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Shining A Light On The Shadows Of “Shadow IT”

Shining A Light On The Shadows Of “Shadow IT”

Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) have changed the way that people work by putting users in control of their productivity. Employees can now obtain the capabilities they want, when they want and for as long as they want, without having to wait for IT to build it. And with…

The Verdict Is In: Legal Services Are (Finally) Moving To The Cloud

The Verdict Is In: Legal Services Are (Finally) Moving To The Cloud

For early adopters, it may seem ridiculous that moving to the cloud is still a topic of conversation and hesitation for some industries. According to IDC, cloud computing is poised to be a $798M industry in 2014, but there are business sectors that are only now picking up speed in utilizing the technology. The combination…

Coke’s Internal Data Breach – Lessons Learned

Coke’s Internal Data Breach – Lessons Learned

Last Friday, Coke announced that sensitive information belonging to roughly 70,000 current and former North American employees was compromised because the data hadn’t been encrypted on company laptops (despite their company encryption policy.)1 The data breach occurred after a former worker stole several company laptops that locally stored employee information, such as social security and…

Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match?

Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match?

Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match? Big data analytics can create significant value for businesses. The cloud is the perfect platform to economically generate insights from big data. Apple’s recent purchase of Topsy, a Twitter analytics platform, stirred up a storm of speculation as to Apple’s motivation for the acquisition. To the…

Five Ways Service Providers Are On Course To Miss The Boat In Cloud Services

Five Ways Service Providers Are On Course To Miss The Boat In Cloud Services

Five Ways Service Providers Are On Course To Miss The Boat In Cloud Services Service providers (SPs) have a golden, but short-lived opportunity to commercialize the $30B cloud services market before AWS and others call it “game over.” By being more agile, able to scale and playing to their strengths, SPs can use the cloud…

Cloud Security Alliance Annual EMEA Congress Discussions

Cloud Security Alliance Annual EMEA Congress Discussions

Cloud Security Alliance Annual EMEA Congress Discussions It was as cloudy as Edinburgh could be in the autumn, when the “Cloud Security Alliance Annual EMEA Congress” featuring about 300 Cloud Computing stake-holders, gathered for the event that was held during the last week of September, produced By MISTI Europe. The variety of organizations participating demonstrated the…

Top 3 Reasons There Is Adoption Of Cloud In Asia Today

Top 3 Reasons There Is Adoption Of Cloud In Asia Today

Top 3 Reasons There Is Adoption Of Cloud In Asia Today The adoption of the cloud in Asia is happening with the flow of economic sense, where IT is adding value to business objectives of the organization. This is more so with the revenue objectives. Surprisingly and amazingly at the same breadth, the adoption or the…

Business Transformation And The IT Journey

Business Transformation And The IT Journey

Business Transformation and the IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been a major driver for business change. Today, while there are certainly new technologies,…

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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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