Cloud Infographic: Preventing Disasters In The Cloud

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Cloud Infographic: Preventing Disasters In The Cloud Data backups form an important part of an enterprise’s Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity planning (DR/BC). Traditionally the data was stored on tapes and physical media, at an off-site location, to mitigate the effect of the disaster. Saving the data on-site would have negated the benefit of having a backup,

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Shining A Light On The Shadows Of “Shadow IT”

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Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) have changed the way that people work by putting users in control of their productivity. Employees can now obtain the capabilities they want, when they want and for as long as they want, without having to wait for IT to build it. And with

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Cloud News Round Up February 9th

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Here is your cloud news round up for the week. SaaS Startup Domo Raises $125 Million in New Round of Funding - If there was anything to suggest that SaaS is a highly lucrative business, then this is it. Cloud technology has so much potential, in fact, that Domo (a startup spin-off from Omniture, another startup

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Security Considerations While Moving To The Cloud

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Security Considerations While Moving To The Cloud It is always difficult to maintain in-house IT operations at the cutting edge of efficiency. Whether it is a question of getting enough budgets approved or keeping all stakeholders happy, life for technical managers is never easy. On the other hand, clouds have certain inherent advantages. Big cost

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What PCI DSS 3.0 Means For Cloud Service Providers

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What PCI DSS 3.0 Means For Cloud Service Providers The only constant is change. Earlier this month, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council released version 3.0 of the PCI DSS standard (along with the accompany Payment Application Data Security Standard).  In it are a few key focus areas that will directly affect Cloud Service

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IT Decision Makers Survey Gives Insight To New Procurement Strategies

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IT Decision Makers Survey Gives Insight to New Procurement Strategies The IT industry is undergoing a fundamental shift in the way companies buy IT solutions. This shift is driven by three trends: The decision-making process is being influenced by a diverse and larger set of individuals within the company, these individuals are increasingly tech savvy

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Making Business Resiliency Part Of Business As Usual

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Making Business Resiliency Part of Business As Usual Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) have become non-negotiable requirements for virtually every IT department. Business resiliency is an umbrella concept that must address everything from basic business continuity to high-level risk management, security, crisis management, and more. With today’s IT architectures supporting servers, networks, and applications,

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How Cloud Services Have Changed The Mindset Of Outsourcing

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How Cloud Services Have Changed the Mindset of Outsourcing The business of information technology outsourcing has been dominated by sizable companies such as IBM, CSC, ASC and others that provide a comprehensive line card of IT services.  These mammoth outsourcers were viewed as a one-stop-shop delivering IT services ranging from level-1 help desk to level-3

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Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity – Flirting With Disaster

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity – Flirting With Disaster  Nobody likes to think about the bad things that can happen in life, but all too often, history has shown that procrastinating on safeguards means a bigger and more expensive cleanup to follow. This is why, in business, the principles of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

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Virtualization As A Key Component Of Cloud Computing

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Virtualization as a key component of cloud computing Virtualization is one of the key components of the cloud computing paradigm, especially in infrastructure as a service model where the mentioned technology is essential to provide a large set of computing resources. Some experts even define cloud computing as simple as virtualized hardware and software plus

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Virtual World Environments And The Cloud

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Virtual World Environments And The Cloud  When people think of the term “cloud,” often the dominant concept that comes to mind is one of storage and data transfer or perhaps the related issues of security and uptime. But the technology behind the cloud also offers a very human side, since it changes the way people interact,

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Cloud Storage Management: Balancing Cloud And In-house Data

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Cloud Storage Management: Balancing Cloud and In-house Data Data has always been valuable, but over the past decade we have seen a dramatic increase in just how much data holds value. We know the optimal time of day to post on social networks, we can predict what a customer’s next purchase will be based on

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Delivering Data Security In The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud

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Delivering Data Security in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud In the past few years, we’ve seen a drastic change in the types of security threats organizations are encountering – and where they’re confronting them. For years, hackers were motivated by a desire for fame, recognition or support for a specific cause, but now it’s

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Don’t Recover From A Disaster – Prevent One

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Don’t Recover From A Disaster – Prevent One Protect your cloud with the right disaster prevention plan When it comes to the cloud, convenience and reliability have always been two of its most shining traits. According to a recent AT&T report, 62 percent of businesses use cloud services for business continuity – an unexpected but understandable

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