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Useful SaaS Tools For Marketers

Useful SaaS Tools For Marketers

SaaS Tools For Marketers Growth hacking really isn’t much more than a modern form of marketing, but with the renewal of the designation comes a few other significant changes. For starters, growth hackers are more often found in startups with small budgets and big ideas. Since startups are typically high-risk organizations with the potential for prodigious growth, growth hacking tools (extensive list) are often viewed as performing tremendously effectively, particularly when contrasted with the low costs…

The Next Wave of Cloud Computing: Artificial Intelligence?

The Next Wave of Cloud Computing: Artificial Intelligence?

Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence Over the past few years, cloud computing has been evolving at a rapid rate. It is becoming the norm in today’s software solutions. Forrester believes that that cloud computing will be a $191 billion market by 2020. According to the 2016 State of Cloud Survey conducted by RightScale, 96% of its respondents are using the cloud, with more enterprise workloads shifting towards public and private clouds. Adoption in both hybrid…

Where Are Your Users Learning About The Birds And The Bees Of Cloud?

Where Are Your Users Learning About The Birds And The Bees Of Cloud?

Clouding Around Where did you learn about the birds and bees – from your adolescent peers? How did that work out for accuracy? Today it’s from peers and the Internet. The same is true for your users and the cloud with the same sometimes disastrous consequences. You’re the CIO, shouldn’t they be learning cloud from you? Stop lamenting like Rodney Dangerfield how IT gets no respect. Step up and reach out. Cloud use is spreading…

Effective Security Management In A Software Defined World

Effective Security Management In A Software Defined World

Effective Security Management Software defined infrastructure (SDx) along with use of private and public cloud technology is completely changing the way IT departments manage enterprise data centers and application workloads. Automation is a key component of software defined networking (SDN), bringing network, server, storage, security management and other IT functional teams together to transform the data center from a hardware-focused to an application-focused environment. In the past when organizations deployed new applications, the application owner needed…

Cashless Society Part 1: Closer Than We Think?

Cashless Society Part 1: Closer Than We Think?

The Cashless Society A truly cashless society was long the realm of dystopian nightmares (or utopian dreams depending on how you look at it), however, we are suddenly heading down that particular rabbit hole much fast than many could have anticipated. A cashless society has many pros and cons, such as eliminating black markets or allowing easier (and more overbearing) regulation of government monetary policy. But how close are we really to this level of…

Three Reasons Cloud Adoption Can Close The Federal Government’s Tech Gap

Three Reasons Cloud Adoption Can Close The Federal Government’s Tech Gap

Federal Government Cloud Adoption No one has ever accused the U.S. government of being technologically savvy. Aging software, systems and processes, internal politics, restricted budgets and a cultural resistance to change have set the federal sector years behind its private sector counterparts. Data and information security concerns have also been a major contributing factor inhibiting the adoption of new technologies such as the cloud. Keeping data on-premise has long-been considered to be the more secure option;…

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…

Is Complete Cyber Security Possible?

Is Complete Cyber Security Possible?

Cyber Security Concerns “Every minute, we are seeing about half a million attack attempts that are happening in cyberspace.” – Derek Manky, Fortinet global security strategist Pricewaterhouse Coopers has predicted that cyber security will be one of the top risks facing financial institutions over the course of the next 5 years. They have pointed at a number of risk factors, such as the rapid growth of the Internet of Things, increased use of mobile technology, and…