The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Growing Pains

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A Reminder From Yahoo: Change (And Improve) Your Passwords

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On January 31, 2014, Yahoo announced that a major theft of mail account passwords had compromised an “ undisclosed number” of accounts. Writing from the Yahoo Tumblr blog, senior vice president in charge of Yahoo’s platforms and personalization products, Jay Rossiter, pointed out the attack was a result of a third-party database being compromised, and not

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Cloud Accessories – Future Trends

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If CES told us anything, it is that the next trend of consumer electronics will be focused on wearable technology. Fitness bands, smart watches and smart bands plagued the floors of the convention, with everyone from Metawatch to Razer showing off wearables. (Image Source: Google) ABI Research, a firm with 20 years experience in the technology

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iWeb Launches Microsoft Private Cloud Hosting

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Cloud scalability on dedicated private infrastructure takes business IT to the next level MONTREAL, QUEBEC (January 30, 2014) – iWeb, Canada’s leading cloud service provider, today announced its new Microsoft Private Cloud service, designed to give businesses complete control and flexibility of their IT infrastructure. Businesses can now choose the Microsoft Private Cloud to quickly

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Online File Sharing And The Importance Of Security

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Do you have confidential business files stored on your work computer? Maybe it’s a spreadsheet for a report that must be delivered to management tomorrow. If you don’t work on it from home, you’ll be at the office all night. As a trusted member of your company, you are authorized to view this type of

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Coke’s Internal Data Breach – Lessons Learned

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Last Friday, Coke announced that sensitive information belonging to roughly 70,000 current and former North American employees was compromised because the data hadn’t been encrypted on company laptops (despite their company encryption policy.)1 The data breach occurred after a former worker stole several company laptops that locally stored employee information, such as social security and

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Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

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Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb

IO To Get Into The Cloud Computing Business

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Cloud news round up for the week. IO To Get Into the Cloud Computing Business – Usually putting all of their manpower into modular data by running modular data centers, IO are reportedly set to get into the cloud computing business. Launching a new service that is aptly titled ‘IO. Cloud’, their brand new cloud

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CenturyLink Technology Solutions Uses IO Technology To Open Multi-Megawatt Data Centers

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MONROE, La., and PHOENIX – January 29, 2014 – CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and IO today announced a strategic agreement to expand the CenturyLink Technology Solutions colocation footprint using IO’s Intelligent Control technology platform, with initial deployments at IO Phoenix and nearby IO Scottsdale. CenturyLink Technology Solutions, which formerly operated under the name Savvis, will enter the Phoenix market as

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Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

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Cloud app and analytics company, Netskope released its quarterly Cloud Report. The new report reveals that enterprise employees are using an average of 397 different cloud apps (most of which are unsanctioned), when IT estimated they have 40-50 — that’s a tenfold underestimation. Below is an infographic provided courtesy of the group at Netskope which goes into further detail.

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Zenoss Cloud Monitoring Wins Virtualization Review Reader’s Choice Award

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AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – Jan 28, 2014) – Zenoss Inc., the leading provider of unified IT monitoring and management solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT, today announced that Zenoss’ comprehensive cloud monitoring solution, Zenoss Service Dynamics, is an Editor’s Choice recipient in the 2014 Virtualization Review Reader’s Choice Awards.Virtualization Review is the first and only print publication solely devoted to

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Cloud Infographic: Personal Data Security

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Recently, Dashlane released a report that analyzed the password policies of the top 100 e-commerce sites. The results of this report are staggering. They demonstrate that the majority of the top e-commerce sites fail to comply with the recommended password security principles. In their infographic titled “The Illusion of Personal Data Security in E-commerce”, they

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Angry Birds And The NSA

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The National Security Agency and British Government Communications Headquarters have been working together since 2007 to plant surveillance into mobile phone users’ applications, allowing them to store location information, alongside a slew of other private information users put into applications.   Popular app Angry Birds was targeted, alongside more common information hotspots like Facebook, LinkedIn

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Improving Product Quality Through The Cloud

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Maintaining product quality is an amiable goal to have. It is, however, easier said than done. It’s likely that if you do have to maintain documentable quality standards, you are working in a government regulated industry rife with rules, procedures, and regular audits. Because of this, you’ll find that in order to main quality standards,

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