Fintech

EU proposes crowdfunding ‘passports’ in boost for fintech

By CloudBuzz | March 8, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Commission has proposed crowdfunding “passports” for the European Union in a draft law that forms part of efforts to boost growth in the financial technology sector. Crowdfunding allows start-ups to collect small sums of money

Japan to punish several cryptocurrency exchanges, halt operations at others: Nikkei

By CloudBuzz | March 7, 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s financial regulator will this week slap several cryptocurrency exchanges with administrative punishment notices and is considering forcing some to suspend their business, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday. The Financial Services Agency may also tell

Your Blockchain Use Case Probably Isn’t A Blockchain Use Case

By Cloud Syndicate | March 7, 2018

BLOCKCHAIN USE CASE Blockchain is the underlying distributed ledger technology for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin; it has been at the forefront of business news in the last two years. Fortunes have been built and lost buying and selling cryptocurrencies. In

Elon Musk targeted in crypto-cash scam

By CloudBuzz | March 6, 2018

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is the latest high-profile personality to be targeted in an emerging crypto-currency scam. The scammers pose as celebrities on Twitter and claim to be giving away crypto-cash such as Bitcoin or Ether to their fans. They ask

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EU executive to propose raft of measures to boost fintech: document

By CloudBuzz | March 5, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive will propose a draft law on crowdfunding and forge common blockchain technology standards to help a European financial technology sector grow, an EU document showed on Monday. The bloc’s executive European Commission is

AWS Fargate Supports Container Workloads Regulated By ISO, PCI, SOC, and HIPAA

By CloudBuzz | March 2, 2018

Containers running on the AWS Fargate Launch Type now meet the criteria for ISO, PCI, SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 compliance along with the criteria for HIPAA eligibility. This means container workloads on AWS Fargate can now process

SEC investigates Overstock token sale, shares slide

By CloudBuzz | March 1, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Overstock.com Inc’s sale of cryptocurrency to investors, the online retailer said in a filing on Thursday, sending it shares lower by as much as 10 percent. Overstock said

Ethereum’s smart contracts are full of holes

By CloudBuzz | March 1, 2018

Blockchain-powered computer programs promise to revolutionize the digital economy, but new research suggests they’re far from secure. Computer programs that run on blockchains are shaking up the financial system. But much of the hype around what are called smart contracts is

What are Smart Contracts?

The State of Smart Contracts: Many Challenges Ahead

By Kiril Kirilov | February 28, 2018

The State of Smart Contracts With blockchain technology expanding into a growing number of industries and its applications broadening by the day, organizations and individuals are to witness self-executing smart contracts in literary any field of business. Decentralized apps, or

Dazzled by Bitcoin and Its Underlying Blockchain? Ever Think that We May Be Forging New Chains for Us

By John Pientka | February 26, 2018

Dazzled by Bitcoin Bitcoin grabs the headlines but look at the smart money. They are pouring into Blockchain – the underlying technology – and calling it the next Internet. Yeah, the Internet, how well did that really work out for

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

Bare-Metal Cloud: Meeting The Demand For High-Performance Cloud Solutions

By Gopala Tumuluri

High-Performance Cloud Solutions Organizations have been flocking to cloud infrastructure services in an effort to cut IT costs while capitalizing quickly on technology innovations. The driving force is almost always the desire for flexibility, scalability and efficiency. And the cloud

Everyone Has Data, but the Ones Who Can Optimize It Will Be the Winners

By Robb Heineman

Big Data Strategies Data is ubiquitous, but success apparently isn’t. Companies using big data strategies are running headlong into an 85 percent failure rate as a result of resistance from management, a lack of adequate training, and an inability to integrate the

Predictions For The Enterprise – Interconnected Cities

By Mark Barrenechea

Predictions For The Enterprise The IoT will be reality In 2016, we’ll work smarter, not harder. Human beings, appliances, homes, factories, cars, businesses, and cities will become more interconnected. If these items aren’t already, they’ll soon be “talking” to the

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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

How to Transform Your Operating Model for the Cloud

By Jeff Townes

Transform Your Operating Model It can be tough for established organizations to embrace change, so when they start working with cloud-based technology, they’re bound to encounter hurdles. While some companies transform themselves, others lag behind. So what gives? In truth, it’s

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

Business Transformation And The IT Journey

By CloudTweaks

Business Transformation IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been

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

GDPR Compliance: A Network Perspective

By CloudTweaks

GDPR Compliance Regulations can be a tricky thing. For the most part, they’re well thought out in terms of mandating actions that a company can or cannot take – they do a really good job of telling us what we

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

3 Ways to Protect Users From Ransomware With the Cloud

3 Ways to Protect Users From Ransomware With the Cloud

Protect Users From Ransomware The threat of ransomware came into sharp focus over the course of 2016. Cybersecurity trackers have ...
Digital Identity Trends 2017 – Previewing The Year Ahead

Digital Identity Trends 2017 – Previewing The Year Ahead

Digital Identity Trends 2017 The lack of security of the Internet of Things captured public attention this year as massive ...
How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionising Enterprise Software In 2017

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionising Enterprise Software In 2017

Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionising Enterprise 81% of IT leaders are currently investing in or planning to invest in Artificial Intelligence ...
Global Public Cloud Spending To Double By 2020

Global Public Cloud Spending To Double By 2020

The Cloud and Endpoint Modeling The worldwide migration of IT resources to the public cloud continues, at a head-spinning pace ...
6 Blockchain Applications That Any Small Business Owner Can Use

6 Blockchain Applications That Any Small Business Owner Can Use

6 Blockchain Applications Although associated with the virtual currency bitcoin, blockchain technology can be applied across multiple industries, and it ...
Principles of an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy

Principles of an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy

Effective Cybersecurity Strategy A number of trends contribute to today’s reality in which businesses can no longer treat cybersecurity as ...