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Google trumps Microsoft's 1TB of storage with unlimited space
Google answered Microsoft's boost of cloud storage space by announcing it would give customers of its Google Apps for Business an unlimited amount of storage for an additional $5 per month per user. Read More


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OpenStack chair: Linux at the cutting edge of the cloud
The cloud-dominated world of modern IT is the perfect breeding ground for the spread of Linux in particular and open-source software in general, according to the man responsible for guiding one of the most important open-source projects. Read More

Gartner: Best practices for Amazon AWS security
The Amazon AWS cloud service is fine for enterprise workloads and applying security controls such as encryption and firewalls is possible, though more security vendors need to step up to support Amazon's EC2 service, according to the Gartner analysis presented today. Read More

Microsoft turns cloud storage into Office 365 feature
Microsoft's decision to boost free storage space to one terabyte for Office 365 subscribers is less a game changer for the rent-not-own concept than additional evidence that storage is transforming from a separate service to a feature, analysts argued today. 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

SDN start-up unwraps secure OpenStack product, lands customer
SDN start-up PLUMgrid launched networking software for OpenStack, a high profile customer and a new round of funding. Read More

VMware: We're aiming to be a top 3 cloud provider
Gartner's annual Magic Quadrant is a sort of who's who of the cloud computing market. And while VMware made the company's most recent list, it didn't receive the highest of marks. Read More

Google reacts to Office 365 momentum with beefier Apps suite
Under pressure from Microsoft's Office 365, Google has launched a premium edition of Apps with unlimited cloud storage and extra IT controls, and has also improved the Docs office productivity suite. 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

Former NSA director defends data collection, cloud security
Former National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander claims the media leaks by Edward Snowden about how the NSA conducts cyber-espionage have undermined national security …. and he ardently defends those NSA bulk collection practices. Read More

Microsoft fixes Exchange Online outage after almost 9 hours
Microsoft has finally fixed an Exchange Online outage that left affected users without access to email for almost nine hours on Tuesday, prompting many to vent their frustration online as they struggled to get their work done. Read More

Verizon's videoconferencing offers virtual doctor visits via smartphone
If you're sick with a cold or the flu while traveling, Verizon's new videoconferencing technology could help you reach a doctor for a quick consult from a smartphone or tablet. Read More

Google targets business users with cloud, Docs advances
Google made it clear today that it's still going after enterprise users. After focusing much of its approximately two-and-a-half-hour-long Google I/O keynote on its Android platform and related devices, the company turned its attention to the enterprise with announcements about Google Docs and its cloud service. Read More


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