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Google Docs Goes Hybrid For Editing And Saving

Google Docs Goes Hybrid For Editing And Saving

Google Docs Goes Hybrid For Editing And Saving

Although Cloud technology is becoming more mainstream, there are a lot more innovations and features waiting to be delivered to the end consumer that will make this borderless, centreless technology truly perfect. Two of these “needs” in particular are: a more unified approach to saving and retrieving documents, regardless where they are – in the cloud or on a local computer; and secondly a better way for people to work together in real time – in other words to collaborate more effectively.egnyte-google-partnership

The gurus at Google Docs are aware of this, which is why they have chosen to team up with Silicon Valley’s Egnyte to further improve the Google Docs experience. With Research showing that many companies still want or need to store documents locally rather than on the cloud, Egnyte has created an improved storage and access system that allows for a much more seamless experience, with all of the necessary IT controls, audit trails and oversight built in. As Egnyte Product Manager Sean Puttergill puts it, “we have developed a hybrid cloud solution that gives users the ability to synchronize files between the cloud and on-premise systems, and to use a consistent unified namespace, allowing files, including Google Docs files, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, images and multimedia, to be easily retrieved, edited and put back, regardless where they are actually stored.

And while the guys and gals in IT take comfort with their heightened levels of control and vigilance over the files being accessed, the people who need to work on those files are given one additional and very intriguing feature: the opportunity to work on the same file simultaneously with others, regardless where they are located: across the table or across the world.

The Egnyte/Google Docs partnership uses the speed advantage of localized storage to physically enable multiple users to edit a document simultaneously, instead of needing to check it in or out, or using the document tracking features of traditional word-processing. Although the concept of seeing words appear or disappear right in front of your eyes might take some getting used to at first, these steps towards real-time multi-person interaction help move us all collectively away from the time-worn attitudes of the typewriter/email era, and fully into the age of interaction that business today is supposed to be all about.

Puttergill points out that there are a two major “hybrids” going on with this release: the files needed for work to get done can now live anywhere on an enterprise both cloud and internal, and similarly, the people who get them done can work on an editing platform this is both static and dynamic, even if they do not use a Gmail account.

Google drive is a free product available through Google, of course, and additional information about the Egnyte app is available at

By Steve Prentice

IBM Announces A 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit

IBM Announces A 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit

IBM Announces a 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit to Deliver New Services

The multi-billion dollar agreement will enable UniCredit to leverage innovative solutions and Cloud technology, gaining significant levels of efficiency and competitiveness

ARMONK, N.Y. – 18 Jul 2013: IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced today a multi-billion dollar, 10-year agreement to transform the IT infrastructure that supports all of UniCredit’s commercial and private banking activities in Europe. As a result of this transformation, UniCredit will gain dramatic efficiency and flexibility with the introduction of new service models and a cloud-based infrastructure for its data centers. As a result, Unicredit clients would be able to access new and innovative services that meet the growing demand for sophisticated financial services in Europe.

The agreement will include the creation of a joint venture between UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions – the global service company of UniCredit – and IBM, which will have employees in Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Czech Republic of both companies. With the combination of leading edge skills applied to the banking industry, the new company is ideally positioned to contribute to reshaping the industry in Europe. As part of the agreement, the company will market and deliver IT infrastructure services not only to UniCredit, but also to other companies and institutions .

Innovation is at the foundation of the partnership between the two companies. IBM and UniCredit will establish a Value Creation Center that will aim to harness innovation to provide superior service and drive success for clients on a continuous basis. The Center will monitor trends in the banking and IT industries and identify emerging disruptive technologies to be rapidly introduced into UniCredit’s infrastructure.

Cloud analytics will make it possible for UniCredit to better predict and understand trading in financial markets, manage spending and provide the most innovative customer solutions.

UniCredit’s innovation-driven approach to sourcing reflects changing motivations in the strategic sourcing marketplace,” said Erich Clementi, senior vice president, IBM Global Technology Services. “When making sourcing decisions, forward thinking organizations like UniCredit are moving beyond basic needs like cost-cutting to higher-order business outcomes such as growth, competitive advantage and, of course, innovation.”

