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Public or private cloud storage? The industry’s growing so quickly, you can … – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 6, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/BsWei Updated A recent survey from cloud storage and data protection hardware provider CTERA Networks found that while employees at more than half of organisations use public file, sync and share services, almost three quarters said they were looking for an alternative.

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Trends in storage and its impact on the Cloud and data center | Networks Asia – Networks Asia

Posted on Jul 5, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

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MasterCard Tests Facial Scans For Mobile Payments – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Giving face takes on a whole new meaning with the credit card company's plans to authorize mobile payments using facial recognition technology. Millennials: Why Customer Service Will Never Be The Same (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Will selfies replace fingerprints and passwords for authentication? One of the nation's largest credit card providers is taking the leap into facial recognition technology for mobile payments

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How To Work From Home In The School Holidays (Without Going Insane) – Lifehacker Australia

Posted on Jul 3, 2015 in SMB Cloud

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18 tips on how to avoid security hazards with the cloud – The Next Web – The Next Web

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

IT and security pros who are responsible for the management of their organization’s cloud usage encounter numerous obstacles. Cloud apps are ubiquitous and the associated IT challenges are many. More than half of respondents to this Ponemon study say their organization currently transfers sensitive or confidential data to the cloud.

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A looksee into storage upstart Hedvig’s garage – The Register

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in SMB Cloud

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CIO and head of IT, not CEO, most likely to have final say on cloud adoption – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/mustafahacalaki Cloud usage is rocketing amongst UK business users – but the final decision making falls to the head of IT or the chief information officer in almost three in five (59%) cases, according to latest research. The research, from cloud hosting provider Cobweb Solutions, shows more organisations are turning to cloud for all their business needs, with UK cloud penetration reaching a high of 84%. 78% of businesses are using more than one cloud-based service, figures which correlate with a recent Forrester survey showing 84% of UK companies rely on two or more cloud providers, compared to Singapore (76%) and the US (62%).

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Cloud Computing Myths That SMBs Should Know – CloudTweaks News

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Cloud News

Cloud Computing is the hottest issue among IT intellects of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs).

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18 tips on how to avoid security hazards with the cloud – The Next Web

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

IT and security pros who are responsible for the management of their organization’s cloud usage encounter numerous obstacles.

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Updated: Cisco Systems moves to buy OpenDNS for £405m – SC Magazine UK

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in SMB Cloud

July 01, 2015 The news that Cisco Systems intends to buy OpenDNS for $635 million (£405 million) raises questions about the company's strategy regarding cloud and IoT security. OpenDNS is known for its free service which promises to filter content and prevent malware attacks for web users

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Government cloud on the rise: NSA and DOJ move to Amazon Web Services – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/DHuss At the Amazon Public Sector Symposium last week, the NSA announced that it will be moving some of its IT infrastructure to AWS. The NSA follows several other federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), in joining the CIA in the Amazon cloud in the last nine months. “The infrastructure as a service which Amazon provides has shown us significant IT efficiencies,” said Alex Voultepsis, chief of the engineering for the NSA’s Intelligence Community Special Operations Group, at a panel last week

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Four in five execs think conventional security is not enough for cloud … – CloudTech

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/alengo Earlier this week, this publication reported on a C-level study which showed a distinct lack of trust in cloud storage for fully securing corporate data. Now, a new survey from CloudPassage sheds light on the security executive perspective; 80% of security execs in North America don’t believe conventional network security solutions are enough to protect their cloud computing environments

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Cisco to Acquire Cloud-based IT Security Provider OpenDNS for $635M Cash – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Cloud News

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News) Cisco (CSCO) has announced that it plans to acquire cloud-based advanced threat IT security provider OpenDNS for $635 million in cash in a deal. So just what does it mean IT service provider partners? We've got the scoop

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Cisco’s $635 Million Buys OpenDNS for Cloud Security, IoE Protection – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

David Ulevitch, OpenDNS founder and CEO Cisco (CSCO) will pay some $635 million in cash to acquire OpenDNS, a provider of cloud-based threat protection services, in a move the networking giant said will boost its cloud security profile and gain it predictive services to help customers blunt cyber attacks.

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Cisco’s $635 Million Buys OpenDNS for Cloud Security, IoE Protection – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

David Ulevitch, OpenDNS founder and CEO Cisco (CSCO) will pay some $635 million in cash to acquire OpenDNS, a provider of cloud-based threat protection services, in a move the networking giant said will boost its cloud security profile and gain it predictive services to help customers blunt cyber attacks. Under terms of the deal, Cisco will fold the San Francisco-based OpenDNS crew into its Security Business Group organization headed by David Goeckeler, Cisco senior vice president and general manager.

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