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Cloud Computing vs. “Cord” Computing

Cloud Computing vs. “Cord” Computing

Easily Managing Access And Authentication To Both

Though end users might not notice a difference between systems and applications hosted on-site or in the cloud at their organization, administrators who manage them often have to do so quite differently. Each solution has different requirements pertaining to security, and access and authentication management. System admins want to be able to easily manage user rights, as well as authentication, but it can often be difficult with different types of applications. Because of the different requirements amongst on-premise and cloud applications, solutions that work with them often must be different.

So how are they the same, how do they differ and how can system admins easily manage on-site and cloud applications? Let’s take a look.

IGA for Account and Access Management

When it comes to access management, whether it be in the cloud or self-hosted, managing user accounts and access manually can be a burden. Think of how time consuming this task can be for an organization of a few hundred then add in the fact that large organization often hire outside temps, who need quick access put in place, as well as revoked. Additionally, it is important that access rights are correct so that each employee only has access to resources they need to perform their jobs. When it comes to cloud and in-house systems, an identity governance and administration (IGA) solution can be used to easily handle the access management task. Both types of applications can easily be managed by a single IGA solution.

How is this done? An IGA solution allows for automated user provisioning to synchronize user account information between the HR system (for example, SAP or PeopleSoft, and the network). A change in the HR system is detected by the IGA solution and is then automatically implemented in the network and any connected systems.

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Additionally, the source system can be utilized in conjunction with a role-based access control (RBAC) matrix to determine employment status along with the employee’s title, department and location. The RBAC matrix can then determines what applications and data they should be granted rights to, so that it can be ensured that employee access is correct when their account is created. In the case of a terminated status, an admin simply disables the employee in the source system and all access will be revoked. So, when an employee joins an organization it is ensured that they received the correct access from the start.

Even further, a workflow management module can be utilized to administer all requested changes to the network and cloud applications. A self-service portal is established where all users are directed to make requests for new and enhanced requests. Once the end user processes the request, it is routed to the appropriate manager and systems owner for approval. Only after the user gets correct approval will the change then be made.

Authentication Management

When it comes to authentication management, solutions such as single sign-on (SSO) have to be treated differently for on-site and cloud applications. Often, many companies use a SSO solution to allow end users to be more productive and not need to remember eight, or more, sets of credentials. While this type of solution can be beneficial, SSO for in house compared to cloud solutions is different.

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For cloud applications, a web SSO solution should be used. A web portal is created that contains icons or shortcuts to all of the organization’s authorized web applications. Users log into this portal with their standard network credentials and are easily and securely validated for all of these applications. Web SSO solutions provide the greatest benefit for an organization where the majority of applications are cloud based and the user’s access data from personal devices.

Downsides Of Web SSO

One of the downsides to web SSO, however, is that it is typically limited in functionality, since it only works with cloud-based applications and those that comply with one of the industry standards, such as SAML, OAuth or OpenID. Communicating with legacy apps, or those that have not adopted one of these standards, requires a more traditional or enterprise-level solution. For these situations, an enterprise SSO would generally be utilized. Enterprise SSO products typically require a plugin to authenticate back to a directory service, such as Active Directory, to capture the credentials of a user in a secure database rather than using an identity provider. These types of solutions have been available for many years and are widely implemented in locations where the vast majority of user’s access on-premises applications from a computer attached to the company network.

Overall, both on-site and cloud applications can easily be managed with identity and access governance solutions. Though some require different methods or add-ons, access and authentication can both be automated and managed in each with simple solutions.

By Dean Wiech

Multi-Cloud Integration Has Arrived

Multi-Cloud Integration Has Arrived

Multi-Cloud Integration

Speed, flexibility, and innovation require multiple cloud services

As businesses seek new paths to innovation, racing to market with new features and products, cloud services continue to grow in popularity.

According to Gartner, 88% of total compute will be cloud-based by 2020, leaving just 12% on premise. Flexibility remains a key consideration, and reliance upon multiple cloud services is fast becoming the norm. Agile companies differentiate by innovating, cherry picking the best services to support internal and consumer-facing environments.

