Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Google Drive Arrived: Cloud Storage And Privacy/Security


Cloud Storage is not any longer just for the big guys. This morning when I updated my Android phone a new app was loaded called Google Drive. It explained that it was part of Google Docs and I downloaded it. … Continue reading

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How to change IT from 1.0 to 2.0


Joe Robens recently published an article named WORKING IN AN IT 1.0 WORLD – DAY 5 #B03. He has a list of recommendations how to change your corporate information technology from the last to the current century. I would like to … Continue reading

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Another Strong Personal Vote For the Cloud


Friday (I seem to be very lucky with Friday’s–see my earlier vote for the cloud) my “smart”-phone spontaneously started rebooting. It had done this before. This behavior is inconvenient for the user since one does not realize that the phone … Continue reading

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A Strong Personal Vote For The Cloud


On Friday, January 13, 2012 at 13:00 (yes, really!) I closed the cover of my MacBook Pro. This was when I had seen the computer alive for the last time. When I re-opened the flap nothing happened. Going through all … Continue reading

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How to Back Up Your Social Media Accounts


Now that we learned to make the occasional backup of the files on our computers using external hard disks and — the audacious ones among us — using cloud services (BTW: check out Wuala for backup. Files get encrypted on … Continue reading

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New EU Directive Might Reshape the Clouds


As reported in Silicon.de, in Experian.it and in other sources, the European Commission is planning to release a new directive on data protection, which will affect the Cloud Computing industry. Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenships … Continue reading

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OSBF: Opening Clouds


The Open Source Business Foundation e.V., the European network for the Open Source Industry, just launched an “Open Cloud Business Initiative” (OCBI). The goal of the OCBI is to promote the principle of openness, which is responsible for the success … Continue reading

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