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Adobe's venerable Flash extension is, slowly but surely, going the way of the dodo. HTML5 is quickly replacing it in every corner of the Web with faster, quicker-loading and more lightweight tools that are responsive across desktop and mobile devices. But there's an argument for preserving Flash on the 'net.

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Back in March, Dropbox made the decision to remove Public Folders for free users and in October, made it impossible to use HTML content in shared links. Dropbox will continue this lockdown next year, when it shuts off Public Folders for paying users also.

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Enterprise hardware and software giant Oracle is hiring 200 additional staff for a digital sales hub in Sydney, Australia. The company is looking for digital sales professionals to help woo mid-sized organisations that are looking to transition to the cloud. Here's are the details.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can now buy software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions through the AWS Marketplace. The software on offer runs on a pay-as-you-go consumption model with no recurring costs and services that are used will be billed on a customer's AWS bill. There are a number of SaaS and API products on offer. Here's what you need to know.

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Apple's iCloud has a long and troubled past, but the company keeps pushing it for iPhone and Mac users with every new operating system update. Don't be fooled. The service is an inconsistent mess and more trouble than it's worth.

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Google is expanding the footprint of its public cloud service. The company is gearing up to launch a point of presence for its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in Sydney, its first one in Australia. While GCP is already accessible globally, the point of presence will bring lower latency to local customers. Here's what you need to know.

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Microsoft Ignite 2016 has begun in Atlanta over in the US and the keynote was held earlier today. As the countdown reached zero, Microsoft general manager for cloud platorm Julia White entered to redefine IT as innovation and transformation before introducing Scott Guthrie, Executive VP of Microsoft . With a focus on how new technology enables digital transformation, he described how a number of global companies have transitioned to Microsoft cloud services. Read on to find out more.

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Over the last decade or so, there has been a massive revolution in IT. We’ve moved from the era of bespoke hardware to the use of generic hardware with the specialisation coming via software. The same is happening to the enterprise wide area network.

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Public cloud services spending in Australia is set to reach $5.55 billion (US$4.18 billion) by the end of the year, while the global market is expected to hit $276.73 billion (US$208.6 billion). But surprisingly, a large number of organisations still have no plans to use cloud services, according to analyst firm Gartner. Read on to find out more.