Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data

Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data

In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail account. Now hackers have learned the same trick. Only instead of a mistress, they’re sharing…

Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015

Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015

Gartner’s top 10 strategy technology trends cover three themes: the merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift. Read the source article at Computerworld Singapore

Ericsson Turns to Silicon Valley Scientist in Cloud Effort

Ericsson Turns to Silicon Valley Scientist in Cloud Effort

Since starting in March as head of Ericsson’s newly created cloud unit, Jason Hoffman, 42, has helped orchestrate a takeover of a California software provider and struck a partnership with a security company to bolster his division and differentiate its offering. While information-technology giants such as International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft…

News: Spanning Is Acquired By EMC Corporation

News: Spanning Is Acquired By EMC Corporation

Company Continues To Do Business as Spanning Cloud Apps in EMC’s Core Technologies Division; Serves as Foundation for EMC’s “Born-in-the-Cloud” Data Protection Strategy AUSTIN, Texas – October 28, 2014 – Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc., the most trusted provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, today announced that it has been acquired by EMC…

Will Virtual Reality Replace The Virtual Desktop?

Will Virtual Reality Replace The Virtual Desktop?

Ever since Facebook acquired the rapidly growing Oculus Rift, it seems like virtual reality has not stopped gaining attention in the tech world. Virtual reality is becoming more than just a sci-fi special effect as the quality and wearability continue to improve. People like Oliver Kreylos, who works for the Institute for Data Analysis and…

Do Organisations Face A Security Risk From Apps?

Do Organisations Face A Security Risk From Apps?

Yesterday we looked at the growing area of Shadow IT within organisations. We concluded that even though Shadow IT has the potential to be a force for good, there is still a significant threat posed by the usage of apps that do not align with a company’s security, compliance, reliability, documentation or control. How much…

IBM joins Ebola fight with Big Data

IBM joins Ebola fight with Big Data

The American tech giant is helping the government of Sierra Leone crunch data from text messages and telephone calls so health officials and aid workers get a better picture of how the disease is spreading. Sierra Leone is in the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in West African history. The disease has infected more…

Shadow IT – Threat or Opportunity?

Shadow IT – Threat or Opportunity?

Shadow IT Shadow IT – sometimes referred to as Stealth IT – describes the usage of IT systems and solutions that are built and used inside businesses and organisations without explicit approval from IT departments and/or management. Fueled by the growth of BYOD policies, Christopher Rentrop, Professor of Informatics at Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, believes…

Rise of the smart cab

Rise of the smart cab

Taxi apps including San-Francisco based Hailo and Uber have created a culture of e-hailing and as these apps become smarter, they will sync with other services to learn more about passengers. Read the source article at dailymail.co.uk

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Enabling Virtualised Banking At the outset it is important to understand where cloud will fit into the existing banking landscape and in order to do so, one must first recognize that the biggest development of recent times is the complete transformation and virtualisation of traditional banking services. Emphasis is on the digitisation of products and…

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