At GoDaddy, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the way that small businesses have taken advantage of all that the Internet offers, expanding their services and sales opportunities beyond the traditional brick and mortar. So what are some of the biggest trends that impacted small businesses this year, and how will they grow in 2015?

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The massive Sony data breach was carried out by an international group including a former employee, according to security firm Norse. This is in contrast to popular belief that North Korea was behind the breach, a belief confirmed by the FBI and President Obama on Dec. 19.

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Some encryption techniques provide better protection from the spying techniques of the NSA than others, at least as of 2012, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden and published over the weekend by Der Spiegel.

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Faced with heavy competition in the cloud computing market, a lack of long-term relationships with enterprise customers, and other difficulties, Google could be facing some significant challenges in becoming a serious player in the public cloud computing space.

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As 2014 draws to a close, the latest data from the HTTP Archive shows that the average web page grew 15 percent to almost 2Mb in the past year. That rate of increase is down from 30 percent in 2012 and 32 percent last year.

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Access to Gmail is being restored in Beijing after authorities had shutdown access to Google’s email service through third-party applications late last week.

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The website of the Internet Systems Consortium, the non-profit organization behind the BIND Domain Name System software, is down for maintenance after administrators found signs of a possible malware infection.

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Cloud hosing service Mega is planning to release a browser based video call and chat service “soon,” according to founder Kim Dotcom. The service will be fully encrypted, and Dotcom claims it will steal market share directly from leading online chat service Skype.

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Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has become a popular, cloud-based offering for businesses of every size. But, what really separates true DRaaS from cheap imitators? How do top DRaaS providers differentiate their DR services from the crowd?

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Cisco has announced a deal to acquire Neohapsis, a privately held security advisory company which provides risk management, compliance, cloud, application, mobile, and infrastructure security solutions.

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