The “Cloud Hangover” Is Real And There Are Ways To Avoid It

The “Cloud Hangover” Is Real And There Are Ways To Avoid It

The “Cloud Hangover” One phrase that has been recently coined in 2015 yet many are expressing growing concerns over is a “cloud hangover”. With cloud computing being such a prominent topic in IT news, many whistleblowers are now expressing their opinions on how to combat this situation. A cloud hangover is what professionals describe as…

Here’s Why A Chinese Venture Firm Is Sinking $400 million Into AngelList

Here’s Why A Chinese Venture Firm Is Sinking $400 million Into AngelList

Venture Firm Invests $400 million Into AngelList China is looking to get in on the U.S. tech startup scene. A crowdsourcing funding website for startups, called AngelList, has apparently received a $400 million dollar injection from private-equity firm CSC Venture Capital. Interestingly, the money is meant specifically to target young startups still in their earliest…

What Forecasts Of Data Breaches Should Spell To Cloud Security Practitioners

What Forecasts Of Data Breaches Should Spell To Cloud Security Practitioners

Cloud Security Practitioners And Auditors Today we have seen relatively few data breaches in the cloud despite its growing use for mission-critical workloads. However, as cloud increasingly becomes the backend for our mobile devices, for the Internet of Things (IoT) and for other daily life functions, we can safely predict that hackers will set their…

Android Auto: Useful Car OS Or Corporate Spy?

Android Auto: Useful Car OS Or Corporate Spy?

Android Auto Car infotainment systems have become the bane of many drivers and car critics. More often than not, car critics have selected their favorite car infotainment systems based on which system was the least worst out of all the options available. A few companies, like Chrysler, have notably “not-so-bad” systems, while a few companies…

The Massive Tech Deal : Dell and EMC

The Massive Tech Deal : Dell and EMC

The Dell EMC Deal Dell has acquired EMC for a whopping $67 billion, a Brobdingnagian deal regarded as the biggest takeover in the technology industry. Shareholders at EMC will get around $33.15 per share, which includes $24.05 per share in cash and tracking stock—valued at $9 per share—at VMware, the company’s popular cloud and virtualization…

Secure Cloud Video Conferencing Is Possible

Secure Cloud Video Conferencing Is Possible

Secure Cloud Video Conferencing Video conferencing has gone far beyond the conference rooms at large corporations. Although the H.323/SIP Room can be awesome, it’s expensive, requires a lot of IT knowledge and it’s yesterday’s solution. Clouds are secure Sure people try to scare businesses away from clouds, but those people probably work for Big Tobacco.…

Dell Acquires EMC For $67 Billion

Dell Acquires EMC For $67 Billion

Dell Inc. this morning formally announced that it has agreed to acquire network storage giant EMC Corp. EMC 6.66% for approximately $67 billion. Under terms of the complex deal, EMC stockholders would approximately $33.15 per share. This includes $24.05 per share in cash and $9.10 worth of a tracking stock for VMWare VMW 1.75% ,…

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What Technology Can Displace The Password?

What Technology Can Displace The Password?

The Future Password Many people shout that the password is dead or should be killed dead. The password could be killed, however, only when there is an alternative to the password. Let us think about what technology can displace the password. Some people might say that multi-factor authentications or ID federations will do it. It is not…

Hoarders And Data Collectors:  On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders And Data Collectors: On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders and Data Collectors In our physical world, hoarders are deemed “out of control” when they collect too much.  Surely the same analogy applies in our online world.  When providers collect realms of data from us, it seems they lose control of that too?  In the last months it’s not just the frequency of data…

Is Fear Holding Back a Next Generation of Cyber Security Approaches?

Is Fear Holding Back a Next Generation of Cyber Security Approaches?

Next Generation of Cyber Security As I walked through RSA last week, I was struck by the usual fear laden messages “You’re not safe and never will be but I (vendor) have a silver bullet that will protect you.” And, I wondered if this fear-based approach is deterring a badly needed next generation of cyber…

Cloud Email Marketing Services vs. Transactional Email Services

Cloud Email Marketing Services vs. Transactional Email Services

Cloud Based Email Marketing Services Every business can benefit from successful implementation of email marketing strategies, but the variety of SaaS on the market can be a little overwhelming at times. Whether you’re interested in learning more about email marketing or hoping to clear up any confusion surrounding transactional email, a little research into these…

Medical Professionals Face Unique Challenges Using The Cloud

Medical Professionals Face Unique Challenges Using The Cloud

Medical Professionals Using The Cloud The presence and value of Cloud tools have seeped into virtually every industry, and the medical profession is certainly no exception. However, because of the special rules regarding patient privacy, specifically those found in HIPAA, people handling patient information must follow specific guidelines that in many cases, are violated by…

Basic Cloud Risk Assessment Tips

Basic Cloud Risk Assessment Tips

Basic Cloud Risk Assessment You should worry about the risks of cloud computing. But don’t get too scared. With a few simple steps you can easily get a basic understanding of your risks in the cloud and even have a good start in managing these risks. If you are a large corporation in a regulated…

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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