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According to a recent blog post by IBM, people and businesses will continue the trend of reducing their need to rely on costly hardware and infrastructure by placing files and applications in the cloud. Given the multitude of cloud storage providers out there, you must take care in choosing a provider who will offer the maximum amount of low-cost storage and bandwidth, while still keeping your data safe. This list represents our top 10 picks for cloud storage. All offer a free tier allowing you to see if they're right for you before handing over any hard-earned cash. Also check out: Dropbox vs Box which cloud storage service will be left standing 1. Dropbox The Granddaddy of cloud storage, Dropbox offers a rather measly 2GB of free storage, but this can be increased up to 16GB free of charge by linking your Dropbox to social media and referring friends to join the service.
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This is the season when my colleagues and I spend a lot of time reviewing applications for graduate school, most of which were submitted after the recent election. I direct two master's programs at Columbia, one a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy and the other a Master of Science in Sustainability Management . Together, the two programs enroll about 300 students. Columbia also has programs in climate and society, sustainable development and development practice. Among this student body there is a deep sense of unease with the direction of the U.S. federal government, but that is coupled with a high degree of confidence in the importance of the emerging green economy. Over the next several years, they'll be avoiding the U.S. federal government and devoting their brainpower to nonprofits, local governments and the private sector.
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The more complex the on-site setup, the more difficult it is to port into a cloud equivalent – and potentially more expensive. Few clients that have invested in bespoke, highly tuned applications will be eager to throw it all away and start again with the next big cloud equivalent. The pattern of travel for most is to carve out the discreet bits that can happily reside in the cloud while saving on licence fees, bumping up reliability or driving down management overheads. For partners that have developed vertical market expertise around particular software stacks or vendor ecosystems, understanding how to move a CRM or ERP platform to the cloud, and the actual best practice steps, is a valuable commodity. The cloud as an aid to managed services The cloud is not just a destination for end-clients. The channel can also use the advantages of cloud, including scale and pay-as-you-go pricing, to further enhance parts of their portfolio.
Channel Pro
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Sales, finance, operations and a whole host of other departments, although connected to the body corporate, will have a different set of procedures, drivers and goals. Yet IT as the common strand helps to unify and manage many of the separate processes to allow the organisations to flourish. However, as data passes across these different silos it is often amassed in dissimilar applications, and in the worst cases utilised in unsecure ways. For example, Dropbox repositories or collated reports which are archived on file servers that are not within the scope of a centralised IT security policy. Alongside operational silos, many organisations are also restricted by cultural and management walls where accountability and blame can restrict the ability of a common IT security policy to function correctly. This poses a perfect opportunity for an MSP to provide risk intelligence, along with actionable insights, that can allow organisations to do the right thing without stepping on the toes of senior managers or departmental heads.
The Sun Daily
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ATHENS: Greece's Supreme Court on Monday postponed an expected ruling on whether to extradite eight Turkish officers sought by Ankara over July's failed military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A justice source said the decision will be announced on Thursday as one of the presiding judges fell ill. The case involves eight Turkish military officers who landed a helicopter in the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis in July, a day after the botched coup against Erdogan. Earlier in Jan, Supreme Court prosecutors had argued against sending the officers back to Turkey, citing fears about their safety and rights to an impartial trial. The officers say that members of their families have been sacked from their jobs and had their passports confiscated. They deny having taken part in the putsch and claim their lives are in danger. Their applications for asylum in Greece in July were rejected but appeals are currently being processed.
Plymouth Herald
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Numbers of working farmers seeking financial help rose significantly in 2016, with Cornwall, Devon and Somerset among the counties receiving the most support, according to a farming charity. The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) saw a 67% increase in requests for help from working farmers in 2016. The welfare charity, which supports farming people of all ages in financial difficulty and of limited means, said the rise in applications was for a number of reasons. Paul...
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Scunthorpe Telegraph
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BARTON's Friends of Baysgarth Park is celebrating a £1,000 windfall thanks to insurance giant Aviva's Community Fund. The Friends group was only set up in early 2016 with its sole intention to support the 30 acre park towards gaining the prestigious Green Flag status. The group has secured £4,700 from Barton Town Council and £40,000 from North Lincolnshire Council towards the first tranche of work. Other applications are in the pipeline and the Friends hope to have...
