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Electronic Privacy Communications Act and Cloud Computing


A decision has come down in what may be the first legal challenge to a US search warrant for data stored overseas. In July 2016, Microsoft Corp. won an appeal against the US Department of Justice surrounding law enforcement access to email stored in the cloud on a server in Dublin, Ireland. The three justices…

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CenturyLink Joins the IaaS Game


Everyone’s following the race to the bottom in terms of cloud pricing. This started with Google, Microsoft and Amazon all cutting prices for virtual machines, storage and bandwidth. In certain situations, these price cuts saved consumers between 40-60 percent on their cloud bills. Now, the cloud provider CenturyLink aims to compete on the same level…

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Windows 8.1 Improves SkyDrive


When it was first released, Windows 8 integrated cloud services were unmatched by any Windows version before. Among its major improvements was the Microsoft Account integration – simply sign into Windows with your Microsoft Account credentials, and your settings will follow from machine to machine. Beneath it all, this syncing relied on SkyDrive. Background Along…

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High-Performance Computing and the Cloud


Recently, the high-performance computing sector has been a great example of what the public cloud can offer, particularly in terms of economizing while developing the scale of computation. Background Arguably, the high-performance computing (HPC) sector is a great indicator of the future of computing. In the cloud computing environment, HPC companies have leveraged cheap, plentiful…

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SaaS in 2013: What to Look Out For


2013 is going to be a big year for Software as a Service (SaaS). Many big companies are expected to introduce new solutions giving new opportunities to people. There is a lot to look forward to in the SaaS market. The industry is expected to undergo several major changes that will hopefully result in more…

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