Tagged with: Cloud

Shelly Palmer Digital Leadership Podcast Episode #46 – John Edmunds of Verizon

Shelly Palmer Digital Leadership Podcast Episode #46 – John Edmunds of Verizon

In recent years, businesses have been using the cloud to facilitate more than just development and testing – it’s now being used in applications like mobile advertising, online purchasing of movie tickets and more. But as the cloud usage increases, so do security and infrastructure risks. Usage of cloud services, ...

Dropbox Seeking $250 Million in Funding Ahead of $8 Billion Valuation

Dropbox Seeking $250 Million in Funding Ahead of $8 Billion Valuation

Over the last six years, Dropbox has emerged as one of Silicon Valley’s most promising startups on the strength of a simple idea—allowing Internet users to store such files as baby photos and Word (MSFT) documents in the cloud and to access them from any computer or mobile device. On Tuesday the company gathered ...

Amazon’s Launches New AWS Service ‘Kinesis,’ Designed for Real-Time Apps

Amazon’s Launches New AWS Service ‘Kinesis,’ Designed for Real-Time Apps

Amazon is offering a new service called Kinesis that streams data in real time with the ability to process thousands of data streams on a per-second basis. The service, designed for real-time apps, allows developers to pull any amount of data, from any number of sources, scaling up and down as needed. Kinesis can create any ...

‘Dropbox for Business’ Launches With Added Security Features

‘Dropbox for Business’ Launches With Added Security Features

Dropbox, an online storage service that has gained 200 million consumers in five years, is heading to the office. On Wednesday, the company announced Dropbox for Business, a significant advance from its previous efforts to build storage for work groups. It also signaled a willingness to compete with some of the biggest ...

Moto X Gets Migration Feature for iCloud Data

Moto X Gets Migration Feature for iCloud Data

Motorola made it easier for iPhone owners to transfer some handset data to a new Moto X on Wednesday. A new web tool on the MotoMaker website can grab iOS contacts and calendar events from Apple’s iCloud, said Punit Soni, VP of Product Management at Motorola Mobility. In a Google+ post explaining the new feature, Soni ...

Amazon Cloud Player App Adds Integrated mp3 Store

Amazon Cloud Player App Adds Integrated mp3 Store

Amazon's Cloud Player for PC is moving closer than ever to a full-fledged iTunes competitor on Wednesday; the app now features an integrated Amazon MP3 storefront where users can buy songs and albums directly without visiting Amazon.com. Until now, transactions had to be conducted over the web, though it has never taken ...

Verizon Report Shows 90% Growth in the Cloud Since January 2012

Verizon Report Shows 90% Growth in the Cloud Since January 2012

Enterprises are using the cloud more readily for operations, sending more business-critical applications into the cloud and therefore requiring different security needs, according to a new report from Verizon. The firms' 'State of the Enterprise Cloud Report' finds that enterprise use of cloud technology grew by 90 percent ...

Microsoft Must Rename SkyDrive After Losing Trademark Battle to Sky

Microsoft Must Rename SkyDrive After Losing Trademark Battle to Sky

A UK court recently ruled that Microsoft's SkyDrive name infringed on a trademark owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB), and the software maker has agreed to change the name of its cloud-based service worldwide as a result. In a settlement issued on Wednesday, BSkyB notes that Microsoft will not appeal the court ...

Microsoft SkyDrive’s ‘Secret Sauce’ Makes it Storage-Friendly

Microsoft SkyDrive’s ‘Secret Sauce’ Makes it Storage-Friendly

SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 has a secret weapon no one's talked very much about. It's actually pretty amazing, in that small sort of way that doesn't change much, but still manages to completely alter how you use something. In fact, it might just make SkyDrive the best cloud service around. If you install Dropbox, SkyDrive, or ...

Dropbox Now Syncs Game States, Contacts, To-Do Lists and More Across Apps

Dropbox Now Syncs Game States, Contacts, To-Do Lists and More Across Apps

Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston occupies a funny reality. On one hand, as he readily admits, he works on cloud storage — boring and geeky stuff. On the other hand, when Dropbox works, people can’t stop talking about how much they love it. The company has 175 million registered users who save more than one ...