The Sticking Points Of Security And Privacy

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The Sticking Points Of Security And Privacy “No matter how many times a privileged straight white male technology executive pronounces the death of privacy, Privacy Is Not Dead. People of all ages care deeply about privacy and they care just as much about privacy online as they do offline” (Danah Boyd) Security and Privacy are

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CloudPassage Secures $25.5 Million – Strategy For Securing Cloud Environments

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Series C Funding Round Led by Shasta Ventures Validates Need for Purpose-Built Cloud Security and Compliance Platform  SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 13, 2014) – CloudPassage®, the Software Defined Security (SDSec) company, announced today that it has closed a $25.5 million Series C financing round. The round is led by Shasta Ventures and includes new investors,

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Twitter Responds To Slowing Growth With Dramatic Redesign

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Twitter has responded to its recent disappointing news by testing a major design overhaul of its site. Last week the company released its first earnings report as a public company, with results that were considerably worse than analysts’ predictions. The report showed 39% slowdown in user growth and a net loss of $511.5 million, leading to

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Cloud New Round Up Post – February 12th

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Cloud New Round Up Post February 12th  Here is your cloud news round up for the week.  Europa Commission Proposes Internet Governance Reform – In the past few months it has come to light that data has been secured by governments and privacy measures have been breached in an effort to curb crime. More than a

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I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know

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I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know What happens when the IT person doesn’t know where the source of a system failure is? What happens when that same IT person has to go and explain to an executive that the source of the problem cannot be found quickly, due to an organically-evolved legacy system or

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Government Agencies Struggling To Meet Objectives Of Cloud First Mandate

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Government Agencies Struggling to Meet Objectives of Cloud First Mandate Procurement red tape and a lack of trained personnel continue to plague federal departments and agencies in their efforts to comply with the directives of President Obama’s Cloud First mandate. The policy, issued by the federal government three years ago, requires all federal entities to

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Survey Reveals Google Apps Key Role As The Core Of Corporate IT

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Frost & Sullivan Survey Reveals Google Apps’ Key Role as the Core of Corporate IT Survey Highlights Growing Use of Third-Party Products, Willingness to Spend Personal Funds on Applications Used in the Workplace and a Diminishing Reliance on Microsoft Office NEW YORK, February 11, 2014 — Growing adoption of and satisfaction with Google Apps is placing the messaging

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Netflix Hopes To Improve Personalisation With Deep-Learning

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Netflix have used a blog post to detail how the world’s largest on-demand video provider has been experimenting with deep learning. Their methodology has involved using artificial neural networks to provide users with highly specialized content recommendations.  Researchers Alex Chen and Justin Basilico detail how they have been using Nvidia graphic processing units operating in Amazon Web

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Cloud Infographic: Smart Data Is Driven By The Right People

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Big Data is a hot topic of discussion among Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare and wide range of industries. Many businesses will continue to develop and rely on the need for specialized tools to enable the extraction of critical data. One area in which Big Data is tremendously important is Marketing. Included is an infographic via Research-live.com which highlights some

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Lanham Napier Retires As Rackspace CEO

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It has emerged that Lanham Napier has retired from his position as CEO of hosting company Rackspace and will be replaced on a short-term basis by co-founder and Executive Chairman, Graham Weston.  Rackspace is one of the leading companies in hybrid cloud-computing, offering clients a broad product portfolio which includes public cloud space, private cloud

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More Distributors Considering Launch Into Cloud Services

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A white paper released today by CompTIA indicates that many technology distributors are setting their sights on the cloud as a means of boosting their bottom line and enhancing value for their clients. According to CompTIA’s white paper The Role of IT Distribution in a Cloud World, most distributors recognize the huge market segment available

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Shining A Light On The Shadows Of “Shadow IT”

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Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) have changed the way that people work by putting users in control of their productivity. Employees can now obtain the capabilities they want, when they want and for as long as they want, without having to wait for IT to build it. And with

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Recommended Whitepapers: 5 Best Practices For BYOD

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Best Practices in BYOD: BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Take control of the iOS, Android™ and BlackBerry® devices in your organization, from one powerful, unified console. Manageability, security and support – these are just a few of the reasons BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 is such a powerful Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution. But as you’ll learn

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