GDPR – A Change in the Making

By Ronald van Loon | June 23, 2017

Organizations all over the EU must be aware by now that the Data Protection Act (DPA) will be changed into GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Some of these changes might cause some compliance issues but there’s an easy way to…

Dum Da Dum Dum – Just the Facts Ma’am. The New World of Digital Policing

By John Pientka | June 22, 2017

The New World of Digital Policing It’s not your father’s police. You’re on camera. Predictive programs target crime. AI is applied to obtain new insights. What’s next: android cops? Uh, they’re here! My dad was a cop almost all his…

Google pushes framework for law enforcement access to overseas data

By CloudBuzz | June 22, 2017

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google pressed U.S. lawmakers and the international community on Thursday to update laws on how governments access customer data stored on servers located in other countries, hoping to address a mounting concern for both law enforcement officials…

The Cure for Cloud Sprawl: Nimble Operationalization in the Multi-Cloud

By Allan Leinwand | June 22, 2017

The Cure for Cloud Sprawl Enterprises are shifting to a cloud-first footing. That’s no secret. But just as companies and their IT teams are getting used to the idea of going to the cloud, now they need to anticipate—and lay…

Is There Still A Place For On-premise Migration Tools In The Cloud?

By CloudTweaks | June 21, 2017

On-premise Migration Tools With the popularity of cheap and convenient online migration tools, it’s hard to imagine why there would still be a need for typically outdated and expensive on-premise migration software. But with concerns over cloud security and reliability,…

PODCAST – EPISODE 3: Showrooming, Blockchain, and the Content Your Commerce Site Needs

By Steve Prentice | June 21, 2017

CLOUDTWEAKS PODCAST It’s not your grandma’s SEO. Using content management to promote your ecommerce business is a lot different than it was a mere decade ago. It is more sophisticated and yet more subtle, incorporating outbound messages from all your…

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SaaS Travel Booking Industry – Hotels, Air BnB, and OTAs

By Josh Hamilton | June 21, 2017

SaaS Travel Booking Industry The past few years has seen a fervent battle between Hotels, Air BnB, and Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) to become the dominant market force in accommodation bookings. Whilst Air BnB and OTAs have made a significant…

Cyber Attackers Targeting the Keys to the Cloud Kingdom

By CloudTweaks | June 20, 2017

Cyber Attacking Targets Privileged Credentials Used to Administer Cloud Services Make an Attractive Target and Entry Point for Attackers In recent weeks, cyber attacks ranging from Operation Cloud Hopper to the breach at FlexiSpy demonstrate the vulnerable, expanded attack surface associated…

AWS Named as a Leader in Gartner’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant for 7th Consecutive Year

By CloudTweaks | June 20, 2017

Every product planning session at AWS revolves around customers. We do our best to listen and to learn, and to use what we hear to build the roadmaps for future development. Approximately 90% of the items on the roadmap originate…

Apple tells court Qualcomm chip licenses are invalid

By CloudBuzz | June 20, 2017

Apple Inc broadened a legal attack on Qualcomm Inc, arguing to a U.S. federal court that license agreements that secure the chip maker a cut of every iPhone manufactured were invalid. If successful, Apple’s attack would undermine a core tenet…

Leading Startup Accelerators

Meet Some of the Top US Startup Accelerators

By Kiril Kirilov | June 20, 2017

Top US Startup Accelerators Bootstrapping your tech startup to a global market leader is possible but most founders struggle with finding a right business and marketing model or the right mix of features for their solution. Funding a startup’s progress…

What You Need to Know About GameStop’s Data Breach

By Kayla Matthews | June 19, 2017

GameStop’s Data Breach Just in case you missed it, GameStop quietly announced a major data breach of sensitive customer information which occurred for a six-month period. We say “quietly” announced because they sent out snail mail letters to anyone that…

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Continue To Gain Momentum

By CloudBuzz | June 19, 2017

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 19, 2017 – Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) continue to gain momentum in the mainstream tech media. According to recent forecast data from the International Data Corporation, (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset…

Cloudification – Budgets are Shifting Toward a “Cloud-first” and “Cloud-only” Approach

By Marc Wilczek | June 19, 2017

Cloudification and the Budget Shift Gartner has recently predicted that by 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today. CIOs will increasingly leverage a multitude of cloud computing providers across the entire IT…

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Building a Secure Enterprise IoT Platform

By Scott Andersen | June 19, 2017

Secure Enterprise IoT Platform In the past 12 months here on CloudTweaks I have discussed some topics that were focused heavily on drones. In part because that is something that interests me, and in part, because I think there is…

The Economy Just Limps Along. Guess Who’s to Blame?

By John Pientka | June 16, 2017

Productivity seems down the drain. Unemployment is at historic lows yet real wage growth is pathetic. Why? Hard to believe but there are not enough robots! Put away your fears of being automated out of your job. Trash the hyperbole…

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What Is Really Driving Cloud Adoption?

