White House Details Its Cybersecurity Efforts For 2015

White House Details Its Cybersecurity Efforts For 2015

Cybersecurity Efforts For 2015 The White House has issued a fact sheet that details its efforts to ensure that cyber defense strategies are meeting the critical cybersecurity challenges currently facing the USA. This is in response to the increased sophistication and severity of cyber attacks both internationally and within the US, and involves long-term risk…

Growth Of The European Cloud Market

Growth Of The European Cloud Market

The European Cloud Market We’ve written about the international cloud markets a number of times on CloudTweaks and it makes for some interesting discussion. A number of our 12/12 contributors have touched on some of the key points as to why there are such cloud adoption challenges. Roger Strukhoff discusses: “There are significant issues of data sovereignty…

The Gist Of Virtualization

The Gist Of Virtualization

What Is Virtualization? Virtualization, a foundational element of cloud computing, makes computing environments autonomous from their physical infrastructure. It makes it possible to run many operating systems and applications on one server at the same time and helps businesses increase efficiency, flexibility, and utilization while reducing IT costs. Cloud computing delivers the shared software, computing…

China Drafts New Law To Safeguard Its Cyberspace Sovereignty

China Drafts New Law To Safeguard Its Cyberspace Sovereignty

China Drafts New Law State media in China today revealed that its parliament has published a draft law that will “safeguard national cyberspace sovereignty,” as well as “security and development.” It is widely agreed that once accepted, the new law will consolidate government control over digital data and consequently have significant consequences for international and…

The Evolution of Data Transfer

The Evolution of Data Transfer

Data Transfer Whether due to a lack of time, need or simply because email started at such an advanced stage, digital data-transfer systems have not progressed as far as physical delivery system. Centuries ago, Greek soldiers carried messages across great distances by foot. Today, delivery systems handle daily mail with a network of transportation modes,…

Data Violations – Record Year For Data Breaches

Data Violations – Record Year For Data Breaches

Record Year For Data Breaches The news is full of data security breaches. This week, Sputnik International reported that Hacking Team had a 400 GB database stolen and published, and last month Ars Technica discussed in detail the information breach at the U.S. Government’s Office of Personnel Management. MSPmentor‘s current IT security news includes the…

A Marketplace of Networks: Simplifying Enterprise Cloud Connectivity

A Marketplace of Networks: Simplifying Enterprise Cloud Connectivity

Simplifying Enterprise Cloud Connectivity and Consumption Cost. Agility. Innovation. For the modern-day enterprise, the advantages of migrating business applications to the Cloud are many. From substantial cost savings realized through economies of scale and pay-per-use models, to faster innovation and time to market, to the agility and flexibility of auto-scaling systems to accommodate growing application…

Pentagon, FBI And NSA Train US And British Officials For Cyber War

Pentagon, FBI And NSA Train US And British Officials For Cyber War

Officials Train For Cyber War Banking and energy officials joined members of the Pentagon, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security for a three-week cyber war game in Suffolk, Virginia last month. The exercise was designed to train US and British officials and military personnel, as well as several key-companies, for inevitable large-scale cyber…

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Global Cloud Development An Open Question

Global Cloud Development An Open Question

Global Cloud Development Statistics and projections from Cisco’s Global Cloud Index show that the world’s data centers are already processing 4.7 zettabytes (4.7 million petabytes) per year. Cisco research says this amount will continue to grow by 23% annually for the next few years. (Inforgraphic Source: https://visual.ly/how-much-petabyte) If we project these numbers over the next 25…

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Imagine this:  Your wearable device is subpoenaed to testify against you.  You were driving when you were over the legal alcohol limit and data from a smart Breathalyzer device is used against you. Some might argue that such a use case could potentially safeguard society. However, it poses…

Managed Services Providers (MSPs) – Urged To Embrace The Cloud

Managed Services Providers (MSPs) – Urged To Embrace The Cloud

Managed Services Providers (MSPs)  If you’ve been observant of the MSP industry over the last two years, you’ve no doubt noticed that it has had significant difficulty expanding its service capabilities and growing its revenue stream around cloud computing. At least that was the analysis of recent market research studies assessing the status of cloud…

The Cloud on Your Terms – What to look for in an EFSS Provider

The Cloud on Your Terms – What to look for in an EFSS Provider

The Cloud on Your Terms Your company has a mandate to go to the cloud and now it’s time to decide which services to use to help your business grow. You might be wearing several hats or you might be a dedicated IT professional and the responsibility has now been handed to you. So what…

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

Cloud Infographic – Guide To Small Business Cloud Computing

Cloud Infographic – Guide To Small Business Cloud Computing

Small Business Cloud Computing Trepidation is inherently attached to anything that involves change and especially if it involves new technologies. SMBs are incredibly vulnerable to this fear and rightfully so. The wrong security breach can incapacitate a small startup for good whereas larger enterprises can reboot their operations due to the financial stability of shareholders. Gordon Tan contributed an…

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,…

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Imagine this:  Your wearable device is subpoenaed to testify against you.  You were driving when you were over the legal alcohol limit and data from a smart Breathalyzer device is used against you. Some might argue that such a use case could potentially safeguard society. However, it poses…

Big Data Breaches And What’s Being Done To Mitigate The Problem

Big Data Breaches And What’s Being Done To Mitigate The Problem

Big Data Breaches And What’s Being Done It’s clearly evident that big data brings a vast amount of positive aspects to both businesses and consumers. However, it’s important to realize what huge data breaches can mean for both parties. Recent disasters such as the Sony Email data breach, Target’s customer information breach, Ashley Madison’s leaked…

Opera Software Partnership Reaches 5 Million Readers In Africa via Mobile Phones

Opera Software Partnership Reaches 5 Million Readers In Africa via Mobile Phones

Worldreader and Opera Software Partnership Public Literacy Categories Include Health, Sports, and Love Across 25,000 Book Titles Worldreader, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy in the developing world through digital books, today announces a new partnership with Opera Software that has provided 5 million readers in Africa access to 25,000 free digital book titles,…

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