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The challenge in all of this is not finding the right cloud services, but ensuring that they work collectively. Businesses need full visibility over their environments, mitigating shadow IT. Creating simple elements, such as a single dashboard, or single provisioning framework, is very difficult. Managing and maintaining release and regression testing for end-to-end workflows is truly daunting. The complexity and speed make it tough for businesses to cope with this alone.

How do you build a solid foundation for innovation? How do you orchestrate an end-to-end ecosystem of partners and services? How do you ensure the necessary oversight and control, but retain the agility you need for a business advantage? What’s an effective route to a multi-cloud integration?

IT must evolve

Greater complexity and technological advancements are also disrupting the method of delivering services. Advanced technologies for automating and integrating workflows and workloads within traditional IT and cloud compute environments will have an important impact. The need to simplify and manage costs is driving the adoption of new tools, and automation makes sense.

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By 2019, more than half of IT infrastructure operation talent in developed countries will work for cloud, outsourcers, and other third-party services. It’s a real shift in the landscape. These operational changes are having a serious impact on people. IDC predicts that 25% of traditional IT operations job titles will be gone by 2019, swept away by software-defined infrastructure and the cloud.

But managing the complexity of choice in the services marketplace will provide a fresh challenge. As the mundane is automated, domain expertise will be vital for businesses interested in unlocking the value of speed, innovation, and differentiation, and it can come from traditional ITO.

Integrate, manage, and orchestrate

Integration is tough, and it grows tougher as the number of cloud services rises. The benefit of proper management services that provide governance and oversight soon becomes clear. The logical end point is an orchestration service capable of evolving at the pace of consumption.

By 2018, almost 70% of all spend relative to infrastructure will be related to digital transformation and tied to supporting third-party platform workplaces.

Simplicity and security are going to be key concerns for every organization. According to an IDG Enterprise survey, 43% of decision-makers are concerned about integration, but 67% are concerned about security. A secure cloud-platform with multi-cloud integration across something such as Citrix workspace cloud can deliver a consistent virtual user experience regardless of access point, and governed by a single service agreement through a service orchestrator. That kind of holistic approach is essential, and will grow more popular as hybrid clouds expand and service providers evolve into service aggregators.

The speed of innovation

Rapid technological advancement and disruption is ushering in a new era for IT services. Business are adopting a greater number of digital services, such as mobility, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, coupled with SaaS-based capabilities, in order to outperform or differentiate their offerings from those of their competitors. It’s an exciting climate full of opportunity.

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No wonder that, within three years, businesses will spend 35% of their IT resources on supporting new digital revenues streams, and that 90% of IT projects will be rooted in the principals of experimentation, speed, and quality.

Consider also the proliferation of IoT which exploits data within both Robust and Fast IT environments, drawing on existing data and systems and innovative cloud-based initiatives, to further underpin new digital revenue streams, a market IDC predicts will be worth $1.7 trillion by 2020.

Hybrid-IT will lay the groundwork in terms of managing multi-cloud and SaaS environments alongside on premise IT, and will be the backbone of service quality and expectations, supporting the needs of businesses and enabling them to fully exploit their capabilities against enterprise delivered service levels.

True multi-cloud synergy will open new doors for everyone and furtherance of open source technology with lead to lower cost, fast innovation. More accurate decision-making and quicker adoption of change, will drive artificial evolution allowing us to fail without truly failing with cost, extending our reach as humans, and lifting us to new heights as a society.

(This article is part of the ongoing 12/12 CloudTweaks thought leadership contributor program)

By Nicholas Lee

Building Your Business Cloud Strategy

Building Your Business Cloud Strategy

Cloud Brokers And Strategies 

Comprehensive digital transformation of your business will require extensive involvement of your CIO through each level of business evolution, ensuring data is protected and efficiently utilizing in-house IT infrastructure for maximum effect in hybrid cloud models. Flexibility is integral to the design, and instead of fitting into an as-built service, developing a strategy unique to the organization ensures better user experience while helping the company respond quickly and dexterously to changing market conditions.

A Three-Phase Approach

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud StrategyNick Earle’s three phase approach to creating a malleable and effective strategy suggests first thoroughly understanding your organization’s current systems and future cloud requirements, secondly applying that knowledge to set your cloud goals, and finally ensuring objectives are properly aligned with the future. When investigating systems, many companies find much of their data is neither encrypted nor secure, and unofficial applications are rife. Of course, just because an application hasn’t been explicitly approved, doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary. This can be the start of understanding what your business really needs, and ensuring that the solutions used are both agile and secure.

