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Hands-on review: The Google Chromecast
It’s all very Google-centric, and yes, you can end up sharing a lot of personal information should you tick all the boxes. However, you have the power there, to customise your use and the kind of data you will share.
Kiwis being taken for a ride with certification due to SEO fears
A digital marketing agency has noticed that many New Zealand SMEs are paying far too much for SSL certification.
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
Google’s new €600m Denmark data centre: The facts
The relentless march of the hyperscalers continues with today’s announcement that Google is committing a whopping €600 million to a new data centre in Denmark.
AWS tops all four global markets, APAC a unique case
The order of proceedings remains relatively the same in three of the four major regions for public cloud services providers, but the APAC market is bolstered by the prominence of China.
What the people say - Gartner’s November Customers’ Choices
A roundup of the latest Gartner Peer Insight Customers’ Choices from Backup and Recovery to Business Intelligence and Analytics, and more.
Google Cloud CEO stepping down to welcome ex-Oracle exec
Google Cloud has grown significantly under Greene's tenure, but has involved tens of billions of dollars and little gains on AWS and Azure.
NZ's online merchants can now offer Google Pay
With Google Pay, customers will be able to speed through checkout with just a few clicks."
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.
Dropbox strengthens security with raft of new partnerships
Integrations will keep customer content protected and secure with tools for controlling identity access, governing data, and managing devices.
Research shows G Suite can’t be counted out yet
Google continues to introduce developments in the G Suite technology services driving greater adoption among enterprises.
Singapore to Australia subsea cable lands in Sydney
This will be Australia’s first ever direct optical path from Sydney to Singapore, passing through Indonesia on the way.
Big 5 cloud providers tighten stranglehold on market
While the market is seeing strong growth, it's coming at the expense of small-to-medium sized cloud operators.
Gartner’s top tips to keep relevant in the face of change
“Continuous change can be made into an asset if an organisation sharpens its vision in order to see the future coming.”
Google & Orange team up on new submarine cable connecting EU & US
Google's new cable connecting the US to the French Atlantic coast will be first for more than 15 years, and Orange will be the landing partner.
No Pixel 3 for Kiwis - Why the snub, Google?
Google’s offerings in the NZ market are limited at best and there is no sign of when its latest phone will be hitting our shores.
Google wants carbon-free energy for data centres 24/7
Google is continuing its renewable rampage with the statement "the internet is 24/7, carbon-free energy should be too"
Five reasons to love the fifth-gen Chromecast
With thousands of compatible apps to cast from, people are tapping the Cast button more than ever.
Google shutting down Google+ after covering up privacy bug
Google’s management was aware of the bug but chose not to share it with the public to avoid scrutiny by regulators.
Google marks 20th anniversary with glimpse of what's ahead
This Friday marks Google’s 20th anniversary – and to celebrate the company has taken a trip down memory lane - as well as a trip into the future of Search.
Subsea cable linking SG and AU lands at Perth – just 6,800km to go
A number of heavyweights are behind the cable linking Australia to Southeast Asia, including Google, Singtel, Telstra, and AARNet.
Google continues renewable rampage with new wind farm investment
Google's goal with this Finland investment is to buy enough renewable energy to match the power consumed across its global operations.
Meeting Solutions Magic Quad - The Leaders' pros and cons
LogMeIn, Zoom, Microsoft and Cisco are ‘Leaders’ in the Gartner Meeting Solutions Magic Quadrant. We look at the strengths and cautions for each.
Hyperscale data centre CAPEX up 59% - but dominated by usual suspects
In the first half of this year more than US$53b has been spent on hyperscale data centre development, with the bulk of that from just 5 companies.