Adobe Releases Another Security Update For The Dying Flash

Adobe Releases Another Security Update For The Dying Flash

Growing Security Concerns Surrounding Adobe Flash  Adobe has today released yet another security update for Adobe Flash Player. Aimed at Flash developers, the update is the 12th since the beginning of 2015, and follows recent pleas from Facebook’s newly appointed chief security officer (CSO) Alex Stamos to discontinue Flash as soon as possible, because it is has become increasingly vulnerable to hacking. Today’s update is intended to fix “critical vulnerabilities” that are detailed in the…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Selfie Mania

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Selfie Mania

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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. While the breach was widely publicized shortly after it occurred, were revealed in a recent quarterly report released by NTT…

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 to cyber attacks, and therefore be counter productive. Additionally, a number of IT firms and privacy advocates are convinced that…

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 solutions. With this acquisition, Blue Coat significantly expands its cloud security offerings while enhancing the industry’s most robust hybrid cloud…

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 analysts to be worth about $20 billion, Alibaba said in a statement the investment would go toward setting up new…

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 and startups. While innovators and early adopters were the first to take advantage of cloud services, reliability and commitment in…

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 in the second quarter of 2015, helping the overall smartwatch market grow approximately 457% annually. (Image Source: http://wearableworld.co) Technological Advances Advances…

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 driven by the success of its Microsoft applications, which include Office 365, Azure and Dynamics CRM Online. Commenting on the…

Cheap, Convenient Clouds Are Likely To Change The Way Enterprises Do Business

Cheap, Convenient Clouds Are Likely To Change The Way Enterprises Do Business

451 Research: Cloud Costs Fall Across The Board If you have a keen interest in cloud development, new cloud products/services, public/private cloud pricing and cloud computing market competition, then “451 Research’s latest updates on Cloud Price Index” might interest you. The research states that the basic cost of renting cloud services — from one of the big public cloud providers — has fallen over 2% since the Index began in October 2014. During the last…