The best cloud storage apps

Ever since the advent of the cloud, it’s become an essential working tool: whether sending emails or managing documents, the cloud makes mobile working and document backups easier and saves time. Here’s our selection of essential apps for working in the cloud in optimal conditions. Google Drive Google’s ultra-versatile cloud solution has been available since 2012. Google Drive allows you to store files and work directly with Google’s office suite (Google Doc, Google Sheets, Google Slide, Google Forms, compatible with Office) across all your digital devices. Everything is accessible via your Google account, which also means you can manage...

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Why the tech giants are coming to Europe

What has prompted tech giants such as Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce, Google, Facebook and Apple to open more data centres in Europe? We looked at the latest announcements and the new European law on data protection, which is one of the reasons behind this development. The strategy of the leading cloud and digital service players is very clear: to land and retain customers (companies and public organisations) in the EU. In 2018, data hosting will come under stricter legislation and be harmonised across all member states. American companies who will have to comply with these requirements are...

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With #Public CaaS, Alter Way is imagining the cloud of the future

A member of the Econocom Galaxy  since June 2015, Alter Way is an open source specialist that offers outsourcing services for major companies, SMEs and public sector companies. In June 2016, Alter Way announced it was launching an innovative new Containers-as-a-Service offering: Public CaaS . Developed on Docker, an open-source technology that automates the deployment of applications inside software containers, this solution offers optimal flexibility to manage peak loads and ensure better scalability. Hervé Leclerc, Technical Director for Alter Way, told us how this unique offering works.   Founded in 2006 by Véronique Torner and Philippe Montargès, Alter Way offers solutions in...

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Commercial #Drones: a growing market

Commercial use of drones is a promising sector: in France, a number of startups are making a name for themselves in this field. But in order to crack the industrial market, manufacturers will have to improve the accuracy of the data collected and Big Data processing. Drones are increasingly being used for professional purposes, chiefly for aerial photography, precision agriculture and public safety. In the industrial sector, the most common applications of drones are currently for inspection and infrastructure monitoring, as illustrated on the table below drawn up by Oliver Wyman. But the full potential of UAVs has barely...

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What’s a Data Lake?

In the field of big data storage and processing, a data lake is a new type of platform for storing companies’ data. So how are they different from data warehouses, and what’s the point of them? Processed data storage vs. raw data storage: that’s one of the major difference between data warehouses and data lakes. The term data lake first appeared in October 2010 on James Dixon’s blog. The CTO of Business Intelligence specialists Pentaho defined it as follows: “If you think of a datamart as a store of bottled water – cleansed and packaged and structured for easy...

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