Breitbart News
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Migrants rejected for asylum by Germany are flooding into the French capital Paris, leaving some migrant centres almost completely full. Between 50 and 100 rejected asylum seekers are entering France per day, according to figures from Europe 1 Le JDD, causing a new headache for the country’s authorities and creating a defining issue for the forthcoming presidential election. Berlin registered some 280,000 asylum claims in 2016, although over 700,000 are still being processed. Of these, 162,510 were filed by Syrians and 127,892 by Afghans. The vast majority of Syrians receive asylum status if they can prove their identity. However, one out of every two asylum applications from Afghans get rejected. Those rejected migrants, instead of waiting to be deported, then try their luck in a different country. A 400-place asylum centre opened by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo in November is already close-to-full, and the city has announced the creation of another 200 places to cope with demand.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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RESEARCH has found thousands of people who are helping to bring up their grandchildren could be missing out on valuable credits which would help to build up their pension. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by Royal London found only a low number of applications had been made for grandparents' credit. This could amount to a loss of more than £4,500 over a 20-year retirement - and thousands of people are missing out. MORE:...
Hackaday
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Builders can integrate the blocks with other Lego designs, too. We've seen lots of additions and enhancements to Mindstorms (along with lots of interesting applications ). It will be interesting to see what hacks appear for Boost. Filed under: Microcontrollers , robots hacks
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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RESEARCH has found thousands of people who are helping to bring up their grandchildren could be missing out on valuable credits which would help to build up their pension. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request submitted to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by Royal London found only a low number of applications had been made for grandparents' credit. This could amount to a loss of more than £4,500 over a 20-year retirement - and thousands of people are missing out. MORE:...
Coventry Telegraph
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Techradar
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It's not all about climbing Everest You dont need to have a huge knowledge of cutting-edge VR applications to imagine how immersion within a virtual environment could be hugely beneficial to people living with disabilities, enabling participation across a range of activities within a space that feels relatively safe and free of limitations. When we think of VR experiences, most of us will probably imagine things like climbing Everest or flying through space. But Shannon Garcia, a communication designer specialising in design for neurodiversity, explains that rather more prosaic experiences have the potential to change lives. If you have mobility issues, traveling to a friend's hometown might have been too difficult, especially somewhere that's logistically complicated, she says. Google Earth VR lets people travel and experience that spatial presence together in a way that makes it so much more accessible than a physical trip would ever be.
The Sun Daily
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The statement also said that only national-level celebrations or public events, and corporate events with commercial value, would be allowed to hold pyrotechnic displays, but complete application for the purpose must be submitted online within seven working days before the event using the e-Pyro system in KDN website at www.moha.gov.my. Only applications which met the criteria and had no adverse effect on public safety would be considered for approval. Meanwhile, the statement said international or foreign companies were not allowed to import or organise pyrotechnic displays unless it was done in collaboration with local pyrotechnic companies. "Any violation of these regulations is an offence under the Explosives Act 1957. Those convicted might face maximum jail term of seven years or fine of RM10,000, or both," the statement added. — Bernama
The Sun Daily
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"There is currently a backlog of 4,000 foreign student visa applications due to EMGS's lethargy, both at public and private universities," he said. EMGS was established as a non-profit company limited by guarantee under the Higher Education Ministry to carry out marketing, promotion and recruitment of international students to Malaysia. Ahmad Zahid explained that the visa approval process was expedited because foreign students were a contributor to the national economy through foreign currency exchange, involving RM5 billion annually. Aside from that, he said, the government also agreed to provide visa to the students' parents or guardians, particularly from the Middle East, to enable them stay in Malaysia and take care of their children. "This is the culture of parents in the Middle East. We will provide them visa but only after security screening, as we cannot compromise on the question of national security," he stressed. — Bernama
Windows Blog
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This week we have updates for both new and experienced developers alike! Take a look below to see the latest news from the Windows Developer team. New year, new dev: Developing your idea into a UWP app With little or no prior experience, you’ll learn how to use XAML and C# to create amazing Windows 10 UWP applications, get those apps ready for publishing and see them run on UWP devices ranging from Xbox One and PC, to mobile and even Raspberry Pi. Get started here: Turn your idea into a publishable app! Learn how to create the apps you've always wanted to build right here: https://t.co/O9mKecO29n Windows Developer (@windowsdev) January 18, 2017 The Windows Desktop Wallpaper Background! And finally, in case you missed it last week, here is the Visual Studio Shortcuts desktop background we mentioned above. Download it here: http://wndw.ms/FkkoWL Download Visual Studio to get started.
TechCrunch
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Twitter just cant seem to let go of Vine. The company announced last fall it would close the video-sharing community site and its accompanying mobile applications, which it then did just days ago. But it has also taken several steps to ensure that the content created in Vine would not be lost, by offering tools to export videos, both online and in its app. Today, in another move to Read More
Android Police
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The anime-styling selfie app Meitu has exploded in popularity recently, then someone got to wondering why it was asking for so many permissions. It turns out the app is grabbing your IMEI and MAC address and sending them to a server in China. People were understandably concerned, and now Meitu has issued a statement meant to assuage our fears. It kind of doesn't, though. The statement provided to Cnet notes that Meitu is based in China, which we knew. Read More Meitu claims it's collecting user data because it's in China and needs to do ad tracking was written by the awesome team at Android Police .