THE CLOUD IS FUELING THE TECH SECTOR’S PROFITS

THE CLOUD IS FUELING THE TECH SECTOR’S PROFITS

The Tech Sector’s Profits The tech industry continues to generate huge profits, and for good reason. Internet usage in its various forms keeps growing, leading to demand for tech-related products and services. Over the years, various sectors within tech have driven revenue, and the latest is the cloud. Here is a look at how technology companies are harnessing the cloud to generate billions of dollars in revenue, as well as which companies may be left…

THE AGE OF DATA: THE ERA OF HOMO DIGITUS

THE AGE OF DATA: THE ERA OF HOMO DIGITUS

The Age of Data In our digital era data deluge – soaring amounts of data, is an overriding feature. That’s why it’s fitting to focus on the concept of Homo Digitus, which I first learned about about in“The creative destruction of medicine: How the digital revolution will create better health care,” by Eric Topol, and more recently highlighted as a Gigaom conference theme.  In Topol’s vision there is a new human species, Homo digitus that benefits…

Lavabit, Edward Snowden and the Legal Battle For Privacy

Lavabit, Edward Snowden and the Legal Battle For Privacy

The Legal Battle For Privacy In early June 2013, Edward Snowden made headlines around the world when he leaked information about the National Security Agency (NSA) collecting the phone records of tens of millions of Americans. It was a dramatic story. Snowden flew to Hong Kong and then Russia to avoid deportation to the US, where the government had charged him with violations of the Espionage Act. Journalists boarded a flight from Moscow to Havana…

ADDRESSING BIG DATA CONCERNS THROUGH ANONYMIZATION

ADDRESSING BIG DATA CONCERNS THROUGH ANONYMIZATION

Addressing Big Data Concerns Data privacy and security concerns have mounted in the last few years as the potential of Big Data is tapped and more effectively realized. The bits and bytes of our lives are, more now than ever before, tracked, recorded, and analyzed. And while providing insights both noteworthy and frivolous, it sometimes feels a little like we’re living in the Matrix as the information we consider personal and private is swiftly logged,…

5 Things To Consider About Your Next Enterprise Sharing Solution

5 Things To Consider About Your Next Enterprise Sharing Solution

Enterprise File Sharing Solution Businesses have varying file sharing needs. Large, multi-regional businesses need to synchronize folders across a large number of sites, whereas small businesses may only need to support a handful of users in a single site. Construction or advertising firms require sharing and collaboration with very large (several Gigabytes) files. Financial services or healthcare providers have stringent compliance requirements. As a key stakeholder, your recommendation or decision impacts the degree of adoption…

THE TOP 5 CLOUD SECURITY THREATS YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT

THE TOP 5 CLOUD SECURITY THREATS YOU NEED TO WORRY ABOUT

Cloud Security Threats Cloud computing is clearly here to stay, and has become an integral part of any business computing strategy. For many businesses, the power, flexibility, and convenience of cloud applications outweigh the security risks — but that doesn’t mean that the concerns about security have gone away. In fact, cloud security still faces a number of significant threats that all businesses of any size need to be concerned about. Any one of these…

Staying on Top of Your Infrastructure-as-a-Service Security Responsibilities

Staying on Top of Your Infrastructure-as-a-Service Security Responsibilities

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Security It’s no secret many organizations rely on popular cloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft for access to computing infrastructure. The many perks of cloud services, such as the ability to quickly scale resources without the upfront cost of buying physical servers, have helped build a multibillion-dollar cloud industry that continues to grow each year. Still, even though cloud has helped many companies, there are tradeoffs with cloud services such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) that…

What’s On The Horizon For Cloud Computing

What’s On The Horizon For Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Trends Now that we are a little more than halfway through 2016, many experts are beginning to make their predictions about cloud computing for the rest of the year and beyond. While many of the trends aren’t too unexpected (the ever increasing acceptance of cloud solutions by businesses, for instance) other trends are a bit more surprising. With so many changes in how people are using cloud infrastructure and applications, and as many…

Healthcare IoT Security To Grow To $47 Billion In 2021

Healthcare IoT Security To Grow To $47 Billion In 2021

Healthcare IoT Security It’s obvious that IoT can make the entire healthcare industry more efficient. The kind of data involved can be used to save time, physical energy and operating costs. Because of this, devices that facilitate medical data are becoming more commonplace in the industry. This includes things such as wearables that can track a patient’s vitals remotely, tags and trackers for onsite equipment monitoring, medical resources on mobile and more. And these are…

Cloud Proofing Future Business Challenges

Cloud Proofing Future Business Challenges

Coping with Cloud Challenges Hardly a week goes by without coming across news around the increase in the number of organizations moving their workloads to public clouds. In the digital world, embracing cloud is a fundamental requirement for engaging customers and conducting business at scale. Due to a multitude of factors, including compliance mandates, risk tolerance and IT capabilities, an organization’s infrastructure is more likely to be an eclectic mix of public and private cloud,…