Top 5 HIPAA Security Risks As Providers Migrate To The Cloud

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Top 5 HIPAA Security Risks As Providers Migrate to the Cloud The HIPAA and HITECH Acts made a huge splash in the healthcare industry as organizations were forced to adapt new safeguards for protected health information, especially in regards to electronic medical records (EMRs). As hospitals migrate to electronic patient health information (ePHI), they must maintain compliance whether they

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Cloud Computing And Its Effects On Network Management

Cloud Computing and Its Effects on Network Management The delivery of computing as a service, or cloud computing, over a network is becoming more and more mainstream and is allowing businesses of all sizes to get their applications up and running faster, with easier manageability and less maintenance. Cloud computing allows enterprises, and enables IT,

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The Cloud Computing Market In 2013

The Cloud Computing Market In 2013 When it comes to cloud computing, expectations are high for 2013. Businesses of all sizes are putting their hopes into cloud computing technologies and services to help them deliver business value while reducing operating costs. According to a recent Foresights survey nearly 50% of all enterprises in North America

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Northern Sweden Experiencing A “Facebook Effect”

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Northern Sweden Experiencing A “Facebook Effect” – The City of Lulea, one year after Facebook’s announcement of its  first datacenter outside the US Close to the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden lies the City of Lulea – home to Facebook’s new European datacenter.  Following a year of construction work, the datacenter is taking shape and is getting closer to being operational.

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Important IaaS Cloud Industry Platforms Worth Knowing

Important IaaS Cloud Industry Platforms Worth Knowing Every now and then one often hears of a new terminology in the cloud platforms. As the industry grows by leaps and bounds, it is hardly necessary to expect nothing short of dramatic and innovative changes. In this wave of developments, the established companies bask in all the

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Cloud Computing Myths Explained: Part 1

Cloud Computing Myths Explained: Part 1 Cloud computing services and related developments are definitely changing the way we network, collaborate, consume information and deploy applications. Businesses are now demanding more from service providers and cloud computing is more prominent across various industries. So being on cutting edge is rewarding but at the same time it

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Simple Ways For Businesses To Leverage The Cloud For A Competitive Advantage

Simple Ways For Businesses To Leverage The Cloud For A Competitive Advantage Cloud computing is one of the best technologies of the century. It allows companies to leverage their computing functions on other company’s servers. When corporations, small businesses, or nonprofit organizations adopt this technology, they get many benefits. The common ones are streamlined costs,

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Cloud Computing Basics For Beginners And Non-Experts

Cloud Computing Basics For Beginners And Non-Experts Cloud computing is a term we hear quite often, but there are very few people who understand what it’s all about. You would argue that whatever technology this is, it is probably out of your world or too complex. In reality, cloud computing is a simple technology that

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FireHost Expands Its Global Business Continuity Solutions

FireHost Expands Its Global Business Continuity Solutions New DNS hosting options provide better redundancy and security (Dallas, Texas — Aug. 15, 2012) — FireHost, the leading secure cloud hosting company, today announces new business continuity choices supported by DYN DNS hosting. DNS hosting extends FireHost’s business continuity capabilities beyond high-availability and load balancing solutions. The new business continuity options

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The Stormy Outage: Criticism Pouring On The Amazon Cloud

The Stormy Outage: Criticism Pouring On The Amazon Cloud Last Friday night proved very gloomy for Amazon’s Cloud Service. It all started off with colossal thunderstorms jolting the Amazon US East datacenter and reportedly bringing it down (yet again). On the other hand, alternate cloud computing services within the same geographical location remained intact and

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The 4 Primary Cloud Deployment Models

The 4 Primary Cloud Deployment Models With most organizations focusing on leveraging the cloud in order to cut capital expenditure and control operating costs, there is aggressive growth in business for cloud adoption. However, the cloud can bring security risks and challenges for IT Management, which can be more expensive  for the organization to deal

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How Can We Secure Mixed-Cloud Environments?

How Can We Secure Mixed-Cloud Environments? There is no doubt as to the benefits that cloud computing brings to businesses around the world. But there is also no question that security is one of the most immediate concerns when moving from local, in-house IT solutions to cloud-based solutions. Businesses tend to mix and match different

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Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers

Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers Last week I covered some aspects of disaster management on the cloud. I will continue where I left off and cover more details on the disaster planning part. Here is a checklist of things you must have for disaster planning and recovery. What are the emergency contact number

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