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Followers of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market (EFSS) will have noticed a flurry of announcements in the last few weeks. In particular: SAP and OpenText collaborated with Tempo Box; Egnyte outlined it would leverage Google's Storage; Box purchased Stream as well as announcing Box Notes (something SME has had for ages) and unlimited storage for business plan customers as well as being able to save files to Box directly from Microsoft Office (again something SME has had for a long time); SalesForce and Microsoft announced interoperability with Office365; Microsoft also announced that certain Office365 subscribers would receive 1TB free of charge; Cloudian announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services; Amazon announced Zocalo their EFSS solution; Zimbra purchased Mezeo. So why is this flurry activity happening? There are a few reasons. The first is that the... (more)

The Cloud and the Power of 'One'

One of the interesting things about the last 12-18 months is how the Cloud has put power into the hands of consumers. What I mean by this is, imagine the following scenario in the world pre-cloud: "A user buys some software via the Internet or shrink-wrapped. It arrives and they install it. It either does not work for them or they cannot figure out how to use it so they basically write off the cash and don't use the app. End of story." Now let's look at what happens on Cloud: "The user either buys an application from an app store (be it desktop or mobile), or a holiday from a ho... (more)

Move Over Skype, Hello Jajah!

Jim Liddle's Blog Now everyone knows about VOIP, and everyone knows about Skype. Skype is pretty useful if you are doing Skype to Skype calls or even Skype to phone calls from your desk. Currently however mobile Skype just does not cut it...  It doesn’t work over GPRS, barely over 3G (if you can get a consistent decent signal) and Wi Fi hot spots are not always easy to find and still tend to be not free and quite expensive. What is needed is something simple and easy to use. What is needed is something like Jajah. Jajah was founded by Daniel Mattes and Roman Scharf.  It is ... (more)

How to Secure Your Data in the Cloud in 2014

The recent PRISM Data snooping controversies have heightened almost every companies awareness of the potential vulnerabilities of data stored off-premise in the Cloud. Many Cloud Storage companies talk about encrypting data ‘at rest' but the real issue is that the storage companies control the encryption rather than the company whose data is stored controlling the private key. Ask yourself these questions? Are you comfortable not controlling your own file encryption? Do you have sensitive data you wish to store in the cloud that you do not want to have your file sharing vendor ... (more)

Personal Java Development with WebSphere Studio Application Developer

This article is intended to help you understand what support the Sony-Ericsson P800/P900 has for Java and to show you how to install the necessary Symbian software required for developing Java solutions for these platforms. It will discuss how WebSphere Studio Application Developer can be used to develop the Java code, how this code can then be packaged using the Symbian development kit utilities, and how to deploy it to the Symbian P800/P900 emulator. The Sony-Ericsson Px range is one of the new breeds of smartphones that combines phone functionality with that of a PDA. The Px ... (more)