Cloud Computing

Google adds a desktop to Chrome OS: Is it innovation or backpedaling?

Google's Chrome OS has always prioritized simplicity, but now Google has added the ability to use multiple resizable windows, just like a normal desktop OS. Does it offer more power, or is it just a blast from the past?

Rise of the hacktivist: Activists now outsteal the thieves

A new report on data breaches finds that hacktivists, not traditional cybercriminals, nabbed 58 percent of stolen data in 2011. Is this a sea-change in attacks, and what does it mean for everyday technology users?

PC deathwatch: Cloud to replace personal computers by 2014, says study

A new report by Gartner offers a compelling argument for the death of the PC — or more accurately — the rise of the cloud.

Leap Day brings down Microsoft’s Azure cloud service

Microsoft is touting its Azure services as a reliable cloud platform for enterprises and apps...yet it was thrown for a loop by February 29.

Video game streaming service OnLive launching a Windows desktop cloud app for iPad

OnLive has announced that it is getting into the cloud storage and remote desktop hosting business. OnLive Desktop will offer anyone free streaming access to their own Windows 7 desktop, complete with Microsoft Office and other vital apps.

Google talks social enterprise focus for 2012

Google's ready to kick off 2012 with a renewed interest in the social enterprise market, which means the Google+ upgrades will be fast and furious.

iCloud explained: Things to consider before embracing the cloud

Apple's iCloud service is launching: what does it do, who can use it...and what should you watch out for?

Thunderheads over Amazon: Why not all cloud storage is created equal

A cloud storage expert tells us why this technology is safe and why the Amazon crashes don't mean we're not ready to move beyond physical storage centers.

Microsoft previews Windows 8 at BUILD

The veteran manufacturer shows it still has some fresh ideas on computing with Windows 8.

iPhone 5 rumors: Everything we know so far

Apple’s next iPhone should be arriving sometime soon. Here’s everything we can (likely) expect from the fifth-generation handset.

Holdup: Apple not ready to launch cloud movie service

We all got a little ahead of ourselves thinking the iTunes Replay launch was imminent.
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First federal agency brings email to cloud, cuts costs in half

Google Apps for Government has allowed the General Services Administration to eliminate its costly data centers while offering employees network access anywhere.