referral Program" to help drive sales of the Google Apps software suite. Cheerfully described by some as a way of...

NOAA wants to turn its ocean of data into jobs

From ocean sensors to orbiting satellites, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collects about 30 petabytes of environmental data a year. Now it wants ideas about how best to use what its collected.

Closely examined IT companies disclose FISA requests

Under a FISA microscope. Under the gun and a microscope, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), and Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) are rushing to out-do one another in releasing their inaugural FISA reports to...

In Gmail/Google+ tie-up, your privacy is taken to the river

We don't know why we love Google like we do... ...after all these changes that it puts us through. Yes, the huge advertising broker we hate to love (NASDAQ:GOOG) is throwing the switch on a new and controversial Gmail feature. Now

Yahoo! Mail login problems: HOWTO abuse users for fun and profit

Marissa Mayer captains a sinking ship. Yahoo! Mail login problems persist for many, as company reps say bupkis. Yahoo! fiddles as Mail burns. Execs make crass jokes about kicking users where it hurts, while... errm... kicking them

Google cloud IaaS GA: GCE to rival Azure and Amazon EC2

Google Cloud Engine now 'generally available.' Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) un-betas GCE. Its platform-as-a-service service is ready for prime time, says the company. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers compare it with Microsoft's Azure and...

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