The next update to Windows 10, due to be released in October, will be smarter about how it frees up disk space and cleans up temporary files. Central to this update is OneDrive cloud storage. Since last fall's update, Windows 10 has used a clever system of placeholder files to make OneDrive cloud storage seamless to use. With placeholders, the local OneDrive directory appears to contain the full directory structure and all the files that are found in the cloud. Any attempts to open or modify one of those files causes the data to be seamlessly retrieved from the cloud. There are various manual controls available; for example, files can be marked as always available offline (so they'll never be a placeholder, always a real file), and their local copies can be manually removed (leaving just the placeholder stub behind). The next update will perform some of this management automatically. As part of its Storage Sense feature, Windows will be able to automatically remove the local … [Read more...] about Windows 10 will use the cloud to free up disk space
Using the cloud
The current flaw in Nectome’s plan is that its technique must be the cause of death – in essence, it must kill the person for the brain to be preserved. The company is yet to demonstrate an uploaded brain, but it poses the question, has cloud computing gone too far? Cloud computing, and the resulting as-a-service business models, have drastically changed the way many businesses operate. Whether it’s a product, software or even artificial intelligence, you name it, you can rent it. The cloud offers a myriad of benefits to manufacturers — connected systems able to communicate across the internet can be easily integrated. Hardware costs and investment in IT infrastructure is drastically reduced, which crucially means that companies don’t have to invest in their own data centers. Using cloud-based maintenance application also means there’s no need for time-consuming or costly updates – the cloud provider updates and maintains the server and the … [Read more...] about Is Maintenance Best Done Using The Cloud?
How to get started with AWS, install Apache, create an EFS volume and much more. The cloud is here to stay, regardless of how you access data day to day. Whether you are uploading and sharing new photos with friends in your social-media account or updating documents and spreadsheets alongside your peers in your office or school, chances are you're connecting to the cloud in some form or another. In the first part of this series, I explored what makes up the cloud and how it functions when all of its separate moving pieces come together. In this article, building from Part I's foundations, I cover using the cloud through some actual examples. Getting Started with AWS For the purposes of this article, I'm focusing on a few of the top offerings provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Please know that I hold no affiliation to or with Amazon, nor am I stating that Amazon offerings exceed those of its competitors. If you haven't already, be sure to register an account. But before you … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know about the Cloud and Cloud Computing, Part II: Using the Cloud
Produced by every single organization, data is the common denominator across industries as we look to advance how cloud and AI are incorporated into our operations and daily lives. Before the potential of cloud-powered data science and AI is fully realized, however, we first face the challenge of grappling with the sheer volume of data. This means figuring out how to turn its velocity and mass from an overwhelming firehose into an organized stream of intelligence.To capture all the complex data streaming into systems from various sources, businesses have turned to data lakes. Often on the cloud, these are storage repositories that hold an enormous amount of data until it’s ready to be analyzed: raw or refined, and structured or unstructured. This concept seems sound: the more data companies can collect, the less likely they are to miss important patterns and trends coming from their data.However, a data scientist will quickly tell you that the data lake approach is a recipe for a … [Read more...] about Use the cloud to create open, connected data lakes for AI, not data swamps
LAS VEGAS -- Capital One Financial Corp. is taking big steps in its transformation into a tech company.The Fortune 500 company, one of the top 10 largest banks in the U.S. with $313 billion in total assets, wants to be a tech company that also is a top financial services provider.It's a change in strategy and focus, said Rob Alexander, CIO of Capital One, based in McLean, Virginia. Among its plans as it transitions to a "tech" company are an open, collaborative workspace, IT workers with new skill sets, fast-paced apps and a service evolution, and a focus on leading with cutting-edge technologies."We need to be a high-productivity software engineering organization," Alexander said in an interview with Computerworld at this week's AWS re:Invent conference. "The winners in banking are going to be really great technology companies. It didn't use to be the case historically that you really needed to be a great software development company and a great analytics company, but it's really … [Read more...] about Capital One rides the cloud to tech company transformation