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Box just bought real-world equivalent of Pied Piper

Office 365 customer: Get the right help when moving email to the cloud | CloudFlare offers free DDoS protection to public interest websites

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Box just bought real-world equivalent of Pied Piper
Cloud storage provider Box announced today that it has acquired Streem, a small startup with some impressive technology in that area, for an undisclosed fee. Streem's technology is designed to make the personal cloud as seamless as possible – Streem embeds itself in the local operating system, allowing the cloud storage to function as an extension of the existing hard drive, and uses secret sauce to speed up media playback. Read More


Achieve Deeper Network Security and Application Control
Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have emerged to revolutionize network security as we once knew it. Yet to safeguard an organization from today's ever-evolving threats, NGFWs must be able to deliver an even deeper level of network security. View Now


The Benefits of Cloud Networking
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Office 365 customer: Get the right help when moving email to the cloud
Dallas County Community Colleges District was using Novell's GroupWise suite of applications for email but little else, and at $200,000 per year, that just didn't make sense, especially since it was also buying access to Microsoft Office 365 – including Outlook - along with its enterprise campus agreement. Read More

CloudFlare offers free DDoS protection to public interest websites
A project launched by CloudFlare, a provider of website performance and security services, allows organizations engaged in news gathering, civil society and political or artistic speech to use the company's distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection technology for free. Read More

The best portable hard drives: Our top picks are fast, light and spacious
The SSD in your brand-new Ultrabook is super-fast, but its capacity is exceedingly limited. You could turn to a cloud-storage solution like Box, Dropbox, Google Docs, or Microsoft's OneDrive, but you'll have to pay over and over again for a subscription fee. Read More


Meg Whitman presents Unlocking IT with Big Data
Today, the industry is at an inflection point - driven by a triple storm of Big Data, cloud, and mobility; and in this new environment, security is paramount. The New Style of IT is about how businesses and IT leverage this rapid change for enterprise growth. Learn More

OnLive taps cloud gaming tech for business use, again
OnLive launched CloudLift Enterprise, the company's second attempt to adapt its cloud gaming services to the business space. Read More

10 Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 Success Stories
Since the release of Microsoft Power BI for Office 365 near the beginning of this year, organizations around the world have been turning to the cloud-based service for self-service business intelligence tools that allow users to analyze, visualize and share data using the familiar Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Here are 10 success stories built on Microsoft Power BI for Office 365. Read More

SevOne puts RapidEngines to work with new log analysis product
SevOne, a manufacturer of network performance management hardware and software, announced today that it has integrated technology from its recent acquisition of RapidEngines into a new performance log appliance offering. Read More


The Next Generation of Big Data
Learn about IBM's new and expanded Information Management capabilities now delivered in the cloud. Learn More

The important thing to keep in mind about Microsoft's new Machine Learning cloud tool
In its battle for public cloud supremacy, Microsoft announced a new service today that it plans to debut next month: A predictive analytics and machine learning tool. Read More

Meru's new WLAN controller is perfect for SMBs
Controllers for wireless LANs are now available in a dizzying array of implementations: the traditional appliance, distributed into access points (often called "controllerless"), running as software in virtual machines, and even completely resident in the cloud. There are pros and cons to each of these strategies, but the traditional appliance-based controller remains a popular choice among those who want every WLAN element required resident in their shop. Read More

Dropbox learns Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Thai in international expansion
Dropbox launched Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Thai versions of its application and clients, as the company seeks to grow the international usage of its cloud storage and file sharing service. Read More

HP CIO Ramon Baez sees your future in the cloud
This week, at its annual Discover user conference, Hewlett-Packard put cloud computing and big data on the top of the agenda, capitalizing on the heavy work it has been doing with these technologies. Read More

Microsoft previews cloud-based Web apps proxy service in Azure
Microsoft has made available a preview of its upcoming cloud-based Web application proxy service based on Active Directory and Windows Server that seeks to better supporting remote access securely in BYOD programs and easing customer rollouts. Read More


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