The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Locating The ON Switch

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Locating The ON Switch

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How Cloud Data Is Driving Transparency In The Channel

How Cloud Data Is Driving Transparency In The Channel

Cloud Data Is Driving Transparency Cloud technology and global data have opened up a world of opportunity for manufacturers who sell into retail (B2C) and industrial (B2B) channels. These organizations can attribute much of their success to their channel partners – distributors and resellers – who help move the goods from the manufacturing plant to…

Security: The Goodwill Virus That Keeps On Giving

Security: The Goodwill Virus That Keeps On Giving

The Goodwill Virus When Caitlyn Jenner officially introduced herself to the world by way of a Vanity Fair cover story in June 2015, the event was unique not only for the groundbreaking content but in the way it was produced. It delivered a very powerful lesson about computer security for corporate decision-makers in all industries.…

Cloud Startups In The Caribbean

Cloud Startups In The Caribbean

Caribbean Cloud Startups Though we generally focus our attention on the larger global markets where venture capitalists are hoping for greatest return on invested money, there are many smaller sectors scattered across the globe that are presenting their own robust and innovative startups. The Caribbean has a growing startup ecosystem, and their entrepreneurs while creating…

Self-Driving Google Computers Are Almost Ready To Drive

Self-Driving Google Computers Are Almost Ready To Drive

Google Self-driving Cars Making Headway U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O),…

Cloud Services Growth – Public vs Private

Cloud Services Growth – Public vs Private

Public vs Private Cloud The idea of a ‘private cloud’ has been with us for nearly 10 years now, yet surprisingly, a new analysis indicates that the growth of this once extremely-hyped sector has slowed dramatically while the adoption of the public cloud has continued to grow steadily. An analysis by the tech community resource…

Google Cloud Functions – Development Tool

Google Cloud Functions – Development Tool

Google Cloud Functions  Similar to the popular Amazon Web Services (AWS) tool Lambda, the Google Cloud Platform has released its own service allowing developers to set up functions which are triggered in response to specific events – Google Cloud Functions. Despite the considerable potential of this tool, Google has been relatively quiet about the launch,…

4 Cloud Technology Trends To Look Out For

4 Cloud Technology Trends To Look Out For

Cloud Technology Trends When you are reading articles on the future of tech on the Internet you cannot escape mention of the cloud: it is set to be the best thing that has ever happened to us, pundits assure us, and there is a promise of some serious money to be made. Reading these articles you can tell there is…

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Cloud Infographic – Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic – Corporate IT Security Stats

Corporate IT Security Stats Each week on CloudTweaks we provide a few shoutouts to companies who provide engaging and interesting infographics that reflect our readers interests.  In this case, we have an excellent infographic provided by the team at arellia.com which takes a closer look at cyber-security and some of the biggest malware threats over the…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Chances are if you’re working for a startup or smaller company, you don’t have a robust IT department. You’d be lucky to even have a couple IT specialists. It’s not that smaller companies are ignoring the value and importance of IT, but with limited resources, they can’t afford to focus on anything…

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think

Cloud Computing Is Greener Than You Think Last week we touched upon how a project in Finland had blended two of the world’s most important industries, cloud computing and green technology, to produce a data centre that used nearby sea water to both cool their servers and heat local homes.  Despite such positive environmental projects, there…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

The Storytelling Machine: Big Content and Big Data

The Storytelling Machine: Big Content and Big Data

Bridging The Gap Between Big Content and Big Data Advances in cloud computing, along with the big data movement, have transformed the business IT landscape. Leveraging the cloud, companies are now afforded on demand capacity and mobile accessibility to their business-critical systems and information. At the same time, the amount of structured and unstructured data…

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud One of the least considered benefits of cloud computing in the average small or mid-sized business manager’s mind is the aspect of disaster recovery. Part of the reason for this is that so few small and mid-size businesses have ever contemplated the impact of a major disaster on their IT…

Cloud Security: How Can GRC Help?

Cloud Security: How Can GRC Help?

Cloud Security An integrated GRC approach to cloud acceptance, adoption and scale includes the risk perspective from the beginning. Harnessing the power of cloud security with a GRC framework can promote and improve information security practices and drive better business performance. One of my favorite Dilbert cartoons shows Mordac, the “Preventer of Information Service,” saying,…

How Your Business Can Overcome Its Fear of BYOD

How Your Business Can Overcome Its Fear of BYOD

Overcoming BYOD Fear While the popularity of the remote workforce has been on the rise, more and more people are returning to the office to work out of fear that their business data isn’t secure, according to a Neustar report. A whopping 83 percent of respondents are worried about the security of their files, and 27…

Are You SURE You Are Ready For The Cloud?: Security of Business

Are You SURE You Are Ready For The Cloud?: Security of Business

Cloud Business Security Last month I went into the financial side of moving to the cloud. This month I am going to focus on the other main reason I have seen customers migrate to the cloud: Security of business. When I say security, I do not mean username and passwords, but a stability of the environment…

The Meaning Of Secure Business Agility In The Cloud

The Meaning Of Secure Business Agility In The Cloud

Secure Business Agility In The Cloud As cloud continues to accelerate business delivery and shift away the balance of power from IT and InfoSec to business users, organizations need to find ways to ensure that security is part of a business process rather than an afterthought. Today’s organizations are transacting some of their most valuable…

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