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How to Avoid Becoming Another Cloud Security Statistic

By Chris Gervais | August 22, 2017

Cloud Security Statistic Last year, Gartner predicted that, by 2020, 95 percent of all cloud security failures will be caused by user error. This means that organizations, rather than service providers, are much more likely to be responsible for issues,

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Why Containers Can’t Solve All Your Problems In The Cloud

By Chris Gervais | August 4, 2017

Containers and the cloud Docker and other container services are appealing for a good reason – they are lightweight and flexible. For many organizations, they enable the next step of platform maturity by reducing the needs of a runtime to

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Vulnerability vs. Exploitability: Why they’re different & why it matters

By Chris Gervais | July 31, 2017

Vulnerability vs. Exploitability There is a lot of jargon when it comes to cloud security. While the thought of having a vulnerability in security system seems scary, having an easily exploitable security system is scarier. What’s the difference? How do

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Resolving the Normalization of Deviance by Building a Culture of Communication

By Chris Gervais | November 21, 2016

Building a Culture of Communication Real-time monitoring and corresponding alerts are critical for maintaining the performance and security of today’s complex cloud infrastructures. Given the exorbitant amount of data effective network monitoring can produce, however, a troublesome problem often occurs:

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The Cloud Isn’t a Security Issue; It’s a Security Opportunity

By Chris Gervais | November 10, 2016

Security Issue In order to stay ahead in today’s competitive business landscape, companies need to constantly innovate. Development teams must continually release new products, features or services and cloud technology, along with agile development practices, make this perpetual iterating feasible.

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Why An Inside-Out Approach to Cloud Security Is Your Safest Bet

By Chris Gervais | November 9, 2016

Cloud Security In September, McKinsey released what might be looked back upon as a seminal survey. It opened the report with a simple, powerful declaration: “The cloud debate is over.” The data told a story that the pace of IT

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Keeping Your Business Data Secure In An Insecure World

By Stijn Hendrikse

Keeping Your Business Data Secure If you’re a small or medium-sized business (SMB), you might be hoping keeping your head down and staying off the Cloud will keep your data safe from interlopers — hackers and government agencies alike. Yet

Cloud Gaming Is Ready: The Games Industry Isn’t

By CloudTweaks

Cloud Gaming The current perception of cloud streaming technology in the Games Industry, particularly in the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) marketplace, is to put it mildly ‘mixed’. Recent comments at Gamescom 2013 have only cemented for some that while Cloud Gaming

Cloud signifies a fundamental shift from a traditional model to a more dynamic model

By Gopan Joshi

Traditional vs Dynamic Cloud computing is not just a trend. It is changing the way IT organizations drive business value. In a short span of time, cloud computing has changed the way in which businesses and individuals consume computing resources.

Calculating the ROI on Cloud

The Cost of Cloud: Calculating the ROI on Cloud

By Shreekanth Joshi

Calculating the ROI on Cloud IDC calls cloud computing “one of the most potentially transformative developments in the information technology world in the last 20 years.” Many companies have already chosen virtualization – generating a straightforward and easily measurable ROI

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What The Egg McMuffin Teaches Us About Enterprise Adoption

By Bret Clement

Enterprise Adoption On one hand, cloud computing has unleashed a new degree of innovation, enabling line-of-business users to become incredibly nimble. Gartner last year famously predicted that CMOs would spend more on IT than CIOs within the next five years.

New Year, New Cloud? Managing “Extreme Data”

By David Eisner

Managing Extreme Data Companies are familiar with the concept of “big data”; every piece of information they generate from day-to-day business processes or when interacting with customers is considered valuable, so long as these pieces are quickly analyzed and converted

IT Transformation Journey

Self Discovery and the IT Transformation Journey

By Kevin Gruneisen

IT Transformation Journey At its most basic level, travelling along the IT transformation journey from conventional data centers to the dynamic, intelligent environments of cloud computing is an adventure in self discovery that has a way of changing you as

Advances in Technology and Consumer Behaviour are Driving Transformation

By Francesco Venturini

Technology and Consumer Behaviour Advances in technology and consumer behaviour are driving a transformation in the way video content is delivered to consumers. The change involves a migration away from traditional broadcasting models and platforms towards digital distribution over the

The Economics, Concepts and Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

By Gopan Joshi

Fundamentals of Cloud Computing Addressing security concerns of the Public Cloud Enthusiasm for cloud computing has as much to do with economics as technology. Growth in the number of applications and the volume of data that must be managed have

Data Visualization 101: How, What, Why?

By Cloud Syndicate

Data Visualization 101 “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This old, English idiom could not ring more true than in today’s fast-paced, digital age – the big data age. At a time when we are creating 2.5 quintillion bytes

The Security Gap: What Is Your Core Strength?

The Security Gap: What Is Your Core Strength?

The Security Gap You’re out of your mind if you think blocking access to file sharing services is filling a ...
Best Practices in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Best Practices in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Best Practices in Disaster Recovery Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, and expect to be surprised. While that ...
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Skills for faster innovation in financial services

Banks and insurance companies are going through a lot of changes. Read on to see my thinking on how to facilitate that ...
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Egress Fees Don’t Work for Users – Unlimited Free Egress Is Here

Unlimited Free Egress All of the leading object storage vendors – Amazon, Google, and Microsoft – charge for egress (“egress” ...
5 Data Security Tips Small Businesses Should Mimic

5 Data Security Tips Small Businesses Should Mimic

Data Security Tips As more and more companies begin to switch to the cloud, cyber attacks need to be a ...
Are you being served by an empathetic Bot! And do you even care?

Are you being served by an empathetic Bot! And do you even care?

Are you being served by an empathetic Bot! Move over chatbots - it is time for the empathetic bot. Say ...