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Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Computing

Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud storage and cloud computing both use remote servers, but in different ways and with different advantages.
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Here’s what the two terms mean, and how they are used in the real world.

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Sydney Clutterbuck's curator insight, March 25, 2015 6:10 PM

In this article Tyler Lacoma examines the differences between Cloud Storage and Cloud Computing. The Author touches on the different points of Cloud Computing versus storage; describing what they mean, and how they’re used in the real world. 

Christian Miles's curator insight, March 27, 2015 10:46 AM

With cloud storage and computing becoming ever more popular, The next generation of computer could just have a screen and wifi with all the storage and processing power being done server side. This would allow for computers, phones, and so much more to be incredibly thin and small while having a near limitless amount of computing power and storage

Riordan Kelly's curator insight, March 29, 2015 5:31 AM

Cloud storage is familiar to anyone who has an Android or I-phone, you upload your data to the cloud and it's secure. Cloud Computing however is even more mysterious. IT offers some amazing functionality and cost savings for business but for the average consumer it will become more and more a part of their experience on a computer.

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Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The tool allowed attackers to try a large number of passwords for Apple ID accounts
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It worked by trying out a large number of passwords for the targeted Apple IDs.

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Apple's Handoff: What works, and what doesn't

Apple's Handoff: What works, and what doesn't | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Taking one of the most intriguing new technologies for a spin
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All the devices have to be signed into the same iCloud account -- Handoff doesn't work with other users. (That's what AirDrop is for.)

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The sum of all cloud security fears

The sum of all cloud security fears | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Resistance to the cloud is more emotional than technical, but gut reactions do matter
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How am I -- or anyone -- supposed to respond to the naysayers? Yes, I know online services have been hacked. I’m also aware that many of these folks, while sincere in their desire to protect their data, are also uncomfortable with losing control over it.

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Cloudy with a chance of business - Macworld

Cloudy with a chance of business - Macworld | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud computing promises the ability to work from anywhere without the need to be tethered to an office network. As long as you have an internet connection, you’re in business.

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Costs for cloud services vary widely. They can be as little as $1 per week or thousands of dollars per month. ....

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Apple iCloud storage plans are not only attractive, but competitive as well

Apple iCloud storage plans are not only attractive, but competitive as well | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Apple has been facing stiff competition from competitors as far as cloud storage is concerned and it seems that Cupertino isn’t going to let that thorn prickle it any longer with a set of new iCloud storage plans catering both consumers and developers.
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With new pricing the iCloud is back with a bang and consumers are in for a treat if compared with previous iCloud pricing options.

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Why Google's price cut made the consumer cloud biz a lot cloudier

Why Google's price cut made the consumer cloud biz a lot cloudier | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
After Google drastically slashes prices on its cloud storage monthly plans, it's now a matter of time before the other major players react. Read this article by Richard Nieva on CNET News.
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Fifteen gigabytes of storage are still free, but 100GB are now $1.99 per month, down from $4.99. Even more impressive is the fact that you can get an entire terabyte of space for $9.99 a month, which used to be $49.99.

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V3 Storage Summit: Cloud computing means storage is low on priority list for smartphone buyers

V3 Storage Summit: Cloud computing means storage is low on priority list for smartphone buyers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Local storage not a big deal
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While some may regard the amount of storage too important to be placed sixth on the list, this ranking can be credited in part to the growth of cloud storage. Apple offers 5GB of free iCloud storage for a new iPhone buyer and Samsung smartphones boast 25GB of free Dropbox storage, for example.

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Understanding cloud computing and storage | Digital Trends

Understanding cloud computing and storage | Digital Trends | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Get caught up in the cloud with a simple explanation of how cloud computing works, plus see comparisons of various cloud services.
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Valery's curator insight, January 25, 2013 5:51 AM

If you don't know anything about the cloud, this is worth reading. Otherwise you can still have a look at the offers comparison.

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Hollywood whodunit: What's eating emails in iCloud?

Hollywood whodunit: What's eating emails in iCloud? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A reader in show biz writes in with a puzzle: His iCloud attachments aren't coming through -- perhaps by Apple's design...
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Apple warns iCloud users of looming storage loss

Apple warns iCloud users of looming storage loss | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
On Sunday, former MobileMe users will lose the complementary 20GB Apple gave them earlier.

 

The company has notified iCloud customers via email that the 20GB will expire Sunday, Sept. 30.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Google Drive vs the Competition

INFOGRAPHIC: Google Drive vs the Competition | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Google's cloud service is serious about taking on the competition. This infographic compares Google Drive to its top three competitors: Dropbox, Microsoft's Skydrive, and Apple's iCloud. Besides comparing size, pricing, and platform support, we also take a look at a brief history of these cloud services.

