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Government agencies approaching tipping point with cloud adoption – CloudTech

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/YinYang It has been nearly five years since Vivek Kundra, then CIO for the US federal government, announced a “cloud first” approach to federal IT. Now, a new report from Forbes Insights and Microsoft argues there is a tipping point for government agencies

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Why your business needs cloud computing – Australian Hospitality Magazine

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Cloud News

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City of Port Coquitlam Moves to Cloud-Based ERP – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced that the City of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia has gone live with its cloud implementation of Unit4 Business World ERP.

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Suffering a cloud outage? Look closer to home for the potential cause – CloudTech

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/lolostock If your systems are down, and you’re just about to get on the phone to tear a strip from your cloud vendor, remember this: technical errors in failed cloud implementations are more likely to come from the user organisation itself than the supplier.

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Saudi public sector tends to use advanced hybrid Cloud models – Saudi Gazette

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

JEDDAH — The Saudi public sector shows preferences of cloud computing models and the priorities that drive these investments, a new study conducted by Dun & Bradstreet commissioned by EMC revealed.The study noted steadily increasing cloud adoption among public sector entities in Saudi Arabia, with the results of the study showing that 44% of respondents surveyed have already implemented or plan to implement a cloud computing model, 42% stated to have currently implemented a private cloud model, and 22% consider their environment to be a public cloud.Of those respondents who reported a preference for Private Cloud, 70% cited maximized scalability as being the decisive factor.

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Study: Confusion And Doubt Prevalent Among Cloud Adoptees – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Cloud News

A new study from West IP Communications revealed that many businesses are divided on the inherent benefits and risks associated with the cloud. If you're still mystified by the concept of cloud technology, you’re not alone; a new study from West IP Communications revealed that many businesses are divided on the inherent benefits and risks associated with the cloud, especially when it comes to telecom solutions like unified communications. West IP recently surveyed more than 300 IT managers to gauge their understanding of cloud computing and how it can help IT departments to deliver telecommunications services to their companies.

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Hybrid Cloud Proves Clouds Are Worthy of Email Infrastructure – CircleID

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your business. The digital messaging space pertaining to email infrastructure has lived in a hybrid cloud since 2014.

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Top Cloud Security Fears & How The C-Suite Is Tackling Them – CIO

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Top Cloud Security Fears & How The C-Suite Is Tackling Them CIO Public cloud providers offer better security than a small business or even a big enterprise is able to achieve. This is due to ..

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Cloud Computing is the New Norm: Ethics Opinion Outlines Lawyer Obligations – WisBar

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Cloud News

May 20, 2015 – Do you use a computer, tablet, or mobile device to process, transmit, store, or access client information over the Internet? If yes, welcome to the world of cloud computing

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Surescripts Standardizes on Splunk Software to Target Healthcare Fraud – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Surescripts, the nation’s largest health information network, has standardized on Splunk® software for information security and risk management to continue its crackdown on healthcare fraud.

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The enterprise technologies to watch in 2015 – ZDNet

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

As business and IT leaders prepare for their next budget cycle this year, more emerging and not-yet-adopted technologies must be considered as candidates than ever before. Yet despite the seemingly endless flow of new applications, devices, and services, it's always important to sort the latest digital innovations into the strategic and tactical, into what is merely incremental, and the can't-miss digital trains leaving the station that could create all new markets, new channels, and vital future growth opportunities for the business.

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Why $71B Wasn’t Enough To Fix Enterprise Security – Forbes

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Guest post written by Ajay Arora CEO and Founder of Vera Data security has emerged as not only the top technology story of the year, but the dominant business lead, online and off. And it’s no surprise. In 2014, businesses sunk roughly $71 billion into the purchase and deployment of security solutions

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Surescripts Standardizes on Splunk Software to Target Healthcare Fraud – MarketWatch

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Splunk Inc. SPLK, +1.36% provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Surescripts, the nation’s largest health information network, has standardized on Splunk® software for information security and risk management to continue its crackdown on healthcare fraud. Splunk Enterprise empowers Surescripts to sift through billions of annual electronic prescriptions and other health data transactions among doctors, pharmacies and health plans, and analyze the data to help uncover fraudulent activity

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IBM Rolls Out OpenStack Services – CIO Today

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Cloud News

In an effort to open up the hybrid cloud , IBM has announced that it will make OpenStack the technological basis for all of its cloud services.

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Sources: Sophos To Acquire Email Security Player Reflexion Networks – CRN

Posted on May 20, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Sophos this week will acquire SMB email security and archiving powerhouse Reflexion Networks, CRN has learned. The deal gives Sophos a bigger footprint in the SMB cloud market, where Reflexion has a robust, loyal channel following. Sophos is in the "very final stages" of discussions with Reflexion and plans to disclose the acquisition this week, as early as Wednesday, sources said.  [Related: Partners To Cisco: Forget FireEye, Look At Palo Alto, Splunk] Reflexion's technology will help significantly boost Sophos' MSP offerings and "connects well" with its cloud portfolio, said one source at Burlington, Mass.-based Sophos familiar with the company's plans.

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