Blocking The Cloud – Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls

Blocking The Cloud – Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls

Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls A German court recently ruled that ad blocking software is legal, with Adblock Plus beating out Die Zeit and Handelsblatt claims that their plug-in is anti-competitive. While ad blocking does cause considerable strain for online publishers and marketers, Adblock has encouraged advertisers and content creators to work with them to…

Cloud Infographic: The IT Job Market

Cloud Infographic: The IT Job Market

Where The Jobs Are  It’s Monday and there are a number of people searching classifieds for a career change or to simply break into the exciting tech job market. We’ve covered job trends on a number of occasions over the years here on CloudTweaks. Data Science, Wearable Technology and M2M are just a few of the exciting industries…

Veracode Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

Veracode Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

 Veracode Well-Known for Its Scalable Cloud-Based Service, Ongoing Innovation and Expertise BURLINGTON, MA–(Marketwired – Aug 10, 2015) – Veracode, a leader in protecting enterprises from today’s pervasive web and mobile application threats, today announced that it has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner Inc.’s 2015 “Application Security Testing Magic Quadrant1” for the third…

Adobe Releases Another Security Update For The Dying Flash

Adobe Releases Another Security Update For The Dying Flash

Growing Security Concerns Surrounding Adobe Flash  Adobe has today released yet another security update for Adobe Flash Player. Aimed at Flash developers, the update is the 12th since the beginning of 2015, and follows recent pleas from Facebook’s newly appointed chief security officer (CSO) Alex Stamos to discontinue Flash as soon as possible, because it…

Top 5 Cloud IT Predictions For Finance Sectors

Top 5 Cloud IT Predictions For Finance Sectors

The Banking Systems Legacy Financial technology systems, like the banks they serve, have been built over decades through a long series of mergers and acquisitions. Already operating across a complex set of siloed departments and systems (core banking, payments, trading, etc) each merger or acquisition has resulting in further systems being bolted on to create…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Selfie Mania

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Selfie Mania

By Christian Mirra Please feel free to share our comics via social media networks such as Twitter. We fully support the sharing of our comics as long as there is clear attribution (via @cloudtweaks) to the original comic source.  If you are a company brand looking to utilize our comics to generate leads to/on a specific landing page, newsletter,…

Cloud Adoption: Tips and Considerations

Cloud Adoption: Tips and Considerations

Cloud Adoption If your organization is currently planning a move to the Cloud, then you will want to know all the details about Cloud Adoption and find out the challenges in deployment, management and automation phases. Savision, recently released two whitepapers written by Microsoft MVP Alessandro Cardoso that are focused on Cloud Adoption from two…

Planning The Future With Wearables, IoT, and Big Data

Planning The Future With Wearables, IoT, and Big Data

Wearables, IoT, and Big Data According to Dataconomy, this year’s BARC study shows 83% of companies already invested in Big Data, or planning future engagement – a 20% increase on Gartner’s 2013 calculations. The Internet of Things has changed our data collection processes from computer-bound functions to real-world operations, with newly-connected everyday objects providing in-depth…

Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported

Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported

US Government OPM Cyber Breach Much Worse Than Reported The much publicized breach at the US government Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in May this year was much more serious than initially reported, in terms of the number of people affected, the quality of information breached, as well as the probable cost to American taxpayers.…

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

Connecting To The Cloud Determining the Best Cloud Connectivity Solution With the Cloud only being as good as employees’ ability to effectively access it, the overall user experience depends highly on enterprise network connectivity. Today, the Internet is the predominant method to connect to Cloud applications services. Internet connectivity is readily available in all markets.…

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill A Threat To Privacy

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill A Threat To Privacy

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill As the US Senate prepares to vote on the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act just days before the August recess, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned that the privacy of US citizens and organizations may be compromised. The DHS has also warned that the proposed legislation might slow down response…

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The Questions of Privacy In The Internet of Things Revolution

The Questions of Privacy In The Internet of Things Revolution

Privacy in the Internet of Things Revolution The Internet of Things (IoT) has been promising a lot to consumers for a few years and now we’re really starting to see some of the big ideas come to fruition, which means an ever-growing conversation around data security and privacy. Big data comes with big responsibilities and…

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility A CIO friend of mine once told me that a hybrid cloud model enables him to “own the base, rent the spike” when it comes to unplanned events. Let’s face it – maintaining unused infrastructure for rare or random IT events is expensive and unnecessary in a cloud…

How Your Startup Can Benefit From Cloud Computing And Growth Hacking

How Your Startup Can Benefit From Cloud Computing And Growth Hacking

Ambitious Startups An oft-quoted statistic, 50% of new businesses fail within five years. And the culling of startups is even more dramatic, with an estimated nine out of ten folding. But to quote Steve Jobs, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” So while…

SaaS And The Cloud Are Still Going Strong

SaaS And The Cloud Are Still Going Strong

SaaS And The Cloud With the results of Cisco Global Could Index: 2013-2018 and Hosting and Cloud Study 2014, predictions for the future of cloud computing are notable. Forbes reported that spending on infrastructure-related services has increased as public cloud computing uptake spreads, and reflected on Gartner’s Public Cloud Services Forecast. The public cloud service…

5 Essential Cloud Skills That Could Make Or Break Your IT Career

5 Essential Cloud Skills That Could Make Or Break Your IT Career

5 Essential Cloud Skills Cloud technology has completely changed the infrastructure and internal landscape of both small businesses and large corporations alike. No professionals in any industry understand this better than IT pros. In a cutthroat field like IT, candidates have to be multi-faceted and well-versed in the cloud universe. Employers want to know that…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences 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

Is Windows 10 The Final Piece Of Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy?

Is Windows 10 The Final Piece Of Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy?

Windows 10 – Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy By all reports, Windows 10 is a resounding success. Microsoft reported that 14 million users downloaded the latest version of its operating system in its first 24 hours of availability. That number is ten times higher than launch-day downloads of Windows 8. Independent sources confirm that Windows 10 now…

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility A CIO friend of mine once told me that a hybrid cloud model enables him to “own the base, rent the spike” when it comes to unplanned events. Let’s face it – maintaining unused infrastructure for rare or random IT events is expensive and unnecessary in a cloud…

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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…

All Enterprises Should Model Themselves After Today’s Startups

All Enterprises Should Model Themselves After Today’s Startups

Startups Leveraging Cloud Services Never in history has it been easier to start a business and fast track growth to dominate a market. Conversely, it has never been possible to transform from market leader to market memory faster than now. New startups are disrupting the market, fast tracking growth and sucker punching the market leaders.…

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