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Microsoft tweaks SharePoint Online to free up site storage

Microsoft has tweaked the controls in SharePoint Online to let administrators make better use of storage resources allocated to SharePoint websites.

Dropbox gives its Android app search feature a massive facelift

Dropbox has improved the search engine of its Android application, as well as given it a document preview feature.

Microsoft boosts OneDrive storage to free terabyte

Microsoft has begun boosting the free allowance of its OneDrive cloud-based storage service to one terabyte for subscribers to consumer and college student Office 365 plans.

Zimbra buys its way into cloud storage market

Cloud storage and file-sharing fever has hit Zimbra.

Microsoft buys InMage to boost Azure Site Recovery

Microsoft plans to enhance its Azure cloud backup and recovery by integrating technology from InMage, a business continuity vendor it just acquired.

EMC acquires cloud storage management company TwinStrata

Storage vendor EMC has scooped up cloud storage management company TwinStrata, the companies announced Tuesday.

Terabyte boost of OneDrive for Business starts

Microsoft has begun rolling out the one terabyte of storage it promised to users of OneDrive for Business two months ago.

Google targets business users with cloud, Docs advances

After focusing on Android during much of today's lengthy keynote, Google officials turned their attention to the enterprise.

Google trumps Microsoft's 1TB of storage with unlimited space

Google today answered Microsoft's boost of cloud storage space by announcing it would give Google Apps for Business customers an unlimited amount of storage for an additional $5 a month per user.

Microsoft to double OneDrive free space, slash extra storage prices up to 73%

Microsoft plans to double OneDrive's free storage space for consumers to 15GB from its previous allowance of 7GB.

Cloud Storage In Depth

Evan Schuman: What if you can't trust your inbox?

Goldman Sachs is taking Google to court to force the cloud vendor to delete an email accidentally sent to a Gmail user. The consequences of a ruling for Goldman would be devastating.

Review: 3 new scanners store your documents in the cloud

If you regularly need to store documents in the cloud, a desktop scanner could help. We look at three new devices from Brother, Neat Company and DCT that approach the task in different ways.

IT grapples with personal cloud storage use

The BYOD trend is driving increased use of personal cloud-based storage services such as Box, Copy, Dropbox, Evernote, Mozy and SugarSync. But are enterprises ready for the results? Insider (registration required)

Big data storage doesn't have to break the bank

The era of big data requires new storage strategies. But thanks to faster and smarter technologies, these approaches don't have to break the bank.

Here, there, everywhere: 3 personal cloud storage systems

While cloud storage services like Dropbox or Box are very useful, they can become costly -- and who is controlling your data? One of these three personal cloud storage systems could be your alternative.

Creating cohesive storage management

Vendors of storage management tools are moving toward a 'single pane of glass' product that can automatically provision, resize, back up and recover storage across multiple public and private clouds, across systems from different vendors and for virtual machines running hypervisors from multiple vendors.

Cloud adviser: Contract for functionality, not a brand

Your cloud-computing contract should specify what you expect the vendor to do, not just the name of its cloud service.

Google Drive review: Adding cloud storage to the mix

The new Google Drive cloud storage service offers 5GB of storage and some nice features, but it's not yet an undisputed winner.

Bandwidth bottlenecks loom large in the cloud

To avoid problems, get your networking staff involved early and often, and make sure to test apps the correct way.

Cloud Storage a Steep Climb

Organizations in industries such as healthcare, finance, manufacturing and media are as concerned as ever about data security and privacy, but they aren't shying away from cloud storage.