MyBits Weekly #7

MyBits Weekly #7

Read all the latest tech news on MyBits Weekly and stay in touch with the most important trends in the Cloud, Security, Mobile and Business industries.

In today’s Weekly we have picked the top stories from last seven days.

For full details about each news item, check out the links at the bottom of the page.

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Kim Dotcom teases new cloud storage site that’s ‘better than Mega’

The controversial file-sharing figure isn’t letting his long-running legal woes stop him from creating another Megaupload-style service.

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Why the nirvana of cloud scalability can be easily achievable today

It’s perhaps the most captivating myth of cloud: autoscaling. A major selling point, the promise of autoscaling is that the amount of computing resource automatically scales based on load.

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Assessing the business case for hybrid cloud services adoption

Forging a viable business technology strategy for today’s global networked economy is a high priority for most forward-thinking CEOs across the globe. Their guidance to CIOs is to create the fusion between existing IT infrastructure and modern cloud services

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Report: Cloud Providers Will Spend $23B on Data Center Hardware This Year

Public cloud providers will accelerate spending on data center hardware (servers, storage, and Ethernet switches), in the second half of the year, while spending on IT gear for traditional on-premise enterprise data centers will decline slightly, according to the latest data from IDC.

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Johnson & Johnson Wants to Bring 85 Percent of its Apps in the Cloud by 2018

Johnson & Johnson one of several enterprises that are finding efficiencies with the cloud

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iPhone 7 leak suggests big storage upgrade coming

The latest iPhone 7 rumor suggests that Apple is going to tackle the second biggest annoyance that users have with the iPhone – not enough storage.

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Sharp Aquos 507SH is Japan’s first Android One phone

Japan just got its first Android One device, the Sharp Aquos 507SH, a compact mid-range device. It’s not as kick-ass as Sharps other recent mini, but it’s a solid alternative to the Nexus 5X that we wish was available worldwide.

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Apple patent: iPhone to send responders to emergency location

A new patent awarded to Apple has technology for the iPhone to send 911 responders to the emergency location

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RIP: The BlackBerry Classic (and its iconic keyboard) is dead

The BlackBerry Classic was the last phone to offer users the original BlackBerry physical keyboard experience.

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Second man pleads guilty of hacking entertainment industry celebrities

A second man has pleaded guilty to using a phishing scheme to get access to private and sensitive videos and photographs of people in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

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For Facebook, violating users’ privacy is going to backfire someday

A settings change at Facebook has once again put the social site in a negative light concerning users’ privacy. Someday, users just might decide that they have had enough.

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Europe agrees cyber threat strategy, plans to help fund more startups

The European Parliament has voted to adopt a set of measures aimed at bolstering resilience to digital threats and improving cybersecurity cooperation and info sharing across its 28 Member States.

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European lawmakers approve new cybersecurity law

European lawmakers have approved a new cybersecurity law, a first for the continent, which pushes for greater cyber-defenses and mandates that companies report cyberattacks.

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Investing in your employees’ career growth drives satisfaction

Think adding a ping-pong table and dry cleaning services will boost employee engagement? Think again. What your workforce really wants is the opportunity for career growth.

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The things any startup could be doing to get Fortune 500 customers

New-market disruption is a rare phenomenon and usually comes in waves in conjunction with some form of dramatic technological advance. A study of 1,600 large enterprises published by IDG showed that 69 percent of enterprises have either applications or infrastructure running in the cloud, up from 12 percent in 2012

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How to Maintain Institutional Knowledge When Your Company Depends on Freelancers

One of the underrated costs of employee turnover — in addition to the costs of recruiting and training new employees — is the loss of institutional knowledge represented by departing employees.

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