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Cloud Spectator Report: North America IaaS Providers Benchmark

Cloud Spectator Report Cloud Spectator, a cloud benchmarking and consulting agency focused on cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) performance, has today released the 2017 Top 10 Cloud IaaS Providers Benchmark for North America. Striving for transparency in ...
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Top Cloud IPOs To Watch For In 2017

Top cloud IPOs A number of large cloud companies are set for IPO in 2017, with one of them – Mulesoft – suggesting it can go public as early as March with an offering worth ...
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The Deep and Dark Web

The Dark Web The Deep and Dark Web, hidden in the depths of the internet, sounds like something out of a nail-biting thriller, but is, in fact, a very real part of our world. Just ...
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How To Be Data Compliant When Using The Cloud

Data compliant Companies using the cloud for data storage, applications hosting or anything else, have to carefully consider data compliance. Governance, risk management and compliance professionals, as well as managers of information security, need to ...
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GreenTech and the Corporate Social Responsibility

A Corporate Culture Of Green In today’s business culture there is a new type of corporate strategy emerging, one that is becoming particularly prevalent in Silicon Valley – Corporate Social Responsibility. These green credentials are ...
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Ransomware, Backups and the Aging IT Specialist

Small Business Cloud Right now, two technology trends characterize the small business ecosystem: a growing migration to the cloud, and a growing susceptibility to cybercrime, particularly in the form of ransomware. Recently, I discovered this ...
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Cisco Network Services Orchestrator BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – February 23, 2017 – As service providers around the globe explore paths to cloud, IoT and 5G, Cisco is focused on building solutions that offer programmability, automation and virtualization to simplify operations and lower their total cost of ownership (TCO). With more than 73 million mobile customers in Japan, NTT DOCOMO, ...
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OVH New US Data Center Global IaaS Leader Continues North American Deployment Plan, Bringing Innovative Green Data Centers to the US MONTREAL – February 23, 2017 – OVH, a global leader in cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), today announced acquisition of a new data center facility in the US. Located in Hillsboro, Oregon, this facility joins Vint Hill, Virginia as the second ...
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Users empowered with a refined, mobile-first, fully-integrated communications platform accessible from any browser, device or desktop SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - February 22, 2017) - Avaya today announced the general availability of the industry's first real unified communications (UC) solution, Avaya Equinox. Avaya Equinox delivers simple, mobile-first communications on the devices, and embedded into the applications and browsers, that employees "live ...
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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics' webOS 3.5 Security Manager is the first smart TV platform certified for its effective cybersecurity capabilities by UL, one of the world's foremost experts in safety, security and sustainability. The webOS 3.5 Security Manager was tested for malware susceptibility and vulnerabilities, software weaknesses and security controls that help protect users' ...
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Health Cloud Capabilities ORLANDO, FL. - 20 Feb 2017: At the 2017 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today introduced expanded capabilities for the Watson Platform for Health Cloud and a specialized Watson Health Consulting Services unit dedicated to helping clients and partners across the healthcare ecosystem capture the business opportunity of cognitive computing ...
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Lavabit, Edward Snowden and the Legal Battle For Privacy

The Legal Battle For Privacy In early June 2013, Edward Snowden made headlines around the world when he leaked information about the National Security Agency (NSA) collecting the phone records of tens of millions of Americans. It was a dramatic story. Snowden flew to Hong ...
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Ransomware The vision is chilling. It's another busy day. An employee arrives and logs on to the network only to be confronted by a locked screen displaying a simple message: "Your files have been captured and encrypted. To release them, you must pay." Ransomware has grown recently to become one of the primary threats to companies, governments and institutions worldwide ...
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A New Era for Cyber Crime Last September, the website of a well-known security journalist was hit by a massive DDoS attack. The site's host stated it was the largest attack of that type they had ever seen. Rather than originating at an identifiable location, the attack seemed to come from everywhere, and it seemed to have been driven through ...
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Connected Manufacturing A car is driven back to its home garage for the night, and its data port is plugged in. Then, some exciting things happen. First off, the car sends diagnostic information back to the manufacturer to cross-check against any systems that require repair, maintenance, or replacement. The manufacturer then downloads a selection of new driver experiences, including a ...
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Defending the Organization When people talk about security audits in an organization, thoughts immediately go to malware, cyberattacks and other front line issues. These appear as the most obvious types of threats and are consequently given the greatest attention. As essential as these responses are, companies need additional layers of audit and defence further up the hierarchy if they are ...
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Moving Test and Dev to the Cloud Have you ever seen the old parlor trick in which a person pulls a tablecloth out from under a fully set table without disturbing a single item of cutlery or glassware? It's something that comes to mind for many IT managers and engineers tasked with the job of evolving their network environments while ...
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The Monstrous IoT Connected Cloud Market

What’s Missing in the IoT? While the Internet of Things has become a popular concept among tech crowds, the consumer ...
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Why Small Businesses Need A Business Intelligence Dashboard

The Business Intelligence Dashboard As a small business owner you would certainly know the importance of collecting and analyzing data ...
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Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus Shadow IT, a phenomenon defined as building internal IT systems without the official organizational ...
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Cloud Computing – The Real Story Is About Business Strategy, Not Technology

Enabling Business Strategies The cloud is not really the final destination: It’s mid-2015, and it’s clear that the cloud paradigm is ...
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What’s Next In Cloud And Data Security For 2017?

Cloud and Data Security It has been a tumultuous year in data privacy to say the least – we’ve had ...
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What the Dyn DDoS Attacks Taught Us About Cloud-Only EFSS

DDoS Attacks October 21st, 2016 went into the annals of Internet history for the large scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) ...
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Driving Success: 6 Key Metrics For Every Recurring Revenue Business

Recurring Revenue Business Metrics Recurring revenue is the secret sauce behind the explosive growth of powerhouses like Netflix and Uber. Unsurprisingly, ...
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4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the "Insider Threat"  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have ...
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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, ...
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Two 2017 Trends From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Reaching For The Stars People who know me know that I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I recently had the ...
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