Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Apple needs to introduce an iCloud business suite for the enterprise

Apple needs to introduce an iCloud business suite for the enterprise I agree with CCS Insight that Apple already has the building blocks to offer its own business productivity suite built around iWork and iCloud. It seems strange that it hasn’t provided these yet. Apple’s business services The analysts at CCS Insight hold an annual predictions […]

How to choose the best desktop-as-a-service solution

How to choose the best desktop-as-a-service solution Thanks to the pandemic, working from home no longer languishes as a rare option for a few workers. It’s mainstream business practice. Just ask Google, Facebook, Netflix, or the U.S. government: They’re all either delaying office reopenings or shifting to remote or hybrid work. With this work […]

10 top file-sharing services: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more

10 top file-sharing services: Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more Back in the pre-cloud days, sharing files involved using file transfer protocol applications or else copying files to a disc and then mailing it or walking it over to a colleague (affectionately known as ‘sneakernet’). Emails could also be sent (and many people […]

Salesforce builds out its Health Cloud with remote patient monitoring tool

Salesforce builds out its Health Cloud with remote patient monitoring tool Salesforce has added several new features to its Health Cloud service, including a remote patient monitoring dashboard and self-service appointment management tool, as it bolsters its focus on the healthcare sector. Salesforce launched its industry-specific cloud in 2015 to help healthcare providers engage more […]

Apple says it won’t expand controversial CSAM technology

Apple says it won’t expand controversial CSAM technology Apple has tried to deflect criticism of its controversial CSAM protection system, but in doing so has illustrated just what’s at stake. The big conversation Apple last week announced it would introduce a collection of child protection measures inside iOS 15, iPad OS 15 and macOS Monterey when […]

Teradici brings Mac-as-a-service to multiple platforms

Teradici brings Mac-as-a-service to multiple platforms In the wake of Windows 365’s arrival, Mac-as-a-service takes another step forward as Teradici adds macOS support to its Teradici Cloud Access Software (CAS). Teradici CAS now provides high-quality remote Mac access that’s sufficiently robust to support computationally intensive workloads in a range of systems. I spoke with Ziad Lammam, […]

Zoom buys cloud contact center Five9 for $14.7B

Zoom buys cloud contact center Five9 for .7B Zoom yesterday announced plans buy cloud call center service provider Five9 in a $14.7 billion all-stock transaction. Subject to shareholder approval, the acquisition is expected to close in the first half of 2022. The acquisition could allow the to hedge its video bets after 18 months […]

Say hello to the Windows 365 Cloud PC

Say hello to the Windows 365 Cloud PC It’s good to finally see Windows 365 Cloud PC arrive. I’ve been talking about Microsoft’s Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) for years. (Yes, I know all about Windows 11, which I think is just a massive Windows 10 security patch. Windows 11 was never, contrary to what some people think, the […]

The best progressive web apps for productivity

The best progressive web apps for productivity Say the phrase “progressive web app” to most people — including tech-savvy professionals — and you’re bound to be met with a consistent reaction: the classic blank stare, probably followed by a period of awkward silence. Progressive web apps  — or PWAs, as they’re often called — […]