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  • Celebrity nude photos scandal a wake-up call for cloud users

    An apparent hack of cloud storage sites that caused a slew of nude images of female celebrities to hit the Internet over the weekend should serve as a wake-up call for the public and for enterprises to be more cautious with the information they store on the cloud.

  • IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

    When not busy helping to find new treatments for cancer, IBM Watson is helping to cook up a few new dishes as well.

  • Mobile forensics the next frontier: University of South Australia

    Recovering digital evidence from mobile devices is the next frontier of science, according to Dr Raymond Choo, a security research director at the University of South Australia.

  • Paging Dr. Watson, IBM's medical adviser for the future

    IBM continues to make the case for the nascent field of cognitive computing, showing off some Watson prototypes that could help speed scientific discovery in the medical field, by scanning large volumes of literature and data far more quickly then humans can, and suggesting possible leads.

  • NASA launches massive Cloud migration

    NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the Cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the Cloud.

  • Microsoft rolls out DLP to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business

    Microsoft has extended the data loss prevention features in Office 365 so that they are available not only for its email tools but also for data in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

  • Salesforce.com CRM upgrade puts heavy emphasis on mobile

    Salesforce.com's development teams are continuing their steady pace of improvements to the Salesforce1 mobile application, which first debuted at last year's Dreamforce conference.

  • Microsoft frees Visual Studio Online for occasional contributors

    Responding to the growth of enterprise software development teams, Microsoft will allow occasional contributors to access the Visual Studio Online project development environment at no cost.

  • Dropbox offers 1TB Pro plan for $9.99

    Dropbox is consolidating its three Pro account options into a single plan that's priced at US$9.99 per month and includes 1TB of storage and added controls for document sharing and security.

  • How Medibank embraced cloud, overcame shadow IT

    Medibank is allowing staff outside of the IT department to sign up to cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) to reduce website hosting costs, while at the same time including IT security in the process, according to Medibank enterprise security manager Mark Burns.

  • VMworld 2014: VMware takes its best shot at Cloud market

    VMware this week at its annual US VMworld conference has focused intently on Cloud computing, trying to prove that it is uniquely positioned as an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider to deliver a consistent management platform across public, private and hybrid Clouds. This builds on VMware's recent vow to become a Top 3 Cloud provider.

  • Google buys Zync for large scale cloud rendering

    To beef up its cloud platform with more specialized packages, Google is acquiring Zync for its large scale rendering service for movie special effects, called Zync Render.

  • Customers praise Microsoft's 'no BS' explanation of cloud service outage

    A Microsoft executive last week gave what some users called a "refreshingly direct" and "no BS, straight-talking" explanation of a several-hour outage of the cloud-based Visual Studio Online, collecting kudos for acknowledging mistakes and spelling out what happened.

  • IBM launches on-shore SoftLayer cloud services in Australia

    SoftLayer will launch its first Australian data centre next month in Melbourne, the cloud provider and its parent IBM have announced.

  • Google's Slides presentation app now works offline on iOS

    Google's Slides presentation app can now be used without an Internet connection on iOS devices, joining the two other core office productivity tools in the company's suite, the Docs word processor and Sheets spreadsheet software.

  • Cloud computing: Potential, pitfalls for people with disabilities

    Cloud computing can help empower people with disabilities by offering increased independence and opportunities to participate in the workforce, according to a new report.

  • Microsoft jumps into NoSQL market with new Azure data store

    Jumping into the growing NoSQL market, Microsoft has debuted a simple data store through the Azure cloud hosting service.

  • Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison, turns 70 with no retirement in sight

    Most people start thinking about retirement when they turn 70, if they haven't already called it a career. Not Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who has just passed that milestone.

  • Small businesses seek to take off with the Cloud

    The co-owner of a small Florida-based company was about to have a baby so she sought a more flexible way to run her business. She found the answer in cloud computing technology

  • Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board expected, boosts Nadella's standing, analysts say

    It's not surprising that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer abruptly gave up his board seat some six months after leaving the top job, and the move should help cement the regime and strategy of his successor Satya Nadella, according to several industry observers.

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