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User documentation is an unsexy task we often try and dodge, but it can make an enormous difference. National Australia Bank (NAB) found that improving and consolidating its documentation for frontline bank workers cut duplication by 40 per cent and meant it could shut down an entire internal call centre.
Well, that didn’t take long. Just three weeks after Microsoft announced it would changing the name of its cloud storage service from SkyDrive to OneDrive, the switch has taken effect. Here are the upsides and downsides of the move.
Last October, Microsoft released HDInsight, its cloud-based subscription Hadoop implementation. That service has now been beefed up with support for Hadoop 2.2 clusters.
One of the often-hyped advantages of the cloud is the speed with which you can deploy a new service. In theory, you can whack down your credit card details and instantly have something working. But in reality, any full-scale shift to the cloud is going to require a planning process that takes months, if not years.
Google has officially released its managed online MySQL service, promising a 99.95 per cent uptime and supporting databases up to 500GB in size.