Protecting Your Customer’s Data In The Cloud

Protecting Your Customer’s Data in the Cloud Cloud storage has grown significantly in popularity over the past few years. With more cloud services popping up daily, it is imperative that cloud storage providers protect their customers’ data while it is stored in the cloud. While most startups still keep customer security in mind, some newer

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Developing Economies In Love With Cloud Computing

Developing Economies in Love with Cloud Computing The Business Software Alliance, in a recent research study, has reported that time is ripe for the cloud computing service providers to make a lasting impact particularly in budding economies via free as well as paid offerings, but at the same time the malicious lot amongst the beneficiaries

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The Department Of Defence Meets The Cloud

Beginning of an Overcast Era: The Department of Defence Meets the Cloud The United States Department of Defence has recently endorsed the (long awaited) shift to the cloud. The cloud computing strategy, as the feds calls it, expounds the departments’ intention to relocate the existent network applications from the whirlpool of conventionally burdensome, overly expensive

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Common Threats To Cloud Computing

Common Threats To Cloud Computing The core agencies of the US government have a central plan, Cloud First, which aims to shift the majority of their operations to the cloud. Before the plan can be implemented, it must go through a process of evaluation by the agencies concerned. In December 2010, a Cloud First policy

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How Are Canadians Affected By The USA Patriot Act And Cloud Computing?

How Are Canadians Affected By The USA Patriot Act And Cloud Computing? Whether Canadians like it or not, they are affected by the US Patriot Act. While some of the previous issues have been settled already, some new issues are already popping up – issues with cloud computing. The US Patriot Act, otherwise known as

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Google Wins One Battle, Microsoft Wins Another, But The War Continues

Google Wins One Battle, Microsoft Wins Another, But The War Continues… On an article published more than a year ago on January 7, 2011, I had written “Microsoft and Google have never been the best of friends, and this mutual dislike has extended to their ventures in the cloud computing space as well. Both these

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Cloud India: The Litmus Test

Cloud India: The Litmus Test Lap up your plate of lamb vindaloo, wrap up your daydream of spartan ashram living, scroll past the Bollywood-lite selections on Netflix (“Slumdog,” “Bend It Like Beckham”), and you will locate a culture whose viewpoint on innovation rivals America’s values of commerce and democracy. In India, every new technology must

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Cloud Helps Europe's Small Biz Smash The Economy

Cloud Helps Europe’s Small Biz Smash the Economy The tribulation of the European economy has sunk dramatically enough to warrant the front page of even American financial headlines. Yet in the face of such widespread woe has arisen a new population of pliable SMEs, or small- or medium-sized enterprises, throughout the continent. Cloud computing has

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The Impact Of Google’s ISO 27001 On Business

The Impact Of Google’s ISO 27001 On Business Google has recently acquired an ISO 27001 security certification. This certification is provided by an independent body to companies that pass various security requirements. For a company to obtain the ISO 27001 certification, it must agree to be examined by an internationally recognized, independent body for information

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Single Standard For Cloud-Computing Services

Single Standard For Cloud-Computing Services The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, also known as FedRAMP, is adopting a “cloud-first” policy that will standardize the basic security requirements that cloud-computing providers, such as Google and Microsoft, will have to meet before receiving government contracts. Third-party assessment organizations will be hired to verify whether companies meet the

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Africa: Cloud Computing’s Secret Weapon

Africa: Cloud Computing’s Secret Weapon Cloud computing’s best opportunity for unparalleled progress and worldwide relevance lies in how deeply and effectively it penetrates the African information technology community. Point blank. Why is this so? Simply because the massive continent remains in the dark ages of technology of all sorts, a condition which has fostered as

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Big Data And Cloud Computing – Friends For Life

Big Data And Cloud Computing – Friends For Life Our age has moved into a complex situation. On the one hand, we are experiencing an ever-increasing level of home clouds and, while on the other hand, commodity data services are hungrily intensifying. In the midst of this chaos, big data and cloud computing have secured

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Why Is Europe Not Storming The Cloud?

Why Is Europe Not Storming The Cloud? It is expected that Europe will be behind the US by a minimum of two years when it comes to cloud computing adoption, due to four major issues: the current euro crisis, advanced privacy rules, the changing political decision-making, and local business needs. These are the primary reasons

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Can The Gov’t Avoid Gaffes In The Cloud?

Can the Gov’t Avoid Gaffes in the Cloud? It’s no surprise that programs that shape our government on all levels of jurisdiction are rapidly and eagerly enlisting into the cloud computing fray. Finally, several of cloud’s noteworthy assets — scalable and streamlined storage and infrastructure, and services purchasable a la carte, for example — have

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