Cyber Security Is BIG Business

Cyber Security Is BIG Business

Cyber Security Investments Are Growing Cyber Security shares on Wall Street are soaring as hackers continue to crack into the cyber defense systems set up by government agencies, banks and retailers. Ongoing high-profile breaches have led to larger-than-life share increases of numerous US companies, as well as the exponential growth of a “passive investment” fund…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – GRC Way

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations, like the deployment and management of IT infrastructure, applications and services are driven by the…

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

Looking Under The Hood Do you feel you know your cloud workloads well? Remember when those applications were running locally? You knew every quirk and cared for every surge. Now, they are in the cloud, and everything is different. Sometimes it feels like you barely know them at all. You’re right In many ways it’s…

How To Choose The Right Cloud Security Package For Your Business

How To Choose The Right Cloud Security Package For Your Business

How To Choose The Right Cloud Security Package The questions you need to ask yourself when deciding on the right cloud security solution for a growing organisation Not sure which cloud security package will be the best fit for your business? Check out our guide to choosing a service that’s going to meet your needs…

How Your Business Can Overcome Its Fear of BYOD

How Your Business Can Overcome Its Fear of BYOD

Overcoming BYOD Fear While the popularity of the remote workforce has been on the rise, more and more people are returning to the office to work out of fear that their business data isn’t secure, according to a Neustar report. A whopping 83 percent of respondents are worried about the security of their files, and 27…

The Private Cloud Strikes Back

The Private Cloud Strikes Back Having read JP Rangaswami’s argument against private clouds (and the obvious promotion of his version of cloud) I have only to say that he’s looking for oranges in an apple tree.  His entire premise is based on the idea that enterprises are wholly concerned with cost and sharing risk when that can’t…

ROI (Return on Investment) From Cloud Computing

ROI (Return on Investment) from Cloud Computing A business organization often measures the value of investments or any move that requires money in terms of the return on investment (ROI). Perhaps it is the only reason that top management will agree to any proposal, especially bold ones like adapting the relatively new and untested cloud…

Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101

Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101

Cloud Infographic: Microsoft SharePoint 101 If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform Or is it? Read more Included below is an infographic which combines the results of a recent SharePoint user survey. Source: Rackspace

6 Reasons Why SMBs Should Embrace Cloud Computing

6 Reasons Why SMBs Should Embrace Cloud Computing While startups and big enterprises are moving rapidly to the cloud, some SMBs are still stuck in traditional IT infrastructure. Unlike startups, these businesses have already invested such a sizable chunk in their enterprise IT that they are unwilling to spend more. And unlike the bigger enterprises…

Cloud Ahoy! Cisco Style: The Cloud-Connected Solution

Cloud Ahoy! Cisco Style: The Cloud-Connected Solution Cisco has lived up to its promise – the promise to come up with a dedicated release intrinsically centered around cloud-based products and services. Cisco flaunted the release teaser for the first time at the Cisco Partner Summit held during April. This Tuesday marked the networking giant’s avowal…

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud One of the least considered benefits of cloud computing in the average small or mid-sized business manager’s mind is the aspect of disaster recovery. Part of the reason for this is that so few small and mid-size businesses have ever contemplated the impact of a major disaster on their IT…

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…

Cloud Infographic – Guide To Small Business Cloud Computing

Cloud Infographic – Guide To Small Business Cloud Computing

Small Business Cloud Computing Trepidation is inherently attached to anything that involves change and especially if it involves new technologies. SMBs are incredibly vulnerable to this fear and rightfully so. The wrong security breach can incapacitate a small startup for good whereas larger enterprises can reboot their operations due to the financial stability of shareholders. Gordon Tan contributed an…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

Cloud Infographic – The Future (IoT)

Cloud Infographic – The Future (IoT)

The Future (IoT) By the year 2020, it is being predicted that 40 to 80 billion connected devices will be in use. The Internet of Things or IoT will transform your business and home in many truly unbelievable ways. The types of products and services that we can expect to see in the next decade…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – GRC Way

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations, like the deployment and management of IT infrastructure, applications and services are driven by the…

Cisco Expands Portfolio By Acquiring Threat Protection Firm OpenDNS

Cisco Expands Portfolio By Acquiring Threat Protection Firm OpenDNS

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire OpenDNS Acquisition to Accelerate Cisco’s Cloud Delivered Security Portfolio SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire OpenDNS, a privately held security company based in San Francisco. OpenDNS provides advanced threat protection for any device, anywhere, anytime. The acquisition will boost Cisco’s Security…

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