Major organizations which are leaders in the world markets choose to go into partnership with IBM to access superior innovative technologies to acquire necessary capabilities and expertise. According to the IBM Center for Applied Insights study, “Why partnering strategies matter,” involving more than 1,300 business and IT sourcing decision makers worldwide, organizations that have made that shift are outperforming on a host of financial measures, including revenue and gross profit growth.

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Making Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) And eDiscovery Work For Your Business

Making Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) And eDiscovery Work For Your Business

Making Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The latest challenges to your business’ eDiscovery policies and procedures may not be changes in the law but may instead be changes in your employees’ lifestyles: they have smartphones and they want to use smartphones to facilitate their work.

A 2011 study by IDC and Unisys showed that approximately 50 percent of respondents reported using personal devices to conduct business on vacation. This is great news for businesses and shows the advantages of allowing BYOD. Unfortunately, the same survey also indicated that 29 percent of respondents used the devices while in bed and around 20 percent while driving, statistics that are probably less heart warming.

And how are IT departments managing all of this? Survey respondents indicate that they now do less than they did in 2010 to secure mobile devices, including publication of social media guidelines (46 percent vs. 60 percent), required employee training (52 percent vs. 64 percent), usage of complex passwords (48 percent vs. 57 percent) and single sign-on (52 percent vs. 73 percent).

The same survey also revealed that three quarters of IT executives believe allowing personal devices increase employee morale and 72 percent say that employees who bring consumer devices into the workplace are more productive.

Does this mean you should leap into BYOD? Without fully understanding the potential pitfalls, you should probably not leap. In brief, your challenges to allowing BYOD are the following:

  1. You don’t own the device: you don’t control the device.

  2. There are lots of types of data that can be in play with BYOD.

  3. BYOD means data may reside in multiple locations. For example, copies of system emails that normally would only reside on a work machine will also reside on a smartphone or, thanks to said smartphone, be stored in the cloud

  4. Keeping data on these devices safe is difficult. Retrieving the data is near impossible.

As with most eDiscovery-related challenges, BYOD is best managed with a comprehensive policy to manage the program. A thoughtful look at ways to create policies and procedures that can safely allow BYOD into the workplace is covered in depth by this whitepaper from Intel.

Intel has established a service agreement for employees who want to engage in BYOD. The agreement spells out how eDiscovery requests will be handed from both the Intel and employee perspective. Through careful management of device settings, such as ensuring that devices are configured to save changes to the user’s corporate mailbox (instead of saving to the device or cloud-based storage associated with the device), the corporate servers will remain the best source of eDiscovery data collection.

When faced with eDiscovery as it applies to BYOD information, the more clarification that can be obtained about the requested information, the better off you will be. Work closely with your organization’s legal team to establish exactly what information is being requested. Narrow search parameters will save both time and any personal data that exists on the device in question.

And before you need to deal with eDiscovery, be sure that both the IT and legal departments have a good working relationship and that they engage in conversations about BYOD and all of its implications, including – but not restricted to – issues of eDiscovery.

By Jeff Patterson,

An entrepreneur in the field of technology, Jeff Patterson is driven to find ways to make technology a safer and more integrated part of daily life. A trailblazer in the area of K12 email and student safety, Patterson’s innovations have also led the way in data storage. His product, Gaggle Archive, provides inexpensive, cloud-based archiving that truly facilitates and simplifies eDiscovery. In 1999 he started his company, Gaggle, with one employee; the company currently has a staff of 50.

What Should You Look For In A Cloud Security Vendor?

What Should You Look For In A Cloud Security Vendor?

What Should You Look For In A Cloud Security Vendor?

Protecting the security of your cloud data during its transmission, storage, and access is an ongoing, fundamental concern as technology continues to evolve, intrusion possibilities increase, and BYOD becomes more common. Here are the five areas to consider when evaluating how the security of your cloud vendor stacks up.

How is My Data Physically Protected?

Any potential problem or threat to the physical data center should be covered from every angle, with continual and back up protection plans in place. Environmental controls should be systematic through proactive care and maintenance of the data center, including fire detection and suppression systems, climate and temperature controls, and 24/7 electrical power with redundancy and generator backup. It also means consistent identification and problem resolution for electrical, mechanical, and other systems for ongoing equipment operability.

How do I know Transmission Over the Network is Secure?