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Top Trends of 2012: The Consumer Cloud

Top Trends of 2012: The Consumer Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In 2012 we've seen amazing growth in the Consumer Cloud, meaning cloud computing for everyday users. There are three main categories in the Consumer Cloud: storage, sync, and notes. Dropbox, Apple's iCloud and Evernote (respectively) have been the most impressive performers in each category so far this year.
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Battle of the cloud storage: OneDrive vs. iCloud vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive

Battle of the cloud storage: OneDrive vs. iCloud vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Comparison includes Microsoft’s OneDrive, Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox. All of these services provide useful abilities one way or another, but which one is perfect for your needs?
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A vast number of users looking to store their data in the cloud want to do it for free. With that question in mind, who gives the most without charging any money, and who is being stingy?

 

Guest post: Thanks to @janet tompson for the article.

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Janika Puolitaival's curator insight, March 5, 2015 8:59 AM

For me most important question is which of these still exist few years from now?

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China launches “Great Firewall” attack against iCloud

China launches “Great Firewall” attack against iCloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
According to a report by web censorship watchdog Great Fire, China's infamous state firewall is performing a MITM (Man-in-the-Middle) attack against users of Apple's Cloud-based services.
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Authorities everywhere are concerned about the new lack of access to mobile devices which has - on several occasions - helped with serious prosecutions and/or implementing preventive measures.

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Nathan and Joseph's curator insight, October 27, 2014 9:17 PM

China-Social-Entertainment

This article shows how little the government of China shares with its  citizens. In response to Apple's new cloud, the government is taking it down from all chinese citizens mobile devices. This truly is saddening, that the people cannot have what they want, which is technological freedom.

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Silver linings » Banking Technology

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In early September, cloud computing stories finally became interesting as an apparent hacking attack on Apple’s iCloud released hundreds of photos of ‘celebrities’ in the nude. It was a perfect story for the mainstream media

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Celebrity Nude Photo Hacking: Should You Be Worried?

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V3 Security Summit: iCloud hack shows need to cherry-pick data stored in the cloud

V3 Security Summit: iCloud hack shows need to cherry-pick data stored in the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Kaspersky advises careful consideration of what data to upload
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One of the main barriers to the adoption of cloud computing has been concern over how secure such a service can be, particularly as data – sensitive

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How cloud computing leaked private celebrity photos

How cloud computing leaked private celebrity photos | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Analysis: Was phishing or brute force responsible for the attack?
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Following the leak Apple quietly issued a security patch to protect its iCloud users from brute force attacks based on a Python script posted on GitHub, a public code repository, that seemingly avoided security features blocking multiple failed login attempts to the company's Find My iPhone service.

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How Apple Sees the Cloud: Not Like You Do

How Apple Sees the Cloud: Not Like You Do | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The news from Apple at Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference left me with the same impression I’ve had about many presentations from the company: This looks neat, but at what point will I find my data or my apps on the wrong side of an elegantly designed, Apple-built wall? Apple’s preview page, however, says Windows uploading will be limited to just Windows 8 — as in, the version that CEO Tim Cook mocked at the start of the WWDC keynote for running on a mere 14 percent of PCs.
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iCloud Drive looks like an improvement, but three years after iCloud’s debut, it still functions more as a cable connecting Apple-approved devices than as a window open to all.

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Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Microsoft hopes to grab a bigger share of the cloud storage market with its new OneDrive service.
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OneDrive carries the same benefits and risks as services like DropBox, allowing users to back up data remotely to prevent its loss in the event of a hard drive crash.

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IBM Under Attack From Cloud Computing, Analyst Says

IBM Under Attack From Cloud Computing, Analyst Says | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Barclays downgrades shares of IBM due to concerns over cash flow and the growing threat of cloud computing
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“Sync is the new save,”

 

This is quite true. Look at email, anyone who uses Gmail or any other web mail as their only email will probably, like me, have forgotten when they last saved their work.

 

 

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Best cloud storage: Dropbox vs SkyDrive vs Google Drive vs iCloud

Best cloud storage: Dropbox vs SkyDrive vs Google Drive vs iCloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud storage services have become increasingly important. But where's the best place to keep your data?
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INFOGRAPHIC: Stealth IT | The Consumerization of IT

INFOGRAPHIC: Stealth IT | The Consumerization of IT | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The mobile transformation is at the intersection of every large IT trend including cloud, big data and application modernization. Think about the major changes ITwill face over the next five to ten years.

 

As more people become comfortable with technology, new strains will be placed on the IT group, which will have to adapt to meet evolving business demands. Tablets and smart phones will continue to be white-hot technologies that spans between the consumer and business worlds.

 

CIOs needs to tackle issues such as BYOD and the consumerization of IT so they can build a stronger partnership with the workforce in order to tackle future transformational projects.

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Trouble In The Cloud? - Technology News - redOrbit

Trouble In The Cloud? - Technology News - redOrbit | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Consumer electronics weblog Gizmodo was the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack in which a hacker was able to gain access to one of their social media accounts by first cracking into the iCloud account of a former contributor.
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Using Cloud Services For Backups | CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing Community

Using Cloud Services For Backups | CloudTweaks.com - Cloud Computing Community | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
With the explosive growth in this as a service, that as a service, and clouding everything in sight, it comes as no surprise that cloud backup services are starting to crop up everywhere. And we’re not just talking about some of the excellent services targeted at consumers like Dropbox, box.net, and iCloud, we’re talking about enterprise grade services.



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