Peter HJ van Eijk

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Skills for faster innovation in financial services

By Peter HJ van Eijk | April 3, 2018

Banks and insurance companies are going through a lot of changes. Read on to see my thinking on how to facilitate that change if you are working in financial services. Pathways to innovation There are two major pathways to innovation in financial services, and

Cloud Migration Strategies and Their Impact on Security and Governance

By Peter HJ van Eijk | March 27, 2018

Cloud Migration Strategies Public cloud migrations come in different shapes and sizes, but I see three major approaches. Each of these has very different technical and governance implications. Three approaches Companies dying to get rid of their data centers often

Risks Of Virtualization In Public And Private Clouds

By Peter HJ van Eijk | July 15, 2015

Risks Of Virtualization Server virtualization is one of the cornerstone technologies of the cloud. The ability to create multiple virtual servers that can run any operating system on a single physical server has a lot of advantages. These advantages can

Basic Cloud Risk Assessment Tips

By Peter HJ van Eijk | June 15, 2015

Basic Cloud Risk Assessment You should worry about the risks of cloud computing. But don’t get too scared. With a few simple steps you can easily get a basic understanding of your risks in the cloud and even have a

Encrypting Your Cloud Data For Extra Protection

By Peter HJ van Eijk | May 21, 2015

Encrypting Your Cloud Data Encrypting data is one of the best ways of protecting your data as it moves to the cloud. The only thing better than encrypting your data, is not storing your data at all. Let’s first look

New Cloud Security Certification In A Maturing Industry

By Peter HJ van Eijk | May 4, 2015

New Cloud Security Certification Cloud security certification is getting a new dimension. At the RSA conference earlier this month the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and (ISC)² announced a new cloud security certification: Certified Cloud Security Professional, or CCSP for short.

Simple And Recommended SaaS Security Tips

By Peter HJ van Eijk | April 15, 2015

SaaS Security Tips Most people and companies are now using a significant amount of SaaS solutions. Companies are running sales support software, they are file sharing, collaborating and using e-mail programs and a lot more in the cloud. However, that usage

Cloud Security Risks: The Top 8 According To ENISA

By Peter HJ van Eijk | March 24, 2015

Cloud Security Risks Does cloud security risks ever bother you? It would be weird if it didn’t. Cloud computing has a lot of benefits, but also a lot of risks if done in the wrong way. So what are the

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Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

By John Barco

Do Not Rely On Passwords Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience

What PCI DSS 3.0 Means For Cloud Service Providers

By CloudTweaks

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

Learning From Past Mistakes: Predictions For Cybersecurity

By Larry Jones

Predictions Cybersecurity From Ashley Madison to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), hackers did not discriminate between organizations or industries when it came to unleashing cyber-attacks in 2015. This past year, data breaches affected millions of people with headlines of

Making Business Resiliency Part Of Business As Usual

By CloudTweaks

Business Resiliency 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.

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

By Allan Leinwand

The True Meaning of Availability What is real availability? In our line of work, cloud service providers approach availability from the inside out. And in many cases, some never make it past their own front door given how challenging it

Want to dip your toe into the cloud? Start with Disaster Recovery

By James Kessinger

Disaster Recovery and the Cloud Migrating to the cloud can be a daunting task. First you have to go through an exhaustive process deciding what to migrate, then you have to do plenty of scripting and re-architecting to get all

How to Improve the Backup Success Rate of Data Centers?

By Cloud Syndicate

Improve Backup Success Rate According to industry analysts, a significant number of backup jobs (from 5 to 25%) are failing across various tiers of data centers. This impacts datacenters heavily on revenue loss, SLA-based penalties, and customer experience. Furthermore, loss

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

Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

By Paul Mercina

Mitigating the Downtime Risks Nearly every IT professional dreads unplanned downtime. Depending on which systems are hit, it can mean angry communications from employees and the C-suite and often a Twitterstorm of customer ire. See the recent Samsung SmartThings dustup

IT Service Management Strategy

Automation and the IT Service Management Strategy

By Brian Day

IT Service Management Strategy It’s true. The full potential of automation cannot be fully realized until it is informed and supported by an effective IT service management strategy (ITSM) that encompasses your entire IT environment, as well as business objectives,

Don’t Forget Networking In Your Travel Plans To The Cloud

Don’t Forget Networking In Your Travel Plans To The Cloud

Don’t Forget Networking The term “cloud” was first used by the telecomm industry in early schematics of the Internet to ...
5 Things To Consider About Your Next Enterprise Sharing Solution

5 Things To Consider About Your Next Enterprise Sharing Solution

Enterprise File Sharing Solution Businesses have varying file sharing needs. Large, multi-regional businesses need to synchronize folders across a large ...
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Digital Cashless Society: Dystopian Nightmares or Utopian Dreams

Digital Cashless Society A truly digital cashless society was long the realm of dystopian nightmares (or utopian dreams depending on ...
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De-Archiving: What Is It and Who’s Doing It?

De-Archiving I first heard the term “De-Archiving” a few months ago on a visit to a few studios in Hollywood ...
Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

Mitigating the Downtime Risks of Virtualization

Mitigating the Downtime Risks Nearly every IT professional dreads unplanned downtime. Depending on which systems are hit, it can mean ...
Battle of the Clouds: Multi-Instance vs. Multi-Tenant Architecture

Battle of the Clouds: Multi-Instance vs. Multi-Tenant Architecture

Multi-Instance vs. Multi-Tenant Architecture  The cloud is part of everything we do. It’s always there backing up our data, pictures, ...
Is Machine Learning The Future? Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete

Is Machine Learning The Future? Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete

Is Machine Learning The Future? In a recent study, almost all the businesses surveyed stated that big data analytics were ...
Work In The Cloud Era: Are We Ready For Virtual Teams?

Work In The Cloud Era: Are We Ready For Virtual Teams?

Getting Ready For Virtual Teams Technological developments are ushering in a new era of work. Cloud computing has changed not ...
Technology Certification Courses

Top Five Technology Certification Courses To Choose From In 2018

Technology Certification Courses Gartner predicts that the global public cloud services market is projected to grow by 55 percent in the ...
ERP Ain’t Got the Same Soul, I Like that Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll

ERP Ain’t Got the Same Soul, I Like that Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll

Designing Enterprise Software around People Looking back, business owners talked to their customers and employees in person or by phone ...