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How to Avoid Becoming Another Cloud Security Statistic

By Chris Gervais | August 22, 2017

Cloud Security Statistic Last year, Gartner predicted that, by 2020, 95 percent of all cloud security failures will be caused by user error. This means that organizations, rather than service providers, are much more likely to be responsible for issues,…

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Can Big Data Help Us Create a Medical Test for Autism?

By Kayla Matthews | August 22, 2017

Big Data and Autism Many mysteries surround autism spectrum disorder. Arguably, one of the largest is how to authoritatively diagnose it in children. However, scientists have developed the first physiological test, based on a big data algorithm. Keep reading to…

Cisco Spark Makes Four Major Breakthroughs in Security, Compliance, and Analytics

By CloudBuzz | August 21, 2017

Cisco Spark Makes Four Major Breakthroughs SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 21, 2017) – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) understands the importance of security, compliance, and analytics. We infuse this thinking into everything we do. So it’s no surprise that our mission in…

Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware: How VDI Can Help Defend Against the Next Ransomware Attack

By Karen Gondoly | August 21, 2017

Cryptocurrencies and Ransomware The WannaCry ransomware made headlines back in May when it crippled hospitals across the UK and put organizations around the world on high alert. Even those of us lucky enough not to be infected suddenly had a…

More Than Half of IT Security Professionals Find Securing Disconnected Systems Challenging

By CloudBuzz | August 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 21, 2017) – Most companies today have moved from a centrally managed IT infrastructure to one of cloud and mostly disconnected systems. Securing remote and disconnected environments, and providing controlled privileged access, has been a…

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The Rise Of AI Receptionists and Automated Phone Systems – Part 2

By Josh Hamilton | August 18, 2017

The Rise Of AI Receptionists – Part 2 In part one of this article we discussed the advantages of using a VoIP phone system and auto-attendants to manage incoming calls, as well as the benefits of using live agents. However,…

Ukraine central bank warns of new cyber-attack risk

By CloudBuzz | August 18, 2017

KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian central bank said on Friday it had warned state-owned and private lenders of the appearance of new malware as security services said Ukraine faced cyber attacks like those that knocked out global systems in June.…

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It’s Not Technology, It’s Magic. We Are Increasingly in a Magical Realm. Are Your Customers?

By John Pientka | August 17, 2017

It’s Not Technology, It’s Magic “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke. Are your customers experiencing magic or drudgery? Alexa, please dim the house lights and lock the doors. Google, what is the capital of…

Big Data Meets Edge Computing With Fastly’s Real-Time Google BigQuery Integration

By CloudBuzz | August 17, 2017

Big Data Meets Edge Computing The New York Times and other brands leverage unlimited edge data pipeline for digital personalization SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – August 17, 2017) – Fastly, the edge cloud platform, has announced a new integration with Google BigQuery…

10 Ways The Enterprise Can Prevent Data Leaks In The Cloud

By Daren Glenister | August 17, 2017

Prevent Data Leaks In The Cloud More companies are turning to the cloud for storage. In fact, over 60 percent of organizations store sensitive information in the cloud, according to a recent Intel security survey. As a result, the risk…

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Flying Cars: Feasible Take-Off Calls for AI and Regulations

By Kiril Kirilov | August 16, 2017

Flying Cars Autonomous vehicles garner a lot of media attention these days, but there are corporations out there channeling their energies into another kind: flying cars, both operated and autonomous. From the mythological Icarus through Leonardo’s sketches to Jules Verne’s…

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The Rise Of AI Receptionists and Automated Phone Systems – Part 1

By Josh Hamilton | August 16, 2017

The Rise Of AI Receptionists For years most firms would have had to employ numerous phone operators and receptionists to deal with any and all calls that came through. Large companies would have employed entire departments simply just to deal…

VMware Announces Keynote Speakers for VMworld 2017

By CloudBuzz | August 15, 2017

VMworld 2017 PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – August 15, 2017) – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today unveiled the General Session Keynote speakers and sponsorship list for VMworld® U.S. 2017. VMworld U.S. 2017 begins on…

