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Despite recent cloud service outages, security a bigger concern than availability

A 25-minute outage for online retail mega-giant Amazon is yet another hiccup, and still not a reason to abandon the cloud. However, there are other caveats to using cloud services.

The worst deals in tech: Are you being fleeced by these 7 overpriced products?

That shiny new tech toy might appear irresistible—until you realize its mark-up is obscene.

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Four excellent Dropbox alternatives for your small-business storage needs

From extra security to advanced collaboration, these consumer cloud storage providers cater to your professional needs.

Businesses turn to the cloud to back up the cloud

Enterprises that rely on cloud-based services are getting more options for falling back on another cloud if necessary.

Microsoft to rename SkyDrive after losing trademark suit

A British broadcaster has successfully convinced a judge to require Microsoft to change the name of its SkyDrive cloud-storage service because of trademark issues.

How to put your DVD library in the cloud

Free your films from their shiny silver prisons so you can watch them forever on your phone, tablet, Roku box, game console, and other devices.

Rackspace President Lew Moorman to step down

Rackspace President Lew Moorman is stepping down from leading the company, he announced in a blog post today, but will remain on the board of directors of the cloud computing and managed hosting company.

Forrester: File-sync-and-share use heats up for businesses

Dropbox and similar services, with their intuitive and user-friendly interfaces, are in wide uses in businesses, and CIOs are urged to take note, according to a new study.

The promise and perils of replacing your hard drive with Dropbox

Dropbox's plan to replace your hard drive with seamless storage in the sky sounds awesome—except for the for the parts that don't.

Passwords aren’t dying any time soon. Here's how to manage them effectively.

If you rely on passwords to protect your online identity, you should use a tool to help you remember and use them securely.