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Top 3 Small Business Tech Trends for 2015 – Small Business Computing

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Cloud, mobile and security top the list of technology trends in small business again for the coming year. But this is no business-as-usual report; these trends come with refined twists that pack a wallop

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Is the Internet of Things already getting ahead of enterprise security? – Information Age

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

24% of critical infrastructure employees have already connected an Internet of Things device to their employers’ networks If industry analysts are to be believed, the expanding ecosystem of connected smart devices that will soon make up the Internet of Things is expected to go supernova in the next few years. Research firm IDC predicts there will be over 28 billion IoT devices installed by 2020, estimating its value at $1.9 trillion. But in 2015, we already have around 9 billion of those devices online.

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Proofpoint Releases Enterprise Protection Suite 8.0, Advances Email Security … – CNNMoney

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Proofpoint Releases Enterprise Protection Suite 8.0, Advances Email Security LeadershipEnhancements Include Cloud-Based Email Continuity, S/MIME Encryption, SAML Single Sign-On and Sendmail MTA Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation security and compliance company, today announced the release of the new Proofpoint Enterprise Protection Suite 8.0, featuring advancements in data protection, reliability and single sign-on capabilities.

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UK goes all Big Brother, Russia stifles free speech, N. Korea still cranky … – ZDNet

Posted on Jan 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

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IT Infrastructure Investment Set to Increase in 2015 – Midsize Insider

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SMBs are feeling optimistic about 2015 and prioritizing IT infrastructure investment. Hardware replacement, network security, server upgrades and wireless upgrades lead the wish list according to a recent survey of SMB leadership. State of Business There are clear signs of optimism in Wasp Barcode's 2015 State of Small Business Survey, with 57 percent of the business leaders surveyed projecting revenue and sales to increase in 2015

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Oracle research finds hybrid favoured as cloud nears maturity – Computer Business Review

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Cloud SaaS by James Nunns| 23 January 2015 Private cloud adoption is maturing but concerns remain over security. 60% of enterprises have reached intermediate or mature levels of private cloud adoption, according to new research from Oracle. The biggest barrier to cloud adoption continues to be concerns regarding security, however, newer worries such as IT standardisation and the ability to integrate with existing applications have become more significant

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Cloud computing: A critical component of precision medicine – MedCity News

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Cloud News

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3 Enterprise Takeaways From CES – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

(Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images) CES may focus on the consumer, but that doesn’t mean the technology extravaganza had nothing to offer to the enterprise. The latest and lightest in wearables, smartphones and ultra-compact laptops are bound to find their way into workplaces sooner rather than later. Here's a look at three CES 2015 themes and how they are likely to have an impact on enterprises

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Viptela brings Software-Defined WANs to the enterprise – Network World

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

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Cloud Storage Devices: 6 Worth Your Money – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Personal storage clouds are changing the way we store data from photographs to sensitive information. Here are six options for employees and workgroups. When most enterprise IT folks talk about cloud services, they have remote systems, huge data centers, and five-nines reliability in mind.

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Mike Volpi, General Partner at VC Firm Index, Aims for More Enterprise Deals … – Re/code

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Investments in enterprise startups have been good for venture capital firm Index Ventures. Late last year, Hortonworks, which helps firms manage large troves of corporate data using open-source software Hadoop, became the latest in a string of companies in its portfolio to go public, following Zendesk and Arista Networks. And there may be more IPOs coming: Candidates in the Index portfolio for 2015 offerings include Pure Storage, Lookout.

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Protegrity Extends Data Security into the Cloud – Database Trends and Applications

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Jan 21, 2015 As the cloud becomes more central to data storage and information exchange than ever before, the enterprise risk to the security of that data is also escalating.

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Equinix to Drive Hybrid Cloud With Nimbo Purchase – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Equinix has acquired Nimbo to further build out its professional services capabilities. Equinix (EQUIX) is looking to further build out its professional services capabilities to support data center migrations

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IBM: Cloud Revenue Hit $7B In 2014 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Cloud News

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)'s decision to focus most of its efforts on cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security seems to have been the right one. Headquartered in Armonk, New York, Big Blue on a Tuesday earnings call with investors said its total cloud revenue for fiscal year 2014 hit $7 billion, up 60 percent from the prior-year period

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IBM: Cloud Revenues Hit $7B In 2014 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jan 20, 2015 in Cloud News

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)'s decision to focus most of its efforts on cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security seems to have been the right one. Headquartered in Armonk, New York, Big Blue on a Tuesday earnings call with investors said its total cloud revenue for fiscal year 2014 hit $7 billion, up 60 percent from the prior-year period.

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