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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.


GoDaddy Targets Low-End Of Town With New Public Cloud Service

Web hosting and domain registration company GoDaddy has launched its very own AWS-esque public cloud services aimed squarely at small businesses, which make up a majority of its customer base. Here’s what you need to know.


Size Matters: Why You Need Big Data Analytics

Big data is not a new concept. It has been used in business for decades. The reason it’s becoming a buzz word now is because companies are beginning to understand that if they capture all the data that is coming into their business, they can apply analytics and get significant value from it.


How To Make Sure All Your OneDrive Files Are Synced For Offline Access

OneDrive for Windows shows you all the files in your locker — but they’re not necessarily all stored locally on your machine. If you want to make sure they are all synced and available the next time your Wi-Fi connection disappears, here’s how to do it.


Microsoft Introduces 'Virtual Endless' Storage Option For Azure SQL Server Database

Microsoft has brought in offerings to its public cloud platform Azure to support hybrid cloud deployments. One of these offerings feature SQL Stretch Database, which allows customers to dynamically stretch on-premise data to Azure which, according to Microsoft, makes for “virtually endless compute capacity and storage”. Here are the details.


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