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What Is Holding Healthcare From Existing Completely In The Cloud?

What Is Holding Healthcare From Existing Completely In The Cloud?

What is Holding Healthcare from Existing Completely in the Cloud? A significant portion of our lives are “moving to the cloud.” Many of us no longer have shelves of movies and musical albums. Spotify and Netflix have nearly eliminated that concept. Checkbooks, photo albums, notes-to-self, and school materials have all floated away into the digital…

Federal Agencies Moving To The Cloud: Bellwether Report

Federal Agencies Moving To The Cloud: Bellwether Report

Federal Agencies moving to the Cloud: Bellwether report shares Feds’ progress and collective wisdom. In December 2010, the U.S. Government’s Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra issued a 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management, designed to streamline and modernize the Government’s use of IT, primarily by shifting three “must-move” services to the…

Maryland Lawmakers Considering Limitations On School Cloud Providers

Maryland Lawmakers Considering Limitations On School Cloud Providers

Maryland Lawmakers Considering Limitations on School Cloud Providers The House Ways and Means Committee of the Maryland General Assembly is scheduled to hear today a measure that would prevent cloud providers from using student data for most commercial purposes. The measure, which is similar to recently approved legislation in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Arizona would prohibit…

Government Agencies Struggling To Meet Objectives Of Cloud First Mandate

Government Agencies Struggling To Meet Objectives Of Cloud First Mandate

Government Agencies Struggling to Meet Objectives of Cloud First Mandate Procurement red tape and a lack of trained personnel continue to plague federal departments and agencies in their efforts to comply with the directives of President Obama’s Cloud First mandate. The policy, issued by the federal government three years ago, requires all federal entities to…

Cybercrimes And The Growing Importance Of SDN Technology

Cybercrimes And The Growing Importance Of SDN Technology

Last months Cloud Security Alliance Central Eastern Europe Summit gave a good opportunity to learn about the Cloud Computing market in areas of Europe that are less reviewed. The congress, held in the center of the old city of Ljubljana, provided interesting mixture of Information Security professionals along with various cloud providers and end users…

Inside The Shadows Of SHADOW IT

Inside The Shadows Of SHADOW IT

Inside The Shadows Of SHADOW IT  Recent NASA audit report brings an interesting perspective on IT & Cloud Governance. A recent report from the office of the inspector general of NASA regarding the adoption of cloud computing technologies across the organization provide an interesting look at the phases NASA is going in cloud computing adoption.…

ARM Proposes Innovative Cloud Security Solution

ARM Proposes Innovative Cloud Security Solution After Edward Snowden exposed the US government’s ingenious plan to monitor every major web platform in existence, including Facebook, Twitter and even Microsoft, trust in Cloud Storage security has come down to an all time low. However, with Google coming with a free encryption service for its clients, UK-based…

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The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? –  ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? – ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

How the iCloud Scandal Has Helped to Define the Difference Between ‘Cloud’ Security and ‘Internet’ Security Busting the myth that bad cloud security was to blame for Apple’s recent celebrity data disaster Overview: We discuss the ‘celebrity hacking’ iCloud saga and debate whether or not the breach was likely down to Cloud encryption issues or…

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