In the Know: Top 5 Must-Read Cloud Stories, July 8
Every day Talkin' Cloud pulls out five must-read cloud computing stories from the news cycle for its readers to review. Today's column features Amazon, DigitalOcean and Secure Channels.
Some of these stories have been gathered from Talkin' Cloud's article database or that of its sister sites, while others have been collected from elsewhere on the Internet. If we missed something, feel free to leave a comment below. We love to know what headlines are grabbing your attention.
Here's today's list of must-read cloud computing stories.
Amazon’s new cloud drive is a terrible piece of software no one asked for. Amazon has launched a consumer cloud storage app for iOS and Android in an apparent (weak) attempt to take on Google Drive and Dropbox.
DigitalOcean Sharpens Developer Focus with $83 Million Series B Funding Round. Putting rumors to rest, DigitalOcean has confirmed that it has closed an $83 million funding round led by Access Industries with participation from Andreessen Horowitz.
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Secure Channels Bring-Your-Own-Encryption Allows Full Confidence and Control Over Sensitive Data and Security. Secure Channels has launched Bring Your Own Encryption for users to control and own their own encryption keys which “personalize” data. The solution is designed for organizations that leverage cloud storage, according to the company.
Microsoft Offers Academics $500K for New Holographic Computing Uses. Microsoft is offering academic researchers $500,000 to invent new use cases for holographic computing, which could potentially leverage its new augmented reality HoloLens technology, The VAR Guy reports.
Google Apps or Microsoft Office? Survey argues which cloud office is best for your business. A report from BetterCloud shows that larger organizations prefer Office 365 over Google Apps and prefer to ease into the transition to Office 365 whereas companies that opt for Google Apps tend to go all-in on cloud at once.