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Why more organisations than you think have failed or stalled their cloud … – CloudTech

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto Nearly half of organisations polled in a recent survey admitted they had failed or stalled their cloud hosting implementations, with a further half claiming they had to alter their budget and a whopping 70% force to make changes to their design. These are the latest figures from a study of 358 respondents conducted by INetU and THINKStrategies entitled “The Adventures of Moving to the Cloud”, which aims to show CIOs and business managers it’s not a “walk in the park” to migrate over. Only 27% of respondents said they were “extremely satisfied” by their experience with a cloud vendor, according to a post from THINKStrategies’ Jeff Kaplan on Datamation

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5 essentials of effective cloud data integration, a customer perspective – Computerworld Australia

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

In search of agility and low overhead, companies are putting as many applications as practical in the cloud. But the resulting hybrid IT environments, where certain applications remain on-premise for security or other reasons, can result in data integration issues that reduce efficiency drags and hamper agility.

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Making the leap of faith to enterprise cloud services – Enterprise Innovation

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

As data growth expands beyond the capacity of mobile devices, cloud storage and services are becoming a natural extension to smart devices. These are also hailed as the long-awaited solution to the logistical and administrative challenges posed by the increasingly blurred line between employee and enterprise data.

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NIST Releases Cloud Computing Roadmap – Business Solutions Magazine

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Cloud News

By Christine Kern The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. Reflecting the input of more than 200 comments on the initial draft, this report leverages the available strengths and resources and highlights the strategic and tactical objectives necessary to support accelerated cloud computing adoption by federal agencies, according to a press release. “Decision makers contemplating cloud computing adoption face a number of challenges relating to policy, technology, guidance, security, and standards,” the report states

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Cloud computing, privacy among top technology challenges for IT audit managers – Canadian Underwriter

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Cloud News

DAILY NEWS Nov 19, 2014 12:11 PM 2014-11-19 Cybersecurity and privacy was rated as the “top technology challenge” by respondents to a recent survey, while risks from cloud computing and information technology outsourcing made the top 10, yet most respondents do not update their IT audit risk assessments more frequently than once a year, Protiviti Inc. suggested in a recent report.

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Gartner Names Proofpoint a Leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise … – MarketWatch

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SUNNYVALE, CA, Nov 19, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Proofpoint, Inc., PFPT, -3.60% a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc.

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Gartner Names Proofpoint a Leader in 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2014) - Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving.I The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. "Data continues to grow at a staggering rate -- and organizations of all sizes rely on Proofpoint's cloud-based archiving and governance technology to significantly reduce costs, comply with regulations and streamline e-discovery for all their data," said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint.

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Top five enterprise technology trends for 2015 – ZDNet

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

What technological trends can we expect to shape the enterprise in 2015? According to predictions released by US carrier Verizon, strategic network investments will be a top priority for chief information officers (CIOs) working in the corporate world next year, as more and more companies seek to make sense of Big Data, profit from the Internet of Things (IoT) and make the transition to the cloud

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Dynamic Hybrid: The new generation of cloud – Stuff.co.nz

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Thinkstock HYBRID CLOUD: Around 61 per cent of businesses will be using a 'hybrid cloud' environment by the end of 2014. Your business may use various IT infrastructures to store, access and manage data and IT resources - perhaps a primary common server in combination with some web-based services and cloud-based storage. You may not be aware, however, that a new generation of cloud-based platforms can integrate these services

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OpenText launches new enterprise-grade cloud information management solution – ITWeb

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise information management (EIM), today announced OpenText Core, a cloud-based multi-tenant SAAS offering for information management. OpenText Core will allow for the simple, secure and smart exchange of corporate documents and collaborative information management.

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DoD Changes Cloud Computing Policy – InformationWeek

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Changing culture is just as important as new technology, CIO Halvorsen says.

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V3 Technology Awards 2014: Trend Micro looks to triumph in cloud security – V3.co.uk

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Few security firms are as big as Trend Micro, which offers a portfolio of holistic security services for businesses of all sizes as well as end users. So it is no surprise that Trend Micro is in the running for Best SMB Security Product, Best Enterprise Security Product and Best Cloud Security Product at the V3 Technology Awards 2014.

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OpenText launches new enterpris-grade cloud information management solution – ITWeb

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise information management (EIM), today announced OpenText Core, a cloud-based multi-tenant SAAS offering for information management. OpenText Core will allow for the simple, secure and smart exchange of corporate documents and collaborative information management. "Our customers need hybrid deployments, on-premises and in the cloud, to create a balanced workload that meets all their data sovereignty requirements while leveraging the power of the cloud," said Mark J Barrenechea, president and chief executive officer of OpenText.

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Employees the weakest link in cloud security – Computer Business Review

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Security by CBR Staff Writer| 14 November 2014 90% of the organisations expressed concerns regarding cloud security SMBs consider employees as their weakest link in cloud security, according to a survey by cloud based application provider CloudEntr. According to the company's State of SMB Cybersecurity report, which surveyed 438 IT professionals from SMBs across the US, 90%of organisations expressed concerns regarding cloud security. Around 75% of IT professionals regarded employees exposing data unintentionally as their biggest concern.

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The Rise of Apple in the Enterprise: Should Business Users and IT Alike Rejoice? – Wired

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Over the last few weeks the internet has abounded with articles on the fact that Apple is gearing up to take on the enterprise.

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