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Quick glossary: Hybrid cloud

Quick glossary: Hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud technology is becoming a standard model for many modern enterprises, but the terminology can be difficult to fathom. This glossary of 25 hybrid cloud terms will help you gain an understanding...

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Amazon Echo unboxing

Amazon Echo unboxing

After waiting more than four months since placing his order, David Gewirtz finally got his Echo. Want to see what comes in the box? Click on in.

May 18, 2015 by in Cloud

RSA 2015 Expo: Best in Show

RSA 2015 Expo: Best in Show

The first day of RSA 2015's exhibitor show floor was packed with booths and oodles of creative, sometimes bizarre, gimmicks to attract attention. These stand out from the rest.

April 22, 2015 by in Security

AMD and Intel: Frenemies aligned vs. Nvidia

AMD vs. Intel is a storyline dating back decades, but there are signs that the two rivals are becoming closer frenemies and even collaborating. There's a good reason for that--Nvidia is a threat to both companies. Intel and AMD have teamed up on a custom GPU for next-gen mobile chips. Nvidia happens to be AMD's biggest GPU rival on PCs. AMD also wants its GPUs in the data center too. Nvidia is the GPU leader in the data center and threatens Intel on artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. Intel wants to be the processor of data however it is used and sees Nvidia as fierce competition. Add it up and AMD and Intel may even need each other. The caveat: Intel and AMD won't be all warm and fuzzy over time. Intel poached Raja M. Koduri, chief architect of the Radeon Technologies Group and oversaw the development of the advanced Vega GPUs.

November 10, 2017 by in Data Centers

Microsoft Office Web Apps

Microsoft Office Web Apps

As an occasional extra for users of Microsoft's desktop Office 2010 suite, Office Web Apps is just about acceptable. However, it requires further development if it's to become a workable standalone solution.

September 8, 2010 by in Cloud

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services 3.0

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services 3.0

Fast deployment, browser-based management and the ability to protect any internet-connected Windows PC are the key selling points of this revamped hosted security service. It's Windows only and has one or two rough edges, but compares well with other small-business solutions.

May 25, 2010 by in Cloud

Zoho Writer 2.0

Zoho Writer 2.0

Zoho Writer 2.0 provides one of the richest feature sets of any online word processor, now more accessible thanks to an interface revamp. And, of course, it's free.

April 1, 2009 by in Cloud

Google Docs beta

Google Docs beta

Google Docs is a fantastic free online application that offers some exciting features. However, by virtue of being an online application, users with a slow connection will experience lag, and Docs still doesn't contain enough functionality to be a replacement for today's mainstay office suites in most businesses.

September 18, 2008 by in Cloud

Zoho Show 2.0

Zoho Show 2.0

Zoho Show 2.0 is great as far as it goes, but don't rely on it exclusively: you'll need an internet-connected PC to use it, and the feature set is still relatively limited.

April 8, 2008 by in Cloud

SatDrive

SatDrive

Are you stuck in the ADSL/cable wilderness? If you are, check out SatDrive’s £15 a month one-way satellite service. It may not suit everyone, but you can get great download speeds, plus a good range of free offline services.

December 13, 2002 by in Cloud

OmniSky

OmniSky

Even on a 9.6Kbit/s GSM network, OmniSky delivers a usable service that's streets ahead of any WAP phone.

April 10, 2001 by in Cloud

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