By Josh Hamilton | June 15, 2017

Driving Cloud Adoption Cloud adoption is growing at an astounding rate, with companies big and small undergoing digital transformation towards cloud computing. In the Gartner 2017 CIO Agenda report, cloud services and solutions was ranked as second among top technology…

When You Will Encounter Genuine Emotional AI

By Kiril Kirilov | June 15, 2017

Genuine Emotional AI Recent tremendous growth of mobile technologies and advancements of artificial intelligence (AI) in virtually any industry will give a boost to some quite unexpected applications of AI in the coming decades. Emotional AI is one of the…

HP Announces Supply Chain Goals to Enhance Environmental and Social Impact

By CloudBuzz | June 14, 2017

New Sustainability Report Outlines Targets to Cut Supply Chain GHG Intensity and Empower Factory Workers, also Shares New Recycling Goal PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 14, 2017) –  HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, outlining new…

How to Start Incorporating Machine Learning in Enterprises

By Ronald van Loon | June 14, 2017

Incorporating Machine Learning in Enterprises The world is long past the Industrial Revolution, and now we are experiencing an era of Digital Revolution. Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data Analysis are the reality of today’s world. I recently had…

How Many Jobs Per Sector Are At High Risk Of Being Taken By Robots By 2030

By CloudTweaks | June 14, 2017

Could a robot or machine be doing your job? The robotic revolution is set to cause the biggest transformation in the world’s workforce since the industrial revolution. In fact, research suggests that over 30% of jobs in Britain are under…

New Survey Finds 83% of IT Professionals Spending More Time on Cyber Than Just Two Years Ago

By CloudBuzz | June 14, 2017

CompTIA Presents 2017 Excellence in Cybersecurity Awards WASHINGTON, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, today presents its 2017 CompTIA Excellence in Cybersecurity awards to Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Lisa Dorr, Director…

How to Fight Fake News with AI

By Kiril Kirilov | June 13, 2017

How to Fight Fake News with AI With two-in-three U.S. adults, or 64 percent, saying that fake news stories are causing a great deal of confusion about current events, one cannot ignore impact of fabricated news on today’s society. According…

Turn to the Cloud as Part of Your Data Breach Strategy

By CloudTweaks | June 13, 2017

Data Breach Strategy The latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report is out, and the verdict is in: data breaches are on the rise. While the news shouldn’t surprise anyone, there are some actionable insights to help improve cybersecurity organizational approaches…

Cybersecurity Incidents Plague U.S. Finance Operations, According to TD Bank Survey

By CloudBuzz | June 12, 2017

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Financial and payment professionals do not anticipate any respite from cyber fraud and cyber attacks in the near future, according to a recent survey conducted by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®.…

Data as a Service

Data as a Service: 5 Strategies to Transition How You Access Data

By CloudTweaks | June 12, 2017

Data as a Service Information wants to be free — at least that’s the saying. And like any good saying, you can read it in one of two ways. First, information seeks to be out there and open to all.…

Our Computers Can Recognize Faces but Imagine Seeing Through an Animal’s Eyes. Now We Can.

By John Pientka | June 9, 2017

Seeing Through An Animal’s Eyes Computer Vision and Facial Recognition have gone from rare and difficult to increasingly available thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI). But, we did not know how our brain sees – until now. Imagine seeing through another…

The Rise of The Robot Media Planner

By CloudBuzz | June 9, 2017

In a recent Digiday article, they asked the question “who needs media planners when a tireless robot named Albert can do the job?”The Albert in question being an AI platform that specializes in media planning. This made me think –do…

Enterprise AI Must Extend Beyond Bots To Get High ROI

By Kiril Kirilov | June 8, 2017

Enterprise AI and Bots Intelligent chatbots and personal assistants receive much attention recently even though enterprise AI is the most promising market for implementation of AI solutions. Businesses are still to discover what artificial intelligence can offer in reality, how…

Thousands of Organizations Run the Majority of their Computers on Outdated Operating Systems

By CloudBuzz | June 8, 2017

On the heels of “WannaCry,” Latest BitSight Insights Report Details Usage of Outdated Computer Operating Systems and Browsers and their Correlation to Breaches CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BitSight, the Standard in Security Ratings, today released a new…

Public vs Internal Chatbots: Which is the Biggest Market?

By Kiril Kirilov | June 7, 2017

Public vs Internal Chatbots Chatbots that companies use to service and attract clients are still looking to develop a sustainable revenue model despite all the media hype surrounding those bots. Dozens of new consumer bots emerge on a daily basis…

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4 Questions You Must Ask When Selecting A Digital Storage Company

By Jeremy Daniel | June 7, 2017

Selecting a Digital Storage Company Data is the lifeblood of most organizations in the digital age. No matter whether it’s contacts, spreadsheets, inventory or anything else, it’s the data from your business sector that drives your decision-making and keeps your…

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset sales top one million units

By CloudBuzz | June 7, 2017

Sony Corp has sold more than one million units of its virtual reality (VR) headset globally, the Asia chief of the Japanese firm’s gaming unit said on Wednesday, as a relatively low price helps push the product into an early…

