Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Imagine this:  Your wearable device is subpoenaed to testify against you.  You were driving when you were over the legal alcohol limit and data from a smart Breathalyzer device is used against you. Some might argue that such a use case could potentially safeguard society. However, it poses…

Bimodal IT Is Not The Death of Traditional IT

Bimodal IT Is Not The Death of Traditional IT

Not The Death of Traditional IT If you are a CIO, no doubt you are getting pressure from your line of business managers to provide a more agile IT environment so they can take advantage of faster, easier to use cloud applications. If you’re not providing those services, they are probably using them anyway and…

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

7 Main Cloud Security Mistakes  Like sharks off the coast of North Carolina this summer, information security threats are lurking. And now that cloud computing is woven into the fabric of IT everywhere, specific risks to an enterprise’s data apply. Cloud computing is to IT what Shark Week is to summertime: a cultural feeding frenzy.…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The 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…

The Cloud Sees Small Businesses Soar

The Cloud Sees Small Businesses Soar The first quarter of 2012 has resulted in a significant growth in the recognition of the advantages cloud computing is providing to small businesses. For those outside of the know, we provide a brief overview of just why cloud is good to SMBs. How does cloud computing empower my…

The Social Cloud: Twitter’s Top Cloud Titans

The Social Cloud: Twitter’s Top Cloud Titans It’s fair to say that a sizable percentage of cloud-savvy folk maintain active social networking profiles, one of which being an account on mega microblogging titan Twitter. Facebook may tout a larger membership, but few social networks (besides, perhaps, Pinterest) can brag of as compellingly quick growth as…

Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3

Cloud Computing: Determining The Cost Of The Cloud – Part 3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) This service model enables user organizations to forgo deployment of new datacenter equipment to handle growing operational needs. Rather, the business obtains needed IT infrastructure – servers, security, storage, networks, etc. – from a cloud services provider, often via…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Privileged

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Privileged

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The Prospects Of Finding Employment In The Cloud Computing Field

The Prospects Of Finding Employment In The Cloud Computing Field Employers, who are looking for new hires, are searching for people with basic foundations in technology. Aside from that, they also want that applicant to possess people and business skills. Thus, if you’re somebody who’s trying to find work, you must ensure that you have…

Terry Bradshaw, Welcome To The Cloud

Terry Bradshaw, Welcome To The Cloud

Terry Bradshaw, Welcome to the Cloud Why is Terry Bradshaw, a well-regarded yet far too publicized football legend, interloping into the cloud computing community? I understand that he is a jack of all trades, from the gridiron to the grocery store (he’s recently represented the wonders of the Nutrisystem diet plan). But the cloud? Seriously,…

Regional Cloud Hubs – How Government Clouds May Function In The Future

Regional Cloud Hubs – How Government Clouds May Function in the Future Sometime back I had written about the possible issues affecting the government move to the cloud (See: Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?). Now, a report indicates that “regional cloud hubs” can ameliorate several of these issues, not…

Research Findings: US Far Behind The World In Cloud Endorsement

Research Findings: US Far Behind the World in Cloud Endorsement Tata Consultancy Services have spilled the beans on one of their most astounding discoveries. The analytics firm has come up with insight into how rapid global cloud endorsement by large and medium sized ventures. Statistics show that Europe and the United States have a large…

The Growth Of Rampant Digital Diseases

The Growth Of Rampant Digital Diseases

Rampant Digital Diseases Keeping ‘Rombertik’ at Bay – The New Malware that Destroys Hard-Drives A new form of malware is still on the loose, and this one takes malicious to a whole new level. Nicknamed ‘Rombertik’ by Cisco Systems, the malware attempts to infiltrate the victim’s browser to procure confidential information; fairly standard operating procedure…

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

Five Cloud Questions Every CIO Needs To Know How To Answer

The Hot Seat Five cloud questions every CIO needs to know how to answer The cloud is a powerful thing, but here in the CloudTweaks community, we already know that. The challenge we have is validating the value it brings to today’s enterprise. Below, let’s review five questions we need to be ready to address…

The History Of Back-Ups

The History Of Back-Ups

The History of Back-Ups There’s no doubt about it – we are spoilt. With external hard-drives, CDs, USB memory sticks, SD cards, online storage and multiple devices with vast memories we can save, access and back up our data more easily and more efficiently than ever before. (Image Source: Maxim Yurin, SoftLogica)  It’s not always been…

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Chances are if you’re working for a startup or smaller company, you don’t have a robust IT department. You’d be lucky to even have a couple IT specialists. It’s not that smaller companies are ignoring the value and importance of IT, but with limited resources, they can’t afford to focus on anything…

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

Big Data Facts You Didn’t Know The term Big Data has been buzzing around tech circles for a few years now. Forrester has defined big data as “Technologies and techniques that make capturing value from data at an extreme scale economical.” The key word here is economical. If the costs of extracting, processing, and making use…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The 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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