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Angry Birds And The NSA

Angry Birds And The NSA

The National Security Agency and British Government Communications Headquarters have been working together since 2007 to plant surveillance into mobile phone users’ applications, allowing them to store location information, alongside a slew of other private information users put into applications.   Popular app Angry Birds was targeted, alongside more common information hotspots like Facebook, LinkedIn…

Cloud Computing Round-Up Week 19th-26th Of Jan, 2014

Cloud Computing Round-Up Week 19th-26th Of Jan, 2014

Cloud Computing Round-Up Week 19th-26th of Jan, 2014 Here’s a round-up of the 3 top cloud stories making the headlines this week. Microsoft To Store Foreign Users’ Data Overseas – As the NSA gets grabby with users’ data, when those users happen to be using US based computing services, Microsoft have made a controversial move to…

Cloud Infographic: Going To The Cloud

Cloud Infographic: Going To The Cloud

Cloud Infographic: Going To The Cloud Over the past few years, we’ve covered the importance of cloud computing in the classroom and its defining nature as something to adopt and accept moving forward. Some of our coverage has been flippant while other discussions have been more serious in nature. Nevertheless we can all agree that cloud based education will…

Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014

Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014

Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014 Any discussion of cloud adoption primarily boils down to two important concerns – data security and cloud reliability. A study conducted by Tata Consultancy Services sometime back revealed some interesting insights – while customers in Europe and Asia-Pacific saw data security as the most important…

New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data”

New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data” Companies are familiar with the concept of “big data”; every piece of information they generate from day-to-day business processes or when interacting with customers is considered valuable, so long as these pieces are quickly analyzed and converted into actionable results. But according to predictions from the Institute of…

Keeping Your Business Data Secure In An Insecure World

Keeping Your Business Data Secure In An Insecure World If you’re a small or medium-sized business (SMB), you might be hoping keeping your head down and staying off the Cloud will keep your data safe from interlopers — hackers and government agencies alike. Yet Verizon Communications’ 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report found 72 percent of…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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