Over 60 Percent of Cybersecurity Professionals Say Insider Cyber Attacks are More Difficult to Detect Than External Cyber Attacks

By CloudBuzz | August 15, 2017

Study from Dtex Systems and Crowd Research Partners Finds Majority of Enterprise Organizations Feel Inadequately Prepared to Detect and Prevent Insider Attacks SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 15, 2017) –   Dtex Systems™, a leader in user behavior intelligence and insider…

Rackspace Launches New Privacy and Data Protection Offering

By CloudBuzz | August 15, 2017

Fully Managed Encryption Service Delivers Enhanced Protection for Sensitive Data at Rest SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwired – August 15, 2017) – Rackspace® today announced the launch of Privacy and Data Protection (PDP), a new cybersecurity offering designed to help identify and protect…

As Enterprises Execute Their Digital Strategies, New Multi-cloud Landscape Emerge

By Marc Wilczek | August 15, 2017

The Multi-cloud Landscape The digital universe is expanding rapidly, and cloud computing is building the foundation for almost infinite use cases and applications. Hence, it’s not surprising that of the Fortune 50 enterprises, 48 have publicly announced plans to adopt…

Global cybercrime levels reach all-time high of 144 million attacks over three months

By CloudBuzz | August 14, 2017

ThreatMetrix Report Reveals Dramatic Cybercrime Growth Global cybercrime levels reach all-time high of 144 million attacks over three months SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – August 14, 2017) – ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®, today revealed that cybercrime attacks have reached their highest-ever…

Advanced IoT systems provide analysis catalyst for the petrochemical refinery of the future

By Dana Gardner | August 14, 2017

Advanced IoT Systems The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology trends interview explores how IT combines with IoT to help create the refinery of the future. We’ll now learn how a leading-edge petrochemical company in Texas is rethinking data gathering and analysis to…

The Growing Complexity with IoT, Cloud and the Edge

By CloudTweaks | August 11, 2017

IoT, Cloud and the Edge The convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), edge, and cloud has changed how enterprises balance core applications and processing capabilities between public clouds and the edge. Remote branch offices, manufacturing sites, and retail stores…

Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery

By CloudBuzz | August 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is exploring a technology first developed for the U.S. military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion U.S. grocery…

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Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Takes Center Stage at (ISC)2 Security Congress

By CloudTweaks | August 10, 2017

Industry Leaders Discuss Workforce Strategy CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — (ISC)²® today announced Gary Beach, author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap, will moderate a panel titled, Help Wanted! – Addressing the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage, at its seventh annual Security Congress, taking place Monday, September 25 at…

Enterprises look for partners to make the most of Microsoft Azure Stack apps

By Dana Gardner | August 10, 2017

Microsoft Azure Stack Apps The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer hybrid cloud advancements discussion explores the application development and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) benefits from Microsoft Azure Stack. We’ll now learn how ecosystems of solutions partners are teaming to provide specific vertical industries with applications and…

With Radware Attack Mitigation, Continent 8 Plays a Winning Hand Against DDoS Attacks

By CloudBuzz | August 10, 2017

MAHWAH, N.J., Aug. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Radware® (NASDAQ:RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, today announced that it has expanded its network within Continent 8 Technologies. Not only does Radware provide comprehensive, real-time DDoS attack mitigation…

RingCentral working with adviser after takeover interest: BBG

By CloudBuzz | August 9, 2017

(Reuters) – RingCentral Inc, a cloud-based business communications services provider, is working with an adviser after receiving takeover interest, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The company’s shares jumped as much as 19.9 percent to hit a record…

Chatbots versus Virtual Assistants

Chatbots versus Virtual Assistants: very different animals, indeed!

