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FireHost, Inc. Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by The Stephens Group, LLC

FireHost, Inc. Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding Led by The Stephens Group, LLC Investors Confident in FireHost’s Position as the Go-To Cloud Host for Security (DALLAS, TX – Sept. 15, 2011) — FireHost, a secure cloud hosting company, announces today a growth investment by The Stephens Group, LLC, as well as earlier-round investors.…

WhitePaper: Fast Facts for the Hybrid Cloud

Fast Facts for the Hybrid Cloud Read these Fast Facts to learn how Riverbed Technology’s range of solutions enable organizations to build a flexible, hybrid cloud environment. Cloud computing benefits can include a unique blend of performance, availability, cost, and control. However, accomplishing these benefits requires the ability to integrate public and private services with…

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS

The Cloud Lock-In (Part 2): The Great Lock-In of PaaS As we climb up the cloud layers scale, the complexity increases hence the vendor lock-in. PaaS as well as SaaS layers present stronger vendor lock-in than the IaaS layer. Did you read the 1st part on IaaS Lock-In ? The Cloud Lock-In (Part 1): Public IaaS is…

Case Study: Cloud Computing Competence Development (ING)

Case Study: Cloud Computing Competence Development  ING’s IT Strategy ING set out a cloud strategy that had the potential for substantial savings in cost while also providing for greater control of IT infrastructure, newer technology, improved stability, and a more agile organization. However, ING understood that the roles of IT professionals change as a result…

Mobile + Cloud = The Future is Here

Mobile + Cloud = The Future is Here The combination of mobile and cloud technologies seems a match made in heaven. The cloud is highly flexible and charges on usage, while the mobile technologies deliver the applications everywhere and anywhere the users might need them, really fast. I have largely touched upon the subject when…

HP Unveils Expanded Enterprise Security Solutions for the Instant-On Enterprise

HP Unveils Expanded Enterprise Security Solutions for the Instant-On Enterprise Comprehensive security services and technology portfolio delivers insight and protection against modern cyberthreats (PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011) HP today announced its expanded Enterprise Security Solutions portfolio, designed to help enterprises establish and execute a comprehensive security strategy that addresses threats and potential liabilities…

Lightweight Application Development Systems Ride the Cloud: IDG Report

Lightweight Application Development Systems Ride the Cloud: IDG Report Cloud computing is gaining widespread adoption, and for good reason. Lower costs, increased flexibility, and the ability to scale IT resources up or down as needed are among the primary benefits that have a majority of CIOs leveraging the cloud. In a recent survey conducted by…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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