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Sydney, Australia, April 24, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Syncdocs is a new app that turns Google Docs into a free online storage drive. This Google drive is can be accessed using any PC or mobile. Syncdocs takes full advantage of Google's reliable, fast online storage - keeping PC folders synchronized with Google Docs and with other users. Using Syncdocs, Google Docs appears as the G-Drive on the local PC. Files and folders across multiple PCs and mobile devices stay in sync automatically. Anything saved to these folders is automatically mirrored online and shared with all linked PCs and users. In addition to providing file sync and online backup, Google documents are available right from the user’s Windows desktop. This means that Microsoft Office is no longer necessary to open or create Word, PowerPoint or Excel files on the PC. Moving to cloud computing used to mean abandoning... (more)

GM Sites Now Home to New Tech Jobs: Lights Back On in Flint

FLINT, MI--(Marketwire - March 20, 2013) - With Michigan ranked 5th in the nation for tech jobs and 4th for business expansions, Online Tech has turned an abandoned auto site into a growing source of new tech jobs and opportunities. General Motors was born in Flint in 1908, at its peak employing nearly 80,000 workers in the area. By 2009, the 101-year-old auto giant filed for bankruptcy and employed just 8,000. Flint's unemployment rate that year topped 15 percent. Disaster recovery is of increasing concern as the 2013 Super Bowl blackout and Hurricane Sandy showed the vulnerability of existing infrastructure in much of the nation. Michigan is safer from natural disaster than any other state in the Continental U.S. with companies looking more to the national's "North Coast" in the Midwest for safer data storage. Nearly four years after the GM bankruptcy, Flint area... (more)

Behind the Scenes, SANta Claus Global Cloud Story

Cloud Expo New York There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspectives and polls from me. [Santa Photo Via ABC news] Now SANta does not really care about these and other similar debates I have learned. However he is concerned with who has been naughty and nice as well watching out for impersonators or members of his crew who misbehave. In the spirit of the holidays, how about a quick look at how SANta leverages cloud technologies to support his global operations. Many in IT think that SANta bases his operations out of the North Pole as it is convenient for him to cool all of his servers, storage, networks and telecom equipment (which ... (more)

Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01171942/Cloud-Business-Solutions-Social-Media-and-Platform-Systems-of-Engagement-Market-Shares-Strategies-and-Forecasts-Worldwide-2013-to-2019.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=IT_Hosting LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (May 1, 2013) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Cloud Business Solutions, Social Media, and Platform Systems of Engagement: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2018. The 2013 study has 673 pages, 165 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as the cloud com... (more)

Amazon Web Services Database in the Cloud

Amazon Cloud Journal Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today introduced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), a new web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. Amazon RDS provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing users to focus on their application and their business. As with all Amazon Web Services, there are no up-front investments required, and you pay only for the resources you use. Also announced today, AWS has lowered prices and introduced a new family of High-Memory instances for Amazon EC2. To get started using Amazon RDS, and other Amazon Web Services, visit http://aws.amazon.com. “For almost two years, many AWS customers have taken advantage of the simplicity, reliability, and seamless s... (more)

CloudBerry Backup for Windows Home Server Supports Drive Extender

CloudBerry Demo at Cloud Expo Cloud Computing Expo - With the release of CloudBerry Backup for Windows Home Server 1.3.3 we introduce a support for Drive Extender. What is Drive Extender? According to Wikipedia Windows Home Server Drive Extender is a file-based replication system that provides three key capabilities: * Multi-disk redundancy so that if any given disk fails, data is not lost * Arbitrary storage expansion by supporting any type of hard disk drive * A single folder namespace (no drive letters) If you translate it to less technical terms it means that you can add disks to your home server and it will automatically spread your data across them. What’s more you don’t have to deal with drive letters directly but with file shares managed by Drive Extender. What about CloudBerry Backup Previous version of CloudBerry Backup allowed you to refer to disks on the H... (more)

2010 and 2011 Trends, Perspectives and Predictions: More of the same?

2011 is not a typo, I figured that since Im getting caught up on some things, why not get a jump as well. Since 2009 went by so fast, and that Im finally getting around to doing an obligatory 2010 predictions post, lets take a look at both 2010 and 2011. Actually Im getting around to doing a post here having already done interviews and articles for others soon to be released. Based on prior trends and looking at forecasts, a simple predictions is that some of the items for 2010 will apply for 2011 as well given some of this years items may have been predicted by some in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 or, well ok, you get the picture. :) Image via: http://e-tarocchi.com Predictions are fun and funny in that for some, they are taken very seriously, while for others, at best they are taken with a grain of salt depending on where you sit. This applies both for the reader as well... (more)

Interop Las Vegas Previews Announcements From More Than 100 Exhibitors and Sponsors

SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Interop previews the latest innovations and news from more than 100 exhibitors who will make announcements at Interop Las Vegas, happening next week, March 31-April 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As the leading independent technology conference and expo series, Interop will highlight the latest advancements in networking, virtualization, cloud, mobility, data centers and everything in between. For more information and to register, please visit: interop.com. "Interop continues to inspire and inform the world's foremost IT decision makers, serving as a place to find actionable solutions for pain points and future developments in the enterprise," explained Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager. "Now more than ever it is critical for businesses to have the opportunity to evaluate products and services side... (more)

Natural Disasters Can Pull the Plug on Your Business If You Haven't Backed Up Your Data

LOS ANGELES, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, fires and flooding can cause extreme damage to homes and businesses in affected areas. While physical damage to property may be unavoidable, data loss isn't. It's important for small business owners to take the necessary precautions to ensure their computer systems, filled with valuable data, are properly backed-up offsite. SOS Online Backup, a global leader in online backup technology, recently published the findings of a study revealing that nearly 50 percent of small businesses do not back-up their data regularly. Losing databases, possibly amounting to years' worth of financial, customer and other confidential information, as the result of a natural disaster could result in a bigger disaster - the failure of your small business. According to the Institute for Bu... (more)

Cloud Replication Is Not Backup, But Backup Is!

Early Bird Registration at Cloud Expo Go read that headline again: W. Curtis "Mr. Backup" Preston points out on his blog that replication is not backup, and we can't disagree. Keeping alternative copies of data in multiple locations is a great idea, reducing the risk of data loss and potentially enabling enhanced access, but it's not a historical data protection (aka, backup) strategy. Backup requires management of multiple historic copies of a data set. Clearly, cloud storage in itself isn't backup. Backup vs. Storage SNIA defines "backup" thus: [Data Recovery] A collection of data stored on (usually removable) non-volatile storage media for purposes of recovery in case the original copy of data is lost or becomes inaccessible; also called a backup copy. To be useful for recovery, a backup must be made by copying the source data image when it is in a consistent stat... (more)

Memopal Online Backup Ranked as the best Online Backup Service in Europe according to BackupReview.info

Memopal Online Backup Ranked as the best Online Backup Service in Europe according to BackupReview.info Selected from 25 Online Backup services throughout the world in the Consumer category. Rome, July 10, 2009. Memopal is the number 1 Online Backup provider in Europe according to BackupReview. Just in one year time, the European start-up has conquered BackupReview's “Top 25” ranking, which includes the 25 best Online Backup services throughout the world, awarding it first place in Europe and second place worldwide. “We are proud that a small European start-up is able to produce technology and win global recognition” said Marco Trombetti, Memopal's CEO. BackupReview is one of the most authoritative sources of Online Backup news. Every month, it publishes a ranking that classifies backup services by their target audience: Consumer, Small Medium Business and Enterprise,... (more)