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Spanning Joins Cloud Security Alliance – Fort Mills Times

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AUSTIN, Texas — Spanning Cloud Apps, the most trusted provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, and to provide education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing. Spanning was founded to help companies protect and manage their data so they can be fearless in the cloud.

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Security and Cloud Computing at SMB Crossroads – Channelnomics

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

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FireHost Secures $25 Million in Series E Funding – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Cloud News

FireHost CEO Jim Lewandowski FireHost, a managed cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, has received $25 million in Series E funding led by private investment firm The Stephens Group. According to a press release, FireHost plans to use the funds to extend its brand awareness, product development and sales

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FireHost Secures $25 Million in Series E Funding – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Cloud News

FireHost CEO Jim Lewandowski FireHost, a managed cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, has received $25 million in Series E funding led by private investment firm The Stephens Group. According to a press release, FireHost plans to use the funds to extend its brand awareness, product development and sales. "This funding round allows us to invest further in the technology required to provide our customers the type of secure cloud computing they have come to expect from FireHost," Jim Lewandowski, FireHost's CEO, said in a prepared statement

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SpringCM Raises $18 Million as Enterprise Demand for Content Cloud Services … – MarketWatch

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

CHICAGO, IL, Apr 17, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- SpringCM(R), the leader in Content Cloud Services, today announced that it has received $18 million in funding from existing investors including Foundation Capital as well as new financial partners including Square 1 Bank and Fort Worth, TX-based Goff Capital. SpringCM will use the funding to dramatically scale its direct sales and channel efforts to address the growing demand from enterprises for cloud services that transform the way people find, share, collaborate and work with content.

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Top 3 best practices for securing content in the enterprise – Information Age

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

'An enterprise-level corporate file-sharing programme should mitigate all of these risks and allow users to securely access corporate content through an encrypted tunnel. As mobile devices continue to infiltrate organisations, the demand for electronic access to all enterprise content is growing rapidly. To respond to this immediate need, today’s tech-savvy workers have turned to cloud-based, consumer file sync and share devices that exist outside of controlled IT environments.

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Turning the legal industry tanker around on cloud adoption – CloudTech

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Cloud News

It seems that the days of fear, uncertainty and doubt surrounding cloud adoption will soon be well and truly behind us.

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Novitex Enterprise Solutions Chooses IBM to Build its Cloud – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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Lock it Down! Five Steps to Secure Your SMB – Business 2 Community

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SMB’s (small- to medium-businesses) are often the “weak kid” in the schoolyard of cyber-attacks.   When cyber criminals go on the hunt for big game, it’s often the SMB that takes the hit, since while they may share a cloud service provider’s (CSPs) database with lots of bigger (and attractive) firms, they don’t have their data security budget. To help SMBs protect themselves from cyber threats, a report published by the California Attorney General’s office, provides a list of useful tips for any firm, though the paper was written specifically for California ones. Number One: Assume the Worst Don’t be fooled by your size or relative obscurity.  If you think the smaller you are, the less of a target you are, you’re setting yourself up.  Half of all targeted attacks were specifically aimed at companies with less than 2,500 employees, in 2012; one-third targeted firms with less than 250  employees, in the same year (Source).

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100 Enterprise Cloud Apps Are Still Dangerous Thanks To The Heartbleed Bug … – Chron.com

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

It's been two days since the Heartbleed bug was exposed, a security flaw so bad, security expert Bruce Schneier has called it "catastrophic." The flaw allows hackers to intercept and read website information supposed to be encrypted, like passwords and credit card info. This problem was found in the really popular security software known as OpenSSL used by many huge websites and devices.

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100 Enterprise Cloud Apps Are Still Dangerous Thanks To The Heartbleed Bug … – Business Insider Australia

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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Oracle Enhances Oracle Identity Management Platform to Secure the Extended … – MarketWatch

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Apr 10, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) News Summary As organizations increasingly adopt cloud and mobile applications, user identities are proliferating and becoming unmanageable. This causes organizations to struggle to embrace new business opportunities while keeping their corporate user information and data secure. Enterprises often end up adopting separate solutions for enterprise applications, cloud applications and mobile device management -- with increased cost, complexity and risk

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CloudOps extends security and performance features of Apache CloudStack … – WebWire (press release)

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

WEBWIRE – Thursday, April 10, 2014 Montreal (PQ) CANADA �� CloudOps, a leading provider of best-in-class private, public and hybrid Cloud solutions for Service Providers and Enterprise, announced today the security enhancements they contributed to Apache CloudStack and the availability of their implementation and managed services for Apache CloudStack 4.3. Apache CloudStack is an integrated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) software platform that allows users to build feature-rich public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the computing, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources.

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Axcient Giveaway Aims to Disrupt Symantec Backup Exec – Channelnomics

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in SMB Cloud

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Verizon announces Secure Cloud Interconnect service for enterprises – Infotech Lead

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Verizon recently announced the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI) for enterprises. The company is offering SCI with Verizon cloud in three locations (Denver, Northern Virginia and Santa Clara, Calif.), with sites in Europe (London, Amsterdam) from May.

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