Keeping Ahead Of Organized Online Crime

Keeping Ahead Of Organized Online Crime

Organized Online Crime LastPass, one of the top password managers available, released a statement last week that suspicious activity had been discovered and blocked on their network. It appears that no encrypted user data was stolen, but email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised. LastPass is now providing additional…

CenturyLink Acquires DataGardens

CenturyLink Acquires DataGardens

CenturyLink has done an excellent job of morphing from being a telco, into being a credible cloud vendor. They’re taking another step in that change today with the announcement of an acquisition of DataGardens, a vendor specializing in disaster recovery for on-premises infrastructure. This deal follows on from a raft […] Read the source article…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

Breakthrough Helmet Technology Offers Concussion Relief

Breakthrough Helmet Technology Offers Concussion Relief

The veil of denial and misinformation that has clouded awareness of the long term dangers of athletic concussion has started to lift.  As the general public and especially families of collision sports athletes begin to realize the threat to a normal life posed by the heightened risk of Alzheimers, ALS, Parkinson’s, dementia, Chronic Traumatic Encepalopathy…

Amazon gets to the bottom of private brand sales

Amazon gets to the bottom of private brand sales

Amazon Elements Amazon has taken one more giant leap in its ongoing quest to redefine the retail world. This time it has gone into private labels. It was announced last week that it would start selling diapers and baby wipes under its own Amazon Elements name. These baby products are likely just the first of…

Cisco Sues Arista Networks for Infringing a Dozen Patents

Cisco Sues Arista Networks for Infringing a Dozen Patents

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) , a maker of computer-connecting technologies, sued Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) for allegedly infringing a dozen of its patents, claiming the cloud computing company’s top executives who formerly worked for Cisco took “improper shortcuts” in developing the company’s products. Read the source article at Bloomberg  

Solution to genomic analysis may be in the clouds

Solution to genomic analysis may be in the clouds

The research compared the performance of two cloud computing service providers—Google Compute Engine (GCE) and Amazon Web Services Elastic MapReduce (EMR). The scientists investigated the impact of data size on the two cloud platforms using publicly available genomic data (one small Escherichia coli CC102 strain and one large Han Chinese male genome). Read the source article…

What Psy Did To YouTube

What Psy Did To YouTube

What Psy Did To YouTube South Korean singing superstar Psy broke YouTube. He didn’t mean to, but views of his 2012 hit Gangnam Style this week exceeded the capabilities of YouTube’s view counters, and this has necessitated the rewriting of the hit counter code from 32-bit to 64-bit. What this means in straightforward terms is…

The Internet of Things, 2015 and Beyond

The Internet of Things, 2015 and Beyond

Internet of Things 2015 According to IDC, the upcoming year is going to be a busy one for the Internet of Things, in many cases filling and stretching the systems that have just started delivering its varied services to industry and consumers alike. Presenting at their recent IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Internet of Things 2015 Predictions…

Spanning to Extend Enterprise-Grade Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and Recovery to Office 365

Spanning to Extend Enterprise-Grade Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and Recovery to Office 365

AUSTIN, Texas – December 4, 2014 – Spanning Cloud Apps LLC, an EMC company and a leading provider of cloud data protection, today announced its enterprise-grade cloud-to-cloud backup solution for Office 365. This is a valuable protection layer as more and more organizations turn to the cloud and trust their business critical data there. It is…

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World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting

World Backup Day: Understand The Data You Are Protecting Did you know that 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute? What about the fact that 1 in 10 computers are infected with a virus every month? Thanks to World Backup Day, an independent initiative that was started in 2011, awareness is being raised about…

The Conflict Of Net Neutrality And DDoS-Attacks!

The Conflict Of Net Neutrality And DDoS-Attacks!

The Conflict Of Net Neutrality And DDoS-Attacks! So we are all cheering as the FCC last week made the right choice in upholding the principle of net neutrality! For the general public it is a given that an ISP should be allowed to charge for bandwidth and Internet access but never to block or somehow…

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…

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT Prior to joining the consulting side of the industry, I worked in corporate IT for the first 7-8 years of my career. While my time in corporate IT has long come to a close, I can still vividly recall the pain points and dreaded battles I endured. A…

The Storytelling Machine: Big Content and Big Data

The Storytelling Machine: Big Content and Big Data

Bridging The Gap Between Big Content and Big Data Advances in cloud computing, along with the big data movement, have transformed the business IT landscape. Leveraging the cloud, companies are now afforded on demand capacity and mobile accessibility to their business-critical systems and information. At the same time, the amount of structured and unstructured data…

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How the Cloud is Changing Disaster Recovery Anyone who is a regular reader of this site will know about the cloud’s numerous benefits. Using the cloud can provide businesses with cost-effective resource usage, rapid provisioning, easy scalability and flexible elasticity – benefits that simply don’t exist when using local on-site servers and services. One of…

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to helping teams win…

Big Data Breaches And What’s Being Done To Mitigate The Problem

Big Data Breaches And What’s Being Done To Mitigate The Problem

Big Data Breaches And What’s Being Done It’s clearly evident that big data brings a vast amount of positive aspects to both businesses and consumers. However, it’s important to realize what huge data breaches can mean for both parties. Recent disasters such as the Sony Email data breach, Target’s customer information breach, Ashley Madison’s leaked…

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,…

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