When creating these solutions, CIOs are typically faced with build vs. buy – though a build and buy solution may be the key. Hybrid-ready private cloud solutions are able to offer control of the environment, as well as the flexibility to use public cloud resources to complement existing infrastructure when necessary. As cloud, big data, and the Internet of Things continues their rapid evolution, flexibility to change with business and environment ensures organizations meet customer expectations, whilst guaranteeing security and minimizing cost. The best strategies will successfully keep pace with ever-advancing trends and needs. There are numerous resources to be considered when creating, structuring, and implementing strategies, including solutions such as Savision’s Cloud Reporter, which helps organizations plan for the future and meet objectives, while predicting when processor, storage, and memory resources will be depleted.

Trends Affecting Cloud Strategy

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This year, Gartner identified five cloud computing trends affecting cloud strategy.

  • Creating a formal decision framework will help optimize cloud investment: Though cloud offers benefits from reduced costs and complexities to better agility, challenges such as security, transparency needs, availability, and integration must be carefully balanced.
  • Hybrid cloud computing: Gartner recommends a focus on application and data integration, creating links between internal and external applications with hybrid solutions. Guidelines and standards for public cloud services and infrastructure are crucial.
  • Cloud brokerage: It’s expected that the trend of cloud services brokering (CSB) will continue to grow as increased cloud adoption fosters a need for assistance. Adapting IT departments to provide CSB services could encourage business units to involve IT services in appropriate cloud adoption.
  • Cloud-centric design: To best exploit cloud models, applications must be designed with the cloud model in mind. Instead of focusing on migration, cloud-optimized applications that wholly utilize cloud potential must be created.
  • Influencing future data center and operation models: The implementation models used by cloud service providers will influence the extent to which enterprises build their own data centers. By applying the concept of cloud computing to future infrastructure and data center investments, organizations can increase both efficiency and agility.

Avoiding Failure

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There are many variations of the understanding and uses of cloud computing, so developing a strategy can be a concentrated and perplexing challenge. Though cloud computing may save money, this is only true for specific service, and though it encourages innovation and experimentation, a firm handle on long-term operational efficiency and effectiveness must be had. Cloud computing doesn’t have a single value proposition for all services and businesses, and so a valuable strategy must first investigate where and how an organization can best benefit from the cloud before deciding on the best approach.

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By Jennifer Klostermann

Cloud Pinup: BrightPoint Security – Hyper Threat Intelligence

Cloud Pinup: BrightPoint Security – Hyper Threat Intelligence

Cloud Pinup: BrightPoint Security 

Cyber threats become more and more sophisticated with every passing year and companies are being forced to respond with full-time, exhaustive security information and event management (SIEM). Precious resources that would otherwise be deployed in the interests of growth and servicing consumers needs are often diverted to maintaining the security of a network.

BrightPoint Security represents a new approach for your online security by “delivering hyper relevant threat intelligence from across your trusted digital ecosystem. Relevant threats are identified in minutes instead of months through the process of automatically curating and correlating threat data from behind your perimeter fences, behind the defenses of trusted organizations and from external sources.”

bright-point-anne-bonaparteThe company works out of San Mateo, California and is led by Anne Bonaparte, the President and CEO, who this year was named as the Female Executive of the Year in the 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Ms. Bonaparte holds an MBA from Harvard and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford and has previously served as the CEO of Solidcore Systems, Tablus, and MailFrontier.

The BrightPoint philosophy is that, in order to win the battle against cybercrime, enterprises need to rethink their security strategies and work together to combat the enemy. As such, the company partners extremely closely with providers such as Apache Hive / Hadoop, CarbonBlack, HP/Arcsight and many other truster providers in order to ‘rapidly identify indicators of compromise that need your attention.’

