Has Cybersecurity Become Too Reactive?

John Davis, CSO of Palo Alto Networks' federal division, suggested that too many firms have given in to the hackers by resigning themselves to this reactionary approach. "Some of our industry has given up on the ability to prevent and is focused primarily on detection and response, which means, with a mindset like that, it means you're always involved in cleaning up aisle nine, as some people like to say..."

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

By Roger Strukhoff | February 4, 2015

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than…

Cloud Pinup: Cloudorado Updates Comparison Service

By CloudTweaks | February 4, 2015

Cloudorado Updates Comparison Service With the proliferation of cloud-based computing services (from dedicated cloud servers to hosting and consumer storage), it has become increasingly important for customers to have tools for comparing one service against another. That’s why Cloudorado created…

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

By CloudTweaks | February 3, 2015

Predictions For 2015 Social Media Use and IoT Spurs SDN, NFV and Data Center Growth Social media continues to drive Internet growth worldwide with the market leader, Facebook, surpassing one billion registered accounts last year. The social media giant’s growth…

Today’s Risk and Compliance Landscape

By Vidya Phalke | February 3, 2015

Pervasive GRC: The Way Forward For the Long Term The Risk and Compliance Landscape In 2014, blue-chip companies racked up billions of dollars of losses due to un-managed risks and incidents of non-compliance. These risk and compliance failures resulted in…

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Is Amazon Web Services The Largest Cloud Vendor?

By CloudBuzz | February 3, 2015

The Largest Cloud Vendor? Is Amazon Web Services The Largest Cloud Vendor? There’s little question that the business world is a competitive place, but probably no area in business truly defines cutthroat quite like cloud computing. At the moment, we…

5 Essential Cloud Skills That Could Make Or Break Your IT Career

By Jason Sander | February 2, 2015

5 Essential Cloud Skills Cloud technology has completely changed the infrastructure and internal landscape of both small businesses and large corporations alike. No professionals in any industry understand this better than IT pros. In a cutthroat field like IT, candidates…

Cloud Infographic – Data Breaches In The United States

By CloudTweaks | February 2, 2015

Data Breaches In The United States The growing prevalence of widely publicized data breaches and the end of 2014 brings reflection, as well as a chance to pause and look at what happened during the year in cybersecurity incidents. 27001 Academy, the…

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The Cloud And The Financial Services Industry

By CloudBuzz | February 2, 2015

The Financial Services Industry How Cloud creates opportunities for service providers in the financial services industry. In the previous two articles we spoke about “Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments” and “cloud and regulations in financial services” which mostly represented a view…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Drone Removal Services

By Al Johnson | January 30, 2015

Drone Removal Services an Emerging Industry In light of all the coverage surrounding herculean sized snowstorms and the recent drone use at the X-games in Aspen. We felt today’s lighter side of the cloud comic would benefit with some satirical content to…

How Beer is Bringing Drones Into The Private Sector

By CloudBuzz | January 30, 2015

How Beer is Bringing Drones Into The Private Sector When you hear the word ‘drone,’ the image is usually far from positive. Just the dictionary definition is depressing, reminding us of lifeless, unimaginative positions in cubicles; pale, robotic imitations of…

VMware and Google Expand Agreement – Public Cloud Services

By CloudTweaks | January 29, 2015

VMware and Google Expand Agreement PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – January 29, 2015) – VMware (NYSE: VMW) today announced an expanded agreement with Google to deliver greater enterprise access to public cloud services via VMware vCloud® Air™. As part of this agreement,…

Crime Mapping Could Give Victims Peace of Mind

By Jason Sander | January 29, 2015

Crime Mapping Could Give Victims Peace of Mind Crime mapping is used by data analysts in law enforcement agencies to map crime incident patterns. Crime mapping uses Mapping Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS allows crime analysts to identify crime hot…

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

By CloudTweaks | January 29, 2015

Cloud Migration Tips Businesses continue to adopt the cloud at break neck speed. Inherent benefits like lower operational costs, no infrastructure overheads, and quick access to better technology make cloud a very attractive proposition for businesses, especially start-ups and SMEs.…

Cloud Infographic – Interesting Big Data Facts

By CloudTweaks | January 28, 2015

Big Data Facts You Didn’t Know The term Big Data has been buzzing around tech circles for a few years now. Forrester has defined big data as “Technologies and techniques that make capturing value from data at an extreme scale economical.”…

The Internet Of Things – Beyond The Long Arm Of The Law?

By Daniel Price | January 28, 2015

Beyond The Long Arm Of The Law? The internet of things is a fast-moving, dynamic, and flexible technology. The law is a slow, unwieldy, and laboriously complex set of rules. The two do not mix well. The law has consistently…

How To Keep A Cloud (And Your Data) Inside Your Borders

By Steve Prentice | January 28, 2015

The Cloud And Your Data One of the greatest challenges for companies considering a move to the cloud is in its very global and seemingly borderless nature. As an Internet-based technology, it is easy to assume that any data sent…

The Top 5 Challenges You Cannot Avoid When Adopting a Cloud ERP

By SaaS Addict | January 28, 2015

Adopting a Cloud ERP The main challenges to implementing a Cloud ERP solution differ depending on whether the implementation is from scratch or a migration from an existing on-premises solution to a cloud version. However, the core set of challenges…

Sony Claims Impact of Hacks “Not Material”, Internet Rolls its Eyes

By CloudTweaks | January 27, 2015

Sony Claims Impact of Hacks “Not Material”, Internet Rolls its Eyes In case you’ve been living under a bridge for the past few months, Sony has been hacked several times. The latest of which was on Christmas Day against Sony’s…

Three Factors For Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

By Nick Earle | January 27, 2015

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the…

Three Myths About The Internet Of Things And Security

By Daniel Price | January 27, 2015

Three Myths About The Internet Of Things And Security Privacy and security is a hot topic at the moment. From heartbleed to the NSA and from government spying to Obama’s State of the Union address, it seems everyone is keen…

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