Encryption for data in transit over the network should be at the most advanced level—such as 256-bit SSL—and include enterprise-grade security measures over networks without WAN or VPN controls (like many companies these days). Additionally, advanced network security protection such as unique key management functionality is recommended.

How is My Data Protected in the Cloud?

Data stored in the cloud should be protected with the strictest authentication and access controls. Stored data should be encrypted, such as with 256-bit AES.

When it comes to file retention and version control, the customers should be able to enforce their own retention policies. They should also be able to remove access for single accounts if desired. This means that if a hacker gains access to the data of one company, they do not gain access to any other companies’ data. Customer access to data should be controlled by 2-factor encryption. Data compartmentalization schemes ideally utilize a multi-pronged segregation approach, with the following types of measures in place: access credentials, customer meta data with the use of S3 buckets and unique 256 AET encryption keys.

How is Data Access Managed?

The need of users to retrieve data must be weighed against the security of data access itself. Access to data should require single sign-on with SAML 2.0, as well as multi-step authentication, such as two-factor encryption-based credentials and use of a different PIN entry each time.

Access controls by the customer should also be available by different and separate admin roles, such as a server or profile administrator, based on their responsibility for data access. The cloud vendor should not have any access to the company’s data unless expressly permitted by the customer.

The customer should be able to set access controls for different roles, such as server or profile administrator, based on their responsibility for data access.

In order to provide transparency and accountability, there should be a complete audit trail of all data access activity available.

What Happens to Data if a Disaster or Failure Occurs?

In case of disaster such as power or other data center failure, service levels and data access should still be maintained. This can be achieved with data redundancy controls, such as having separate data centers clustered in key global regions and multi-zone redundancy in case failure occurs in any one zone.

No matter how cloud technology changes, end-to-end data protection is a must. Find out how your cloud vendor secures its data from all points.

By Srivatsan Srinivasan

Senior Product Marketing Manager at Druva.

Windows Azure In Real Time Gaming

Windows Azure In Real Time Gaming

Windows Azure in Real Time Gaming

The promise of painless scalability and continuous integration on the Cloud resonates well with the gaming industry because of the efficient mechanisms that make it possible for the gamers to enjoy state-of-the-art playing experience while gaming on the Cloud. Windows Azure would be a perfect benchmark for gauging games which have intensive connectivity requirements and frequent event updates as Microsoft’s Xbox One is a perfect fit to demonstrate the value which Cloud capabilities bring for the gamers to fully exploit and experience next generation machine capabilities. Windows Azure media services integrated in Xbox One makes use of Microsoft smooth streaming (MSS) to deplete lags in gameplay. Features like segmented streaming, live downloading and multifarious cloud based services for the users are also the perfect depiction of the cloud based MSS technology. MSS technology works on the small content fragments making it possible for the console to update downloading and playtime of the frames and defragments the incoming chunks of multimedia data from the Cloud. The defragmented data is produced in the form of files in order to revamp the data packets to map optimally on the buffer of Xbox.  As Windows Azure Cloud has multilayered support offering within PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) along with datacenter support, the performance and quality of storage, streaming and back up services of the console built on top of this architecture and has deep integration with, opens up a whole new world of opportunities.


Cloud’s evolution in the gaming industry has manifested the benefits of Cloud and the contribution of Azure Cloud is one of the stepping stones towards increased Cloud adoption within gaming, apart from business facing verticals. The compute intensive calculations are offloaded on-the-go which has solved the “lag problem” in gaming. Although there are latency issues, however, effective cloud based database querying techniques and infrastructures like SQL Database, work to create, scale and extend applications into the Cloud using Microsoft SQL Server technology. Xbox One also integrates with Active Directory and Microsoft System Center at the back-end to provide the segmented MSS streaming at different levels.  Windows Azure platform also provides strong API built on REST, HTTP, and XML based parsing and cross platform compatibility that helps the gamers to download and play third party games in a much easier way. Indeed, a lot is expected from the next generation gaming consoles which tightly integrate with one of the several Cloud providers. Upcoming gaming consoles are more likely to revolutionize Cloud gaming experience for users and deliver phenomenal new ways and perhaps new verticals within gaming. Keep playing!

