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Xero Will Soon Let Small Businesses Do Accounting Through Facebook Messenger

Cloud accounting service provider Xero has developed a chatbox that lets its small business customers access information in their online accounting systems and automate tasks through Facebook Messenger. Here’s what you have to know.

Why Huawei Is Staying Out Of The Public Cloud Business

The theme of Huawei’s Connect 2016 conference in Shanghai, China, is ‘Shape the cloud’. Certainly Huawei, an IT and communications technology provider, is becoming a serious player in the cloud space. But despite having the capabilities to launch its own public cloud service, it has chosen to stay behind the scenes, providing technology to power other people’s clouds instead. Huawei explains why it’s not interested in becoming the next Amazon Web Service (AWS).

Microsoft Dethrones Salesforce As Top SaaS Provider

The worldwide software-as-service (SaaS) market grew by 33 per cent in the second quarter of 2016 and Microsoft’s SaaS business experienced significant growth as well. So much so, it has overtaken Salesforce as the number one enterprise SaaS provider, according to Synergy Research Group. Read on to find out more.

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Dropbox's 'Lepton' Compresses JPEGs By 22 Per Cent... With No Quality Loss

If Google is obsessed with compression, you can count on the likes of Dropbox having a thing for it too. Driven by the need to store petabytes of user data in the most efficient way possible, the cloud storage company has come up with its own lossless JPEG compressor that can shave over 20 per cent off file sizes.

Cloudwith.me Makes It Easy To Set Up And Manage AWS Servers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a popular public cloud platform for businesses but some companies may be intimidate by its self-service model. To reduce the complexity involved in creating and maintaining AWS servers, Cloudwith.me has created a service to make the whole process easier, especially for smaller organisations. Here’s what you need to know.

Backblaze B2 Leaves Beta, Offers Crazy Cheap, NAS-Connected Cloud Storage

If you’re not in the habit of regularly backing up your data, do it now. Cloud storage company Backblaze has made it even easier with insanely cheap storage space that you can connect directly to your NAS.

Docker For AWS And Azure Now In Beta

Open source container platform Docker has kicked off its private beta program for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure. You can already use Docker through the two public cloud platforms but the company has made it easier to deploy Docker Engine on them through tight integration with AWS and Microsoft Azure infrastructure services. Additionally, Docker for Windows and Mac, which was previously in private beta, has now been made publicly available. Here’s what you need to know.

Samsung Is Getting Into The Cloud Business Thanks To Its New Acquisition

Samsung may have made a name for itself in the smartphones and tablets market but sales for its mobile devices have been waning as competition intensifies. Smartphones adoption has also reached saturation point which means it’s a lot harder to shift units, so it makes sense that Samsung would want to get into the lucrative business of cloud computing. The company has just acquired a cloud services business called Joyent. Here’s what you need to know.

AWS Outage Brings Down A Ton Of Websites Across Australia

Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered an outage over the weekend, rendering websites and servers useless for hours. Here are the details.

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