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Google Cloud Shows Carbon Footprint

According to TechCrunch, Google Cloud will now give users a carbon footprint report. 

Google Cloud today announced a new (and free) feature that will provide its users with custom carbon footprint reports that detail the carbon emissions their cloud usage generates.

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WhatsApp Allowing Cloud Encryption

WhatsApp is now allowing customers to encrypt their chat history in the cloud, reports TechCrunch. 

WhatsApp is beginning to roll out a new feature that will provide its two billion users the option to encrypt their chat history backup in iCloud or Google Drive, patching a major loophole that has been exploited by governments to obtain and review private communication between individuals.

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Microsoft Hold on Cloud Weakens

According to Market Watch, companies switching to multiple cloud computing systems is lessening Microsoft’s hold on the industry. 

The digital clouds are parting, and shining new light on once-fledgling cloud-computing efforts.

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Common Migration Pitfalls to Avoid

Companies planning to migrate to the cloud can avoid these common pitfalls, reports Information Week. 

According to Hosting Tribunal, 94% of companies have a cloud presence, but only 20% have undergone cloud transformation.

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Marketers Need to Embrace Cloud

According to Entrepreneur, marketers need to embrace using the cloud.

One of the biggest trends of the last decade was the emergence of the cloud infrastructure that people and businesses have come to fully rely on.

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The Cloud Requires New Rules

According to Reuters, the Bank of England believes that cloud computing requires new industry rules.

New rules will be needed to deal with operational risks from banks relying on outsourced 'cloud' computing from Amazon (AMZN.O), Google (GOOGL.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and others for providing services to customers, the Bank of England said on Friday.

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Getting Your Cloud Migration Right

Part of migrating to the cloud is planning to migrate to the cloud, reports Forbes. 

To fight this battle, companies are digitizing every area of their operations, looking for agility and insights from data and analytics. This transformational effort includes migrating workloads to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, which may not have been historically deployed as cloud-ready applications.

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Big 3 Agree to "Trusted Cloud Principles"

Google, Microsoft and Amazon agree to “Trusted Cloud Principles”, reports ZD Net. 

Some of the world's largest tech giants -- Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce/Slack, Atlassian, SAP, and Cisco -- have joined forces to establish the Trusted Cloud Principles in what they are claiming is their commitment to protecting the rights of their customers.

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Egress Fees Could be Amazon's Weakness

According to Business Insider, the next big cloud fight will be over egress fees. 

Database giant Oracle and $36 billion web security firm Cloudflare are two very different companies, but they found common ground in recent days when they both took aim at mutual rival Amazon Web Services over what's called the data egress fee — casting a light on what may prove to be a rare competitive weakness for AWS.

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Lack of Skills Hinders Cloud Progress

According to InfoWorld, the lack of cloud skills is hindering progress on the cloud. 

It’s not really news anymore. Gartner recently stated that the current lack of skilled IT workers is foiling the adoption of cloud, edge computing, and other technologies. Note, these are all cloud related in one way or another.

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