5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

5 Surprising Ways Cloud Computing Is Changing Education

Cloud Computing Education The benefits of cloud computing are being recognized in businesses and institutions across the board, with almost 90 percent of organizations currently using some kind of cloud-based application. The immediate benefits of cloud computing are obvious: cloud-based applications reduce infrastructure and IT costs, increase accessibility, enable collaboration, and allow organizations more flexibility…

Cloud Infographic – The Major Vulnerabilities of 2014

Cloud Infographic – The Major Vulnerabilities of 2014

The Major Vulnerabilities of 2014 There have been 3 major vulnerabilities over the past year. Heartbleed (Dubbed Heartbleed, this dangerous OpenSSL bug allows an attacker to access information from a client or server’s memory.), Shellshock (Once exploited, this vulnerability allows attackers to completely take over the server, enabling them to steal files, delete information, download malware and…

Hightail and the High Cost of Storage

Hightail and the High Cost of Storage

High Cost of Storage Petabytes don’t come cheap. High-volume file transporter Hightail found this out recently and have chosen to switch providers to keep pace. Based in San Francisco, Hightail started life as YouSendIt, a service that allowed people to send large files, usually in the multi-megabyte size, that were too large for regular email…

2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation

2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT) application enablement market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ThingWorx, a PTC business, with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation.  The unique ThingWorx IoT development platform eliminates the need for complex codes to create…

Facebook’s Weird, Warm Data Centers Reach the Mainstream

Facebook’s Weird, Warm Data Centers Reach the Mainstream

Vantage, for example, has built something it calls V2 in the heart of Silicon Valley. It’s a 45,000 square-foot facility that uses outside air instead of air conditioning to cool computers. The building also has automated systems to control the humidity and expel waste heat. The sum total of these and other measures is that…

Larger Companies Concerned About Hackers Using Employee Credentials

Larger Companies Concerned About Hackers Using Employee Credentials

A new study from CloudEntr of 438 people from industries that include financial and manufacturing found that 75 percent of smaller businesses are worried about their employees when it comes to securing data in the cloud. Larger companies are more concerned about hackers using employee credentials to access and steal data from the cloud. Of…

E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Your Computer

E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Your Computer

E-Cigarettes Yet more evidence that smoking is bad for you: A brand of e-cigarettes manufactured in China, has been found to carry malicious software that can be implanted into a computer when plugged into a USB port for recharging. E-cigarettes are in actual fact, electronic vaporizers that heat a liquid solution into an aerosol mist that offers the…

IBM has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar

IBM has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar

(Reuters) – IBM has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar deal to provide computer infrastructure services to Dutch bank ABN Amro [ABRGPA.UL] running on its cloud systems, the U.S. information technology firm said on Monday. Read the source article at Reuters

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Monday Security

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Monday Security

Cyber Monday Security This is a time when cybercriminals become opportunists due to the explosive nature of Cyber Monday online shopping. The incredible number of online transactions taking place each second makes it a very lucrative time for these groups. We have provided a timely infographic by zerofox which gives you some ideas of what to…

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From Illusion To Reality: Up Personal On Cloud Computing Privacy

From Illusion To Reality: Up Personal On Cloud Computing Privacy

Cloud Computing Privacy We are under an illusion around the cloud computing. Without a doubt the benefits are incredible. However, cloud impacts personal user privacy and potentially exposes their private data in ways they may not have anticipated. Given that users don’t usually read the terms of service and privacy policies, it is unclear how…

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.…

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground We read everyday about the fast pace of business adoption of the cloud.  But children are adopting the cloud at just as an aggressive pace.  The Cloud is changing our children’s lives – the way they play, learn, and interact with others and the world around them.  I see children…

Cloud Connectivity: Traversing The Path From Data Center To Enterprise User

Cloud Connectivity: Traversing The Path From Data Center To Enterprise User

Cloud Connectivity Industry analysts that follow enterprise organizations and the proliferation of Cloud computing are in overwhelming agreement: the Cloud is growing, and its proliferation is forever changing the business landscape. By 2018, more than 60 percent of enterprises will have at least half of their infrastructure on Cloud-based platforms. Where enterprises are concerned, today’s…

The History Of Back-Ups

The History Of Back-Ups

The History of Back-Ups There’s no doubt about it – we are spoilt. With external hard-drives, CDs, USB memory sticks, SD cards, online storage and multiple devices with vast memories we can save, access and back up our data more easily and more efficiently than ever before. (Image Source: Maxim Yurin, SoftLogica)  It’s not always been…

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing?

Is Docker The Next Big Thing? We often hear that a particular product or idea is going to be the ‘next big thing’, and analysts and commentators are frequently falling over themselves to predict an emerging trend or developing idea. In the case of Docker, it might actually be justified. The open source technology is…

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the Internet and PC.…

Big Tech Trends For The 21st Century

Big Tech Trends For The 21st Century

Tech Trends For The 21st Century When the historians of the future look back on the 21st century, what will they say? Inevitably, the biggest stories in the coming century will be political and environmental – wars, revolutions, and natural disasters always dominate historical memory. But perhaps more than any previous epoch, the 21st century…

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Report: Cybercriminals Rely On People To Access Corporate Environments

Cybercriminal Report Users are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, with only 1 percent representing 75 percent of the security risk in a cloud environment, according to a new cloud cybersecurity report released yesterday. The CloudLock Cyberlab analyzed 10 million users as well as 1 billion files and more than 91,000 applications and…

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms To Protect National Security Systems

NSA Planning For Quantum Resistant Algorithms The National Security Agency (NSA) has announced that it plans to introduce methods of cryptology that will make quantum computers secure. Acknowledging that quantum computers are likely to become a reality in the not too distant future, they say they are committed to the transition and are doing everything…

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