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3 Enterprise Security Tenets To Take Personally – InformationWeek

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Individuals need to become conscious advocates for their own security -- after all, no one cares about your data like you do. I recently bought a new house, and following recommended security practices, I had the door locks replaced, the security code on the garage-door opener changed, and the house alarm system upgraded

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Government Agencies, SAP Working on New Federal Cloud – Mobile Enterprise

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

A U.S. federal secure cloud offering is being developed by SAP that is planned to address all dimensions of the cloud model, including support, operations and delivery.  The planned U.S. federal secure node, delivered in partnership with SAP National Security Services  (SAP NS2), an independent, U.S.-based subsidiary of SAP, is a fully managed, secure cloud

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Australia’s cloud computing services market to reach $4.55 billion by 2018 … – Marketing magazine Australia

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Australia’s cloud computing services market will nearly quadruple over five years to $4.55 billion in 2018, Frost & Sullivan is forecasting. The ‘State of Cloud Computing in Australia Report 2014′ found that the Australian cloud computing market in 2013 was generating revenues of $1.23 billion. This includes software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS)

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Celebrity cloud hacks shine a light on data security – Information Age

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Increased attentiveness to security around consumer cloud platforms has been a positive takeaway from the recent celebrity cloud hacks Recently with the details being released on retail data breaches, celebrity photo leaks through the cloud and consumer file sharing sites being a target for cybercriminals, a spotlight has now been shined on IT security and more significantly how data is safety transferred. For enterprises, these security events bring about the question, ‘could cybercriminals access my business data through these common tools?’  Most employees who use consumer file sharing applications in the enterprise, like iCloud or Dropbox, choose to use them because of their convenience. Personal email, consumer file-sharing sites, remote storage devices and cloud-storage services, all present unique and significant security and compliance risks to organisations.

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New Option for Enterprise to Cloud – Dark Reading

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Radical new technology is backed by corporations, including GE and Qualcomm, as well as leading venture firms Andreessen Horowitz, Norwest Venture Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and ARTIS Ventures Sunnyvale, CA, October 22, 2014 – Bracket Computing, Inc., today unveiled the Bracket Computing Cell, the world’s first Cloud Virtualization System, bringing to market the enterprise-grade security, performance, reliability and control that large enterprises require to run significant workloads on the public cloud. The Computing Cell is an enterprise infrastructure service that encapsulates every aspect of a customer’s IT infrastructure — security, storage, compute and networking — in a fully encrypted software system that spans multiple hyperscale clouds. Bracket’s software-based infrastructure allows customers to dynamically adjust service levels that are backed by strong Service-Level Agreements (SLAs), including several industry firsts.

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MobileIron Unveils Docs@Work Update for Personal Cloud – The VAR Guy

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Ojas Rege, vice president of Strategy at MobileIron MobileIron (MOBL) is helping enterprises to protect corporate information with the release of its updated Docs@Work secure content hub, which protects business documents stored in a user’s personal cloud.

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MobileIron Secures the Personal Cloud to Solve the Most Persistent Data Loss … – Canada NewsWire (press release)

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /CNW/ -- The personal cloud is the most persistent security challenge facing enterprises today. Employees use their own cloud apps to store and share work documents, fundamentally compromising enterprise security

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UK Cloud Awards 2015 opens up for entries with more categories than ever – ITProPortal

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Pioneers in the UK cloud industry are to be recognised at the second annual UK Cloud Awards taking place in the nation’s capital next March with the aim to celebrate innovation, entrepreneurialism and technical excellence. Read more: UK Cloud Awards 2014 landing in February The Cloud Industry Forum [CIF], in partnership with Cloud Pro, announced that submissions for the awards are now open and an independent panel of judges will decide on the runners and riders after the closing date for submissions on 23 January 2015

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Rackspace Accelerates Customers’ Journey to the Hybrid Cloud With Increased … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

SOURCE: Rackspace Hosting SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - October 20, 2014) - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced the newest release of its Rackspace Hybrid Cloud offering, RackConnect® v3, including new security capabilities, increased scalability and an improved customer experience. Rackspace created the unique RackConnect technology to address the needs of customers who require the scalability of the cloud, combined with the enhanced security and performance of traditional dedicated hosting.

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Most cloud apps flout EU data protection rules – study – Register

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Internet Security Threat Report 2014 Three in four cloud services do not conform to the current EU Data Protection Directive, according to a new study. Enterprise cloud visibility firm Skyhigh Networks found that nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of the cloud services used by European organisations do not meet the requirements of the current privacy regulations, with data being sent to countries without adequate levels of data protection. The transfer of personally identifiable information outside Europe meant many services were operating at odds with the EU Data Protection Directive.

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Cloud security: Think you’re blocking staff access to certain sites? Think again – ZDNet

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

The top 20 cloud services used by enterprises. Source: Skyhigh   1 Amazon Web Services 2 Microsoft Office 365 3 Salesforce 4 Cisco WebEx 5 Concur 6 ServiceNow 7 Box 8 LivePerson 9 Zendesk 10 Yammer 11 BMC Service Management 12 Workday 13 OpenText BPM 14 OneDrive 15 GoToMeeting 16 NetSuite 17 SuccessFactors 18 SAS OnDemand 19 Oracle Taleo 20 Host Analytics Some companies routinely block employees from using certain websites

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Canadian Web Hosting Releases Enterprise Public Cloud Built On OpenStack … – HostReview.com (press release)

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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The difference between disaster recovery and business continuity – Tech Page One

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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Cloud May Be The New Outsourcing, But The Same Due Diligence Must Apply – Forbes

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

In times gone by, when enterprises sought to shave costs off non-core processes, or add capabilities not immediately available in their organizations, they turned to third-party providers.  Now, they’re more likely to first look at cloud services before bringing aboard live partners. But this doesn’t mean it’s okay to sit back and let automation take over. Cloud is simply outsourcing in a new form

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Three Cloud Features SMBs Are Looking For – MSPmentor (blog)

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) run the gamut in terms of industry, size, influence and customer base. Some SMBs focus on verticals, such as dental offices, while others touch a variety of customer types by offering more general products and services

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