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Top Cloud Concerns For Organisations in 2016

There’s no doubt that organisations of all sizes are looking to cloud computing for IT cost savings and the ability to remain competitive as technology becomes a key part of doing business. But there are associated challenges for companies that do adopt cloud technology. We take a look at some of the top concerns for companies when it comes to cloud computing.


Salesforce Plans Major Update For Lightning CRM Platform

Salesforce launched the new version of its core customer relationship management (CRM) offering, called Lightning, last year and has now unveiled its first major update for the platform. The new Lightning will include improved analytics, intelligent email and advanced sales features along with the ability to make calls directly from the platform. Here are the details.


Near-Unlimited Cloud Storage Service Copy.com Is Shutting Down

Copy.com, the cloud storage service that offered near-unlimited space and huge bonuses for referrals, announced today they’re shutting down on 1 May 2016 — leaving more than a few people with dozens or hundreds of gigs of data to migrate.


Microsoft Is Ahead Of Google In The Enterprise Cloud Email Market

Cloud email services in the enterprise are still in their infancy with only 13 per cent of nearly 400,000 publicly-listed companies globally using them. But Microsoft is leading the charge with 8.5 per cent of the marketshare, according to analyst firm Gartner. While Google is the clear favourite for consumers with its Gmail offering, uptake for its enterprise cloud email service lags behind.


Parse, The Facebook-Owned Cloud Service, Is Shutting Down

Cloud tooling business Parse announced this week that it will be shutting down operations in January 2017. As such, developers using the service have 12 months to relocate elsewhere.


Microsoft Launches First Technical Preview Of Azure Stack For Hybrid Cloud

Organisations are increasingly adopting hybrid cloud models, procuring public cloud services while still maintaining control of a private cloud. But managing a hybrid environment to ensure consistency across public and private cloud services can be challenging. To make this easier for businesses that use its public cloud platform, Azure, Microsoft is launching Azure Stack for hybrid cloud environments, which will be available as a technical preview this week.


Why You'll Never Be Able To Upload Your Brain To The Cloud

It’s the dream of many and the inspiration for a number of science fiction stories: transferring the mind to an immortal robot body or uploading your consciousness into a network of computers. But unfortunately, there are insurmountable barriers to separating the body and the mind which prevents this from ever becoming a reality.


AWS Cuts Price On Selected Cloud Services In Australia

With competition heating up in the public cloud sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has started the new year with a price reduction on some of its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service offerings in several regions, including Australia. Here are the details.


Expectations On Cloud Computing Have Changed

Investment company North Bridge recently collaborated with analyst firm Wikibon to conduct a large scale global survey to gauge the sentiments of IT users and buyers towards cloud computing. No surprise that cloud adoption in the enterprise is on the rise but expectations and approaches towards the cloud has shifted, according to the survey findings.


Google Commits US$1 Million For Google Drive Security Research In 2016

With data breaches becoming more common, Google doesn’t want to end up in the news for all the wrong reasons and has dedicated US1 million to fund independent security research towards keeping data safe in its Google Drive cloud storage service.


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