By Kiril Kirilov | August 9, 2017

Chatbots versus Virtual Assistants If you are running an online service or e-commerce store, chances are you offer automated online chat. Aware of the growing buzz surrounding chatbots, you might well be considering adopting one. But halt a moment before you…

Samsung Back to #1 in the US, But Share is Down

By CloudBuzz | August 9, 2017

LG G6 Smartphone Launch Fails to Pique Consumer Interest LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – Aug 9, 2017) – The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal that in the three months ending May 2017, iOS performance proved strong in…

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Getting ready for Europe’s new data protection rules

By CloudTweaks | August 8, 2017

Europe’s New Data Protection Rules Next May, Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, replacing the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. It ushers in a new era, unifying data protection rules across Europe, strengthening the rights of…

Codefresh Collaborates with Google Cloud to Streamline Application Deployments on Kubernetes

By CloudBuzz | August 8, 2017

Codefresh Collaborates with Google Cloud The collaboration simplifies the setup and deployment process for Kubernetes, making wide adoption more accessible MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwired – August 08, 2017) – Codefresh, the complete container delivery toolchain, has collaborated with Google Cloud to create a…

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These U.S. Counties Are The Best At Using AI For Their Citizens

By Kayla Matthews | August 7, 2017

AI For Their Citizens Every year, the Center for Digital Government conducts a survey of every county in the U.S. and ranks them on how well they use information technology (IT) to enhance public service. Based on the results of…

Why Containers Can’t Solve All Your Problems In The Cloud

By Chris Gervais | August 4, 2017

Containers and the cloud Docker and other container services are appealing for a good reason – they are lightweight and flexible. For many organizations, they enable the next step of platform maturity by reducing the needs of a runtime to…

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Cloud Kickstart for AWS: Cutting Cloud Adoption Time In Half

By Kiril Kirilov | August 3, 2017

Cloud Kickstart for AWS Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) have unveiled a new solution for moving to the cloud which should interest anyone needing to deploy Amazon Web Services rapidly across an organisation. Cloud Kickstart for Amazon Web Services enables organisations…

The Evolution of the IoT Broker

By Scott Andersen | August 3, 2017

The IoT Broker The concept of a cloud broker has changed and we now instead call it the Hybrid Cloud. Where the customer, partner or the organization we are a part of has multiple cloud solutions deployed, and the goal…

Cognizant’s profit beats on demand for cloud-based services

By CloudBuzz | August 3, 2017

(Reuters) – IT services provider Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on strong demand for its cloud-based services, especially from its financial and healthcare clients. Shares of the company rose 3.1 percent at $70.66 in premarket trading…

McKinsey’s State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

By Louis Columbus | August 2, 2017

McKinsey’s State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017 Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions. Artificial Intelligence (AI)…

CloudVelox Extends Automated Mass Migrations To Datacenter Environments Enabling Three New Use Cases

By CloudBuzz | August 2, 2017

CloudVelox Extends Automated Mass Migrations With One Hybrid Cloud Software, Enterprises and Systems Integrators Can Leverage Automated Application Blueprinting To Accelerate Workload Mobility Between Datacenters and Public Cloud SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 2, 2017) – CloudVelox, a pioneer in cloud…

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Google and Microsoft: The Race For AI Chips

By Kiril Kirilov | August 2, 2017

The Race For AI Chips The semiconductor industry is doing well, with sales of memory and chips growing in 2017. But are current manufacturers slow to adapt to fast developing new technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the Internet…

The Connected Car: The Unknown Hero of Automotive Innovation

By CloudTweaks | August 1, 2017

Connected Car Innovation Spanning the last decade, the automotive industry has seen an explosion of technological innovation which has, and will continue to shape, the future of mobility. From early in-vehicle services and technology like OnStar and Bluetooth, to as…

Aria Systems Named a Leader in “Recurring Customer and Billing Management, Q3 2017” Report by Independent Research Firm

By CloudBuzz | August 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aria Systems, the leader in helping enterprises grow subscription- and usage-based revenue, today announced it has been named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Recurring Customer and Billing Management, Q3 2017 report. According to the report,…

