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Angry Birds And The NSA

Angry Birds And The NSA

The National Security Agency and British Government Communications Headquarters have been working together since 2007 to plant surveillance into mobile phone users’ applications, allowing them to store location information, alongside a slew of other private information users put into applications.   Popular app Angry Birds was targeted, alongside more common information hotspots like Facebook, LinkedIn…

Russia Accused Of Hacking Hundreds Of Companies Worldwide

Russia Accused Of Hacking Hundreds Of Companies Worldwide

Russia Accused Of Hacking Hundreds Of Companies Worldwide US Cyber Security firm CrowdStrike has accused Russia of hacking hundreds of companies worldwide. This is the first time Russia has been brought up in the hacking debate, sparking a new possible enemy in the espionage war. China has been well documented as one of the most prolific governments…

Cloud Infographic: Top 10 Outages In 2013

Cloud Infographic: Top 10 Outages In 2013

Cloud Infographic: Top 10 Outages In 2013 Network downtime is problematic in any company’s existence, costing, in some cases, millions of dollars per day. For this reason, network components and infrastructure equipment are all designed to work seamlessly through upgrades, swap-outs, and even failures, to reduce some of the major causes of downtime. One serious…

3 Recommended Whitepapers: “Keeping Secrets – Good Password Practice”

3 Recommended Whitepapers: “Keeping Secrets – Good Password Practice”

3 Recommended Whitepapers: “Keeping Secrets – Good Password Practice” Cloud security and password protection is big business. Today we have provided 3 recommended research papers to read over this week which goes alongside today’s infographic. “Enterprise Password Management – A Guide for Best Practices” Learn how using RoboForm Enterprise is an easy, secure, and practical…

3 Big Data Whitepapers: Big Data Turns Labor Information Into Gold

3 Big Data Whitepapers: Big Data Turns Labor Information Into Gold

3 Big Data Whitepapers: Big Data Turns Labor Information Into Gold Big Data has been a hot topic on CloudTweaks for awhile now. Areas such as managing, securing, analyzing and extracting Big Data have all been discussed and illustrated through a number of articles and infographics. Today we have provided 3 recommended research papers to…

Cloud & 3D Printing – Next-Generation Manufacturing Set Up

Cloud & 3D Printing – Next-Generation Manufacturing Set Up

Cloud & 3D Printing – Next-Generation Manufacturing Set Up Global engineering has started its journey towards cloud computing. This transformation is not just a fashion – the move from traditional business models to Internet has been gaining hold over the past decade. The 451 Research says, “Cloud market’s revenues will go above $20 billion by…

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

The History Of Back-Ups

The History Of Back-Ups

The History of Back-Ups There’s no doubt about it – we are spoilt. With external hard-drives, CDs, USB memory sticks, SD cards, online storage and multiple devices with vast memories we can save, access and back up our data more easily and more efficiently than ever before. (Image Source: Maxim Yurin, SoftLogica)  It’s not always been…

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring One of the hottest topics in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the Internet of Things (IOT). According to the report of International Telecommunication Union (2012), “the Internet of things can be perceived as a vision with technological and societal implications. It is considered as a…

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…

Wearable Tech – Will It Ever Be Fashionable?

Wearable Tech – Will It Ever Be Fashionable?

Wearable Tech – Will It Ever Be Fashionable? Wearable tech is taking over the world, and in that sense, it’s already fashionable. As we noted last week, the sector is expected to grow from $14 billion in 2014 to $70+ billion in 2024. But what about ‘high-fashion’? The catwalks and runways of London, Paris, and Milan? Can…

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