cloud computing

Dell Project Ophelia slaps Android in a USB computer for cloud-based joy

Dell Project Ophelia slaps Android in a USB computer for cloud-based joy

Dell may have ditched its Android phone plans, but it's still kicking Google's OS around, with the new Dell Wyse Project Ophelia USB computer relying on Android to turn any display into a PC or cloud gaming system. Slightly larger than a memory stick, Project Ophelia plugs into the USB port on compatible TVs or monitors and boots into a customized cloud-centric interface, remotely accessing your Windows PC and allowing you to view and edit all of your usual files. However, Dell also suggests that it could make for a great personal cloud gaming system, echoing features from OnLive and NVIDIA's new Project SHIELD.

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Department of Veterans Affairs signs $36m cloud-computing deal

Department of Veterans Affairs signs $36m cloud-computing deal

The Department of Veterans Affairs has signed a $36 million deal with HP and Microsoft that will result in 600,000 users being migrated to Microsoft's cloud email and collaboration services. The contract is for 5 years, and involves an initial amount of 15,000 employees being transitioned to Office 365 for Government. The rest of the staff will be transitioned over the rest of the contract's duration.

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Google NC data center gets Street View treatment

Google NC data center gets Street View treatment

If you were wondering where the internet is housed, you're asking the wrong question - but if you want to know where Google's corner of the internet lives, you're in luck. This week Google has released not just a high-definition set of photos from several of their data centers, they've got a lovely Street View look at one in particular. Google's Lenoir, NC data center has the greatest little look-around you could hope for this afternoon.

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Acer Aspire M5 Series Ultrabooks detailed with touch for Windows 8

Acer Aspire M5 Series Ultrabooks detailed with touch for Windows 8

Today is a hot day for your Acer Windows 8-bound notebook family with not just the V5 series popping up for touchscreen laptop justice, but with the Aspire M5 Series Ultrabook as well. What we've got here with the M5 Ultrabook is a unit that will be sold exclusively by Best Buy stores in the United States - so don't expect them anywhere else, basically. Here you'll have an 8-hour battery life supporting a 14-inch Aspire M5-481PT and a 15.6-inch Aspire M5-581T. They come in different colors, too!

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AT&T’s team up with IBM is exactly the jolt “the cloud” needs

AT&T’s team up with IBM is exactly the jolt “the cloud” needs

If you're hesitant to work with your data stored in this ephemeral location called "the cloud", you're not alone - but AT&T and IBM have announced a team-up today that'll send a shock through the market that'll have masses of users converting. When you've got a new technology - or any technology that people may be hesitant to use in general - your best bet in making people adopt it is to prove to them that it's reliable at the same time as it is either fun or helpful to use. To do that you need brand power and better yet, cross-brand power like AT&T and IBM are demonstrating this week.

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Oracle isn’t planning NetApp acquisition, Ellison says

Oracle isn’t planning NetApp acquisition, Ellison says

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has laid any rumors of another acquisition to rest today. Many were thinking that NetApp might be the next buyout target for Oracle, which has already purchased 8 other companies this year, but speaking to CNBC today, Ellison said that Oracle is done acquiring other companies... at least for now. Instead, Oracle will be focusing on its own "organic growth" for a while, as the company thinks it has all of the pieces in place to facilitate such growth.

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