Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued?

Are Cloud Computing Stocks Overvalued? “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffett, legendary American investor and one of the richest men in the world. If one were looking for lessons in creating wealth in the stock market, there can be no better teacher than Warren

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Cloud Security: Keeping Those Keys Safe

Cloud security: Keeping those keys safe Jack Murgia, from Cloud Controllers, sent me an interesting query last week: “How does LabSlice ensure that the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Access Keys remain secure within the application?” This is a great question, as the AWS Access Keys are the keys to the house for any business using the

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Cloud First IT: Managing a Growing Network of SaaS Applications

Cloud & SaaS White Paper Series Cloud First IT: Managing a Growing Network of SaaS Applications Controlling who is granted secure access to which applications and data becomes a real challenge when users can get access from any browser, at any time, from any place. SaaS applications enable companies to rapidly deploy powerful capabilities to

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Cloud Computing Adoption Can Generate EUR 763 Billion in Europe by 2015, Cloud Dividend Report

Cloud Computing Adoption Can Generate EUR 763 Billion in Europe by 2015, Cloud Dividend Report Cloud-based solutions and adoption of cloud computing could generate up to EUR 763 billion in economic benefit in the five largest European economies by 2015, part two of EMC Corporation’s 2011 Cloud Dividend report conducted by the Centre for Economics

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Multi-Tenant Provisioning System For Cloud Based Backup Services

Multi-tenant provisioning system for cloud based backup services The Problem Backup and storage vendors find many of their users backing up their systems to cloud using their proprietary backup software, but the issue was that each of those users had to register and provision systems on the cloud provider themselves. This was a huge risk

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What’s Happening At The RSA Conference?

Last week I wrote about the RSA Conference currently on in San Francisco and what it meant for cloud security (See: Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears? ). Today’s article is an update on what’s happening in “The City by the Bay.” For one, cloud computing is high on the agenda

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Information Security Professionals Need New Skills to Secure Cloud-based Technologies, Study Warns

Information Security Professionals Need New Skills to Secure Cloud-based Technologies, Study Warns More than 70 percent of information security professionals admit they need new skills to properly secure cloud-based technologies, a survey conducted by Frost & Sullivan and sponsored by (ISC)2  revealed. The 2011 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) is based on a

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Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears?

Can The RSA Conference Help Dispel Cloud Computing Security Fears? “The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” – Sven Goran Eriksson, noted soccer coach. It’s no secret that fear about security, or lack of it, is the major stumbling block ahead of universal adoption of cloud computing. While many of the concerns

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EPA Firmly Backs Cloud Computing at the Mobile World Congress

EPA Firmly Backs Cloud Computing at the Mobile World Congress Cloud computing emerged as an important discussion topic at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the European Privacy Association (EPA) issued a statement highlighting all the benefits of cloud technologies. EPA presented its campaign to encourage companies to invest in a cloud that

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Akamai Introduces New Cloud Defense Solutions

Akamai Introduces New Cloud Defense Solutions Akamai Technologies, Inc. unveiled new cloud defense architecture aimed at protecting customers from increasing number of sophisticated Web attacks. Enhancements include improved protection from distributed denial of service (DdoS) attacks as well as improved cloud firewall featuring advanced vulnerability scanning and custom rules for additional protection against application layer

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Cloud Computing For Dummies: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS And All That Was

Cloud Computing For Dummies: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS And All That Was “I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils;” – From The Daffodils by William Wordsworth (1770-1850), famous English Romantic poet. There was once a time

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AT&T Announces New Cloud Capabilities

AT&T Announces New Cloud Capabilities Communications giant AT&T is launching new cloud capabilities, new mobile applications for the cloud and increases third-party development and industry activity, the company said in a press release. The communications holding will continue its partnership with other leading companies in the cloud such as IBM and Vmware, the company added.

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Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance Cloud computing’s legitimacy as a mainstream business option just received a shot in the arm with Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four of auditing, joining the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a non-profit organization formed “to promote the use of best practices for

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