Security Training Through Practical Experience

Security Training Through Practical Experience

The Importance of Practical Experience One of the most interesting scenes to watch – if you are fortunate enough to time it right – is a full-scale emergency drill conducted by joint teams of firefighters, police and paramedics. These can involve hundreds of people, including volunteers who are given realistic wounds by skilled makeup artists,…

Investor Spotlight – Matt Keezer, CEO At Momentum Ventures

Investor Spotlight – Matt Keezer, CEO At Momentum Ventures

Startup Investor Spotlight – Matt Keezer Commencing operations in 2007, Momentum Ventures has since launched seven successful businesses, using their own uniquely refined investment model to reduce risk. In the last three years, they’ve focused predominantly on the online travel industry, launching FlightHub in 2012 and Summit Services in 2014. Notes Matt Keezer, CEO at…

Role Of A Futuristic CRM In Revolutionizing FinTech

Role Of A Futuristic CRM In Revolutionizing FinTech

Futuristic CRM Although FinTech is still in its infancy around technology disruption, it has shown a tremendous growth potential over this last year. This is blatantly evident from the surge of killer consumer applications, optimizing many of the core transactional functions e.g. banking, payment gateways etc. Cloud computing, Mobile UX, Data analysis (Now Big), and…

The State and Future of B2B E-Commerce

The State and Future of B2B E-Commerce

B2B E-Commerce It’s official. B2B (business-to-business) companies have shifted their focus on web e-commerce to mobile e-commerce—a trend influenced by the rise of Cloud computing and SaaS connected smartphones/tablets and portable devices that have replaced the traditional PCs. It’s estimated that the B2B e-commerce in the U.S. will balloon from $780 billion in 2015 to…

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OpenStack Interoperability – Dawn Of A New Era?

OpenStack Interoperability – Dawn Of A New Era?

The Interoperability Challenge! OpenStack has always had interoperability as one of its unique selling points. Simply put – you can use OpenStack on-premise and what you develop will also work with other OpenStack environments. Open APIs and open source is the common denominator. However until now, it has been an elusive feature or really dream…

The Internet of illness

The Internet of illness

The Internet of illness The number of postings about IoT solutions has continued to rise. It is a wave that hasn’t crested yet. I’ve posted several here on CloudTweaks as have a number of other authors. IoT topics from the industrial use, to what IoT is going to change around the world. It got me…

Cloud Computing – Know How To PaaS

Cloud Computing – Know How To PaaS

Know How To PaaS The future of enterprise IT is cloud, and the future of cloud is PaaS. Infrastructure is metal, plastic, and silicon. It has kinetic potential, but sits and waits to be animated. Software is ethereal – dynamic, wildly alive, and transformative. Without PaaS, the twain shall never meet. No animation, no dynamism,…

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud: Security

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud: Security

Cloud Security For the last several months, we have been discussing ways to make sure you are ready for the next step in your IT evolution: Cloud. When review the different steps of making sure you are ready, one that I have intentionally avoided was Security. I spoke to you about “Security of Business”, but…

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud: Type of Cloud

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud: Type of Cloud

Type of Cloud Continuing this theme on “Are you ready for the Cloud”, we are going to move forward with a new question: What type a cloud? That can be encompassed with many different connotations. It could mean it’s going to be hosted by a provider, or is it going to be an on-prem cloud?…

7 Common Cloud Security Missteps

7 Common Cloud Security Missteps

Cloud Security Missteps Cloud computing remains shrouded in mystery for the average American. The most common sentiment is, “It’s not secure.” Few realize how many cloud applications they access every day: Facebook, Gmail, Uber, Evernote, Venmo, and the list goes on and on… People flock to cloud services for convenient solutions to everyday tasks. They…

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Why Cloud Compliance Doesn’t Need To Be So Overly Complicated

Cloud Compliance  Regulatory compliance is an issue that has not only weighed heavily on the minds of executives, security and audit teams, but also today, even end users. Public cloud adds more complexity when varying degrees of infrastructure (depending on the cloud model) and data fall out of the hands of the company and into…

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