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    What are upcoming trends in Virtualization Technology?

    Posted October 1, 2014 - 8:18 am

    I want to know upcoming trends in cloud and In virtualization today, there are key trends and players that are deeply impacting the direction in which the space is evolving.
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    How can students get unlimited free Google Drive storage?

    Posted September 30, 2014 - 4:56 pm

    I heard about a plan from Google that allows students to get unlimited free cloud storage on Google Drive. What does one need to do to sign up and take advantage of this?
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    How to enable 2-factor authentication on Dropbox?

    Posted September 26, 2014 - 8:36 pm

    How do you enable two factor authentication for Dropbox?
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    Cloud data backup and storage - help and advice needed

    Posted September 26, 2014 - 12:32 am

    I am looking for at least 75 GB capacity, allowing selection of items to backup, and instantaneous backup whenever files are altered. (I do a lot of writing and have been asking for trouble all these years with never backing up online.) What do you suggest?
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    What recent developments are likely to significantly impact cloud computing in the near future?

    Posted September 24, 2014 - 9:50 pm

    It seems that we’ve reached something of a plateau with the cloud at the moment. There was a regular flurry of new acronyms for different cloud services for a couple of years, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc. The pace of new cloud offerings and developments seems to have slowed, but perhaps that’s just because I’m not looking at the right things.
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    How does Simply Secure improve cloud security?

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 9:44 pm

    There was an announcement today that Google and Dropbox were starting something called Simply Secure to improve cloud storage security. What does Simply Secure do that hasn’t already been done by other cloud services providers?
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    How to share files with iCloud?

    Posted September 15, 2014 - 9:00 pm

    I have to do some work this week using iCloud, which I am not familiar with (I usually use Google Drive and DropBox). How do you share files with other users with iCloud?
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    How large of a file can you sync on OneDrive?

    Posted September 14, 2014 - 11:22 pm

    What’s the largest files size you can sync on OneDrive?
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    Why has Box decided to integrate with Office 365?

    Posted September 3, 2014 - 9:10 pm

    Probably the most consistent critic of Microsoft that I’ve ran across in the past few years is Aaron Levie, CEO of Box. Levie made it abundantly clear that he despised SharePoint in particular, but spared no kind words for Microsoft in general. Now Box is announcing Office 365 integration.
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    What’s the difference between Google Enterprise and Google for Work?

    Posted September 2, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    Both seem to offer the same services. Are Google for Work and Google Enterprise any different, or are both just different names for the same services?
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    How to protect iCloud accounts from hackers?

    Posted September 2, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    How can people prevent their private photos from being accessed by hackers?
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    How were so many celebrities’ iCloud accounts compromised?

    Posted September 1, 2014 - 7:18 pm

    Not to delve in to the files that were stolen, but I assume most people have heard about the multiple celebrities’ iCloud account that have been breached and had their private content stolen.
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    Does Google delete your stored files if you don’t renew your paid Google Drive plan?

    Posted August 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    What does Google do with the files that you have in cloud storage if your subscription expires and you are over the free limit of 15GB that every gets for free with Gmail? Do they get deleted?
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    How to upload video to cloud storage immediately while recording?

    Posted August 19, 2014 - 10:23 am

    When recording in an environment with a high risk of your camera being smashed, is there a way to immediately upload the video to cloud storage so that it will be preserved? I was just thinking about situations where people have exonerated themselves from false police charges ONLY because video existed to show that the police were lying.
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    How to objectively compare performance of different cloud services?

    Posted August 15, 2014 - 2:26 am

    Beyond simply reading the descriptions and specifications offered by cloud services providers, is there a straightforward way to compare the performance of different companies?
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    Which is the better choice, cloud based or in-house network monitoring?

    Posted August 8, 2014 - 1:14 am

    What are the drawbacks and advantages of cloud based network monitoring versus in-house network monitoring?
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    Will Playstation Now make consoles obsolete?

    Posted July 31, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    I’ve had a physical console for decades. Since 1979, there has not been a moment that that I did not have some video game console hooked up to something, even during my flirtation with PC gaming in the late 90s and early 2000s.
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    How to collaborate on Google Docs?

    Posted July 20, 2014 - 11:55 am

    I’m working on a paper with a couple of people in other states. In the “old days” we used to email documents back and forth, but luckily we are past the need to do that. Since it is a mix of Windows and Mac users and we can all use Google Docs, I thought that might be the way to go, but I’ve never used Docs for group mark-ups and editing.
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    Have revelations about government spying slowed cloud adoption?

    Posted July 15, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    Has all of the news about the NSA spying on pretty much everyone and intercepting much of the electronic communication in the US slowed cloud adoption?
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    How to use Google Cloud Print with iOS devices?

    Posted July 11, 2014 - 6:13 am

    My house is all pretty much all Android and Windows devices, but my girlfriend has an iPhone and iPad. I have Google Cloud Print set up so it is easy for me to print from any device anytime I am home. Is there a way for her to use Cloud Print with her iOS devices as well?
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    How to stop iCloud message from auto scrolling on Windows laptop?

    Posted July 4, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    When I try to read email messages using iCloud on my laptop and attempt to scroll down in the preview pane, it just keeps scrolling back up. Strange and annoying. It just started happening. I’m using an HP Windows 7 laptop with the chrome browser.
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    Hadoop or salesforce?

    Posted June 30, 2014 - 2:44 am

    I am a java developer with 2+ years of experience. I know Java, J2EE, Struts and Hibernate. I wish to pursue a career with hadoop or salesforce. I am worried choose between the two thinking of the scope of my career for next 5 years. What is your suggestion?
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    Will the Court decision in the Aereo case impact other cloud computing companies?

    Posted June 26, 2014 - 1:56 am

    The Supreme Court just ruled against Aereo, the company that gave out antennas to subscribers that allowed them to send the signal to a cloud based DVR and stream the signal back. The Court found this infringed on the rights of TV broadcasters. Will this impact cloud storage providers who allow users to store music and movies in the cloud?
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    What’s the difference between Onedrive for Business and “normal” Onedrive?

    Posted June 19, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    Microsoft offers a version of Onedrive for businesses named, creatively, Onedrive for Business. How does Onedrive for Business differ from the version of Onedrive offered for individual use, aside from pricing additional storage space?
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    How to use iTunes on Chromebook?

    Posted June 9, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    I saw a really nice deal on a Chromebook, and I think I will pick one up. One question, though - can I use iTunes on a Chromebook?
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