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Beyond Dropbox: Shopping the cloud

Beyond Dropbox: Shopping the cloud

Is it time to drop Dropbox? My subscription is nearly up, so I'm re-evaluating four major alternatives - Copy.com, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive, and SugarSync - for price and features. Which is the best, and which is the best for me?

October 21, 2013 by in Cloud

A hands-on look at Microsoft Office for the iPhone

A hands-on look at Microsoft Office for the iPhone

At long last, Microsoft has released a version of its Office suite for iOS. The new app targets the iPhone and closely resembles the Office app that’s built into Windows Phone 8. Here's what you'll find in the new app, which is available from the App Store immediately.

June 14, 2013 by in Collaboration

Benefiting from the Cloud: Private versus Public

When it comes to computing in the cloud, there is a lot to consider. For some organizations, the biggest question is whether to go public or private. There are some big differences and lots to consider, including security, compliance, and even ways to make money with your cloud choice. Join host Jonas Tichenor, along with HP Cloud Strategist Jacob Van Ewyk, CBS Interactive Sr. Director of IT Infrastructure Stephen Comstock and ZDNet Editors, David Gewirtz and Andrew Nusca for an interactive deep dive into which approach is better for your company.

May 2, 2012 by in Cloud

Father of Google Apps: How Google entered the cloud

At the GigaOm Net:Work conference in San Francisco, Google's Rajen Sheth talks about how the product development of Gmail inspired Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt to embrace cloud computing. The three at first "soundly rejected the idea" of Gmail because he was pitching it as packaged software, Sheth says. A few months later he came back with the concept of putting Gmail in the cloud.

December 8, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Larry Ellison announces Oracle Public Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison discusses the company's new cloud offering. Ellison says: “The key difference is that our cloud is based on industry standards and supports full operability with other clouds and data centers on-premise."

October 5, 2011 by in Storage

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