Predictive Insights

In early December 2015, the company announced a new release of its Sentinel platform which ‘provides immediate evidence-based predictive insight with risk-prioritized threat scoring.’ Detailed data is accessed through the threat-trending dashboard that allows security personnel to drill down and analyze who is being targeted and how to enforce security controls. “Today’s offering helps customers drive security strategy and get the most out of their security investments and resources by now having the ability to respond to the most immediate and relevant impending threats and to mitigate exposure fast,” says BrightPoint CTO Rich Reybok.

BrightPoint Security was formerly known as Vorstack before relaunching as BrightPoint Security in June of 2014 at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit where it announced ‘a new company with new leadership redefining threat intelligence sharing.’

By Jeremy Daniel

Breaking Down The Big Data – Top Job Skills

Breaking Down The Big Data – Top Job Skills

Big Data – Top Job Skills

For those in the tech arena – and let’s face it, we’re all in the tech arena somehow – a few abilities are topping all of the must-have skills lists. Inc. points to the growth of Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Data Virtualization as three of the six major trends we should all be keeping up with, supported by countless other industry analysts. Data and Cloud technologies have effectively transformed both our personal and business landscapes, so skilling up in these areas is a necessity.

Cloud Computing: What You Need to Know

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This year, the Cloud will become the “new normal”, reports TechRadar. Dramatically cutting cost by digitizing information-intensive processes, it’s been predicted that the end of 2015 will see a world of hybrid deployments. By utilizing the flexibility of the Cloud, organizations are improving everything from collaboration to data security.

Following are a few of the top skills needed to adequately exploit the Cloud.

  • The Technical Stuff: A good knowledge of Internet capabilities is a must have, and skills in Java and .NET framework are invaluable, as well as an understanding of virtualization. Open source tools and languages are also beneficial.
  • Basic Business: Ensuring efficient use of Cloud Computing requires business-savvy leaders who recognize the need (or lack thereof) for cloud deployment; the Cloud is vital, but it’s not going to build a return on your investment without good business management.
  • Project Management: Are there any fields that don’t benefit from great project management? IT certainly does and always has. Marshaling resources, both human and technical; establishing goals and timelines; achieving milestones on schedule; and delivering value. Cloud Computing offers and encourages the use of an extreme range of new tools and directions, but without effective project management, this wild ride could end up costing far more than a basic on-premises system.
  • Data Analysis & Integration: Considered more valuable in today’s economy than oil, Big Data is only as beneficial as its practical extraction and application. Meshing cloud-based systems and data with on-premises warehouses and systems ensures effective analytical environments.

Big Data: In-Demand Skills

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Partly thanks to the rise of the Internet of Things, Big Data is ever-expanding, as are its uses and power. With volumes increasing exponentially, knowing how to collect and analyze data keeps you in touch with customer needs as well as critical business processes. Although Big Data is a broad area, a few programming languages stand out as prerequisites:

  • Java: The general-purpose programming language designed with as few implementation dependencies as possible. Many companies have been adding this tool to their platforms, including IBM to its cloud, Bluemix.
  • Hadoop: Covering numerous enterprises and tools such as Spark and Map Reduce, Hadoop is an extremely broad area that offers Big Data computing at scale with demand growing even faster than Java.
  • Python: An interpreted, object-oriented programming language with dynamic semantics, Python is attractive for its rapid application development and as a scripting language to connect existing components.

Though a little daunting at first glance, all of these skills are at your fingertips. A little online exploration offers a satisfying foundation, and the numerous free courses existing provide all of the in-depth education you might want or need.

By Jennifer Klostermann

Surveying The Professionals – Security In The Cloud Age

Surveying The Professionals – Security In The Cloud Age

Security In The Cloud Age

Two new security tools are changing the way that companies think about security in the age of cloud computing.

Data Science continues to enjoy massive growth around the world as the adoption of cloud computing gains further traction amongst organizations. And security is never far from the heart of issues around cloud usage, as the potential costs of malicious strikes grows larger and larger due to the integrated nature of the global economy.

A recent survey of over 1600 IT professionals around the world and the state of their public cloud adoption revealed that nearly half of all organizations had at least 1 complete outage during the last year, averaging around 80 minutes in length. It may not sound like that much but the average annual losses have been estimated at just under US$4 million dollars due to outages, at an average cost of $12, 250 per minute.

