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  • ​Teach a man to phish: How to avoid being speared by a scam

    Phishing scams are attempts by scammers to trick you so you transfer funds or give them personal information such as bank account numbers, passwords or credit card details. We’re all susceptible to a well-crafted one.

    22 July 16 10:00 Written by George Nott
  • Google launches new cloud service for understanding human language

    Google's intelligent cloud developer tools are expanding with the launch of a new Cloud Natural Language API on Wednesday. The service is aimed at helping developers create applications that understand human language.

    21 July 16 03:53 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Microsoft, IBM tout cloud services as key drivers of earnings strength

    It is earnings season, which for publicly-traded technology vendors in the cloud market means it’s time to update investors on the momentum of emerging products helping to displace eroding revenue from legacy offerings. For two technology vendor stalwarts – Microsoft and IBM - cloud computing has played a significant role in their earnings this quarter.

    21 July 16 02:32 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Skype sets a course for the cloud, ditching some apps on the way

    Skype is leaving behind its peer-to-peer roots and going all in on the cloud. While the popular messaging app made it this far by facilitating connections between computers for video calls and other communications, it's moving to a cloud architecture that is supposed to improve performance and expand the service's capabilities.

    20 July 16 23:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Microsoft's Azure cloud revenue doubles, but phone sales plummet

    Microsoft's cloud push continues to pay off for the company, which reported on Tuesday that its Azure cloud revenue for the second calendar quarter of 2016 had more than doubled compared to the same period in 2015.

    20 July 16 07:32 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • IBM grows in cloud and data analytics but overall revenue slides

    IBM’s revenue continued to decline in the second quarter but growth in some of its strategic initiatives like cloud computing and data analytics suggest that the company may be on track in its transition plans.

    19 July 16 16:47 Written by John Ribeiro
  • AWS buys Cloud9 IDE in snub to Google

    Amazon Web Services has bought Cloud9, a popular web-based developer environment that recently aligned itself with the Google Cloud Platform.

    15 July 16 06:07 Written by James Niccolai
  • Microsoft wins appeal over US government access to emails held overseas

    A U.S. appeals court has quashed a search warrant that would have required Microsoft to disclose contents of emails stored on a server in Ireland, in a case that has broad ramifications for privacy, diplomatic relations and the ability of American companies to sell web services abroad.

    15 July 16 01:44 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • Who’s got the best cloud latency?

    Cloud provider latency is one of many critical factors that customers consider when choosing a vendor and monitoring their workloads. So which cloud provider has the best latency? It turns out, that answer depends.

    13 July 16 23:12 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Microsoft delays its Azure Stack software until mid-2017

    Azure Stack, Microsoft's private cloud operating system, will be launching first through a set of integrated hardware and software systems from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Dell and Lenovo.

    13 July 16 01:44 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Who’s behind Amazon in IaaS cloud revenue? Not Microsoft

    Research firm IDC is out with its latest semi-annual tracking of IaaS public cloud vendors and while the top provider in this market – Amazon Web Services – isn’t a surprise, the number two and three could be. IDC estimates that IBM’s IaaS cloud revenues are larger than Microsoft, pegging Big Blue ahead of Redmond’s darling in this still-emerging market.

    12 July 16 06:17 Written by Brandon Butler

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