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NetApp’s cloud-based Spot PC: Right solution, right direction, wrong company

A look at some prominent vendors’ past tech failures sheds light on why NetApp’s well-timed Windows 365 offering is likely to fail.

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The essential guide to iCloud login

Apple’s iCloud powers numerous apps and services, so it's important to make sure you're properly logged in. Here's how the iCloud login process works and how to use it.

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Microsoft pledges changes to European cloud licensing policies

Microsoft has outlined a new set of European Cloud Principles in response to criticism from rival European cloud providers and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

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How to avoid paying Apple for extra iCloud storage

Apple offers just 5GB of free storage to iCloud users, far less than many need. Here's a rundown on what you can do to put your iCloud storage needs on a diet and what other options are available.

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Does your team need a cloud-based unified communication and collaboration tool?

Cloud-based communication and collaboration tools give your remote and hybrid teams the tools they need to communicate from wherever they work. Here’s why your team needs to embrace cloud UC now.

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What you need to know as Apple shutters one iCloud service

Apple has finally completely replaced iCloud Documents and Data service with iCloud Drive.

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Cloud boosts Microsoft’s strong third quarter

Growth across all major business segments saw Microsoft post strong results for Q3 of 2022.

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Top 4 mistakes to avoid when purchasing SaaS apps

Poor software purchasing decisions can be costly, causing loss of productivity and failure to meet key business objectives. Here’s how to steer clear of the most common blunders companies make when choosing SaaS applications.

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NZ Fry Up: Public cloud spending to jump 26%; RealMe outage causes concerns; Auckland Council exercises group buying muscle; Five Eyes issues warning

New Zealand IT, tech, and telco news and views from our correspondent in the Central North Island.

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Apple explains Google Workspace integration for Apple IDs

Apple has detailed how it will integrate Google Workspace identity services with Managed Apple IDs to simplify cloud identity management.

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Apple-friendly iDrive pushes price to build S3 service for SMBs

iDrive's e2 service pitches S3-compatible storage at a low price, as the company seeks to build its pitch in a rapidly accelerating cloud computing market.

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Presentation platform Pitch adds asynchronous video

Users of Pitch’s presentation software can now record and insert short videos directly into their presentations.

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iCloud goes down: Live by the service, die by the service

Every enterprise (or consumer) should invest in multiple layers of backup to maintain data integrity, and should try to ensure key services still function in some way, even when servers fail.

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Do svidaniya, Kaspersky — goodbye

Can you trust a Russian company with your technology? Your security? No — not with Vladimir Putin calling the shots when push comes to shove.

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5 ways to save business bucks on the cloud

Used correctly, the cloud can save your company real money. Used incorrectly, you're just throwing money away.

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Multicloud savings banked, Auckland Council pursues vision of ‘spot pricing’

ICT director credits his ”bloody good team” as New Zealand's biggest council aims to sell its innovations to others.

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Slack outage stymies some business users

The team channels platform went down at mid-morning in the US; Slack worked for several hours to find and fix the problem.

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Signing up with a cloud provider? Don't forget to set an exit plan

It’s not simply about getting easy permission to go when it's time to part ways; it’s about IT making sure any decisions don’t complicate that eventual departure.

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