The Invasion Of Privacy And The NSA

The Invasion Of Privacy And The NSA

Invasion Of Privacy Recently, the US Justice Department has told a federal magistrate judge that two government agencies are investigating allegations of misconduct during the Thomas Drake – National Security Agency (NSA) leak investigation in 2010. They are the Office of Special Counsel, a federal agency that is responsible for investigating complaints by whistleblowers, and…

Cloud Security: How Can GRC Help?

Cloud Security: How Can GRC Help?

Cloud Security An integrated GRC approach to cloud acceptance, adoption and scale includes the risk perspective from the beginning. Harnessing the power of cloud security with a GRC framework can promote and improve information security practices and drive better business performance. One of my favorite Dilbert cartoons shows Mordac, the “Preventer of Information Service,” saying,…

The Value of Hybrid Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud

The Value of Hybrid Cloud As the “cloud” continues to exert its dominance as the IT technology of the day, the question for many companies focuses on what type of cloud to choose: public, private, or a combination of the two, known as hybrid. Each has its advantages. Private cloud – owned and maintained by…

Cloud Infographic – Healthcare Wearables

Cloud Infographic – Healthcare Wearables

Healthcare Wearables There has been a lot of interest in Cloud Computing and Internet of Things for the field of healthcare.  In fact, Cloud technologies are on the rise in the healthcare industry. Although their adoption is held back by regulatory initiatives and security concerns, the cloud computing market in healthcare is expected to grow…

Building a Hybrid Cloud Solution

Building a Hybrid Cloud Solution

Building a Hybrid Cloud Solution With the rise of cloud computing, more and more organizations are finding that their basic IT needs can be met (and met better) by moving their data and applications to the cloud. This provides a kind of flexibility and options for collaboration that never would have existed before. That very…

US Offers $3 Million For Russian Hacker

US Offers $3 Million For Russian Hacker

US Offers $3 Million For Russian Hacker The US State Department and FBI have announced a $3m reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev, the highest bounty US authorities have ever offered in a cyber case. The FBI also issued a “Wanted” poster for Bogachev, who is charged…

Mirantis Collaborates With Google on Kubernetes and OpenStack Integration

Mirantis Collaborates With Google on Kubernetes and OpenStack Integration

Unites OpenStack with Containers to Accelerate Developer Productivity MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 24, 2015 – Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today announced a new initiative that integrates Kubernetes with OpenStack, letting developers deploy containers on OpenStack in minutes. The integration gives developers immediate access to Kubernetes clusters with Docker containers without needing to set…

NHL And The Big Data Cloud

NHL And The Big Data Cloud

NHL And The Big Data Cloud  The NHL has been the premier league for professional ice hockey for 98 years, and fan passion is as deeply rooted as the league itself. In the business of sports you can never have too many fans. So leagues and franchises alike are using technology to grow their fan base.…

History’s Worst Data Breaches

History’s Worst Data Breaches

History’s Worst Data Breaches We’ve mentioned before that with all the recent massive hacks on Sony, Microsoft, Home Depot, etc. companies are focusing more and more on the necessity of improved security measures. This recent surge of beefed up security has left some of us in the tech world wondering about some of worst hacks…

Investing In Enterprise Mobility

Investing In Enterprise Mobility

Investing In Enterprise Mobility Guess how many people access business applications from within the corporate environment 100% of the time? In effect, that means once these guys are out of office, they are truly out of office. Professional life over, personal life begins. The percentage of folks that follow such a blissful model of work-life…

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5 Reasons Why The U.S. Dominates The Digital World!

5 Reasons Why The U.S. Dominates The Digital World!

U.S. Dominates The Digital World! I have spent about half my working life in the US and the other half in Europe. During this time (25 years) it has been exciting to see digital trends over the years. There has never been a doubt that the US has been a dominant power in anything digital…

Carve Outs And The Cloud: A Synergistic Coupling

Carve Outs And The Cloud: A Synergistic Coupling

Carve Outs and the Cloud The mergers and acquisitions market is a complex and challenging industry and the last two years has seen a rise in the number of transactions. Working with companies in this space over the last 10 years, we at RKON have seen and hopefully helped change the mindset of private equity…

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions Running a cloud server is no longer the novel trend it once was. Now, the cloud is a necessary data tier that allows employees to access vital company data and maintain productivity from anywhere in the world. But it isn’t a perfect system — security and performance issues can quickly…

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Enabling Business Strategies The cloud is not really the final destination: It’s mid-2015, and it’s clear that the cloud paradigm is here to stay. Its services are growing exponentially and, at this time, it’s a fluid model with no steady state on the horizon. As such, adopting cloud computing has been surprisingly slow and seen more…

Cloud Security: The Top 8 Risks According To ENISA

Cloud Security: The Top 8 Risks According To ENISA

Cloud Security Risks Does security in the cloud ever bother you? It would be weird if it didn’t. Cloud computing has a lot of benefits, but also a lot of risks if done in the wrong way. So what are the most important risks? The European Network Information Security Agency did extensive research on that,…

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015 For organizations of all sizes, in 2014 the cloud emerged as a critical part of the default consideration set when implementing any new application – in large part due to the cloud’s proven ability to handle data storage and processing demands in an elastic manner, improved verifiable standards around data security and…

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services The fourth article in the CloudTweaks 12/12 Program –  Cloud Banking Insights Series focuses on big data in the financial services industry and whether it is a security threat or actually a massive opportunity. How does big data fit into an overall cloud strategy? Most FI’s have a positive mind-set…

Cloud Infographic: 2015 Data Scientist

Cloud Infographic: 2015 Data Scientist

Data Scientist Report The amount of data in our world has been exploding in recent years. Managing big data has become an integral part of many businesses, generating billions of dollars of competitive innovations, productivity and job growth. Forecasting where the big data industry is going has become vital to corporate strategy. Enter the Data…

Opera Software Partnership Reaches 5 Million Readers In Africa via Mobile Phones

Opera Software Partnership Reaches 5 Million Readers In Africa via Mobile Phones

Worldreader and Opera Software Partnership Public Literacy Categories Include Health, Sports, and Love Across 25,000 Book Titles Worldreader, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy in the developing world through digital books, today announces a new partnership with Opera Software that has provided 5 million readers in Africa access to 25,000 free digital book titles,…

Wearable Tech News: Google Android Wear Now Works With iPhone

Wearable Tech News: Google Android Wear Now Works With iPhone

When you wear something every day, you want to be sure it really works for you. That’s why Android Wear offers countless design choices, so you can find the watch that fits your style. Want a round watch with a more classic look? Feel like a new watch band? How about changing things up every…

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