Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth

Fintech Investments Are Seeing Consistent Growth

The Financial Services Cloud Fintech investment has been seeing consistent growth in 2015, with some large moves being made this year. The infographic (Courtesy of Venturescanner) below shows the top Fintech investors and the amount of companies they’re currently funding: Just this week, a financial data startup known as Orchard Platform raised $30 million in their Series B funding round. With such a fast-growing market, investors are clawing at the chance to be apart of…

Datacenter Disaster Recovery & Microsoft Azure

Datacenter Disaster Recovery & Microsoft Azure

Datacenter Disaster Recovery Microsoft Azure, one of the largest cloud computing platforms and infrastructures, was created for building, deploying and managing services and applications through a Microsoft-managed and partner hosted global network of data centers. With Azure Site Recovery storing VM snapshots in the cloud and allowing failover to them, it’s no surprise that Azure Backup is being offered as a service to Windows 10 users. And recently adding scalability to VMs, companies that require…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Going Viral

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Going Viral

By David Fletcher Please feel free to share our comics via social media networks such as Twitter with a clear attribution (Twitter example: via @cloudtweaks) to the original comic source.  If you are a company brand looking to utilize our comics to generate leads to a specific landing page, newsletter, presentation or social media campaign, you can contact us regarding commercial licensing rates. Enjoy!

Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

Disaster Recovery  Ok, ok – I understand most of you are saying disaster recovery (DR) is still a critical aspect of running any type of operations. After all – we need to secure our future operations in case of disaster. Sure – that is still the case but things are changing – fast. There are really two things forcing us to look at disaster recovery differently across the board. On the one hand the sheer…

Cloud Pinup: Threat Stack – Provides Added Security

Cloud Pinup: Threat Stack – Provides Added Security

Threat Stack Leading cloud security company Threat Stack has launched an exciting new service ‘Oversight’ that promises to add a highly-effective layer of automated security monitoring services. Oversight aims to provide real-time and continuous monitoring of a company’s assets, and to warn customers of potential security threats as they emerge, giving security experts a valuable tool to increase response times and response effectiveness. CloudTweaks reached out to CEO Brian Ahern for his views on the…

The Dark Side Of Wearable Tech Use

The Dark Side Of Wearable Tech Use

Wearable Tech Wearable technology or gadgets are a category of technological and state-of-the-art devices that can be worn by consumers to monitor and track information with regards to fitness and health. However, while wearable technology is known to have provided many benefits for consumers in the past, recent studies have shown there is a darker side to the technology as well. To understand more about this, let’s take a look at a few downsides of…

Netflix Heading To Asia, Disney Teams Up With Amazon & Microsoft

Netflix Heading To Asia, Disney Teams Up With Amazon & Microsoft

Disney Teams Up With Amazon & Microsoft Can there be one streaming content provider to rule them all? Perhaps not, but Netflix is certainly going to give it a go. As far as paid streaming-specific services go, Netflix is king with over 65 million subscribers in some 50 different countries who manage to consume a 100 million plus hours of content per day. If you check out Netflix’s availability map here, you’ll see that the…

Is Your Corporate Data Appearing On Personal Clouds?

Is Your Corporate Data Appearing On Personal Clouds?

Corporate Data Appearing On Personal Clouds Enterprise cloud adoption has led to cloud consumerization, but how safe is any personal cloud? Remember when you’d join a company and they’d issue a desktop computer and corporate-issued cell phone? And remember all the company’s data was stored in a server on-site at the company? It’s fair to argue that occurred in a different century. Indeed, those days are long gone. We now live in a world of…

FinTechs Pushing The Boundaries

FinTechs Pushing The Boundaries

Much More To FinTech Than Banking And Insurance With some of the technologies that could incorporate FinTech including big data analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing, digital currencies and blockchain, and mobile payments, startups and investors have the opportunity to get involved in this relatively new, though quickly expanding, market. Swallowing a large piece of the financial services pie, these “disruptors” are seen as a threat to traditional banking institutions. In an attempt to smooth…

Verizon’s Online Streaming “Go90” Showing A Lot Of Promise

Verizon’s Online Streaming “Go90” Showing A Lot Of Promise

Verizon’s Online Streaming “Go90”  Streaming has emerged as perhaps the most important form of video media consumption in the world. YouTube alone has over a billion users and each day hundreds of millions of hours of videos are consumed. Verizon is looking to get in on the action with its own streaming app, “Go90”, and so far it’s showing a lot of promise. Numerous other mobile network companies have launched their own apps, and while…

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Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

Disaster Recovery  Ok, ok – I understand most of you are saying disaster recovery (DR) is still a critical aspect of running any type of operations. After all – we need to secure our future operations in case of disaster. Sure – that is still the case but things are changing – fast. There are really two things forcing us to look at disaster recovery differently across the board. On the one hand the sheer…

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Cloud Compliance  Regulatory compliance is an issue that has not only weighed heavily on the minds of executives, security and audit teams, but also today, even end users. Public cloud adds more complexity when varying degrees of infrastructure (depending on the cloud model) and data fall out of the hands of the company and into the hands of the service provider. Additionally, the lines of responsibility between the service provider and the consumer remain blurred…

10 Trending US Cities For Tech Jobs And Startups

10 Trending US Cities For Tech Jobs And Startups

10 Trending US Cities For Tech Jobs And Startups Traditionally actors headed for Hollywood while techies made a beeline for Silicon Valley. But times are changing, and with technological job opportunities expanding (Infographic), new hotspots are emerging that offer fantastic opportunities for tech jobs and startup companies in the industry. ZipRecruiter, an online recruitment and job finder business, has identified the top ten cities that are poised to become the new tech capitals of various US…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at least one cloud-based application. The cloud allows businesses to focus on their core competencies. For most of us, this isn’t running servers or email,…

Cloud Infographic – Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic – Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and downtime — UPS battery failure, human error, exceeding UPS capacity, cyber attacks, and IT equipment failure, just to name a few —…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become connected; where Web 1.0 was about computers connecting to their data and Web 2.0 was about people connecting to their…

The Five Rules of Security and Compliance in the Public Cloud Era

The Five Rules of Security and Compliance in the Public Cloud Era

Security and Compliance  With technology at the heart of businesses today, IT systems and data are being targeted by criminals, competitors and even foreign governments. Every day, we hear about how another retailer, bank or Internet company has been hacked and private information of customers or employees stolen. Governments and oversight organizations are responding to these attacks with calls for tighter control and regulations, from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) beefing up…

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services Cloud Banking Insights Series focuses on big data in the financial services industry and whether it is a security threat or actually a massive opportunity. How does big data fit into an overall cloud strategy? Most FI’s have a positive mind-set towards cloud IT consumption as it not only enables saving across IT investment but frees up precious resource and surplus so  FI’s  can invest in customer centric activity. Financial…

5 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Grow Faster In The Cloud

5 Reasons Why Your Startup Will Grow Faster In The Cloud

Cloud Startup Fast-tracking Start-ups face many challenges, the biggest of which is usually managing growth. A start-up that does not grow is at constant risk of failure, whereas a new business that grows faster than expected may be hindered by operational constraints, such as a lack of staff, workspace and networks. It is an unfortunate fact that many start-ups fail in the first five years, in fact, according to Forbes, 8 in 10 new businesses…

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus Shadow IT, a phenomenon defined as building internal IT systems without the official organizational approval has been a growing concern for CIOs over the last few years. In 2015, it climbed to the top of the list of the emerging IT threats, with as much as 83% CIOs reporting they have experienced some form of unauthorized delivery of cloud services. This trend has a lot to do with the…