Aussies Embrace Cloud Computing, Yet Most Remain Clueless About It

A new survey by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) suggests that 14 million adult Australians have accessed “cloud computing” services. However, a closer look at the data suggests that only a tiny proportion of them are fully taking advantage of cloud technologies.


Cloud Patches: SSO For iOS, Adobe For AWS

Last week in cloud computing: AWS enhances its Trusted Advisor and adds Adobe Media Server, while Azure Active Directory adds a new iOS app and enhanced branding features.


Remember To Plan For Cloud Outages

Moving to a cloud provider means you don’t have to worry about maintaining hardware or managing software. However, no cloud service has perfect uptime, so you still need to make sure that you plan what you’ll do if there’s an unexpected outage at one of your providers.


Five Myths About Cloud Privacy

Last week a new set of privacy principles regarding the handling of personal information came into effect. The changes relate to how businesses handle, use and store personal information. While there are significant changes with a number of benefits for individuals, there have been some misconceptions in the industry with regards to privacy in the cloud that I’d like to address. Here are the top 5 myths that I’ve seen about privacy in the cloud.


How Cloud Computing Could Have Helped Locate MH370

As the biggest ever hunt for a missing plane continues, many are beginning to wonder if we will ever know what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. If the plane has crashed, it has been suggested that it could take up to two years to find its wreckage. But if MH370 had been fitted with technology that made use of the cloud it may never have been lost in the first place.


Cloud Patches: AWS At Eight, Azure Calls Office 365

Last week in cloud computing: AWS turned eight and opened up AppStream to all developers, while Azure added the ability to call Office 365 APIs and brought in a whole lot more Oracle.


How Will Privacy Law Changes Affect Cloud Computing?

The growth of cloud computing has revolutionised the way that information is produced, stored, processed and consumed, with privacy laws sometimes failing to keep up. From 12 March 2014, changes to Australia’s Privacy Act will impose new obligations on companies that collect and process personal information, including those that operate in the cloud.


Free Azure Training In Brisbane, Melbourne And Sydney

Fancy enhancing your development skills with Windows Azure? There are free day-long bootcamps running in east coast capital cities over the next month.


Cloud Patches: CloudFront HTTPS Redirection, Azure Directory Extensions

Last week in cloud computing: AWS added new options to CloudFront and improved its VM support for Windows Server 2012, while Azure got busy on the directory services front.


Why Your Finance Team Hates Cloud Computing

Automated backup and low installation costs should mean that finance departments embrace the opportunity of cloud computing, yet many remain lukewarm at best about the idea. The main reason? They simply don’t like change.