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Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported

Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported

US Government OPM Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported The much publicized breach at the US government Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in May this year was much more serious than initially reported, in terms of the number of people affected, the quality of information breached, as well as the probable cost to American taxpayers.…

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill A Threat To Privacy

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill A Threat To Privacy

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill As the US Senate prepares to vote on the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act just days before the August recess, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned that the privacy of US citizens and organizations may be compromised. The DHS has also warned that the proposed legislation might slow down response…

Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys To Effectively Make Public Cloud Applications Private

Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys To Effectively Make Public Cloud Applications Private

Blue Coat Acquires Perspecsys Expands portfolio in exploding cloud security market, providing relief for multinational enterprises struggling with data compliance requirements & regional sovereignty regulations SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced it has acquired Perspecsys, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud data protection…

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment – International Competition Mounting

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment – International Competition Mounting

Alibaba $1 Billion Dollar Cloud Investment  China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) said on Wednesday it would invest $1 billion into its Aliyun cloud computing arm to challenge Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) lucrative Web Services division, opening a global front in the battle between the two e-commerce giants. With the global cloud computing market estimated by…

Getting Value From The Cloud

Getting Value From The Cloud

Value From The Cloud Emergent Research predicts that small businesses employing cloud computing will more than double in the next six years, from 37% to 80%. Though often associated with small business transformation, cloud technology can be useful for large and government organizations too. MSPmentor comments that cloud computing is no longer only for developers…

Wearable Tech – 250 Million Smart Wearables In Use

Wearable Tech – 250 Million Smart Wearables In Use

Wearable Tech Expansion By 2018, CCS Insights predicts sales of wearable tech globally to have increased to 135 million, with over 250 million smart wearables in use. Apple Watch has been of particular interest this year, with talks of the Apple Watch 2 already surfacing. Strategy Analytics estimates that 4 million Apple Watches were sold…

Performance In Cloud Shows Microsoft Has Strong Foundations

Performance In Cloud Shows Microsoft Has Strong Foundations

Microsoft Has Strong Foundations For The Future Results show that Microsoft is still the best choice for resellers adopting their product range for the cloud world Microsoft has recently announced its FYQ4 Earnings Report, which showed the company’s commercial cloud revenue grew by 88%, despite an overall quarterly loss.  The growing cloud revenue has been…

Taking Advantage of The Apple Watch

Taking Advantage of The Apple Watch

Apple’s Most Personal Device Touted as Apple’s most personal device yet, the Apple Watch has received diverse reactions. Some industry pundits consider it better suited to early adopters, with its convenience being eclipsed by the learning curve and high price. However, past successes of Apple devices suggest that getting behind their new product won’t end…