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With IT departments having less control over their security due to the nature of the public cloud, there is a growing need for a new generation of security tools. Two new models from OpenDNS Security Labs are attracting much interest due to their algorithm-based approach that “automates the process of threat discovery and predicting malicious attacks”. The detection model called ‘SPRank‘ (Spike Rank) tracks “patterns in network traffic, and listens for categorized malicious attack patterns”, in a way that can be compared to how music apps Pandora or Shazaam ‘’listen’’ to musical structures to identify individual songs.

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(Infographic Source: OpenDNS)

It’s a massive undertaking as SPRank is effectively analyzing worldwide Internet traffic for clues which would indicate that an attack is in progress. Initial testing has proven remarkably effective. In controlled tests with other security vendors, SPRank identified “70 compromised domains that had not been identified by any other vendor”, and on average, ”only 16% of security vendors catch the domains which are identified by SPRank”.

An even more secure next step is being called Predictive IP Space Monitoring and it takes the data generated in SPRank to a whole new level by tracking the steps a criminal goes through to set up attack infrastructure; from ‘’choosing a hosting provider to deploying server images’’. This data is invaluable in helping to predict where the next attack will be coming from.

The game of cat and mouse between criminals and the security minds dedicated to stopping them has been going on for years. With the cloud becoming such an incredibly valuable tool in the business mix of major economies, it’s no surprise that more and more sophisticated tools are being deployed to deal with more and more sophisticated threats.

By Jeremy Daniel

Big Content – Big Data’s Unruly Step-Child

Big Content – Big Data’s Unruly Step-Child

Big Content

Big Content is a lesser known buzzword in the data world that’s experienced a few definition shifts. In 2012, Gartner’s Craig Roth indicated Big Content to be the unstructured step-child of Big Data, representing the multitude of blogs, tweets, posts, vines, and similar content being created at an increasing rate. Idio suggested Big Content needs an analytical model, strategy, and process to support and manage operations of the content marketing hub. And then Moz tweaked the definition from one of volume to value, suggesting that Big Content is non-traditional, not necessarily long-form, but requiring additional effort – albeit worth the added energy required since it provides longevity, creates a barrier to entry for competitors, and typically rides out a big idea.

Big Data Not Cutting It?

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Businesses are already using Big Data tools and strategies to create more efficient and prosperous operations with CRMs, POS systems, and marketing databases offering faster and more personalized customer service experiences. But most of them are still only scratching the surface of possibility, as they ignore massive amounts of Big Content that is difficult to analyze and organize because it resides outside of a structured data system. Big Data projects tend to ignore this wealth of amorphous data, not yet having the tools or skills to benefit from its riches. Of course, as consumer demands for personalized and seamless service and experience increase, so does the import of being able to properly analyze and exploit the Big Content waiting on the sidelines.

Finding the Balance

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Organizations already getting to grips with Big Content are not, however, leaving Big Data behind, but instead bringing the two together for a complete understanding of channel and customer performance and improved operational efficiency by connecting the unstructured Big Content with the systems and operations of Big Data. Software vendors are encouraging smooth and seamless integration tools, with most vendors providing web service APIs that enhance the cooperation of different systems and cloud services. And metadata is playing its own role with its tags and classifications found in both structured Big Data and unstructured Big Content as it provides companies with the ability to organize and associate data with projects, consumers, goals, and, in fact, any definable attribute.

Precision Targeting

One area already benefiting from this convergence is marketing. As digital marketing hubs allow for multichannel marketing programs via email, SMS, and other channels, Big Content improves the precision of targeting. Better consumer knowledge allows for healthier engagement and a mutually reinforcing dynamic is created when organizations use social Big Content with multichannel communication for precisely targeted marketing.

Organizations in the process of building and applying their own content supply chains need to prioritize investments depending on their consumer needs and behaviors, and balance appropriate techniques with their own unique point of view.

By Jennifer Klostermann

Cloud Is Changing The Game For Retailers On Cyber Monday

Cloud Is Changing The Game For Retailers On Cyber Monday

Cloud Computing, Retailers And Cyber Monday

In 2014 Cyber Monday sales shattered previous records, increasing by 17% year-over-year from 2013 for a record $2.04B. This year sales are expected to continue trending upwards. This means more shoppers, more transactions, more data, and less bandwidth.

