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Cloud Infographic – 50 Apps That Track Everything

Cloud Infographic – 50 Apps That Track Everything

Big Brother Is Watching You In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, citizens of the totalitarian state Oceania are constantly reminded “Big Brother is watching you.” As ominous as this mass surveillance of a fictional civilisation seems, are we complacently doing the same thing to ourselves? VoucerCloud has released a list of fifty tracking apps (Infographic – See Below) for smart phones (via IT News Africa) , which offer users a multitude of ways to track themselves and…

Cybersecurity Camps Teach Students How To Counter Online Threats

Cybersecurity Camps Teach Students How To Counter Online Threats

Cybersecurity Camps Teach Students A US federal government cyber-security camp pilot program, launched recently to show students how to counter online security threats, has been hugely successful and could lead to an unprecedented increase in the number of people wanting to become computer scientists specializing in cyber-security. The camps, launched in 2014 and which offer a new solution to this problem, were the brainchild of Steven La Fountain, dean of the College of Cyber at…

Layering Governance Over Cloud: Do Not Re-Build Perpetually!

Layering Governance Over Cloud: Do Not Re-Build Perpetually!

Layering Governance Over Cloud  As the latest Amazon earnings announcement for AWS suggests, enterprises have adopted cloud at a rapid pace over the last few years as a part of the emerging Bimodal IT paradigm. However, given the focus on cost and agile development, the sourcing of cloud vendors has typically been cost-based, and the governance framework adopted across empirical. The recent Sony cyberattacks have proved beyond doubt, that enterprise data is the biggest source…

Cloud Pinup: HappyApps Streamlines Application and System Monitoring

Cloud Pinup: HappyApps Streamlines Application and System Monitoring

HappyApps New Monitoring Experience This is part of our ongoing CloudTweaks Pinup series featuring new startups. Contact us for more information on how to get involved.  Happyapps.io is a young yet promising start-up that provides cloud-based, real-time monitoring services for applications across a wide range of platforms. Founded in 2015, the company is a newcomer to the application management game – a game which has seen fierce competition since 2013. In fact, the sheer volume of…

Managed Cloud Services and The Small Business

Managed Cloud Services and The Small Business

Managed Cloud Services The age-old adage jack of all trades, master of none, is as true today as ever. Companies are often required to focus on so many diverse fields in the basic running of their businesses that they spend less time focusing on the reason for their business. With the legal and security implications surrounding IT and data management, it is essential that these services be top of the line and entirely current, but…

New Cloud Security Certification In A Maturing Industry

New Cloud Security Certification In A Maturing Industry

New Cloud Security Certification Cloud security certification is getting a new dimension. At the RSA conference earlier this month the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and (ISC)² announced a new cloud security certification: Certified Cloud Security Professional, or CCSP for short. (ISC)² is most famous for its flagship certification: Certified Information Systems Security Professional or CISSP. More than 100,000 professionals maintain this certification and it is widely recognized. The Cloud Security Alliance pioneered the cloud security…

Using Mobile Technology To Price, Quote and Engage Customers

Using Mobile Technology To Price, Quote and Engage Customers

Using Mobile Technology To Price, Quote and Engage Customers To remain competitive in the e-commerce age, companies are starting to recognize that one price does not fit all, and in fact, the marketplace demands a great deal of versatility. Individual consumers have experienced this when dealing with sophisticated B2C retailers such as Amazon, a company well known for adjusting prices by the minute. A TV that is on sale for $450 might quickly change down…