Forget What You Have Heard About the Retail Apocalypse. Due to the Cloud Retailing is Booming

By John Pientka | August 1, 2017

Cloud Retailing is Booming Huh? You’ve heard that retail is dying. What if you were to learn that more jobs have been added faster and at better wages by new leading firms than any time in history. How? Thank the…

Rackspace Announces Strategic Channel Relationship with AWS

By CloudTweaks | July 31, 2017

Leading Managed Public Cloud Services Provider Combines Resources with AWS Professional Services to Enable Customer Journey to AWS SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwired – July 31, 2017) – Rackspace® today announced an enhanced strategic, channel relationship with cloud provider Amazon Web Services (AWS)…

Vulnerability vs. Exploitability: Why they’re different & why it matters

By Chris Gervais | July 31, 2017

Vulnerability vs. Exploitability There is a lot of jargon when it comes to cloud security. While the thought of having a vulnerability in security system seems scary, having an easily exploitable security system is scarier. What’s the difference? How do…

IDC Forecasts SD-WAN Market to Reach $8 Billion in 2021 As Enterprise Branch Network Requirements Accelerate 

By CloudBuzz | July 28, 2017

IDC Forecasts SD-WAN Market to Reach $8 Billion in 2021 FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 27, 2017 – Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions have only been commercially available for a few years, but the technology’s ability to address pressing enterprise networking needs…

How Adversaries Are Refining and Improving Ransomware in 2017

By CloudBuzz | July 28, 2017

Improving Ransomware in 2017 Once adversaries have found a method for breaching network defenses, stealing data, or otherwise generating revenue, they’ll continue to refine these tactics to avoid detection and improve effectiveness. Ransomware, one of the more high-profile tools leveraged…

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GreatHorn Report: Cloud Email Security Concerns

By CloudTweaks | July 28, 2017

Cloud Email Security Concerns “The Cloud Email Security Challenge: Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap Through Automation.” The company analyzed more than 3.5 terabytes of data – over 373 million corporate emails – from its proprietary data cloud to gain insights…

Google AI Investment Expected To Increase

By Kiril Kirilov | July 27, 2017

Google AI Investment Google, directly or through affiliates, is becoming the dominant investor into artificial intelligence (AI) startups. Their latest programme for such startups, Developers Launchpad Studio, launched this week, appeals to all AI startups worldwide. Alongside mainstream AI, Developers…

Cyber security startup Callsign raises $35 million

By CloudBuzz | July 27, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Callsign Inc, a startup that had developed technology to help users access websites more securely, has raised $35 million from investors including Accel, PTB Ventures and NightDragon Security, the firm of former McAfee chief executive David…

GCA Research Finds Adoption of Proven Front-Line Defense Against Phishing Remains Low

By CloudBuzz | July 26, 2017

LAS VEGAS, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The globe’s leading security firms exhibiting at Black Hat USA2017 have a long way to go towards the adoption of DMARC – email authentication – which can greatly reduce phishing attacks and the ability for hackers…

State AGs Warn Consumers About Malware Risks from Pirate Websites in National Public Service Campaign

By CloudBuzz | July 26, 2017

Cyber Research Finds That 1 in 3 Pirate Websites Expose Consumers to Malware That Can Lead to Loss of Privacy, Ransomware and Financial Loss WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Fifteen state attorneys general are warning that pirate websites often expose consumers…

Solving the Complexities of Multicloud Strategies

By CloudTweaks | July 26, 2017

Multicloud Strategies To avoid the dreaded cloud lock-in, many organizations are now managing multiple clouds to service their business needs. In fact, IDC recently found that 84% of IT executives surveyed expect to use multiple clouds from multiple cloud providers. It’s a complex application…

Domo Releases Annual “Data Never Sleeps” Infographic

By CloudTweaks | July 25, 2017

Fifth installment gives an updated look at digital data being created and consumed SILICON SLOPES, Utah, July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Domo today released its “Data Never Sleeps 5.0” infographic, the fifth annual iteration of this informative visual report that provides…