NetApp Expands Collaboration with Microsoft in Hybrid Cloud Data Service

By CloudBuzz | June 6, 2017

Companies to further integrate Microsoft Azure with proven NetApp Data Fabric innovations SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) today announced plans to expand its strategic alliance with Microsoft to help enterprises accelerate digital transformation for hybrid…

Menlo Security Named by Gartner as a 2017 Cool Vendor in Security for Midsize Enterprises

By CloudBuzz | June 6, 2017

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Menlo Security, a pioneer of malware isolation, today announced that Gartner has named the company a Cool Vendor in its Cool Vendors in Security for Midsize Enterprise, 2017 report. Menlo Security is honored…

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2017: Apple Unveils ARKit

By Jennifer Klostermann | June 6, 2017

Apple Unveils ARKit A number of exciting new developments and updates have been announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 (WWDC 2017), including new versions of macOS, iOS, and watchOS platforms, as well as a new iPad Pro tablet, and…

Has Cybersecurity Become Too Reactive in this Day and Age?

By Josh Hamilton | June 6, 2017

Cybersecurity Too Reactive Cybersecurity today has become far too reactive. The constant innovation of hackers has meant that defenses are made up of a patchwork of web application firewalls, end-point protection, data-loss protection, and more. This can lead to a…

Juniper Networks Unifies Security Enforcement Across the Entire Enterprise

By CloudBuzz | June 6, 2017

Enhancements and Integrations Extend Security to Third-Party Network Elements Anywhere, Including Private and Public Clouds SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – June 06, 2017) – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced enhancements to its…

Get Used To It – Artificial Intelligence For Real-time Gas Pricing

By Ashwin Krishnan | June 5, 2017

Real-time Gas Pricing Get used to it – we will extract every dollar you can afford at your friendly …. ! I was reading in the Wall Street Journal about the implementation of Artificial Intelligence for real-time pricing at –…

The Computer Interface of the Future Is Voice

By Kayla Matthews | June 5, 2017

The Computer Interface of the Future Is Voice Only a few years ago, many people viewed voice-recognition technology as something that lagged far behind human performance. In order to make it work properly, individuals often had to state things several…

Oracle Continues Innovation and Expansion of Cloud Security Offerings

By CloudBuzz | June 5, 2017

Machine learning, AI and context-aware technology bring depth and breadth to next-generation Identity Security Operation Center REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Building on the positive response to its Identity-based Security Operation Center (SOC) cloud services, Oracle today…

“A Strange Kind of Lull Has Set In” – Walt Mossberg

By John Pientka | June 2, 2017

A Strange Kind of Lull Has Set In Big Data, AI, IoT, 3D Printing, and Blockchain – the buzz about coming tech is incessant. Yet, has it stalled? Walt Mossberg’s, a long time technology columnist, final column sparks conflicting some…

AI Startups: Shift to High Level Problems or Die

By Kiril Kirilov | June 1, 2017

AI Startups AI startups enjoy unprecedented interest from venture capital investors and large corporations eager to acquire advanced technology that gives competitive edge. More than 550 AI startups managed to raise $5 billion in funding in 2016 that is all…

IDC: Worldwide Shipments of AR/VR Headsets Gain Momentum in the First Quarter with Strong Growth Forecast

By CloudBuzz | June 1, 2017

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 1, 2017 – Worldwide shipments of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets continued to soar with a total of 2.3 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2017 (1Q17), according to the International Data…

CoreOS Brings Ultimate Freedom and Choice via Open Source Cloud Technologies

By CloudBuzz | May 31, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CoreOS Fest — From CoreOS Fest, CoreOS today announced new features and services for its Tectonic platform, laying out its vision for the future of cloud infrastructure delivered with choice and freedom via open source technologies.…

Disaster Recovery Planning Should Be Non-negotiable For Every Business

By Jeremy Daniel | May 31, 2017

Disaster Recovery Planning In today’s competitive business environment, being unable to service your customers needs can spell the end of your business. Customers in a different city, or even a different country, may not know or understand that a flood,…

Large Companies Are in Bidding War for AI Startups

By Kiril Kirilov | May 31, 2017

Bidding War for AI Startups More than 200 companies developing AI technologies and algorithms are acquired across different industries since 2012, a report by CB Insights says. During the first quarter of this year a total of 34 AI companies…

Cisco and IBM Join Forces to Tackle Cybercrime

By CloudBuzz | May 31, 2017

NEW YORK , May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cisco and IBM (NYSE: IBM) Security today announced they are working together to address the growing global threat of cybercrime. In a new collaboration, Cisco and IBM Security will work closely together…

What Futuristic Transportation Will Look Like In Your Lifetime

By CloudTweaks | May 30, 2017

Futuristic Transportation Being stuck in traffic or late for work because of a hold up on the dreaded commute could be a thing of the past from as soon as 2020. It’s no secret that technology has been continuously evolving…

OpenStack Nordic Networking Community Event

By Josh Hamilton | May 30, 2017

OpenStack Nordic OpenStack is used to power public and private clouds across the entire world, industries including research institutions, government agencies, financial institutions, ecommerce firms, media companies, and many more all rely upon OpenStack to run their cloud computing. What…