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Dropbox's Project Infinite Lets You Sync All Your Cloud Files Onto Your Desktop

Dropbox’s desktop app is great for accessing files stored in its cloud storage service with ease but there was always one problem: files that are synced on your desktop used local disk space. Once that space was exhausted, files would cease to sync. Dropbox has created a solution to solve this issue called Project Infinite. Here’s what you need to know.


How A 'Non-IT Guy' Improved Origin Energy With Shadow IT

Origin is one of the biggest energy providers in Australia. Like many other large organisations, it can be bogged down by bureaucracy and inflexibility. But that didn’t stop one employee from conducting ‘black ops’ projects that would contribute to the development of new products and capabilities.


Gartner: Don't Over-Estimate The Power Of The Cloud

Australian organisations love cloud computing for a host of reasons, one of which is because they assume it will save their business money. But IT analyst firm Gartner warns that it’s unrealistic to think that cloud will bring guaranteed savings. Here’s why.


Microsoft Is Giving Away Free Cloud Training Resources To IT Pros

IT professionals who are looking to broaden their skills in the cloud computing space now have access to a free annual subscription to Microsoft’s new IT Pro Cloud Essentials program, which provides services, training, support and certification in this technology space. Here are the details.


The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to the Cloud

There’s at least one funny joke in the film Sex Tape. While frantically trying to cut off access to the amateur porn vid he accidentally uploaded to iCloud, Jason Segel tries to explain why deleting the file won’t work. “Nobody understands the cloud,” he says. “It’s a fucking mystery!” He’s kind of right.


Google Drive Adds Selective Subfolder Sync To Its Desktop App

Using Google Drive to sync your folders with your computer used to be an “all or nothing” scenario, and that would eat into your hard drive space. With last week’s update for the Google Drive desktop app on Windows and Mac OS X, that’s no longer the case.


Google Cloud Platform Now Offers Autodesk-Powered 3D Rendering

Google has partnered with 3D design and visual effects software vendor Autodesk to provide efficient 3D image rendering services for artists and developers through its Google Cloud Platform. Here are the details.


It's World Backup Day: Have You Been Backing Up Your Data?

Happy World Backup Day! It is a day to remind you of the one thing you should never neglect: backing up your data. There are plenty of cloud backup solutions out there that you can use to copy and store your digital files in case of a disaster, not to mention some offline options as well. If you’re new to this whole backing up businesses (what have you been doing all this time?!), we are here to help.


Once You've Conquered IaaS, It's Time To Look At PaaS

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has gained traction with organisations that want to speed up the deployment of IT and lower the total cost of ownership for IT assets. As companies progress further on their IaaS journey, they should consider adopting a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model. Here’s why.


Google App Engine Introduces Node.js In Beta

Google has announced that it now supports Node.js runtime on Google App Engine. The new addition, which is still in beta, will facilitate easier development of web applications and mobile backends with JavaScript.


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