November 17, 2014

Reference: Final Version of NIST’s Guide to Cloud Computing Now Available

Title Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations Publisher NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies) Full Text (81 pages; PDF) Background via FedScoop: NIST releases final version of cloud computing guide Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations (Special Publication 800-146), NIST’s general guide to cloud computing, explains systems in plain language and provides recommendations for information technology […]

OverDrive Plans to Launch a Browser-Based E-Book Reader Later This Year

From OverDrive: OverDrive today announced plans to launch later this year a new eBook reading platform, “OverDrive Read.” Based on open standards HTML5 and EPUB, OverDrive Read creates a fresh, direct and immersive reading experience offering significant benefits for publishers, booksellers, libraries and schools.  Unlike eBook apps or devices, OverDrive Read enables readers using standard […]

Digital Preservation: DuraSpace Offers DuraCloud Access To Internet2 Members

From a DuraSpace Announcement: DuraSpace and Internet2 announced today at the Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting that Internet2 members now have automatic access to DuraCloud, a trusted service for archiving and managing content in the cloud featuring one-click creation of many copies, in multiple locations with several providers. DuraCloud is the first Internet2 NET+ community-developed […]

Dropbox Adds New Feature, Share Direct Links to Items or Folders

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From the Dropbox Blog: Once you’ve saved that video of your niece’s birthday party to Dropbox, just make a link to send to grandma and she can simply watch online — no download required! This saves you the hassle of having to re-upload or attach it to an email. Anyone with the link gets access […]

Forecast: Gartner Says Personal Cloud Services Will Be Integrated in Most Connected Devices by 2013

From a Gartner News Release: By the end of 2013, consumer cloud services for accessing content will be integrated into 90 percent of all connected consumer devices, according to technology research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. Speaking at a briefing for technology industry executives in Singapore today, Gartner managing vice president Andrew Johnson said that […]

"LifeTime Library Thought to be the First Nationwide" (UNC Chapel Hill)

From the University of North Carolina News: How often have you wondered, “What did I do with that report I presented when I was in college? Did I save it on my laptop, on a CD, to my cell phone, or is it on a computer I no longer have?” Or, after graduating, have you […]

"Bug: New Google Docs Hidden" Plus Look Back At a Month of Concerns About "Hidden Docs" Issue

Technology working properly all of the time is one thing but communicating with users and fixing  tech problems is another. Here’s the story. Barry Schwartz thanks us (you’re welcome) for alerting him to a problem with Google Docs Lists (that we think is now solved). You can read about it on Barry’s Search Engine Roundtable […]

Interactive Map: "Federal CIO Launches Data Center Consolidation Map"

From a Tech Insider/NextGov Report by Joseph Marks: Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s office has launched an interactive map listing the 137 data centers it has either already closed or plans to close by the end of this year. The map lists data centers’ names and locations — down to geographic coordinates — and whether the […]

"Introducing Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon Cloud Player for Web, and Amazon Cloud Player for Android"

From the News Release: Amazon.com today announced the launch of Amazon Cloud Drive (www.amazon.com/clouddrive), Amazon Cloud Player for Web (www.amazon.com/cloudplayer) and Amazon Cloud Player for Android (www.amazon.com/cloudplayerandroid). Together, these services enable customers to securely store music in the cloud and play it on any Android phone, Android tablet, Mac or PC, wherever they are. Customers […]