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Is Windows 10 The Final Piece Of Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy?

Is Windows 10 The Final Piece Of Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy?

Windows 10 – Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy By all reports, Windows 10 is a resounding success. Microsoft reported that 14 million users downloaded the latest version of its operating system in its first 24 hours of availability. That number is ten times higher than launch-day downloads of Windows 8. Independent sources confirm that Windows 10 now has a 3.5% market share in the desktop computer market, just 2 weeks after launch. While many of these downloads…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Letter “G”

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Letter “G”

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Hoarders And Data Collectors:  On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders And Data Collectors: On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders and Data Collectors In our physical world, hoarders are deemed “out of control” when they collect too much.  Surely the same analogy applies in our online world.  When providers collect realms of data from us, it seems they lose control of that too?  In the last months it’s not just the frequency of data breaches that has increased, it is the sheer volumes of personal data that are being breached that has reached new…

Bridging The Gap Between MSPs And The Public Cloud

Bridging The Gap Between MSPs And The Public Cloud

MSPs and the Public Cloud According to Gartner, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are neck and neck in public IaaS cloud provision, with Google the most likely to challenge these leaders. With the most recent growth of 33%, the market is currently assessed at $16.5 billion, and Gartner predicts this market will grow a further 29% per annum until 2019. Commonly used for development and testing environments, batch processing and high performance computing,…

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk Five Times Bigger Than Cloud or Networks

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk Five Times Bigger Than Cloud or Networks

Cybersecurity Survey Reveals Endpoint Risk A survey conducted at Black Hat 2015 reveals that endpoint poses the greatest security to threat to cybersecurity, with 90 percent of respondents stating their organizations would be more secure if Flash was disabled. Black Hat 2015: State of Security, released by Bromiun Inc. yesterday, also reveals that a large number of businesses find the implementation of patches for “zero-day vulnerabilities” in the software they are using (including Internet browsers…

The Hyperconnectivity Enabled By The Internet of Things

The Hyperconnectivity Enabled By The Internet of Things

Many pundits and security researchers have focused on the security threats posed by the hyperconnectivity enabled by the Internet of Things. The high profile hack of a Jeep Cherokee by security researchers, who were able to take control of the steering, brakes and other critical functions by exploiting a vulnerability in the infotainment system, is just the latest example. While some CIOs and IT security folks might feel overwhelmed by the security challenges posed by…

Why Your Cloud Project Needs A Strong PMO

Why Your Cloud Project Needs A Strong PMO

Cloud Project Needs A Strong PMO Cloud projects are highly complex. Without a strong project management office, they have a tendency to go off track. As enterprises in all verticals look to modernize application and infrastructure stacks, Project Management Offices (PMO) will de-risk the process and help organizations get to where they want to be on-time and on-budget. PMO is the Central Brain (Image Source: Pinterest) While the project managers in some enterprises are responsible…

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…