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Everything to Know About President Donald Trump’s New Drone Program

President Donald Trump has introduced a plan that may let companies like Google and Amazon move more quickly to use drones for delivering diapers, tangerines, and shampoo to your doorstep. The Trump Administration said Wednesday that unspecified local and state … Continue reading

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal optimistic about Twitter investment: CNBC

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns investment firm Kingdom Holding, said in an interview with CNBC on Monday that he was optimistic about his investment in Twitter. FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal arrives … Continue reading

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Venmo Users: You’re About to Be Able to Use the App to Shop Online

Millennials who split the bill can split bills at many more sites. PayPal announced a massive expansion for use of its Venmo payments app popular with millennials. The app grew as a quick way for customers to send each other … Continue reading

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What IT Spending Forecasts Tell Us About the Future of IT

IT spending patterns make it clear that we are in a software and cloud-based world. InformationWeek: Cloud

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If AWS is serious about Kubernetes, here’s what it must do

Amazon Web Services has joined the “Anyone-but-AWS” club, pledging its support to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to better align with the Kubernetes crowd. It’s not as if the cloud giant had much of a choice: As much as AWS … Continue reading

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Azure Stack: Microsoft’s private-cloud platform and what IT pros need to know about it

Microsoft’s release of Azure Stack, an on-premises version of its public cloud, could be important for networking and data center pros for one simple reason: It gives customers a way to use a popular and familiar cloud platform without shipping … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Containers

Interop ITX will offer a day-long, Container Crash Course for those who want to learn more about containers’ impact on enterprise operations. InformationWeek: Cloud

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After Amazon outage, HealthExpense worries about cloud lock-in

Financial services companies as popular targets of cybercriminals for the obvious reason — they’re where the money’s at. And health care companies have medical records, which are very valuable on the black market since the information there can be abused … Continue reading

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Look before you leap: 4 hard truths about IoT

Most technologies go through a stage when everything seems possible. Personal computers in the early 1980s, the internet in the late 1990s and mobile apps around the beginning of this decade were like that. But so was the first unboxing … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Building the predictive enterprise: What CIOs should tell CEOs about A.I.

By now we have all heard the buzz. Siri has plenty of company. Alexa and Google have invaded the home. Tesla’s artificial intelligence is, well, driving itself. Google’s Deep Mind is running the company’s multi-billion-dollar search business. Even they don’t … Continue reading

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How to find, view, and delete everything the Amazon Echo and Google Home know about you

Has Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Google Home taken up residence in your home? If not, you’re probably at least considering adding one of these digital helpers. They are supremely useful after all, providing assistance with everything from weather forecasts to … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Greenpeace announces its latest report about the environmental impacts of cloud

Greenpeace, the organization that is an advocate for the environment, is a useful part of the conversation around technology. Readers would be forgiven for scratching their heads as to why Greenpeace would have anything of note to say about technology, … Continue reading

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Google: Cloud won’t require customers to worry about infrastructure

Google infrastructure czar Urs Hölzle is focused on a cloud future where customers don’t think about the infrastructure underlying all of the workloads they’re running. In his view, one of the key advantages of the cloud is that customers can … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Everything you need to know about Nextcloud Box

Nextcloud is teaming up with Canonical and WDLabs (an internal team of innovators to explore new ideas) to bring ‘private-cloud-in-a-box’ devices to the market. It’s the continuation of the work Nextcloud team was doing with WDLabs, before splitting up with … Continue reading

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Cloud Chronicles: Why Care.com cares about the cloud

In the latest edition of Cloud Chronicles, Network World’s Brandon Butler visits the offices of Care.com, which runs almost its entire business via the cloud. InfoWorld Cloud Computing

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Video: What you didn’t know about private cloud

‘Private cloud’ is a term people throw around a lot – but what is it exactly? +MORE CLOUD CHRONICLES VIDEOS: A look back at 2015 – a year of big moves in the cloud + Just having a highly virtualized … Continue reading

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4 no-bull takeaways about Docker Cloud

Late last year, Docker snapped up cross-cloud container management service Tutum, but it wasn’t clear how the acquired company’s handiwork would manifest under the Docker brand. Earlier this week, we found out: Tutum reemerged as Docker Cloud amid little fanfare, … Continue reading

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CIOs, stop dreaming about total cloud control

CIOs have a tough job these days. They have to adopt cloud computing and, at the same time, not give up control over their systems’ processes and data. Many CIOs are starting to regain control. Rogue clouds led in the … Continue reading

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What businesses should know about Privacy Shield

U.S. businesses may take some comfort from the fact that a successor to the Safe Harbor agreement has finally been named, but at this point, they shouldn’t get too comfortable. Since it was first announced on Tuesday, the EU-U.S. Privacy … Continue reading

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Google’s ‘Lego’ Smartphone, Smarter TVs: What We’re Excited About In 2016

The New Year holds the promise of exciting new technologies hitting the scene. Here are ones to keep an eye out for in 2016. InformationWeek: Cloud

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How to be a responsible devil’s advocate about the cloud

People like me keep saying that the cloud is here, it’s real, and it’s good — so stop resisting. But it is okay to push back on the cloud. Really. Opinions that provide a devil’s-advocate point of view that can … Continue reading

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What you need to know about Microsoft Skype for Business

First there was Skype, a well-liked app for instant messaging, video chat, and voice calls. Then Microsoft bought the company in 2011, continuing to offer it as a consumer product along with Lync as a business application. But last year … Continue reading

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How to get (and keep) girls jazzed about programming

Much has been written about the need to involve girls in coding, but the best path to success is to get them excited about using computers as tools to build what they’re interested in or solve their problems. It’s not about teaching … Continue reading

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5 Cloud Computing Stories That MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Jan. 16

5 Cloud Computing Stories That MSPs Need to Know About, Week of Jan. 16 MSPmentor has compiled a weekly list of the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) need to know about. This week's column features cloud … Continue reading

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