Retailers all over the country have been preparing for this day for months, looking to maximize revenue. From releasing marketing and advertising materials to optimizing bandwidth for consumers, retailers must make sure nothing slows sales or jeopardizes the optimal window of time they have to capture shopper’s attention. Thankfully with the advancement of cloud technology and data analytics, retailers have become more efficient during these business-critical times.

There are three major areas where data analytics in the cloud are helping businesses during the holidays:

Enabling Sales Agility 

Thousands of retailers are competing to give the best deals possible and drive the most traffic to their respective sites. Deep discounts and offers for free shipping are all tactics used to lure consumers in and lead them to purchase. In order to execute them effectively, businesses need to be able to communicate with in-store employees and customer service agents simultaneously, across all of their store locations. With the use of the cloud businesses are able to ensure the have the latest materials in all of their locations, keeping every part of the organization in sync and up to date.

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If a retailer plans to run a special to offer a TV at $199, it is likely that the TV will fly off the shelves and inventory will become depleted very quickly. It is important for the company to be able to communicate with their teams on the ground when the next possible shipment will be available and also provide comparable alternatives. The cloud allows companies to keep their employees armed with up to the minute updates to keep customers happy. This will not only help current sales but it will also create a positive experience for the customers which can lead to future sales.

Securing Customer Data

With sales activity at its peak, protecting customer data is paramount. Retailers are responsible for securing thousands, possibly even millions, of personal bits of information that usually includes financials like credit cards, social security numbers or bank accounts. With recent security breaches at major big box stores it is important for retailers to ensure proper protocols and procedures so consumers can confidently shop online. By leveraging the cloud and data analytics, as well as encryption, retailers will be better equipped for potential threats.

Some retailers choose to store customer data in the cloud. There may suddenly be an abnormal increase in download activity, which may put data at risk. With a visual view of data analytics, IT can easily spot abnormal activity in real-time and react quickly, halting all activity within their cloud environment. This will stop any threat in its tracks and ensure the safety of their information

Creating Actionable Intelligence

Naturally, with the exponential increase in web traffic and sales, retailers need to make sure they can handle a sudden influx of data. If a business cannot handle traffic efficiently and they experience an outage on Cyber Monday, it can result in a significant hit to their revenue – just ask Best Buy.

By leveraging the cloud and data analytics, businesses can make room for all the new data and build their infrastructure to handle the volume of traffic.

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Sales Volume

Beyond handling volume, Cyber Monday retailers receive a massive spike in actionable data they collect from their customers buying patterns. With data analytics they can determine exactly what people are shopping for, what deals are the most effective, which locations need more attention, etc. This kind of information has been hard to analyze in the past, but with the technology available to them today they have this actionable intelligence at their fingertips – giving them more control over their business than ever.

While the cloud has proven to be valuable for retailers all year round, it has become increasingly valuable during the holiday season – specifically the Black Friday & Cyber Monday shopping period. However, this season businesses will need more than just the cloud to maximize their efforts. Data and analytics will be the new “must haves” for optimal performance during this historically busy time. Understanding data, visualizing analytics, and creating actionable intelligence will create massive improvements in operations and security this year. Businesses will now be able to focus on generating sales and maximizing profits, versus fighting fires.

Rajesh-RamBy Rajesh Ram

Rajesh is the Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder of Egnyte. As Chief Customer Officer, his charter is to maximize customer acquisition, satisfaction and retention. Rajesh works with Egnyte’s customers and internal teams to ensure that the comprehensive voice of the customer is reflected in the company’s corporate strategy and execution. Previously, Rajesh held executive roles within Egnyte’s Product Management and Engineering functions. 

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Cloud Security Risks Does cloud security risks ever bother you? It would be weird if it didn’t. Cloud computing has a lot of benefits, but also a lot of risks if done in the wrong way. So what are the most important risks? The European Network Information Security Agency did extensive research on that, and…

How To Humanize Your Data (And Why You Need To)

How To Humanize Your Data (And Why You Need To)

How To Humanize Your Data The modern enterprise is digital. It relies on accurate and timely data to support the information and process needs of its workforce and its customers. However, data suffers from a likability crisis. It’s as essential to us as oxygen, but because we don’t see it, we take it for granted.…