From HealthCare.gov to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
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Dropbox outages and security issues The easy-to-use cloud service that works just like your local hard drive has had some slip-ups in its short history. Stolen passwords were used to hack into Dropbox accounts in August 2012 and the service was found to be vulnerable to DDoS attacks this past fall. Dropbox also experienced a 16-hour outage in January and a shorter outage in May. Cloud outages are inevitable, and Dropbox remains popular, but when you're the top dog, every tiny outage or breach makes people wonder if you're worth the convenience.
SaaS As Innovation Driver?Software as a service is the clear No. 1 way enterprises consume cloud. InformationWeek's SaaS Innovation Survey reveals three tips to get the most from SaaS: Make it a popularity contest. Have an escape plan. And remember that identity is the new perimeter.