Category Archives: Security

Cloud Spectator Releases The 2016 Top Ten Cloud Vendor Benchmark Report

Cloud Spectator Releases The 2016 Top Ten Cloud Vendor Benchmark Report

Top Ten Cloud Vendor Benchmark Report Report Uncovers A Staggering 350% Performance Difference Between The Top 10 Cloud Service Providers BOSTON, MA. JANUARY 13, 2016 – Cloud Spectator, the industry leading IaaS cloud benchmarking agency, today released the Top Ten Cloud Vendor Benchmark 2016 Report, a price-performance analysis of the leading public IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) vendors in…

The Soft-Edged Cloud: A Security Challenge

The Soft-Edged Cloud: A Security Challenge

The Cloud Security Challenge The use of the term “cloud” to describe global, offsite, computing and storage technology is apt for a number of reasons; not all of them good. The metaphor succeeds largely when people visualize their data hovering over their heads, no longer tied to a single location, and consequently easy to access…

Security Survey: Enterprises Unequipped To Detect And Deal With Attacks

Security Survey: Enterprises Unequipped To Detect And Deal With Attacks

Security Survey: Many Enterprises Still Unequipped Today’s information security teams are expected to mitigate risk in environments where employees are accessing critical and confidential data from anywhere, at any time. The network perimeter has expanded to include cloud services, mobile devices, and global forces that encompass partners and contractors, making it impossible to completely lock down…

Trends: The CIO’s Business Card – Chief Productivity Officer

Trends: The CIO’s Business Card – Chief Productivity Officer

The Chief Productivity Officer After years of enterprises hesitating to migrate their applications and data stores to the cloud, it’s safe to say the debate is over and the cloud is here to stay. IDC even goes as far as to predict that by 2020, we will stop referring to clouds as “public” and “private,”…

Cloud Traffic Growth And Content as a Service (CaaS)

Cloud Traffic Growth And Content as a Service (CaaS)

Content as a Service (CaaS) Content as a Service (CaaS) is a relatively new take on content management systems (CMS). While traditional web content management systems like Drupal and WordPress offer one-stop-shop solutions for both creating websites and managing content, CaaS service providers narrow their focus to pure content management, disregarding the output channels such…

When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Personal

When Artificial Intelligence Becomes Personal

Artificial Intelligence The term ‘artificial intelligence’ is something that would have been associated with sci-fi movies during the 1980s and 1990s, but as the modern world continues to embrace advancements in technology, it does so at an ever increasing pace. (Image Credit: IMDB – Stephen King’s Lawnmower Man – 1992) Many of the advancements made…

How Data Privacy Reform Is Wreaking Havoc In The Cloud

How Data Privacy Reform Is Wreaking Havoc In The Cloud

Data Privacy Reform Is Wreaking Havoc Nations around the globe are stepping up efforts to better protect the personal data of private citizens. In particular, cross-border data security regulations and legislative reform is on the rise. The laws must evolve in order to mitigate theft, abuse and misappropriation of personally identifiable information (PII), better guard…

CES 2016: Welcome To The Future

CES 2016: Welcome To The Future

Welcome To The Future CES 2016 is hitting its stride in Las Vegas as many the leading global manufacturers’ role out their flagship innovations in the hope of attracting the attention of the international tech media. Let’s take a further look at some exciting innovations in the cloud and SaaS space. Of particular interest to…

Help Your Business Improve Security By Choosing The Right Cloud Provider

Help Your Business Improve Security By Choosing The Right Cloud Provider

Choosing The Right Cloud Provider Security issues have always been a key aspect of business planning; failure to properly protect your assets, your inventory, and your customer data is guaranteed to set a company on a road to ruin. In the pre-digital age security was reasonably easy to manage, but the introduction of computers and…

5 Early CES 2016 Announcements Placing The Cloud Front And Center

5 Early CES 2016 Announcements Placing The Cloud Front And Center

5 Early CES 2016 Announcements The annual Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) kicks off in Las Vegas this morning, and already there are a slew of high profile, cloud-related announcements from a wide variety of companies. From big names like BMW and Samsung to startups trying to break into the public eye, it’s clear that the…

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