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Cloud Security: How Can GRC Help?

Cloud Security: How Can GRC Help?

Cloud Security An integrated GRC approach to cloud acceptance, adoption and scale includes the risk perspective from the beginning. Harnessing the power of cloud security with a GRC framework can promote and improve information security practices and drive better business performance. One of my favorite Dilbert cartoons shows Mordac, the “Preventer of Information Service,” saying,…

Is Data Protection Holding Back European Businesses

Is Data Protection Holding Back European Businesses

Is Data Protection Holding Back European Businesses from Adopting the Cloud? Why are companies within the European Union yet to warm to the Cloud? Businesses within the EU are not adopting cloud-based systems as quickly as expected. Do data protection laws and restrictions play a role in Europe’s slow uptake? Despite the fact that cloud…

Cloud Infographic – Capitalizing On Convergence In Your City

Cloud Infographic – Capitalizing On Convergence In Your City

Capitalizing On Convergence In Your City Plan for the Future “Cloud implementations must address immediate needs but a successful cloud strategy must be flexible enough to respond to rapidly changing business conditions. By 2020, there will be more than 50 billion devices and objects connected through the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything…

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…

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