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Dropbox is hoping to capitalize on the growing use of its file hosting service among businesses with a new product built from scratch that is designed to help companies improve workflow processes.
The company on Wednesday announced Dropbox for Business, a paid service that provides Dropbox's bread-and-butter file hosting, but with a smorgasbord of additional features geared toward business users such as sharing restrictions and IT management controls, to help keep data safe.
WorkSpaces provides cloud-hosted Windows 7 desktops in four virtual machine configurations, but existing VDI solutions may still have an edge in terms of flexibility
Yesterday at AWS re:Invent, Amazon announced a virtual desktop service called Amazon WorkSpaces that promises to provide Windows 7 desktops on demand to almost any client device.
Verizon, which just recently launched a major overhaul to its cloud platform, today announced plans to integrate the VMware/EMC-backed Cloud Foundry open source platform as a service (PaaS) initiative into its offering.
Here's why that news is important: the PaaS market is getting awfully crowded, awfully fast.
SugarCRM is hoping to gain inroads against its much larger rival Salesforce.com with a revamped user interface it says places emphasis on the needs of individual users, not business managers seeking a wide view of sales activity in their company. This "user-first" design approach includes a few pages from Salesforce.com's playbook, however, such as collaborative activity streams that seem close in purpose to Salesforce.com's Chatter, which was announced in November 2009.
Data now can be made unavailable even when it's stored offline, EMC says
Google has added some new privacy controls to Google+ to give business users a more secure way to share sensitive information on the social network.
On Tuesday the company added "restricted communities" to Google+, as a way to have conversations on the social network but with privacy-aware controls. Users can decide whether to open the community to everyone at their company, or open only on an invite basis.
We don't typically track user surveys, but the annual state of the OpenStack questionnaire provides some interesting insights into this still emerging open source cloud computing platform.
Here are some key takeaways:
Really small and really big companies are most likely to be using OpenStack
Google has launched a new tool that connects people with experts over live interactive video for free or paid advice, while adding a revenue stream for the company in the form of transaction fees from providers.
People can choose help from others, instant or scheduled, on the new Helpout service based on their qualifications, availability, price, ratings and reviews.
Startup Pertino plans to flesh out its cloud-based network service with additional services such as security and deep-packet inspection, which it will sell through an online app store.
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