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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…

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Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations Everyone knows what the cloud is, but does everybody know where the cloud is? We try to answer that as we look at some of the most unusual data centre locations in the world. Under the Eyes of a Deity Deep beneath the famous Uspenski Cathedral in the…

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…

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: 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…

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…


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