Tuesday, July 21, 2015

8 free apps that pump up Google Drive

Facebook, Amazon, Apple pick up spending on lobbying | Three things I learned from chatting with Amazon's CTO

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8 free apps that pump up Google Drive
Google Drive may seem like a simple storage service, but don't be fooled: With the right set of add-ons, it can serve as a powerful hub for cloud-based productivity. Read More


More Face-to-Face Time, Less Face-to-Screen Time
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Five Cloud Strategies for the CIO
The cloud is the way of the IT future. Building, operating and sourcing the cloud requires deep analysis and strategic IT decision making. Red Hat and Gartner have partnered to offer five cloud strategies for CIOs, as well as advice on building and maintaining a private cloud plan to get the most ROI. Learn more >>

Facebook, Amazon, Apple pick up spending on lobbying
Apple, Facebook and Amazon.com have increased their expenses on trying to influence U.S. politicians and policy at the federal level, but Google still outstrips them in spending though it reduced expenditure in the second quarter. Read More

Three things I learned from chatting with Amazon's CTO
I've been covering Amazon Web Services for three years, but for the first time last week I got to speak with the man to helped build the company's cloud platform. Read More

Why #PrimeDayFail was actually a success for Amazon
You likely heard about Amazon's Prime Day last week, which was billed as a massive sale. Many consumers felt it was a total flop, with the hashtag #PrimeDayFail becoming perhaps the most memorable takeaway from it. But some data scientists say even if Amazon didn't make big bucks on Prime Day, they did get something valuable: Lots of data. Read More


Gaining Clarity from the Chaos of Cloud Adoption
While enterprises recognize the risks and consequences of the phenomenon known as 'Shadow IT,' few have the ability to identify and reign in employee use of non-sanctioned, cloud-related services that could lead to potential liabilities and security issues. Learn More

Report: Microsoft paying $320 million for cloud security provider Adallom
Microsoft is said to be paying $320 million to acquire Adallom, a cloud security provider whose services might help Microsoft in its new push toward becoming a 'cloud-first' company. Read More

Review: McAfee LiveSafe offers top Windows, Android protection
McAfee LiveSafe is the best product in McAfee's sizable security portfolio. Its suite offers protection for an unlimited number of Windows PCs, Macs and Android and iOS devices, along with a Web dashboard. There's 1TB of cloud-based storage as well. The whole thing is available for $60 per year. Read More

Oracle's new HCM Cloud adds an array of 'work-life' tools
Oracle on Monday enhanced its cloud-based human resources offering with a suite of 'work-life' applications. Read More


Reliable Application Delivery Across the Cloud
Research from leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has evidenced strong and growing interest in cloud deployment models.Join Tracy Corbo, principal research analyst at EMA, for this informative webinar on Thursday, July 16th @ 2PM EST. Learn More

CoolaData offers behavorial analytics as a cloud service
Want to harness the power of business intelligence but don't have a six-figure budget to build a data warehouse? Why not try a cloud service instead? Read More

Microsoft snaps up FieldOne to enrich Dynamics CRM
Microsoft and FieldOne have been partners for several years already, but on Thursday Microsoft took the relationship a step further and acquired the New Jersey-based provider of field-service software. Read More

Amazon CTO Vogels on competing with Microsoft in hybrid cloud, keeping partners and customers happy
Werner Vogels joined Amazon.com in 2004 and a year later became CTO. During the past decade he helped define the public infrastructure as a service cloud market. To do so, Amazon Web Services built a massive network of data centers around the world, which to this day continues to grow rapidly. Read More

Can Microsoft's Azure bring machine learning to the masses?
Machine learning makes software smarter and more aware. It's becoming as integral to our collective computing experience as the Internet itself. But how can developers really get started with it? What's the first step? Read More


Best handheld Wi-Fi test tools

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