What We Can Learn from the Hostgator, BlueHost Downtime

When Hostgator and BlueHost along with a myriad of other hosting companies owned by Endurance International Group went down Twitter was abuzz with mad clients complaining. Many of which had no local copies of their site(s). Nor did they have a backup plan for them or if applied, their clients. It is understandable that web […]

Using ownCloud as a Home Based Personal Cloud

I use many devices in many places and find simple set-it-and-forget-it services like Dropbox make my life much easier. I always need access to many different files on a daily basis. Yet I like many others are not comfortable with some of the privacy policies or terms of service most 3rd party services force you […]

Green Coding for Greener Clouds

I was reading an interesting article on Inhabitat about various large IT companies working to create code auditors that audit for energy efficiency.  Being that server farms are a huge user of energy it makes perfect sense to not only try to use renewable energy sources to power them.  But to go to the source […]

The Constitutional issues of cloud computing

Would James Madison, for example, agree with some current interpretations of the Fourth Amendment, which hold that old-fashioned letters stored in a dresser drawer enjoy stronger legal protection against search and seizure than an e-mail stored on the Web or a private post left for a friend on Facebook? In a world where every computer […]