Mobile App Policy Violations – How Serious Is The Problem?

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Mobile App Policy Violations – How Serious is the Problem? The recent furore around SnapChat and its supposed policy violations has once again thrust the issue of mobile data privacy and security into the spotlight. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently levelled a long list of charges against the popular photo and video sharing app.

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Is Cloud Based Anti-Virus An Effective Means Of Security?

Is Cloud Based Anti-Virus an Effective Means of Security? Anti-virus systems are now a de facto part of modern computing. In a world where every webpage, email and downloaded file has the potential to contain malicious code or trojan horses there is a need to be more vigilant than ever about the security of your

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What Really Drives Organizations Adopting Cloud Computing?

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What Really Drives Organizations Adopting Cloud Computing? Cloud computing is a term used to describe a paradigm for delivery of computing services on a pay-as-you-go basis. Users utilize the internet and remote data centers to run applications and store data, thus eliminating the need for in house hardware and software. The cloud technology allows efficient

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Whitepaper Friday – Forrester Claim Virtualization Is Driving Data Centre Growth In Europe

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Whitepaper Friday – Forrester Claim Virtualization is Driving Data Centre Growth in Europe Last week we looked at the reasons why the cloud was suffering from a slower uptake in Europe than in North America, but a new report by Forrester has indicated that while businesses might be less inclined to adopt cloud services than their US-based

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How Cloud-Based Channel Management Is Automating Critical Business Processes

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Interview: How Cloud-Based Channel Management is Automating Critical Business Processes for Large Technology Manufacturers By Steve Prentice/CloudTweaks Recently, I spoke with Chandran Sankaran, Founder and CEO of Zyme Solutions in Redwood Shores, CA. Before Zyme, he was Chairman and CEO of Closedloop Solutions, a senior consultant with McKinsey & Company, and also held engineering and management positions

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Worried About Cloud Security? Why Not Get Your Own Cloud

Worried About Cloud Security? Why Not Get Your Own Cloud The number one concern that most people have with using cloud-based storage is the security of their data. Questions such as ‘Who can access my data?’, ‘Is my data safe?’, and ‘Where is my data stored?’ can rarely be satisfactorily answered by public cloud service

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The Mechanics Behind A Successful Cloud Video Game

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The Mechanics Behind A Successful Cloud Video Game The evolution of gaming over the years is fairly pronounced. We can anticipate cloud gaming to grow exponentially with developers and designers having access to inexpensive cloud based resources such as storage, collaboration and development/design tools. This will certainly help drive competition in the world of gaming

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Things To Consider When Moving Your ERP To The Cloud

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Things To Consider When Moving Your ERP To The Cloud The transition to the cloud is a serious undertaking and one that requires a good deal of analysis and planning, not only on the part of IT managers, but actively by all members of the CxO suite. Acumatica, an industry leader in cloud-based Enterprise Resource

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Yes, It Does Take An Einstein

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Yes, It Does Take an Einstein The phrase, “it doesn’t take an Einstein” is an all-purpose IT department put-down that translates roughly as “it’s so obvious, you don’t need to be a genius to see the right decision to make.” Applied to selecting a cloud computing vendor, this principle would result in the clear understanding

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Five High Profile Cloud-Based Failures

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Five High Profile Cloud-Based Failures For those who visit CloudTweaks on a regular basis know that we try to remain as neutral as possible in our coverage related to Cloud Computing. With all the tremendous upside, there is however the inevitable downside. Sadly, nothing is failsafe. When cloud services go offline or software and websites

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Cloud Computing Adoption Continues

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Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Nowadays, many companies are changing their overall information technology strategies to embrace cloud computing in order to open up business opportunities.  There are numerous definitions of cloud computing. Simply speaking, the term “cloud computing” comes from network diagrams in which cloud shapes are  used to describe certain types of networks. All

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The VibeVPS Difference – Customer Security

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The VibeVPS Difference – Customer Security  Time, in the context of cloud technology, is much like dog years: a great deal can happen in a very short period, meaning that many cloud companies who bought in at the beginning of the cloud era stand to age themselves very quickly, through the use of dated technologies

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Spectators: The Unsung Champions Of Professional Cloud Gaming Events

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Spectators: The Unsung Champions of Professional Cloud Gaming Events Professional video gaming in the cloud has become one of the most exciting new sports venues in recent memory. Hordes of video gamers from all corners of the earth and walks of life, all vie for their share of lucrative prize packages offered by big names

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