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  • Fujitsu World Tour: Future businesses will be defined by data first

    By Allan Swann | 22 July, 2014 11:10

    Fujitsu is looking to focus its technology output on what it calls ‘human-centric technology”, namely applying datasets with new technologies to produce more tangible outcomes for the population at large.

  • AWS rolls out enterprise document storage and sharing

    By Joab Jackson | 11 July, 2014 03:35

    Amazon Web Services is offering a new document sharing service with management and security features designed to appeal to businesses.

  • Westcon pilots cloud platform in NZ, intends global launch later this year

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 02 July, 2014 10:16

    Distributor Westcon Group is piloting its own cloud managed services and syndication platform among reseller partners in NZ.

  • Netflix open sources its Amazon cloud security enforcer

    By Brandon Butler | 02 July, 2014 04:15

    Netflix today continued its tradition of sharing lessons it has learned from using Amazon's cloud at a massive scale by releasing Security Monkey, a tool it has developed internally for monitoring the security of its cloud.

  • Gartner: Best practices for Amazon AWS security

    By Ellen Messmer | 26 June, 2014 06:08

    The Amazon AWS cloud service is fine for enterprise workloads and applying security controls such as encryption and firewalls is possible, though more security vendors need to step up to support Amazon's EC2 service, according to the Gartner analysis presented today.

  • Goodbye stupid software patents?

    By Mark Gibbs | 22 June, 2014 00:18

    If you haven't been following this story it may (hopefully) turn out to be a milestone in the history of software patents: The story concerns a US financial institution, CLS Bank, and an Australian software company that holds a patent on software used to mediate escrow for financial transactions. CLS argued that the process of escrow is centuries old and therefore not patentable while Alice argued that computerizing the process met the criteria for patentability.

  • Seven tips for protecting your AWS Cloud

    By Brandon Butler | 20 June, 2014 22:26

    This week disappointing news came from service provider Code Spaces, a company that provided support for devops application management. Code Spaces, which was hosted in Amazon Web Service's cloud, ceased operations. after suffering a distributed denial-of-service attack by a perpetrator who demanded ransom and then began deleting data when company officials logged into their AWS account to stop the attack.

  • In Pictures: Amazon's new Fire Phone

    By Jon Gold | 20 June, 2014 08:41

    The long wait is over – Amazon's phone is official.

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  • Here's why Amazon drones may never land at your door

    By Nick Barber | 04 December, 2013 13:44

    Amazon's ambitious plan to use flying drones to deliver packages is far-fetched, but not just because of technology limitations or air traffic regulations. Amazon's fulfillment center network, as it stands now, is too limited to serve even a tiny fraction of the U.S. in the method described by CEO Jeff Bezos.

  • Amazon: New analytics tool can scrutinise massive amounts of data

    By Brandon Butler | 15 November, 2013 15:24

    Amazon Web Services this week rolled out a new cloud-based data analytics tool named Kenesis, which can analyze massive amounts of data in real time and be paid for by the hour.

  • Specs showdown: iPad mini vs. Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire HDX

    By Armando Rodriguez | 23 October, 2013 00:52

    Prepare your wallets, mortgage your house, and start looking for odd jobs around the neighborhood, because Apple's new iPad mini with Retina display looks to be one of the must-have gadgets of the year. By combining a small frame with a faster processor and a better screen, Apple's taken everything we loved about the original Mini and pumped it up a few notches to keep the tablet competitive against the Android tablets slowly invading its turf. We've already extensively compared two such tablets--Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX and Google's new Nexus 7--but it's time to throw the iPad Mini into the fight and see how it fares against these two 7-inch juggernauts when it comes to specs, price, and ecosystem.

  • 2012: The year in quotes

    By Nancy Weil | 12 December, 2012 13:45

    Some of the most memorable IT-related quotes were uttered in courtrooms this year, which involved a steady stream of legal challenges about intellectual property. In no particular order, these are some of the comments that stuck with us as 2012 winds to a close.

  • Cloud computing showdown: Amazon vs. Rackspace (OpenStack) vs. Microsoft vs. Google

    By Brandon Butler | 03 December, 2012 13:14

    It wouldn't be a mischaracterization to equate the cloud computing industry to the wild, wild west.

  • NEWS FOCUS: Will tablets soon be free?

    By Mike Elgan | 06 September, 2011 10:53

    The price of touch tablets used to make sense. Apple's iPad has cost between $499 and $829 since it first shipped a year and a half ago. And for a while, competitors all hovered around that price.

  • Apple iPad vs Kindle DX: Which is better for education?

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 02 February, 2010 01:31

    If the iPad doesn't succeed as a consumer electronics device--its initial target market--it may find a successful second career as an electronic textbook reader.

  • Amazon's Kindle for PC app: 10 things to know

    By JR Raphael | 23 October, 2009 09:12

    Amazon's extending its electronic bookstore onto your desktop. The company announced plans for a Kindle for PC desktop application at Microsoft's Windows 7 launch event Thursday.

 

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