Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted, off premise solutions. These services have become widely popular within the consumer market. The explosive growth of the mobile device…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections for cloud remain healthy, and there is optimism in the air. A recent roundup of projections in Forbes paints the…

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015 Social Media Use and IoT Spurs SDN, NFV and Data Center Growth Social media continues to drive Internet growth worldwide with the market leader, Facebook, surpassing one billion registered accounts last year. The social media giant’s growth was fueled in large part by growing mobile user access in the Asia-Pacific region, with 52 million mobile social network users in Indonesia, 72 million in India and 660 million in China. Other growth factors…

Today’s Risk and Compliance Landscape

Today’s Risk and Compliance Landscape

Pervasive GRC: The Way Forward For the Long Term The Risk and Compliance Landscape In 2014, blue-chip companies racked up billions of dollars of losses due to un-managed risks and incidents of non-compliance. These risk and compliance failures resulted in massive fines – some in excess of $1 billion dollars – for several individual organizations. Especially for heavily regulated industries, the risk and compliance landscape will only become more complex and more difficult to navigate.…

Cloud Infographic – Data Breaches In The United States

Cloud Infographic – Data Breaches In The United States

Data Breaches In The United States The growing prevalence of widely publicized data breaches and the end of 2014 brings reflection, as well as a chance to pause and look at what happened during the year in cybersecurity incidents. 27001 Academy, the largest online learning center where you can get training and documentation for implementing the international standard for information security management, ISO 27001, has created an infographic showing the state of data breaches in 2014. Here…

How Beer is Bringing Drones Into The Private Sector

How Beer is Bringing Drones Into The Private Sector

How Beer is Bringing Drones Into The Private Sector When you hear the word ‘drone,’ the image is usually far from positive. Just the dictionary definition is depressing, reminding us of lifeless, unimaginative positions in cubicles; pale, robotic imitations of life. In recent years, a much darker, destructive connotation has risen thanks to the use of drones in military and surveillance operations. This meaning has become a fixture in everything from debates on foreign politics…

Crime Mapping Could Give Victims Peace of Mind

Crime Mapping Could Give Victims Peace of Mind

Crime Mapping Could Give Victims Peace of Mind Crime mapping is used by data analysts in law enforcement agencies to map crime incident patterns. Crime mapping uses Mapping Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS allows crime analysts to identify crime hot spots, along with other trends and patterns. Proponents of crime mapping say it is an integral tool for police and other agencies to bring criminals to justice. Some civil liberties advocates are critical of the…

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips Businesses continue to adopt the cloud at break neck speed. Inherent benefits like lower operational costs, no infrastructure overheads, and quick access to better technology make cloud a very attractive proposition for businesses, especially start-ups and SMEs. However moving from legacy to the cloud environment has its own challenges; the ‘do’s and ‘don’ts’ of cloud migration should be kept in mind before you make the switch. So,…