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February, 2010

  • 10 February

    How to setup Google Apps DNS records in cPanel

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    Google Apps is a cloud computing suite of services that includes web-based email, documents, and other services. Unlike standard Gmail, you can use it with your own domain (i.e. instead of yourname@gmail.com, you would have yourname@yourdomain.com). To setup your domain to use this service in cPanel, you need to edit …

January, 2010

  • 27 January

    Three web hosts join the cloud

    With the cloud computing market ever-growing, it’s no surprise that web hosts want to get in on the action. Three notable hosting companies– Liquid Web, 1&1 Internet and XCalibre– are now offering cloud services. What does this mean for traditional hosting? As of right now, nothing. Providers haven’t changed or …

  • 22 January

    Cloud computing to power US Census in future

    In an effort to cut costs and keep up with the times, the The US Census Bureau has announced that it will utilize cloud computing in its future operations. Since each census takes 10 years to plan, the new technology won’t be used in 2010, but instead for data processing …

  • 20 January

    Apple to bring cloud computing to iTunes

    According to Michael Robertson, a digital music expert, iTunes will soon have a feature that allows users to back up all their music to the cloud: An upcoming major revision of iTunes will copy each user’s catalog to the net making it available from any browser or net connected ipod/touch/tablet …

  • 11 January

    FTC to look into security and privacy of cloud computing

    America’s Federal Trade Commission will hold a roundtable discussion later this month on the privacy and security of cloud computing. Social networking and mobile computing will also be covered. David Vladeck, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, stated in a letter to the government agency: …the ability of …

December, 2009

  • 24 December

    Amazon hit with DDoS attack Wednesday

    UltraDNS, the DNS provider for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Northern California, briefly went offline Thursday due to a reported Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Specifically, their S3 cloud storage service was unreachable from about 5:43 pm to 6:38 pm Pacific Time. While the service itself continued to operate, users …

November, 2009

  • 24 November

    Video explains cloud computing

    Confused about what cloud computing is, or need an easy way to explain the new technology to a friend or coworker? The above video does a great job of introducing the topic without being too mundane. Cloud computing is great for business because of its scalability. No matter how much …

  • 19 November

    Dilbert comic strip pokes fun at cloud computing

    There’s been a lot of hype about cloud computing lately. It remains uncertain whether the technology really is the future, or just a bag of hot air. Big companies talk about how it will transform the world, but how many firms have actually implemented it? This was one of several …

October, 2009

  • 5 October

    Should I setup my own dedicated servers or use the cloud?

    Question: Should I setup my own dedicated servers or use the cloud? Answer: The tech world is currently abuzz with positive, negative, and neutral news about cloud computing. Some small to medium sized businesses have successfully transitioned to it and are perfectly happy. Others are sticking with traditional dedicated hosting, …

August, 2009