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Cloud computing encompasses everything from Google Apps to data center services to virtualization to software-, infrastructure- and platform-as-a service. Key players include IBM, HPE, Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, NetSuite and VMware.

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Alibaba takes more cloud products global, eyes APAC growth

Alibaba takes more cloud products global, eyes APAC growth

Chinese internet giant talks up new product releases such as Anti-Bot Service and its datacentre footprint in Asia-Pacific as key differentiators against cloud rivals, Amazon Web Services and Google. Its machine learning specialist also urges need for governments looking to build smart cities, such as Singapore, to ensure its citizens benefit from such initiatives.

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OneDrive tips and tricks: How to master Microsoft's free cloud storage

OneDrive tips and tricks: How to master Microsoft's free cloud storage

If you haven't checked out OneDrive lately, you're missing out. Over the past two years, Microsoft has methodically added a raft of new features that can help you back up personal files and photos. In this post, I show you some of the most useful options for saving and sharing files and folders.

15 hours ago by

Taking the pulse of machine learning adoption

Taking the pulse of machine learning adoption

Despite the hype, ML really is in its infancy according to a just-published survey from O'Reilly. The good news is that those who are furthest along with ML are getting quite cognizant of moral and regulatory hazards, like bias and privacy. The survey results drop hints of drastic changes in store as adoption grows more broad-based.

August 8, 2018 by

Rio Olympics: the technology numbers

Rio Olympics: the technology numbers

The most recent Summer Olympiad staked its place in history as the competition with the highest levels of digital engagement than any previous Olympic Games. We look at some of the key technology numbers behind the Rio events.

August 25, 2016 by

MacTel announces AU$85m datacentre expansion

Macquarie Telecom has said it will be expanding its Macquarie Park Intellicentre in a staged process, with the first part to cost between AU$75 million and AU$85 million in capex during 2019. Read more: https://zd.net/2KxtPDs

August 7, 2018

Office 2013: a pleasant surprise

Office 2013: a pleasant surprise

After a week of using Office 2013 we're pleasantly surprised. The changes Microsoft has made to support Windows 8 — and specifically Windows 8 tablets — are logical, and they work well with more traditional ways of using Office.

July 16, 2012 by

Windows Intune 3.0: Preview

Windows Intune 3.0: Preview

Version 3.0 of Microsoft's cloud-hosted management platform is now available, adding support for mobile devices — including iPhones, iPads and Android.

July 12, 2012 by

Xero

Xero

Xero is an affordable online accounting service that delivers key bookkeeping functionality for small businesses in an admirably straightforward way.

May 2, 2012 by

Actinic Online

Actinic Online

A big step up from Actinic Express, which it replaces, Actinic Online delivers everything an SME requires to build and run an online store via the cloud. It's not perfect, but it is affordable and worth evaluating if you need to start selling online.

March 6, 2012 by

Cortado ThinPrint Printer Dashboard

Cortado ThinPrint Printer Dashboard

Cortado's ThinPrint Printer Dashboard is a potentially useful cloud application for monitoring the printers on your network. We had a few issues in this review, which hopefully will be addressed in a forthcoming update.

November 14, 2011 by

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online

A usable small-business accounting service that's quick to configure and easy to learn, the initial release of QuickBooks Online lacks a number of features important in this market.

May 25, 2011 by

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