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A Reminder From Yahoo: Change (And Improve) Your Passwords

A Reminder From Yahoo: Change (And Improve) Your Passwords

On January 31, 2014, Yahoo announced that a major theft of mail account passwords had compromised an “ undisclosed number” of accounts. Writing from the Yahoo Tumblr blog, senior vice president in charge of Yahoo’s platforms and personalization products, Jay Rossiter, pointed out the attack was a result of a third-party database being compromised, and not…

Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime

Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime

Sophisticated Cybercrime The story reads as if it were pulled from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel: a collection of US banks suddenly starts receiving Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that are carefully timed to re-strike just as their systems start to repair themselves. The attacks are carried out by waves of botnet…

Breaking The Mold: Why IT Veterans Can’t Resist The Cloud

Breaking The Mold: Why IT Veterans Can’t Resist The Cloud

Breaking the Mold: Why IT Veterans Can’t Resist the Cloud Like it or not, Cloud Computing has transformed the way we communicate; from online storage to social networking, server virtualization truly pushes the boundaries of what is possible in a digitized world. Yet it was only a few years ago that the cloud was merely…

Auto Scaling In Cloud Computing

Auto Scaling In Cloud Computing

Auto Scaling In Cloud Computing Cloud computing with its dynamic scaling feature which allows one to scale, that is to increase or decrease, the amount of resources depending on the demand has become a great boon for IT professionals everywhere. This is especially true for environments with very unpredictable traffic flow, like the whole internet…

How To Tackle Security Vulnerabilities In Hypervisor Based Cloud Servers

How To Tackle Security Vulnerabilities In Hypervisor Based Cloud Servers Virtualization brings numerous security issues apart from the enormous benefits and productivity. Most of the organizations are reluctant to migrate to the cloud just because of the massive security vulnerabilities of cloud computing. Hypervisor, which is used in any virtualization environment to elevate the virtual…

The Other Cloud Issue – Availability – And What You Can Do About It

The Other Cloud Issue – Availability – And What You Can Do About It

The Other Cloud Issue – Availability – And What You Can Do About It “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”                 – Warren Buffett, legendary investor and one of the richest men in the world. Even as the…

Robin Hood Gone Evil: Loophole Leading To Cloud Pickpocketing Identified

Robin Hood Gone Evil: Loophole Leading To Cloud Pickpocketing Identified Researchers at North Carolina State university and University of Oregon have proposed a jaw-dropping price tag for performing heavy duty cloud computing task – as low as zero dollars. Experiments reveal that cloud-based web browsers can be exploited to hijack the underlying computational power, and that as…

Press Release: Q2 2012 FireHost Web Application Attack Report Shows Sharp Rise In SQL Injections

17 million cyber-attacks blocked between April and June by secure cloud hosting provider London, UK – July 24, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today revealed the latest statistical analysis of attacks successfully blocked by its servers located at data centers in the US and Europe.  During the period of April to June 2012,…

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Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Are Cloud Servers The Right Choice For Your Business?

Cloud servers offer power, flexibility, reliability, and client friendly hosting for small and medium businesses that have outgrown shared hosting. New business hosting clients are bombarded with an incredible diversity of different choices for their site’s hosting. It can be a challenge to negotiate the range of platforms and the marketing hype that many hosting…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at…

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Computing Growth

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Computing Growth

An excellent infographic provided by AwesomeCloud which predicts a continued high level of growth in the cloud computing industry. Potentially staggering numbers for Public Cloud IT Services of $100 Billion by 2016. Infographic Source: AwesomeCloud

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: 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

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

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Health care welcomes the cloud, as resistance crumbles

Health care welcomes the cloud, as resistance crumbles

Not long ago, if I mentioned the word “public cloud” when visiting a health care company, I was likely to be walked politely off the property. The pushback came hard, to be kind. But I figured that once cloud computing became more proven and the world did not collapse as data was relocated to public…

Actuate brings wearables to big data with Android Wear integration

Actuate brings wearables to big data with Android Wear integration

The company, which moved to a freemium model this summer, was on hand in London today to demonstrate how organisations could send alerts to Android Wear devices when thresholds were reached with a micro version of its online dashboard available … Read the source article at THE INQUIRER