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Cloud computing busts silos to help the CIO – ZDNet

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Cloud News

A survey of IT leaders regarding their expectations of cloud computing, sponsored by Tata Communications, offers unsurprising, perhaps obvious, conclusions. Despite the boring data, an exciting truth does emerge - cloud can help make the CIO and IT more relevant to the business.Image: Cloud watching by Michael Krigsman For this report, market researchers, Vanson Bourne, "conducted a total of 1000 interviews with senior IT decision-makers in private organisations of 500 employees or more," during September and October 2014. Although the report mentions "interviews," it appears these were online survey responses rather than face-to-face interviews: Interviews were conducted online using a rigorous multi-level screening process to ensure that only suitable candidates were given the opportunity to participate

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IBM (IBM) to invest $4.0 billion in cloud computing, data analytics – Stockhouse

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Cloud News

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Cloud security still needs a lot more work, say European experts – ComputerWeekly.com

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Cloud News

Security and privacy remain a stumbling block for cloud computing, according to information experts speaking at the Trust in the Digital World conference in Madrid. Cloud computing is secure in general, agreed a panel of experts, but there are gaps and there is no such thing as 100% security, said Raul Granadino, cyber security excellence programme manager at Spain’s national cyber security institute, Incibe

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DoD : Recent security changes for cloud computing – TrainingZone.co.uk (blog)

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 in Cloud News

The Pentagon is chipping away at changes to government acquisition rules that would oblige ventures up notice methods when privately owned businesses hosting DoD data have their systems infiltrated by hackers. However the office apparently feels necessity about those directives regarding emergent use of cloud computing

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Ride the Cloud Computing Wave – The New Indian Express

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in Cloud News

By Express News Service nie Published: 23rd February 2015 06:00 AM Last Updated: 20th February 2015 05:45 AM University of Leicester, UK Their MSc in Cloud Computing focuses on algorithmic basics and software engineering principles and techniques. It aims to equips students with the understanding and practical skills required by today’s market like using Cloud Computing to address specific problems and design and build software for an environment that battles rapidly changing demands. Details: www2.le.ac.uk/departments/computer-science/postgraduate/taught/cloud Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, UK They offer a part-time MSc in Cloud Computing spanning 18 months.

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Distributors Play Growing Role In Open Source Space – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Cloud News

(Photo by Ingram Micro/IngramMicro.com) Distributors are responding to demand for open source and cloud-based solutions by expanding their product lines, vendor partnerships, and support programs to help solution providers and managed service providers (MSPs) differentiate, compete, and profit.

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Microsoft offers 100GB of OneDrive storage to Dropbox users – CloudTech

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/michalPuchala Users of Dropbox can take advantage of 100GB of free OneDrive cloud storage though a Microsoft promotional deal. This latest storage giveaway from Microsoft appears available for all, unlike the US-only Bing Rewards scheme announced earlier in February

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Cloud making inroads into the capital markets sector, report finds – CloudTech

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/tumikuja Slowly but surely, capital markets and investment companies are clearly understanding the benefits of cloud computing, with infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and data management as the most popular options. That’s the verdict of a report from TABB Group, based on data from 66 buy-side and sell-side firms.

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DoD accelerates security rules for cloud computing – FederalNewsRadio.com

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Cloud News

T he Pentagon is already working on changes to federal acquisition rules which would require stepped-up notification procedures when private companies hosting DoD data have their systems penetrated by hackers. But the department evidently feels a sense of urgency about those rules when it comes to its still-emerging use of cloud computing.

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Bolivia plans to create "sovereign cloud" to improve computer security – Fox News Latino

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 in Cloud News

Bolivian lawmakers are drafting a bill to develop a "sovereign cloud," or technology platform, that will store government information with the goal of "strengthening Bolivia's sovereignty and computer security," the Senate said. The cloud computing system will be located in Sucre, a city in southern Bolivia and the constitutional capital of the country.

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Microsoft Adopts International Privacy Standard for Cloud Computing Services – TechCabal

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 in Cloud News

Microsoft has announced its adoption of the International Organization for Standardization’s cloud privacy standard for the protection of private data stored in the cloud computing environment, ISO/IEC 27018:2014. This claim by Microsoft has been verified by the British Standards Institute (BSI), indicating that Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online adhere to the ISO regulation.

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Good news: Computer science graduates will be ready for the cloud – InfoWorld

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in Cloud News

DePaul University is providing a cloud computing technologies program in its School of Computing and Digital Media.

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CLOUD COMPUTING Startup Offers Storage Solution Based on Standard Servers – CIO Today

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Cloud News

The operational team working in stealth mode as Storvisor is now out in the open with a new name and big-time backers. Springpath is a Sunnyvale, California-based startup founded by a group of VMware veterans. The company made its official debut this week, outlining plans for its unique software -defined storage platform that isn’t tied to any specific hardware.

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IBM To Pour $1 Billion into Storage Software – CIO Today

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Cloud News

Big Blue said Tuesday it will invest more than $1 billion in its storage software products over the next five years. IBM will use the money to fund research and development in the areas of new cloud storage software, object storage and open-standard technologies.

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Microsoft becomes first vendor to adopt latest international cloud privacy … – CloudTech

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/JasonDoiy Microsoft has announced it is the first major cloud provider to adopt the ISO/IEC 27018 standard, claimed as the world’s first international standard for cloud privacy.

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