Posts Tagged ‘cloud’

How to Remove Cloud Features from Office 2013

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s a bit uncomfortable with Office’s cloud features …

If you are using Microsoft’s most recent desktop version of Office, Office 2013, you may have noticed that the company has integrated several cloud features in it. You can sign in to your OneDrive account to load and save documents to it for example. While that may be useful for users who make use of the functionality, it is not really needed if you never plan on using it.


Warranty Tracker for Android Keeps Track of Warranties and Deadlines

Monday, November 18th, 2013

This seems like a pretty useful app … but couldn’t I accomplish basically the same thing using Outlook’s Task Manager?

It can be quite difficult to keep an overview over the warranty periods of each item that you have purchased in recent time. It’s likely that you will have to look up information about an item’s warranty period or return deadline when it breaks or stops working properly. Did you purchase it last year, or the year before that, and how long is the warranty period anyway for the item?


How Badly Will Recent Hacking Damage Trust in the Cloud?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

I don’t see why people are so surprised about this; “cloud” is just another name for “network,” so it should come as no surprise when networks are vulnerable to hackers.

It’s not been a good few weeks for technology companies with all manner of high-profile hackings being reported, not just on technology websites such as gHacks, but worldwide on the early evening news bulletins. There’s no sign things are going to calm down any time soon either with Sony still in the news for tentatively bringing their services back online.

Although the gaming giant has been the largest target of a hacking attack with 100 million people’s details stolen, a great many more people have had personal data pilfered from other websites too.


Why You Need to Protect Your Data in the Cloud

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Here’s one to file under, “We All Knew This was Going to Happen Sooner or Later” …

Several events recently have shown some of the weaknesses, or dangers, of cloud based hosting, and the need for information and guides to aid users in protecting their data in the cloud. To keep it simple: The cloud in the context of this article refers to all remote storage locations that you do not have full control over. This includes your Dropbox account, your videos on Youtube or the data that you upload to Facebook.


EU to Fund 16m Euro Research Project into Cloud Storage

Monday, November 15th, 2010

There certainly is a lot of money being thrown at cloud computing these days …

The technology we use every day is move ever more relentlessly towards the cloud.  This isn’t a new concept, it’s been around since the birth of Hotmail and other similar webmail services.


Office 365 is the New Windows Live for Business

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Hopefully, the convenience of a cloud based version of Office will make up for the steep price …

Microsoft have now announced a beta of their Office 365product suite for businesses.  The suite is the long anticipated hosted solution for exchange and sharepoint.  In itself these hosted services will save a great many companies from having to purchase and maintain their own server rooms, but Office 365 brings much more to the table than just that.