• Cloud Storage

    The Top 10 Personal Cloud-Storage Services

    Dropbox is certainly one of the more popular public cloud storage services available. Being one of the earlier providers, Dropbox benefits from name recognition, a large user base and a simple and efficient user interface. Offering both free and paid services with a variety of

  • WindowsAzure

    Microsoft Azure quietly continues to grow

    When people think “big public cloud”, certain names come to mind: Amazon, Rackspace, Maybe Google. Even Apple, for some reason, although they don’t really have a true cloud offering (although the use of the word “cloud” in iCloud, plus the popularity of the iPhone, has

  • Fibre Optics Colours

    Australia’s #3 ISP refuses to sign on to NBN

    iiNet, Australia’s 3rd largest ISP, has rejected signing on to selling the NBN to it customers, citing the NBN co’s “appalling delivery record”. iiNet’s chief regulatory office, Steve Dalby, has stated that iiNet has decided to sign on to the NBN at this stage, as they’re

  • NSAs PRISM Spy Program Mining Data From Nine Huge Internet Companies

    NSA Spying goes incredibly deep

    Thanks to a new report from German news outlet, Der Spiegel, we’re starting to get an idea of just how deep the American National Security Agency (NSA) spying goes – and it’s pretty terrifying. It seems that beyond simply capturing packets floating around the Internet,

  • Google Compute Engine

    Google takes another swing at Amazon with storage pricing

    With Google’s recent announcement of general availability of their cloud computing service, Google Compute Engine (GCE), it seems they’re finally ready to start taking on Amazon at their own game and compete in the world of public cloud computing, full time. Although GCE has been

  • Prism

    NSA spying and what it means for you

    In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard this week, the big Internet news at the moment is that the US government’s spying on internet usage is far beyond what many people expected (although less than many others did, one surmises). The

  • Google I/O 2013

    Google I/O just 2 weeks away

    It’s just 2 weeks until Google I/O kicks off, brining a couple of days of full on Google madness, showcasing what we can expect from the boys from Mountain View over the next 12 months. With last year’s I/O event involving people skydiving, abseiling and BMXing into

  • Why Pick Cloud

    Why does cost matter so much, in the cloud?

    Making the decision to move into the cloud isn’t (and shouldn’t be) all about price. In fact, it shouldn’t be about price at all. Now – that’s not to say you shouldn’t be getting a good deal out of your cloud provider and it certainly

  • FairSearch

    What do you do when you can’t compete on merit?

    Hypocrisy has a new name – and that name is Fairsearch.org: a consortium formed out of Google’s competitors to try to use government regulation as their next weapon against Google’s search and Android businesses. Companies, including Nokia, Oracle, Microsoft and a bunch of companies you haven’t

  • Hackers

    Hackers now targeting your cloud

    It should really come as no surprise, but media reports are now suggesting that cloud computing services are increasingly becoming the target of malicious folk, attempting to gain access to your data. It’s now estimated that just under half of Australian businesses are using some

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