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Industrial IoT will reshape network requirements

By Mark Casey | March 9, 2018

Industrial IoT The hype around IoT may have been surpassed this year by breathless coverage of topics such as artificial intelligence and cryptocurrencies, but there continue to be interesting developments in IoT related technology and services. The possibilities for efficiency

The Digital Economy: Embracing The Latest Technological Advancements

By James Lloyd-Townshend | March 8, 2018

The Digital Economy As you would expect, for any business to achieve successful growth and meet its objectives, it must be willing to embrace the latest technological advancements. Whilst big data and business intelligence (BI) don’t exactly top the leaderboard

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IoT Data Centers – “We’ve Always Done IoT, We’re Just Terrible At Marketing It”

By Enzo Greco | March 1, 2018

IoT Data Centers An often repeated phrase by many data center professionals is “We’ve always done IoT, we’re just terrible at marketing it.” They’re right, of course (at least regarding IoT!), and IoT proper is now firmly finding its role

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The Coming Era of Simple, Fast, Incredibly Cheap Cloud Storage

By David Friend | February 28, 2018

Cheap Cloud Storage Is On Its Way Data storage, like other commodities such as bandwidth, electricity, or simple computer power, underpins nearly everything we do in information technology. Whether it’s a computer game, an international banking system, or a TV

5 Simple Tips to Help Avoid Ransomware

By Doug Hazelman | February 26, 2018

5 Tips to Avoid Ransomware Ransomware is a particularly pernicious form of malware: unsatiated by simply using your system as a spam farm or creating a nuisance and otherwise wasting your time, it is software with a direct profit motive—profit

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De-Archiving: What Is It and Who’s Doing It?

By David Friend | February 23, 2018

De-Archiving I first heard the term “De-Archiving” a few months ago on a visit to a few studios in Hollywood. On that trip, I learned that approximately 500,000 feature length films exist in the world. As of 2016, Netflix had

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The Competitive Cloud Data Center

By Enzo Greco | February 20, 2018

The Competitive Cloud The corporate data center was long the defacto vehicle for all application deployment across an enterprise. Whether reporting to Real Estate, Finance or IT, this relationship served both data centers and their users well, as it allowed

A Smart Data Approach to Assurance in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

By CloudTweaks | February 19, 2018

Smart Data Microsoft and Amazon both reported significant growth in their cloud businesses recently. Revenue for Microsoft’s Azure increased by a staggering 98 percent in the three months ending December 31st 2017, and market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) saw

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Contrary to popular belief, a pro-privacy stance is good for business

By Evelyn de Souza | January 31, 2018

Pro-Privacy Stance Right now privacy is a hot topic on LinkedIn posts, especially as it pertains to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. As a board advisor at Universal Patient Key, we’ve often talked about why being pro-privacy is good

Avoiding the IOT ‘Twister’ Business Strategy

By Bill Schmarzo | January 25, 2018

IOT ‘Twister’ Most organizations’ ‪ IOT Strategy look like a game of ‪ ‘Twister’ with progress across important IOT capabilities such as architecture, technology, data, ‪ analytics and governance; variables comprising a series of random investments and decisions. There is something very different about the Internet

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Consumerization Is Revolutionizing “File Sync And Share” Services

By CloudTweaks

The highly regulated asset management industry The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has gained significant popularity in the corporate world and is rapidly changing how enterprises share information. Consumerization of devices in asset management – the migration of features,

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

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

Putting The Service Back In “as-a-Service”

By CloudTweaks

“as-a-Service” The future of cloud computing has often been framed as being a debate between private vs. public clouds, with each model having its own strengths and weaknesses in terms of cost-effectiveness, control and security. The debate should instead focus

5 Ways Cloud-based Tools Can Help Accountants Escape The IT Treadmill

By Kirti Khanna

Accountant Cloud Tools Digital tools and software have become an inseparable part of any accountant’s profession. There are software for almost every need of accountants. From managing payrolls to filing taxes, technology is able to automate them and offer a

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Technology Predictions of the Future

By John Barnes

Cloud Computing Predictions In 2010, we have seen a transformation of skeptics from their belief that cloud computing is suited mainly for small to mid-sized business, to a general acceptance that “the cloud” is everywhere. However, we have also seen

Problem In Customer Support – What Mobile App Developers Can Learn From AmEx

By Barry Coleman

Mobile App Developers Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, marketing and… customer support? We don’t tend to consider customer support as a complement to marketing, but when an organization experiences success in retaining customers and securing customer loyalty, it’s

Cloud Comings and Goings

By John Pientka

Cloud Power Amazon Web Services – the giant of cloud computing – is on track to do $10 Billion in revenue this year. Yet, rumors swirl that Apple may take a huge chunk of business away from them and Dropbox has

Do You Have The Right IT Monitoring And Management Strategy?

By CloudTweaks

IT Monitoring And Management Strategy As more organizations embrace hybrid IT, the task of monitoring and managing these environments becomes more complex. Virtualization and cloud add layers of abstraction, making detection and resolution of a performance/availability issue extremely challenging for

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

Cyber Security Tips For Digital Collaboration

Cyber Security Tips For Digital Collaboration

Cyber Security Tips October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month – a joint effort by the Department of Homeland Security ...
Infatuation leads to love - How container orchestration and federation enables multi-cloud competition

Infatuation leads to love – How container orchestration and federation enables multi-cloud competition

Container Orchestration The use of containers by developers -- and now increasingly IT operators -- has grown from infatuation to ...
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 ...
The Five Rules of Security and Compliance in the Public Cloud Era

The Five Rules of Security and Compliance in the Public Cloud Era

Security and Compliance  With technology at the heart of businesses today, IT systems and data are being targeted by criminals, ...
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 ...
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 ...