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.…

Do We Still Need Local Music Files?

Do We Still Need Local Music Files?

Do We Still Need Local Music Files? The first time I had any real contact with music was when I was just a little kid. Back then – and I do realize it’s not that long ago – audio cassettes were in fashion, and I remember having a collection that stretched well into the hundreds,…

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring?

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring?

Would You Like ‘Gravy’ With Your Cloud Monitoring? The Hyperlocal antidote to FOLO (the fear of losing out) A timely addition to the acronym-laden family tree of modern language, right up there with YOLO (you only live once), and many evolutionary steps beyond the great-grandparents OMG and ROTFL, comes the wonderful term FOLO. This stands…

Companies Turning To The Cloud To Meet Increased Customer Expectations

Companies Turning To The Cloud To Meet Increased Customer Expectations

How Companies Are Increasingly Turning to Cloud to Meet Increased Customer Expectations With rising customer choice, comes increased expectations. E-Commerce and the explosion of mobile internet have heightened customer expectations of online options. Customers demand access on any device, from anywhere and at any time. They expect quick response times, whether on the phone, online,…

Can Big Data Help Your Team Win The Championship?

Can Big Data Help Your Team Win The Championship?

Can Big Data Help Your Team Win? Whilst big data and cloud computing has unquestionably helped streamline and improve business operations, it also has huge potential in the field of elite sport. In sport, just as in business, an increasing volume of information is now being captured and collected, which provides ever-deeper insight and intelligence…

Where DigitalOcean Meets The Cloud

Where DigitalOcean Meets The Cloud

Venture Capital Firm Andreessen Horowitz Secures $37 Million for DigitalOcean    DigitalOcean is a fast-growing startup that provides cloud hosting services to small developers at a cheaper rate than major cloud computing providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure.  In August 2013, DigitalOcean raised $3.2 million. Already that $3.2 million investment has run…

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 —…

Pinup: Dash Connects Car, Phone To Improve Driving Experience

Pinup: Dash Connects Car, Phone To Improve Driving Experience

Dash Connects Car, Phone to Improve Driving Experience, Safety The founders of Dash a, a unique automotive industry mobile cloud application that sends instant on-board diagnostics information from a driver’s vehicle to his or her smart phone or other device, are working on enhancements that would alert users to such engine factors as revolutions per…

Facebook Finding Friends In The Node Pole

Facebook Finding Friends In The Node Pole

Facebook Finding Friends In The Node Pole Facebook to build second data center in The Node Pole  Less than a year after setting up a first data center in Sweden, Facebook now reveals plans of starting construction of a second data center shortly. The second building will be situated adjacent to the existing center and…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Deconstruction

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Deconstruction

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Cloud Infographic: The Mobile Business Boom

Cloud Infographic: The Mobile Business Boom

The Mobile Business Boom Mobile computing is big business and here to stay. Not too long ago telecommuting was a concept to the mobile job seeker which consisted of questionable ‘work at home’ offerings such as envelope stuffing, paid surveys, transcriptions etc..etc… Much of this is starting to evolve today with the explosion of mobile devices,…

2014 Trends: The Hybrid Cloud

2014 Trends: The Hybrid Cloud

2014 Trends: The Hybrid Cloud Here on CloudTweaks we are always looking to the future, keen to stay on top of any emerging trends as they develop. With that in mind, we published a post in late December of last year that looked forward to some trends that we expected to come to the fore…

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Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting The IT industry moves at light speed fueled by constant change and advancement. No area of IT has been affected more by this change than the hosting and managed service space. Advancement in the cloud and its delivery models of IaaS and SaaS have caused a monumental shift in the way IT…

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting Did you know that 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute? What about the fact that 1 in 10 computers are infected with a virus every month? Thanks to World Backup Day, an independent initiative that was started in 2011, awareness is being raised about…

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud Cloud computing is more than just another storage tier. Imagine if you’re able to scale up 10x just to handle seasonal volumes or rely on a true disaster-recovery solution without upfront capital. Although the pay-as-you-go pricing model of cloud computing makes it a noticeable expense, it’s the only solution for many…

The Conflict Of Net Neutrality And DDoS-Attacks!

The Conflict Of Net Neutrality And DDoS-Attacks!

The Conflict Of Net Neutrality And DDoS-Attacks! So we are all cheering as the FCC last week made the right choice in upholding the principle of net neutrality! For the general public it is a given that an ISP should be allowed to charge for bandwidth and Internet access but never to block or somehow…

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility A CIO friend of mine once told me that a hybrid cloud model enables him to “own the base, rent the spike” when it comes to unplanned events. Let’s face it – maintaining unused infrastructure for rare or random IT events is expensive and unnecessary in a cloud…

The Future of M2M Technology & Opportunities

The Future of M2M Technology & Opportunities

The Future Of The Emerging M2M Here at CloudTweaks, most of our coverage is centered around the growing number of exciting and interconnected emerging markets. Wearable, IoT, M2M, Mobile and Cloud computing to name a few. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve talked about Machine to Machine (M2M) such as the differences between IoT and…

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…

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Cybercriminal Report Users are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, with only 1 percent representing 75 percent of the security risk in a cloud environment, according to a new cloud cybersecurity report released yesterday. The CloudLock Cyberlab analyzed 10 million users as well as 1 billion files and more than 91,000 applications and…

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that it plans to introduce methods of cryptology that will make quantum computers secure. Acknowledging that quantum computers are likely to become a reality in the not too distant future, they say they are committed to the transition and are doing everything…

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