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Shane Richmond: On the digital equivalent of keeping your money under the mattress

Last month IBM opened a four-million square foot “cloud resiliency centre” in North Carolina. It says the vast building will be followed by similar centres in Mumbai and Izmir, Turkey, as part of an investment in cloud services, which are expected to generate $32billion for the company in 2015.

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After the celebrity photo scandal, can you trust the cloud?

The recent thefts of celebrity photos from their smartphones have left many concerned over whether the cloud is safe.

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Keil Hubert: Why it’s time to make global solutions permanent

By now, we’ve all become accustomed to the tremendous business advantages gained from virtualisation in the data centre: lower power consumption, less heat to manage, better resource allocation, disaster recovery capability and easy management.

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Inspector Dogberry: #AmazonWishList, Virgin Atlantic and IBM’s Watson

Business Technology’s resident canine columnist fetches the best news from the world of the cloud. Follow The Inspector on Twitter at @DogberryTweets.

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Deloitte: Cloud boost for small and medium-sized businesses

On average, small and medium businesses (SMBs) using cloud technology to overcome their growth challenges grow 26 per cent faster and deliver 21 per cent higher gross profits, according to research by Deloitte.

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Chic and Cheerful: Why Rackspace’s CTO is excited about the cloud

Nigel Beighton, UK CTO of Rackspace, is comparing cloud computing to a brand of perfume – specifically, one called Cheap & Chic Light Clouds by Moschino.

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Outsourcing to the cloud saved Blinkbox money and boosted efficiency

The next time you are watching online movie service Blinkbox, you may be unaware it uses a cloud environment to be able to provide films to your Smart TV or devices efficiently.

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Google’s Ben Fried: ‘My mission is to unite work and personal lives’

It’s 9.30am in New York, where Ben Fried, CIO of Google, is based, and he’s already telling me it’s a bit too early to make jokes about the weather and the clouds.

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Cloud delivers €160 billion boost to European Union economy

Cloud computing is expected to add around €160billion to the EU’s GDP in 2020. By the end of 2015 around 70 per cent of all businesses will use cloud computing, while some 925,500 direct and indirect jobs will be created by the adoption of public and private cloud by 2016.

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Cloud misconceptions: looking at why the cloud is secure

Policies you know and trust are enforced regardless of where the user is located.

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