By Salman UI Haq

Task Scheduling In Cloud Environments For Optimum Performance

Task Scheduling in Cloud Environments for Optimum Performance

Task scheduling is one of the primary components of any Operating System and Cloud is not an exception. In fact, task scheduling in the Cloud is one of the hottest research areas for practitioners driven by increasing need for squeezing maximum performance out of a Cloud deployment. A typical Cloud deployment follows the cluster architecture where multiple users spin VM instances which race for the physical resources available. In addition to task scheduling, load balancing has to be handled effectively and if the load balancing and task scheduling are not optimized, the performance degradation will augment, resulting in failure to extract maximum performance out of your Cloud deployment. Various frameworks are already in practice to ensure optimized task scheduling, for example, Hadoop deploys the master slave architecture of genetic algorithms in which the nodes have specific quota of map and reduce calls to ensure servicing of requests.

Genetic algorithms are used for generalizing task scheduling techniques and the specific architectures are sorted out depending upon the nature of the tasks. In grid computing, the load balancing and task scheduling algorithms are generally divided as centralized, decentralized, dynamic and static algorithms but cloud computing being based on the virtual resource allocation principal cannot deploy the centralized architecture.  Private Cloud deployments done for the first time are quite volatile when it comes to load balancing and may lead to blocking conditions were multiple service calls from the clients tend to cease the optimization architecture.

Going a bit deeper towards the hardware, algorithms like Fuzzy algorithms, which are based on runtime-decide architecture. Fuzzy algorithms are good in handling complex non-linear industrial problem solving. The algorithms select and decide optimization servicing technique on the go. First, the fuzzification property of the parameters is decided keeping in view the demands of remote clients. Second, a suitable and optimized strategy for implementation of the algorithm is sorted out.

Fuzzy algorithms also give the capability to program architectures in a way where the engine decides which task is in need of greater response time and which request can wait. Fuzzy algorithms, unlike genetic algorithms facilitate Cloud layer to use both the exclusive calls to the resources and shared calls. Tools like kernel canonical correlation analysis (KCCA) and job analysis tools like HDFS must be used to overhaul task optimization of any Cloud environment. Tasks in cloud computing are always a-periodic which means they can arrive any time and they have their specific time stamps. The dispatch Queue (DQ) must be maintained in order to keep a track of the scheduled arrivals. The scheduler must be smart enough to introduce the preemptive actions if there is a need to disturb the conventional job servicing flow for optimization of the Cloud deployment.

By Salman UI Haq

Cloud Computing In Education: The New Start-up Frontier?

Cloud Computing In Education: The New Start-up Frontier?

Ever since the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, the dream (or perhaps more accurately, fantasy) of creating a successful start-up and striking gold on the Internet has continuously drawn in new entrepreneurs seeking both fame and fortune. Constantly looking for a new market to conquer (or create), entrepreneurs tend to be drawn to sectors that are either innovating quicker than anywhere else, or that are lagging sorely behind the times. As cloud computing is incrementally being introduced as a useful technology in classrooms across America, entrepreneurs have begun to flock to education technology start-ups, quickly making it one of the fastest-growing areas of new development in technology as a whole.

The appeal of pursuing a start-up in education software or web services is multifaceted. Aside from the limited amount of existing education technology companies (obviously changing now), many school districts (specifically in urban and suburban areas) are beginning to spend large amounts of money upgrading their classrooms and buildings to make them useful for education in the 21st century. As such, the amount of cash waiting to be spent on new software licenses, hardware, or technology-based learning methods is exponentially larger than it was even a decade ago. This means that there are many more customers and potential buyers for education products, and a much greater chance of succeeding and returning an initial investment by innovating in education.

Another aspect of the appeal of creating a successful start-up in education is the capital to be gained by it, both social and for your business. Assisting in education is a great way for a company or individual to make money while also working toward positive change, a rare opportunity in entrepreneurship given the goals of the venture. The remarkable confluence of factors that have led to education becoming a lucrative arena have also opened up the possibility for companies to improve their image and their outreach by bringing their investments and ideas to the public good. Investments in education can return companies and their investors two-fold, offering an opportunity to make money and to gain valuable customer and public capital by improving their image.

