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Cloud computing is an increasingly broad topic that encompasses everything from Google Apps to data center services to virtualization to software-, infrastructure- and platform-as-a service. Technology executives are increasingly interested in cloud computing as a way to save money. Nevertheless, cloud adoption remains in the single digits amid security concerns. Rest assured that cloud computing is a game changer. Key players include: IBM, HP, Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce.com, NetSuite, VMware as well as dozens of others.

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SkyDrive and Office Web Apps versus Google

SkyDrive and Office Web Apps versus Google

It's hard to think of Microsoft Office as anything other than the archetypal Windows desktop program. But while no one was looking, Microsoft's free online apps and storage turned surprisingly powerful. Are the free apps good enough to use in place of Office?

published February 28, 2013 by

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ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013

ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013

What will be the next big thing? As cellular carriers merge and become stronger, mobile makers may not survive. Will big data analytics take off, and will 3D printing arrive with a bevy of legal and ethical issues? Here's a look ahead at 2013 and what we can expect.

published December 21, 2012 by

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Datacentres of the world: A photo tour

Datacentres of the world: A photo tour

Datacentres are the IT palaces that provide the backbone of our working lives. Take a tour of datacentres around the world, from the UK to Iceland to Texas, in this round-up of cutting-edge facilities.

published December 6, 2012 by

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A guided tour of the new Outlook.com

A guided tour of the new Outlook.com

Eventually, Outlook.com will replace Hotmail. For now, though, Microsoft is releasing its new email service (previously code-named NewMail) as a preview that's open to the public. Here's what's inside.

published July 31, 2012 by

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Sponsored by SAP

IDC: iOS Widens Lead Over Android Among Mobile Enterprise Developers [Charts]

IDC: iOS Widens Lead Over Android Among Mobile Enterprise Developers [Charts]

IDC has been surveying mobile developers for the past two years. In mid-May, it polled more than 3,500 developers in a survey sponsored by platform vendor and SAP partner, Appcelerator, to gauge their feelings about Apple versus Google in the enterprise, their interest in Windows 8/Microsoft Surface, what their pain points are, and more. Here is what they said, with my commentary.

published July 23, 2012 by

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Office 2013: Screenshots

Office 2013: Screenshots

Microsoft's new Office has a design that makes it easy to focus on work, rather than drowning in extraneous information. Office 2013 looks set to make users more productive without requiring them to learn new ways of working, even on new kinds of devices.

published July 16, 2012 by

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Office 2013: A closer look

Office 2013: A closer look

Microsoft has officially unveiled the consumer preview of Office 2013. The new edition has a dramatically different look and feel, as well as tight connections to cloud-based services. Here's what you'll find inside.

published July 16, 2012 by

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Into the Clouds: NSW DET

When the New South Wales Department of Education (DET) decided it needed to improve the way it handled science testing for year-8 students, it began to look at online solutions. Teaming up with Janison Solutions, the DET sought to better replicate what students did in the laboratory.

published June 29, 2011 by

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Success in the cloud: conference watch

Join this free web conference at 9am from the Salesforce.com event -- Cloudforce Sydney. Cloud Computing, Social Media, Mobility & Open Technologies will be the topics discussed by the Industry Panel -- Ian Birks (AIIA), Kendall Collins (Salesforce.com), Jim Hassell ( NBN), Dr Steve Hodgkinson (Ovum) & hosted by Brian Haverty (ZDNet Australia).

published May 5, 2011 by

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TechLines: cloud adaptability

In last month's TechLines: Cloud Control event, panellists discussed how the cloud allows businesses to become more adaptable, innovating faster and ramping up computing needs for a growing (or shrinking) business, yet it also exposes them to technology lock-in.

published March 13, 2011 by

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