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Google ready to start selling portions of its quantum cloud

Google has reportedly started selling access to its quantum-powered cloud computing service to interested developers. The company is one of several major tech firms vying to be the first to commercialise quantum computers, the next era of technology.

'Microsoft 365' combines Windows and Office into a single service

Microsoft has unveiled a new headline cloud subscription offering, "Microsoft 365." It brings together the company's existing Office 365 cloud productivity software with Windows 10 Enterprise edition. It's an all-in-one approach to software licensing.

Drive towards the cloud leads Microsoft to layoff thousands

Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees as it embarks on a restructuring of its global sales team. According to several reports published in the past week, the layoffs are connected to Microsoft's intent to double down on cloud software.

Google proposes framework to let governments access overseas data

Google has put forth a proposal to overhaul the laws surrounding the access of data held in overseas datacentres to aid criminal investigations. The company wants to pioneer a new legal framework that helps prosecutors while preserving personal privacy.

Microsoft unveils new YouTube rival for business customers

Microsoft has launched a video streaming service for enterprise customers of its Office 365 cloud platform. Microsoft Stream is described as an "intelligent enterprise video service" that's built to give companies a robust online video platform.

Microsoft's Cloud is attacked 1.5 million times every day

Microsoft has revealed its automated cloud protection mechanisms foil over 1.5 million attacks on its online services every day. The service-centric company has robust systems that help to keep user data on products like Office 365 and Outlook secure.

'Fog computing' could be more important than the cloud

Cloud computing has taken off in recent years, driven by increased demand for artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Now a new concept could surpass the cloud though, bringing in a 'fog' of files with even greater power.

Amazon typo took the Internet down on Tuesday

Amazon has revealed the cause of a service outage to its Web Services cloud platform earlier this week. The problem caused many major websites and apps to be inaccessible for a short time. The company blamed human error, citing a typo as the root cause.

Dropbox Smart Sync lets you access cloud files from your desktop

Dropbox has announced a new feature that lets you access all your cloud files from your desktop, even if they're not synced to your computer. Smart Sync is similar to Microsoft's abandoned OneDrive placeholders, making cloud storage easier to use.

Google unveils Jamboard, a 55-inch whiteboard for the cloud

Google has announced a 55-inch digital whiteboard to rival Microsoft's Surface Hub. Part of the company's "G Suite" collaboration tools, Jamboard claims to be a "reimagining" of the whiteboard for cloud technology and modern offices.

Facebook has a new plan to conquer offices: Workplace by Facebook

Facebook has been attempting to get businesses to use various forms of its service to improve their productivity for several years. This week, it announced Workplace by Facebook, a new effort which it hopes will finally convince companies to use Facebook.

Apple planning 'Pie' platform to unify its cloud services

Apple is planning to unify its cloud services under a single platform dubbed "Pie," according to a report today. It also hopes to speed up product development and create more links between products by tying teams together in one division.

Gartner's new forecast anticipates a massive growth in cloud tech

In their latest release, Gartner, Inc. projects that the public cloud services market will grow by an amazing 17.2 percent this year alone and that the total revenue will reach up to $208 billion, an increase of $30 billion in just one year.

Microsoft testing submerged servers that operate under the waves

An ambitious Microsoft research project wants to put the datacentres of the future at the bottom of the ocean. Although the plan may sound odd at first, it would lower cost and increase the efficiency of the datacentre.

Cisco finds most companies now use over 1,000 cloud services

Cisco has found that the average company now uses over 1,000 services based in the cloud across all of its various operations and employees. Cisco has now launched a new tool to help IT administrators manage all these outside connections.

Microsoft 'genuinely sorry' for OneDrive storage backlash

Over a month after thousands of angry OneDrive users threatened to abandon Microsoft's ecosystem when the company made some far-reaching changes to OneDrive storage, the company has apologized and extended a life-line for people to retain their storage.

Loyal OneDrive users disbanding as unlimited storage ends

Microsoft has changed several of its OneDrive plans in major ways, reducing free allowances from 15GB to 5GB and ending unlimited storage because some people dared to take it at its word. Thousands of vocal and outraged users have already complained.

Oracle is back to using aggressive tactics again to sell cloud

Oracle is using the so-called nuclear option to sell its cloud products, even for businesses that don't need them or want them.

Plane records flight through mysterious antimatter thundercloud

In what sounds like a tale from the Bermuda Triangle, an atmospheric physicist, called Joseph Dwyer, was flying through a massive thunderstorm, when he suddenly found himself in the middle of a huge cloud of antimatter.

GoDaddy adopts cloud-based virtual private servers

GoDaddy is expanding its range of services after acquiring Media Temple, last year. The new services include different levels of managed virtual private servers and dedicated server instances.

Op-Ed: Firedrive takes the complication out of the cloud

Firedrive CEO Joseph Turner said in June, ”Users are increasingly conducting both personal and professional communications from their mobile devices."

Pinterest buys Spanish start-up Icebergs

Barcelona - Wednesday saw an announcement by the online bulletin-board service, Pinterest, that it was buying out the Spanish start-up Icebergs, a site specializing in letting creative people collaborate on projects by uploading video and other digital content.

Dropbox access blocked in China just four months after approval

Dropbox only recently gained approval to provide an online cloud storage solution to the Chinese market earlier this year. Since February early this year, Dropbox has been operating smoothly until yesterday.

Intel bets big on cloud, with stake in Cloudera

San Francisco - In a sign of the growing importance of the Internet "cloud," software group Cloudera said Monday it raised a whopping $900 million to expand its big data corporate services.

Cisco pushes into 'cloud' with $1 bn investment

New York - Cisco Systems announced plans Monday to invest $1 billion to step up its cloud computing with several global partners.The California-based equipment maker said the alliance would build "the world's largest global Intercloud," or a network of clouds to ...

Disney launches cloud movie service for mobile, online viewing

Walt Disney Co has launched Disney Movies Anywhere, a service for consumers to buy and watch Disney, Pixar and Marvel films online and store them in the cloud, in the latest bid by a Hollywood studio to encourage digital movie p...

Review: Light and shadows: Living under Adobe’s Creative Cloud

It was bound to happen: By pitching its products to professionals, it appears Adobe is abandoning individual users. But the individuals must realize that their choices have changed dramatically too

Op-Ed: Digital asset management heads to the cloud

As digital audiences and platforms expand in an ever-evolving market, content owners, agencies and advertisers find themselves struggling to manage, share and distribute assets.

Photo: Did Mother Nature just say 'F**K y'all'?

If there be God or maybe only "Mother Nature" looking down from Heaven beholding the ruination of this beautiful world furnished, what would the feeling be?

Gary Read heading to the cloud, changing sector with IT insights

San Francisco - How much has the cloud industry grown in the last two years alone? A new study discovered that workers are using 10 times more cloud apps than IT professionals project. Gary Read is one of the thousands trying to innovate the cloud.
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