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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Internap Public Cloud Survey Reveals Performance As Top Challenge

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Internap Public Cloud Survey Reveals Performance as Top Challenge for Cloud-Wise Organizations Rise of fast, big data applications exposes price-performance obstacles for organizations using virtual cloud  ATLANTA – January 14, 2014 ─ Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance Internet infrastructure services, today released the findings of its global survey, which highlight the significant differences in public cloud

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3 Recommended Whitepapers: “Keeping Secrets – Good Password Practice”

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3 Recommended Whitepapers: “Keeping Secrets – Good Password Practice” Cloud security and password protection is big business. Today we have provided 3 recommended research papers to read over this week which goes alongside today’s infographic. “Enterprise Password Management – A Guide for Best Practices” Learn how using RoboForm Enterprise is an easy, secure, and practical

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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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5 Reasons Why The Cloud Is Still Not 100% Secure

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5 Reasons Why The Cloud Is Still Not 100% Secure In the last year, many big cloud companies have come under cyber attacks leading to outages and data losses Cloud companies offer tremendous trade-offs to businesses in terms of flexibility of scale, better security, reduced manpower and maintenance cost. The majority of organizations and individuals

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

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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

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Issues In Migrating Legacy Systems To The Cloud

Issues in Migrating Legacy Systems to the Cloud Increasing Cloud adoption by small and big enterprises is primarily fuelled by the growing demand for resource and service consolidation coupled with efficient resource usage while delivering cost savings. With these benefits comes with the challenges of integrating diverse set of service portfolio. Cloud integration has its

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BYOD And The Issues Surrounding Cloud Storage

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BYOD And The Issues Surrounding Cloud Storage As BYOD increases and employees increasingly use personal laptops, smartphones and mobile devices for work purposes, concerns over data security and data privacy remain the most significant barriers to cloud adoption, according to the latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF). Corporate IT managers and CIOs are

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Cloud Computing: Revolving The Business Industry And The Working Environment

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Cloud Computing: Revolving the Business Industry and the Working Environment Cloud Computing refers to a form of computing that works by sharing computing resources with no involvement of personal devices or local Servers to use and manage applications. The idea of virtual resources gives businesses an opportunity to grow quickly and achieve their goals much

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Cloud Storage Security Controls

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Cloud Storage Security Controls Ask anyone who has fought in a war and they will tell you it’s an experience you can’t emulate. Many people have seen the eyes of their enemies as they fight. But what happens when your enemy is a thousand miles away, yet has all the information they need to know

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Cloud Security Issues And The Role Of Managed Cloud Services

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Cloud Security Issues and the Role of Managed Cloud Services The changing demands of business operations have made Cloud Computing rise in popularity in the last few years. Cloud Computing has become one of the fastest growing segment of IT by providing promising business concepts and economic viability. The prevailing recession has also led organizations

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Cloud Infographic: Managed Services & The Cloud

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Cloud Infographic: Managed Services & The Cloud Everyone seems to want to take advantage of cloud computing these days, but few people actually take the time to think about the risks that come along with this kind of service. To manage cloud security risks, you have to know which risks in the cloud actually pose

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Cloud Infographic: Cloud And Mobile Adoption Increases IT Security Risks

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Cloud Infographic: Cloud And Mobile Adoption Increases IT Security Risks As more businesses transition their mission-critical operations to cloud and mobile-ready applications, the direct consequence is increased security vulnerability. Last year, more than 30% of all mission-critical business applications were already in the cloud. That number is expected to rise to 50% as early as 2015. And

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Solving Problems On The Cloud Part 3: Overcoming Unhealthy Fixations

Solving Problems On The Cloud Part 3: Overcoming Unhealthy Fixations One example of an unhealthy fixation is the 2012 survey by Security Alliance who learned that the top threat listed by survey participants is data loss. Of course security risks on the cloud cannot be ignored but clearly this problem is hugely overstated. Why executives

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