Author Archives: CloudTweaks

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

7 Main Cloud Security Mistakes  Like sharks off the coast of North Carolina this summer, information security threats are lurking. And now that cloud computing is woven into the fabric of IT everywhere, specific risks to an enterprise’s data apply. Cloud computing is to IT what Shark Week is to summertime: a cultural feeding frenzy.…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations, like the deployment and management of IT infrastructure, applications and services are driven by the…

Cisco Expands Portfolio By Acquiring Threat Protection Firm OpenDNS

Cisco Expands Portfolio By Acquiring Threat Protection Firm OpenDNS

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire OpenDNS Acquisition to Accelerate Cisco’s Cloud Delivered Security Portfolio SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire OpenDNS, a privately held security company based in San Francisco. OpenDNS provides advanced threat protection for any device, anywhere, anytime. The acquisition will boost Cisco’s Security…

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

Looking Under The Hood Do you feel you know your cloud workloads well? Remember when those applications were running locally? You knew every quirk and cared for every surge. Now, they are in the cloud, and everything is different. Sometimes it feels like you barely know them at all. You’re right In many ways it’s…

Interoperable Cloud Based Video Conferencing Platform

Interoperable Cloud Based Video Conferencing Platform

Interoperable Cloud Based Video About going into the cloud, a lot of people just hear jargon and words. In many ways jargon is meant to exclude people from what some feel should be knowledge protected from outsiders. However, jargon is in the end only words, and by breaking down the jargon the subject becomes understandable.…

Wearable Sensors Reduce Risk of Pregnancy Complications For Moms And Babies

Wearable Sensors Reduce Risk of Pregnancy Complications For Moms And Babies

Wearable Sensors Reduce Risk of Pregnancy Complications Pregnancy should be a happy time, but lifestyle-related pregnancy complications are on the increase, and an alarming number of mothers and babies die each year during pregnancy and childbirth. As a result, four scientists have evaluated the use of wearable sensors to motivate healthier lifestyle behavior during pregnancy…

Accounting, The Cloud And ERP

Accounting, The Cloud And ERP

Accounting, The Cloud And ERP The cloud computing concept (Illustration) is really very simple. SaaS (Software as a Service) programs are executed within any number of cloud hosting services located around the world. These SaaS programs can range from Accounting, CRM, Business Intelligence, Email, HR or any number of the thousands that exist in today’s SaaS…

The Future Of Cybersecurity

The Future Of Cybersecurity

The Future of Cybersecurity In 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order to protect critical infrastructure by establishing baseline security standards. One year later, the government announced the cybersecurity framework, a voluntary how-to guide to strengthen cybersecurity and meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to approve the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), moving it one…

Survey Says SaaS Help Desk Is A Must-Have

Survey Says SaaS Help Desk Is A Must-Have

SaaS Help Desk Is A Must-Have Cloud based help desk software lets you automate the management of your IT support, customer support, and IT assets. And it’s moving beyond its nice-to-have status and fast becoming a must-have application for companies of all sizes. That’s what my company, ManageEngine, discovered in a recent user survey —…