August 24, 2016

Fujitsu launches Hybrid Cloud Connect service for connectivity to Public Cloud services

Fujitsu announced the launch of a new Hybrid Cloud Connect service that helps organizations accelerate their digital transformation. It enables integration of cloud-based services into corporate networks, by providing assured connectivity and Quality of Service (QoS) for business critical applications running on hyperscale public clouds including Microsoft Office 365, Azure and Fujitsu’s recently launched Fujitsu Cloud Service K5.

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August 5, 2016

Microsoft updates OneDrive with automatic ‘Pokémon detection’

Considering the number of companies which have opportunistically jumped aboard the Pokémon Go craze, it’s not surprising to see yet another follow suit. Microsoft announced a new feature for OneDrive, its cloud mobile storage service, that automatically detects digital Pokémon from the augmented reality game in photos uploaded from your smartphone.

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July 13, 2016

BT and Oracle Collaborate to Make It Easier for Global Organizations to Move to the Cloud

BT and Oracle announced that they are working together to help organizations across the world take advantage of performance, cost and innovation benefits of the cloud. Oracle customers will be able to leverage the high performance, reliability, and security features of the BT Cloud Connect environment to gain direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud.

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June 29, 2016

5 steps to stronger data security

The old cliche is true: Your organization’s most precious asset is its data. Five basic security building blocks can ensure its safety.

Nearly everything we do in computer security is meant to protect data. After all, we don’t deploy antimalware software, tighten security configurations, or implement firewalls to protect users, per se. Job No. 1 is to protect the organization’s data — including employee and (especially) customer data.

But guess what? People need to work with that data or you wouldn’t store it in the first place — which is why most data security measures focus on ensuring only trusted, authorized parties get access to it. Follow these five recommendations and your mission-critical data will be well protected.

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June 8, 2016

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 Now Available to Reduce Private Cloud Complexities

Liberty-based SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 and new OpenStack training and certification make private clouds less stressful and address skills shortage concerns.

SUSE® announced the general availability of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6, the latest enterprise-ready technology for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds with less stress on IT staff and resources. Based on the OpenStack release Liberty, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 delivers high availability enhancements and non-disruptive upgrades for future releases, along with Docker and IBM z Systems mainframe support to make it easier to move business-critical applications and data to the cloud. In addition, SUSE is offering new OpenStack training and certification for deployment and operation of OpenStack private clouds.

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June 1, 2016

Odrive Review: One Folder for All Your Clouds

There are a ton of cloud service options out there. Inevitably, everyone finds a favorite, but more than likely, you’ll end up with a bunch of unused free storage from other services. Maybe you’re even juggling files across multiple clouds due to your work’s infrastructure. Cloud aggregators like Oxygen’s Odrive were created to help by collecting all of your cloud services in one spot and move files between services with just a quick copy and paste.

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May 20, 2016

Dropbox announces end of Windows XP support

Dropbox announced today on the official Help Center website that it plans to end support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system in the coming months.

Extended support for the Windows XP ended more than two years ago on April 8, 2014 which means that feature, fix or security updates are no longer released for devices running the system.

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