Before you think of storage in the cloud, you need to be sure to understand your use case.
Dr. Rice simmers as the Web boils.
Dropbox is making Condoleezza Rice a director on its board. Predictably, the technorati are up in arms over the appointment.
Why? Well, the GWB-era secretary of state is... umm... let's just say she's a "controversial" figure, OK?
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers consider waging holy war against Dropbox. [You're fired -Ed.]
This group of hospitals has migrated to a cloud network provider to connect its sites, but after several months this pilot fish realizes that some larger file transfers are taking way longer than they should.
Shut up and give Google your data.
The Chromebook platform goes from strength to strength. Market researchers say they're selling faster than ever, predicting 11 million sales (in... err... 2019).
And it's not just consumers buying them. Some enterprises are choosing to move most of their Windows users to Chrome OS -- motivated by the XP end-of-life and cost savings.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the wisdom of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes in the enterprise.
This communications company uses cloud technology a lot for its services. But now management wants this pilot fish to verify that everything has been sent up to the cloud correctly -- and they want him to do it the hard way.
Box partying like it's 1999: Déjà vu all over again?
Box (née Box.com, née Box.net) wants to go public. The cloud-computing startup seems to think it's now better to go to the markets than go for another VC funding round.
But is it a sound business? Its annual losses are growing, despite—or perhaps because of—heavy marketing investment.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers remember the last tech bubble.
Apple and Comcast, sitting in a tree. F. C. C. B. A. I. T. I. N. G. (even Chris is upset).
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) are in talks to get 'round network-neutrality rules, it's said. Apple's secret new Internet streaming TV service would supposedly do an end-run around Comcast's FCC consent agreement, by pretending that it wasn't really on the Internet at all.
Of course, it could all be a malicious rumor. But... y'know... it's Monday.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers stick it to The Man.
If you use a Chromebook, this simple and cheap accessory is something you should absolutely own.
The term cloud computing is bandied about all the time these days, but many folks are still confused about what all the fuss is about, and what it means to them. The IT landscape is changing faster than it ever has before, and it is becoming more and more difficult for quote “normal” people to keep up.