While the course of investor entry and development in education remains very much a murky proposition, the chance to make money and gain good will out of the proposition is very clear. For technology companies looking for a chance to expand their reach and influence outside of the current commercial channels and market segments, education remains an untapped proving ground that can be ripe for expansion if the right company or entrepreneur seizes the opportunity. Already, Google has begun to expand its footprint in educators’ minds significantly, developing new web services and tailoring existing services and products to meet educator and student needs. Products like Google Drive and cheap Chromebooks have vast appeal for teachers and parents of students alike, and as Google sees more success it will become harder and harder for more to resist entering the education spectrum themselves. The expansion we could see in education technology in the coming years could be jaw-dropping.

By Adam Hausman

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears 

CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud?  The truth is that despite being a hot issue for years, the topic of cloud security is more important than ever before as growing corporate dependency on web and mobile services coincide with national privacy concerns – most recently with the NSA scandal. The good news is that the hybrid cloud environment, which integrates on-premise and cloud-based solutions, allows companies to embrace the cloud without disruption.

According to Wakefield Research, CIOs are adopting the hybrid cloud approach to achieve significant benefits for their business. Although the majority of respondents believe a hybrid approach simplifies IT processes, 75 percent of CIOs still report institutional barriers that need to be overcome in order for the integration of cloud and on-premise solutions to gain wider acceptance. How can CIOs tackle these institutional barriers and conquer cloud fears in their workforce?

As a CIO with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, and after holding many IT-related positions, I’ve realized that most people want to be cautious before investing in new technology. Through the years, I’ve helped companies understand that technology leveraged the right way is the key to business velocity, and have discovered the following top five ways for CIOs to tackle cloud fears in their workforce:

1) Bridge the Gap between IT and the Business

According to the Harvard Business Review’s two-year study, CEOs believe that CIOs are not in synch with the new issues CEOs are facing and do not understand where the business needs to go. Additionally, over 60% of IT purchases are now being made by the line-of-business, not IT. If CIOs believe the company needs to innovate by integrating cloud with their core systems, and CEOs aren’t aligned with this vision, you can see how this is a recipe for miscommunication and wasted resources.

2) Give Them Their Cloud, Their Way

With a hybrid approach, your workforce doesn’t have to rush all applications to the cloud right away. Few companies want (and can afford) a rip and replace approach. CIOs should explain to their workforce that a hybrid landscape supports fast adaptation while stabilizing areas where the current on-premise approach still makes sense. Therefore, companies can create new value and save costs while also reducing disruption.

3) Spell out Security from the Start

Cloud security policy and technology have dramatically advanced. The use of encrypted data bases and tokenized access to information has given CIOs and managers in LoB confidence in cloud security. However, gaining the confidence of your workforce means following through on a proven security plan. CIOs need explain how the cloud vendor they are using protects customers against unauthorized data access and misuse, as well as confidential data disclosure, using various measures for employees, applications, organization, systems, and networks.

4) Be Transparent

No matter how much CIOs plan, unanticipated technical issues can come up during integration projects. It’s important to vet the cloud vendor, but also important to set expectations with your workforce. To be honest, transparency is really a bigger issue than security. CIOs and IT departments not only have to ensure that cloud deployments comply with external and internal regulations, but they need to be able to prove that compliance to auditors and regulators.

5) Highlight the Benefits

CIOs shouldn’t just deliver the technology. They need to show how integrating on-premise and cloud-based applications can transform a business and deliver tremendous value – such as efficiency and flexibility. Additionally, pre-packaged integrations help businesses adopt and consume innovation faster than ever before in an IT environment that involves both on-premise and cloud-based applications. A hybrid cloud environment ultimately offers flexibility, choice, and control for companies that need to manage change and capitalize on emerging trends.

I believe that the cloud serves a strategic purpose in helping organizations accelerate innovation, and when done correctly, the hybrid cloud approach answers the need for flexibility. But, like a winning doubles tennis team, hybrid cloud computing requires skill, strategy, and most of all – constant communication. When hybrid cloud computing is out of an organization’s comfort zone, it’s up to CIOs to help their workforce stay focused on the big picture – the profound flexibility that integration will give to companies who want an edge in our customer-driven world.

By Robert Grazioli, CIO of SAP Cloud

Robert Grazioli is the CIO for SuccessFactors, an SAP Company. Bob is currently responsible for corporate technologies and SuccessFactors Cloud Operations. Bob joined SuccessFactors through the acquisition of Plateau Systems, a leading provider of cloud learning systems, where he also served as CIO.

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