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Security: Taking The Enterprise By Surprise

Security: Taking The Enterprise By Surprise

Security: Taking The Enterprise By Surprise There has been a great deal of discussion surrounding the news of Microsoft phishing emails delivering malware that dodges sandboxes to enterprise users. This is another example of how often the newer forms of detection/prevention security tools (virtual execution) are not effective. Kowsik Guruswamy, CTO for Menlo Security, who…

The Cyberstates 2015 Report

The Cyberstates 2015 Report

The Cyberstates 2015 Report Growth was led by the IT services sector which added 63,300 jobs between 2013 and 2014 and the R&D, testing, and engineering services sector that added 50,700 jobs. “The U.S. tech industry continues to make significant contributions to our economy,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO, CompTIA. “The tech industry accounts for…

Cloud Infographic – Capitalizing On Convergence In Your City

Cloud Infographic – Capitalizing On Convergence In Your City

Capitalizing On Convergence In Your City Plan for the Future “Cloud implementations must address immediate needs but a successful cloud strategy must be flexible enough to respond to rapidly changing business conditions. By 2020, there will be more than 50 billion devices and objects connected through the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything…

Cloud Infographic – 21st Century Schools

Cloud Infographic – 21st Century Schools

Cloud Infographic – 21st Century Schools Teachers have existed since the beginning of time and the practices used by modern instructors have been tried and tested over hundreds of years. Yet now we have cloud linked computers that are changing the way we do business and the way we learn. Students are becoming more versed…

Cloud Infographic – Data Breaches In The United States

Cloud Infographic – Data Breaches In The United States

Data Breaches In The United States The growing prevalence of widely publicized data breaches and the end of 2014 brings reflection, as well as a chance to pause and look at what happened during the year in cybersecurity incidents. 27001 Academy, the largest online learning center where you can get training and documentation for implementing the international…

VMware and Google Expand Agreement – Public Cloud Services

VMware and Google Expand Agreement – Public Cloud Services

VMware and Google Expand Agreement PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – January 29, 2015) – VMware (NYSE: VMW) today announced an expanded agreement with Google to deliver greater enterprise access to public cloud services via VMware vCloud® Air™. As part of this agreement, Google Cloud Platform will be tightly integrated into vCloud Air, providing enterprise customers with greater…

How Dropbox Continues To Prove Steve Jobs Wrong

How Dropbox Continues To Prove Steve Jobs Wrong

How Dropbox Continues To Prove Steve Jobs Wrong The late great Steve Jobs once called Dropbox a “feature, not a product.” Was he ever wrong! Arguably the hottest cloud provider on the market today, Dropbox now has more than 300 million users worldwide. SME’s and large corporations alike rely on Dropbox’s innovative cloud services daily.…

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015 For organizations of all sizes, in 2014 the cloud emerged as a critical part of the default consideration set when implementing any new application – in large part due to the cloud’s proven ability to handle data storage and processing demands in an elastic manner, improved verifiable standards around data security and…

What Top SaaS Vendors Do To Ensure Successful Onboarding

What Top SaaS Vendors Do To Ensure Successful Onboarding

What Top SaaS Vendors Do I am not going to mention names in this article, but if you want to be the best, you must look at what the best do – and do it better. The importance of investing in SaaS onboarding can be easily overlooked in favor of designing efficient and powerful software…

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to helping teams win…

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility A CIO friend of mine once told me that a hybrid cloud model enables him to “own the base, rent the spike” when it comes to unplanned events. Let’s face it – maintaining unused infrastructure for rare or random IT events is expensive and unnecessary in a cloud…

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

The Hot Seat Five cloud questions every CIO needs to know how to answer The cloud is a powerful thing, but here in the CloudTweaks community, we already know that. The challenge we have is validating the value it brings to today’s enterprise. Below, let’s review five questions we need to be ready to address…

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…

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