Cloud

Dropbox

Dropbox Tweaks its Desktop Client to Significantly Boost Speeds

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Dropbox on Friday announced its desktop client is getting streaming sync, a new feature that significantly reduces the time needed to synchronize large files. You can download the new version now from dropbox.com, and the company promises the improvement will be rolled out “over the next couple weeks.” Until now, Dropbox would split its file […]

Amazon Zocalo

Amazon Launches ‘Zocalo,’ a Cloud Storage and Collaboration Service

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To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon. The Web retail giant, which also happens to be the biggest provider of on-demand computing capacity in the world through its Amazon Web Services unit, today announced […]

iCloud

Apple Adds Two-Step Verification to iCloud’s Web Apps

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Apple on Monday appears to have rolled out a new implementation of its two-factor Apple ID authentication system with iCloud.com, requiring users who have the additional layer of security enabled to enter a special code before accessing the Web apps. With the new implementation, Apple is expanding its two-step authentication security feature beyond Apple ID […]

OneDrive

Microsoft Just Improved Security for OneDrive and Outlook.com

Microsoft announced a trio of security-focused nuggets on Tuesday. First up, Outlook.com is now cloaked in Transport Layer Security (TLS), cryptographic protocols used to safeguard data traveling between users – this works for both outbound and inbound messages. Matt Thomlinson, Vice President, Trustworthy Computing Security, at Microsoft says: “Over the past six months, we have […]

Cloud

Launch Your Start-Up With the Cloud

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The migration of business to the cloud is accelerating. By the end of 2017, nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid IT models incorporating cloud-based networks into their infrastructure to some degree, Gartner predicts. Small businesses are riding the same trend. Technology provider CDW reports that the number of smaller enterprises using cloud solutions […]