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Apple explains Google Workspace integration for Apple IDs

Apple has detailed how it will integrate Google Workspace identity services with Managed Apple IDs to simplify cloud identity management.

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Apple-friendly iDrive pushes price to build S3 service for SMBs

iDrive's e2 service pitches S3-compatible storage at a low price, as the company seeks to build its pitch in a rapidly accelerating cloud computing market.

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Presentation platform Pitch adds asynchronous video

Users of Pitch’s presentation software can now record and insert short videos directly into their presentations.

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iCloud goes down: Live by the service, die by the service

Every enterprise (or consumer) should invest in multiple layers of backup to maintain data integrity, and should try to ensure key services still function in some way, even when servers fail.

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Do svidaniya, Kaspersky — goodbye

Can you trust a Russian company with your technology? Your security? No — not with Vladimir Putin calling the shots when push comes to shove.

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5 ways to save business bucks on the cloud

Used correctly, the cloud can save your company real money. Used incorrectly, you're just throwing money away.

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Slack outage stymies some business users

The team channels platform went down at mid-morning in the US; Slack worked for several hours to find and fix the problem.

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Signing up with a cloud provider? Don't forget to set an exit plan

It’s not simply about getting easy permission to go when it's time to part ways; it’s about IT making sure any decisions don’t complicate that eventual departure.

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Meet Chrome OS Flex, Google's new weapon for desktop domination

Is that an old Windows system or a current Chrome OS computer? Google's getting ready to blur the lines of desktop computing in some seriously shape-shifting ways.

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Rackspace is now the roach motel of cloud platforms

Ever since its layoffs last summer and a plunge in quality, Rackspace lets customers in — but won’t let them out. A cautionary tale of a business that had to fight like heck to escape.

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Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive send out warnings to macOS users

Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive are warning Mac users that macOS Monterey 12.3 could be problematic for file access via applications once it's released.

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Talent war to push CIOs toward consultancies, managed services in '22

As organizations struggle to find IT talent to fill their needs, CIOs will find they have little choice but to outsource work, according to a new IT spending forecast. But they may be able to move past short-term goals and focus on...

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The cloud comes down to earth

An ever-expanding universe of cloud platforms, services, and applications have become fundamental to business and IT operations.

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How to choose a SaaS management platform

Thanks to pandemic-spurred remote work, companies face a deluge of new cloud-based applications in use across the enterprise. Tools that can handle the SaaS sprawl aim to discover, manage, and secure those apps. Here's what to look...

What you should do before your cloud goes down

When Amazon Web Services recently had a case of network hiccups, we all found out how miserable it is to have all our IT eggs in one cloud basket. We can do better. Here’s how.

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AWS outage hit collaboration vendors, highlights risk of cloud-based tools

Software-as-a-service providers including Slack, Trello, Asana, and Smartsheet saw disruptions after API and network issues hit Amazon Web Services’ U.S. data center.

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Finally! Adobe rolls out Photoshop and Illustrator for DaaS users

Desktop-as-a-Service continues to gain traction, and Adobe has finally filled the last holes in its deployment with web-based versions of Photoshop and Illustrator. It’s about time.

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Apple needs to introduce an iCloud business suite for the enterprise

Apple has an opportunity to create a suite of online services aimed at its growing congregation of enterprise users.

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