What You Don’t Know About The Google Apps Cloud CAN Hurt You

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What You Don’t Know About The Google Apps Cloud CAN Hurt You The majority of the world’s computer users have used or are currently using Microsoft Office, Open Office, or one of many similar products for their desktop business application needs. A recent entrant to the fray, Google Apps boasts only about  50 million current users,

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Cloud Predictions For The New Year

Cloud Predictions for the New Year Making predictions for the coming year has become a time-honored tradition in the tech field, so I thought we’d have a little fun with it here at CloudTweaks by predicting what’s not going to happen. 1. Amazon won’t continue to be synonymous with the cloud. EC2 and S3 are

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The Great Arms Race For Security: Virtualization

The Great Arms Race For Security: Virtualization Since its infancy in the early seventies when the first computer virus was created, the malware and anti-malware business has grown into multi-billion dollar industries. No longer are script kiddies creating malware for notoriety, instead the malware industry is run by organized criminals who invest time and money

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Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Complex Answer (Part 2)

Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Complex Answer The fact that ThePirateBay, the most infamous bit torrent site, has moved its servers to the cloud is a fact that has already rocked the internet. A quick analysis of the reasons why they made the move would indicate

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Web Hosting Moves To The Cloud With Managed Cloud Hosting

Web Hosting Moves To The Cloud With Managed Cloud Hosting In years past, companies looking to host a high-traffic website have had one of three main options: Shared Web hosting services Dedicated Web hosting services Hosting on local IT infrastructure Shared Web hosting services have been most popular with small businesses, but they suffer from

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The Downside Of Cloud Computing In Education

The Downside of Cloud Computing in Education Cloud computing, in recent years, has become the focus of intense educational debates and arguments. Basically, cloud computing is one of the top products of the latest internet technology. As such, just like much of the products of the era, this technological breakthrough carries with it so much

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Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors

Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors This paper reviews the business value of IT security, illustrates the business case for SaaS over “do it yourself” premise-based solutions, and outlines what to look for in SaaS solutions you can adopt with confidence and count on as you grow. In a companion paper, we show how

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LastPass Possibly Hacked, Cloud Security Concerns on the Rise

LastPass Possibly Hacked, Cloud Security Concerns on the Rise Conspiracy theory admirers will be happy to hear the news that today, following Amazon’s outage and recent security breaches at Sony, cloud-based password storage and management company LastPass announced a possible successful hacker’s attack against its servers. “If you have a strong, non-dictionary-based password or pass

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Who Doesn’t Like Cloud Computing?

Who Doesn’t Like Cloud Computing? Strange as it may sound, there do exist people who oppose the meteoric rise of cloud computing. And we are not talking about established application developers like Microsoft who fear losing billions of revenue as more and more people shift towards demand-based software in the cloud. In fact, whatever Microsoft’s

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