Towards A Cloud Common Market: UK Administration Has G-Cloud In Tow

Towards a Cloud Common market: UK Administration has G-Cloud in Tow While many states seek to establish a framework, guiding mechanisms, and caveats that should govern their Information Technology, if not cloud computing, markets, some countries go ahead to endorse the cloud as a market of choice. The United Kingdom has joined a select few

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The Reality Of Government Intrusion Risks For Cloud Businesses

The Reality of Government Intrusion Risks for Cloud Businesses The concerns around government intrusion in cloud stored data, especially to reveal user sensitive information are amongst the most discussed topics within the cloud community. Although the concerns are often exaggerated, there is some truth in these concerns and sooner or later a cloud service provider

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Mimecast Email Servers Go Down – 100% Uptime SLA?

No cloud service provider should ever claim 100% uptime and it seems that Mimecast had a very tough day yesterday. Its mail servers went down in the UK, bringing down its cloud mail management services and angering many of its UK customers who couldn’t access the mail service. The company blames the outage on a series of

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Russia May End Imminent Cloud’s ‘Ides of March’

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Russia May End Imminent Cloud’s ‘Ides of March’ as it Improves on International Scoreboard Russia has a cloud and big data conference this October, in the central-European nation of Austria, just marches away from Latvia. The latter is the destination at which most Moscow cloud companies have set base for their cloud servers, to eschew

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UK Government Cloud First Strategy Boosts SMB Cloud Vendors

UK Government Cloud First Strategy Boosts SMB Cloud Vendors All government departments should first consider any public cloud solution before looking for anything else, states the latest set of IT recommendations issued by UK’s Cabinet office. This is momentous and not only for UK but for governments around the world and how cloud is being

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Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer

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Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer One of the most interesting and useful tools that the Cloud has developed is mapping. When the Global Positioning System was developed it was envisioned simply as a tool to assist Military leaders to keep track of assets on the battlefield. Mapping has grown so far beyond this relatively simple

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Cloud Computing And Banking Security

Cloud Computing and Banking Security I have talked about security in cloud computing many times before, explaining why it is just as safe as conventional networking security, even citing its benefits over the conventional. However, there are many who still find cloud computing security lacking. Individuals which still worry about cloud security, are those that

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“The Dr.’s Tablet Will See You Now”

“The Dr.’s Tablet Will See You Now” Health care is as much about Information Management as it is about patient diagnostics. Whenever a patient interacts with a health care professional, there is a record made of the encounter. This benefits the patient, because his course of treatment is tracked and monitored, helping to ensure that

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Health Care Moving To The Cloud

Health Care Moving To The Cloud Modern Health Care is an exercise in information management as much as it is patient care. We can see this with a visit to the Administrative section of any modern hospital. The first thing we will see is a huge bank of filing cabinets containing patient records. Ideally, each

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Double Taxing The Cloud

Double Taxing the Cloud New cloud taxes in Idaho are further proof that it’s time to look for a standardized solution. The news hasn’t made waves in the wider media, but when I heard that Idaho might start taxing cloud services, it definitely made me sit up and take notice. If you haven’t read about

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Death, Taxes, And The Cloud

Death, Taxes, And The Cloud There are a few inevitabilities left in the universe. They are not always pleasant, but they are a fact of life, and although we may be able to point to exceptions, the exceptions serve to solidify the truth of the inevitability. The most important seem to be death and taxes,

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Idaho Now Circumspect On Whether Cloud Computing Is Taxable

Idaho Now Circumspect On Whether Cloud Computing Is Taxable The State of Idaho is the latest accessory to the fact on one of the most rave debates, concerning the legality of cloud computing as a physical entity that attracts levy, subject to a 1993 bill that proved that it is. The Idaho House of Revenue

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Aussie, Eurozone Cloud Computing Industries Grow Gloomy On The US Patriot Act

Aussie, Eurozone Cloud Computing Industries Grow Gloomy On The US Patriot Act The European Union has resuscitated the more than a decade-old contention about data independence after giving an exposé of the US Patriot Act of 2001, which bequeaths the Federal administration, on the other side of the Atlantic, the power to seize data in

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What You Don’t Know About The Google Apps Cloud CAN Hurt You

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What You Don’t Know About The Google Apps Cloud CAN Hurt You The majority of the world’s computer users have used or are currently using Microsoft Office, Open Office, or one of many similar products for their desktop business application needs. A recent entrant to the fray, Google Apps boasts only about  50 million current users,

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