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Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

Dropbox has a futuristic vision for how its users will be able to share massive files and have quick access to them on their computers, without their hard drives overflowing.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank26 April 16 20:30

Microsoft's weak phone sales drag down its Surface and cloud wins

Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia is proving to be quite the albatross around the company's neck. The company has stepped away from focusing on phones, and its handset sales revenue fell by almost half in the first quarter.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank22 April 16 07:31

AWS focuses on hard disks for new big data services

Amazon Web Services is going retro to help companies deal with big data workloads. The cloud provider announced Tuesday that it's launching two new volume types for its Elastic Block Store service that are powered by traditional, spinning disk hard drives.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank20 April 16 10:49

Network woes? The Cloud is coming to the rescue

Nyansa, based in Silicon Valley, emerged from stealth mode on Monday with Voyance, a Cloud-based SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offering that analyses inputs from wired and wireless LANs to gauge users' actual experiences on a network.

Written by Stephen Lawson18 April 16 23:00

How a giant like GE found home in the Cloud

During the past few years, leaders at General Electric have been aggressively migrating the 123-year-old company to the Cloud. But it hasn’t been easy. GE’s CTO for IT explains what roadblocks the industrial giant encountered, and what he’s doing now to ensure other companies who follow suit have a smoother journey.

Written by Brandon Butler18 April 16 20:00

Business imperatives drove Microsoft to sue US government

Microsoft's decision to take on the government's habit of stamping "Secret" on court orders demanding data stored on the company's servers was largely motivated by business concerns.

Written by Gregg Keizer16 April 16 06:27

Box goes international with AWS and IBM-powered Zones feature

Box is trying to make it easier for companies outside the U.S. to comply with regulatory requirements about whether their data is stored with a new feature that lets them pick a variety of new countries in which they can house their data.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank12 April 16 20:02

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