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Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014

Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014

Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014 Any discussion of cloud adoption primarily boils down to two important concerns – data security and cloud reliability. A study conducted by Tata Consultancy Services sometime back revealed some interesting insights – while customers in Europe and Asia-Pacific saw data security as the most important parameter while picking a cloud vendor, their counterparts in the US and Latin America wanted reliability more than security. It…

New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data”

New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data”

Managing “Extreme Data” Companies are familiar with the concept of “big data”; every piece of information they generate from day-to-day business processes or when interacting with customers is considered valuable, so long as these pieces are quickly analyzed and converted into actionable results. But according to predictions from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), big data is just the beginning—2014 marks the start of a race to establish leaders in the “extreme data” market.…

Keeping Your Business Data Secure In An Insecure World

Keeping Your Business Data Secure In An Insecure World

Keeping Your Business Data Secure If you’re a small or medium-sized business (SMB), you might be hoping keeping your head down and staying off the Cloud will keep your data safe from interlopers — hackers and government agencies alike. Yet Verizon Communications’ 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report found 72 percent of data breaches occurred in companies with fewer than 100 employees. As long as your business is above board, malware and phishers might be a…

20 Million Credit Cards Compromised In South Korea

20 Million Credit Cards Compromised In South Korea

20 Million Credit Cards Compromised In South Korea According to BBC, 20 million South Korean credit card details have been stolen in one of the biggest security robberies the country has faced, affecting almost half of the population. A contractor for the Korea Credit Bureau managed to gain access and copy 20 million unencrypted names, social security numbers and credit card details onto a USB stick. The contractor, who has since been identified and put in custody, managed…

The Advantages Of The Private Cloud For Your Business

The Advantages Of The Private Cloud For Your Business

The Advantages Of The Private Cloud For Your Business Reduction in email volume Early adopters of cloud-based collaborative apps are learning quickly how much easier it is for team members to post comments in a FaceBook-style conversation thread, instead of sending and receiving hundreds of cc’d emails. Collaborative environments are opening up opportunities to communicate and to share and edit documents in a highly efficient way that aligns better with thought processes and human dynamics.…

Cloud Infographic: Crowd Funding 2014

Cloud Infographic: Crowd Funding 2014

Cloud Infographic: Crowd Funding 2014 Crowd Funding will be an important factor for many new cloud based startups vying for attention in 2014.  This industry has grown over 1000% during the past 5 years and will continue to do so for several years to come. If looking for alternative methods to pitch your idea to an audience outside of the traditional VC, Angel  and Private Equity channels, than Crowd Funding may be the way to go. Below is…

How To Re-engineer Your IT Silos

How To Re-engineer Your IT Silos

How To Re-engineer Your IT Silos To Release The Teamwork Within The technology exists today to implement a fully converged infrastructure that integrates servers, storage, networks and management into a single, flexible, and adaptable IT environment. Among its other benefits, a functional converged infrastructure is the gateway to all the advantages of cloud computing. When it comes to realizing the full potential of a converged infrastructure environment, however, technology may be the easy part. Probably…