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Dropbox's Project Infinite Kernel Mode Extension Is A Terrible Idea

April saw Dropbox announce “Project Infinite”, a “new technology” from the company designed to more closely integrate its cloud storage platform with customer systems. This week Dropbox revealed that Project Infinite is implemented as a kernel extension on OS X, dooming it immediately with IT admins everywhere.


HP Enterprise' Services Division Is Merging With CSC: What Now?

HP Enterprise (HPE) has decided to spin-off its enterprise services division and merge it with IT services firm CSC to become a US$26 billion company. But what will all this mean for both organisations? Let’s find out.


Ease The Path To Public Cloud Adoption For Your In-House IT Team

When enterprises make the move to adopt public cloud services, an overhaul of their in-house IT teams’ functions is necessary. It’s not an easy or comfortable task. Gartner has outlined some key steps organisations can take in order to prepare their IT teams for the public cloud.


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.


AWS Lambda Serverless Compute Offering Set To Be Released In Australia

Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its Lambda service in the Asia-Pacific a while back but its was only available through the company’s datacentres in Japan. Today, the cloud platform provider announced it will be launching Lambda in Australia very soon. Here’s what we know so far.


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.


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.


You Can Now Access Your Outlook Emails Through Xero

Many small businesses rely on email to communicate with customers, suppliers and even with staff internally. Invoices are often issued and received through email so being able to easily keep track of them would be a godsend for a lot of small business owners. This is why Xero now let’s small business users send and receive emails directly through its cloud accounting software through an integration with Microsoft’s Outlook REST API. Here’s what you need to know.


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