Monetizing The Cloud

Monetizing The Cloud

Starting up with the Cloud While the cloud is helping businesses reduce costs, consider for instance that in 2011 starting an internet company cost around $5,000 as opposed to the $5 million price tag of 2000, it’s also encouraging revenue growth. In less than a decade, Airbnb has established itself as one of the world’s largest accommodation providers without owning any hotels, and services such as Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar have taken a significant chunk…

Connecting With Customers In The Cloud

Connecting With Customers In The Cloud

Customers in the Cloud Global enterprises in every industry are increasingly turning to cloud-based innovators like Salesforce, ServiceNow, WorkDay and Aria, to handle critical systems like billing, IT services, HCM and CRM. One need look no further than Salesforce’s and Amazon’s most recent earnings report, to see this indeed is not a passing fad, but the early days of a transformational shift in the way Enterprises (large and small) purchase technology services. Enterprises are capitalizing…

Why Security Practitioners Need To Apply The 80-20 Rules To Data Security

Why Security Practitioners Need To Apply The 80-20 Rules To Data Security

The 80-20 Rule For Security Practitioners  Everyday we learn about yet another egregious data security breach, exposure of customer data or misuse of data. It begs the question why in this 21st century, as a security industry we cannot seem to secure our most valuable data assets when technology has surpassed our expectations in other regards. It’s getting worse: McKinsey in conjunction with the World Economic Forum have estimated that failing cyber security approaches could have…

Don’t Be Intimidated By Data Governance

Don’t Be Intimidated By Data Governance

Data Governance Data governance, the understanding of the raw data of an organization is an area IT departments have historically viewed as a lose-lose proposition. Not doing anything means organizations run the risk of data loss, data breaches and data anarchy – no control, no oversight – the Wild West with IT is just hoping for the best. On the flipside, opening the hood and checking if policies or regulations are being respected means you…

Global Intelligence Network – 63.8 Million Attack Sensors

Global Intelligence Network – 63.8 Million Attack Sensors

Internet Security Threat Report Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, released in April, covers an extensive range of cyber threats we need to be aware of and proactively manage including data security and privacy, threats from social media and email scams, the security pressures experienced from Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices, and much more. Thanks to Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network made up of over 63.8 million attack sensors and recording thousands of events per…

Judging Panel Announced For 2016 Stratus Cloud Awards

Judging Panel Announced For 2016 Stratus Cloud Awards

2016 Stratus Cloud Awards The deadline for the 2016 Stratus Awards is edging closer and innovators in the cloud computing space are encouraged to enter before the nomination deadline of June 3rd, 2016. At a time when the cloud computing revolution is gathering pace and changing the way we all do business, the Stratus Awards are a way for the industry to get to know more about each other and to discover which companies are doing…

Business Analytics Vs Data Science

Business Analytics Vs Data Science

Big Data Continues To Grow Big Data continues to be a much discussed topic of interest and for good reason.  According to a recent report from International Data Corporation (IDC), “worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase of more than 50% over the five-year forecast period. The new Spending Guide expands on IDC’s previous forecasts by offering…

Your Biggest Data Security Threat Could Be….

Your Biggest Data Security Threat Could Be….

Paying Attention To Data Security Your biggest data security threat could be sitting next to you… Data security is a big concern for businesses. The repercussions of a data security breach ranges from embarrassment, to costly lawsuits and clean-up jobs – particularly when confidential client information is involved. But although more and more businesses are taking steps to improve data security, few are considering the most likely cause of such a threat: human error. According…

IMAX Reportedly Plans To Offer VR Viewing Experiences

IMAX Reportedly Plans To Offer VR Viewing Experiences

IMAX VR Viewing Experiences IMAX is planning to open a first batch of physical venues for VR content, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company says it wants to create locations that offer virtual reality experiences more immersive than what consumers can get at home. The announcement follows yesterday’s news that the company is working with Google to create a cinema-quality VR camera, which is expected to be ready for commercial use a year and a half from…