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  • IBM puts software and Cloud at the center of storage

    The future of storage may not be in storage itself, but in the intelligence to manage it.

  • Microsoft adopts international standard for cloud privacy

    Microsoft has adopted a new standard for cloud privacy that commits the company to protect the privacy of customers' data, not to use it for advertisement purposes, and to inform the customer of legal requests for personal data.

  • Megaupload programmer pleads guilty to copyright infringement

    A programmer for defunct file storage site Megaupload has pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement charges and has been sentenced to a year and a day in U.S. prison.

  • Apple offers free iWork for iCloud to all Windows users

    Apple has opened the beta of its iWork for iCloud application suite to Windows-only users, letting people without an iOS device or OS X-powered Mac create an Apple ID needed to access the Web apps.

  • US lawmakers introduce two bills to protect email privacy

    A long-standing effort to extend privacy protections to email and other data in the cloud got new life Thursday when U.S. lawmakers introduced not one, but two bills to reform the country's electronic privacy laws.

  • HP courts enterprise workloads with new Helion private Clouds

    How much cloud computing does your enterprise application need? Hewlett-Packard has some of the guesswork out of Cloud procurement by adding seven new preconfigured options to its Helion set of cloud services.

  • Box gets customer-managed key encryption

    Fresh off its initial public offering, cloud file synch share and storage company Box has a new Enterprise Key Management (EKM) offering out this week that analysts say could ease customer concerns with using a cloud-based service.

  • Google's new open-source PerfKit framework watches cloud application performance

    Google's latest foray into the open-source realm is a framework it's calling "PerfKit," which is designed to measure application performance in the cloud, the company announced Wednesday.

  • Amazon offers troubleshooting tool to Web services users

    Amazon Web Services' management tool, Config, provides troubleshooting and security analysis features designed to give IT staff more control over cloud resources.

  • Box adds enterprise key management to overcome last hurdle to the cloud

    Hoping to leapfrog what it sees as the last hurdle to enterprise cloud adoption, cloud storage company Box has announced Box Enterprise Key Management (EKM), which is designed to allow customers to keep control over their encryption keys (and thus, the data stored in the public cloud) without sacrificing easy user experience.

  • Box launches new service for security-conscious enterprises

    Few would deny the appeal of the cloud for enterprise file storage and sharing, but for some organizations -- particularly those in heavily regulated industries -- security concerns can outweigh those potential benefits.

  • iPhone still king of enterprise mobile as usage skyrockets, study finds

    Apple's iPhones and iPads are still the most-used mobile devices in the enterprise, even as the market expands at high speed, according to a Citrix mobile analytics report released this morning.

  • No end in sight to the growth of cloud analytics

    It's no secret that cloud computing and data analytics are both rapidly growing areas of IT. Put them together, and you get a winning combination that's expected to grow by more than 26 percent annually over the next five years.

  • Microsoft moves Intune to a monthly update schedule

    To keep up with the ever-quickening pace of technological innovation, Microsoft has started updating its Intune IT management service on a monthly basis.

  • Amazon upgrades Ruby SDK to help developers write less code

    In a bid to make life easier for Ruby developers, Amazon Web Services has updated its SDK for the open-source programming language, allowing developers to write less code.

  • Microsoft hopes to make hybrid Clouds less scary with more extensive testing

    Step by step, Microsoft is working to make its hybrid Cloud offerings more attractive. With a new set of "how-to" documentation, it intends to inspire more application development and experimentation with different IT workloads.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, February 6

    China suspected in Anthem breach ... NSA used data stolen by hackers ... IBM gives more Watson power to app devs ... and more news

  • White House picks VMware's Tony Scott as CIO

    U.S. President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint VMware executive Tony Scott as federal CIO.

  • Dropbox paves a smoother path from Web to desktop

    Business users who rely on Dropbox to store and collaborate on files in the cloud have long shared a significant pain point: shared files initially viewed in the browser have to be downloaded before they can be edited on the desktop.

  • IBM brings more Watson smarts to developers

    IBM is expanding its roster of Watson online services that can be deployed by developers to enhance their apps with analysis and data processing capabilities.