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GorillaStack Helps IT Managers Keep Track Of Where They Spend

As businesses begin to adopt cloud technology to reduce their operating costs, more and more are falling victim to cloud bill shock — where the unseen costs of support, tools or skills can eat into planned budgets. GorillaStack allows IT managers to automate their cloud infrastructure and receive real-time notifications about their expenses, tools which can save up to 40 per cent on cloud deployments.


Dropbox Launches New Option For Educational Institutes

Dropbox Education has been released for colleges, schools and universities. The new Dropbox cloud storage offering brings cheaper subscription rates per user, shared storage limits and greater control for IT administrators in educational institutions. Read on to find out more.


Is Cloud Computing Right For You?

Cloud computing is a hot topic right now but there’s a real lack of clarity surrounding the solution. Before you sign on the dotted line, there are a whole host of business considerations that you need to make. We’ve collated the most important business considerations to help you identify which option makes more business sense.


AWS Snowball Rolls Into Australia To Help Organisations Migrate Data To The Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched its data transfer appliance, called Snowball, in Australia. The appliance is part of a holistic service offered by AWS to ease the pain and network demands involved in transferring on-premise data onto the cloud. Here’s what this 23kg ‘suitcase’ can do.


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.


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