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Rising to the Cloud Security Challenge – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Cloud News

Yinon Costica, VP of product for Adallom Image courtesy of Adallom For as long as anyone cares to remember the biggest inhibitor to cloud adoption has been concerns about security. In fact, when it comes to security the primary enemy has always been integration. By definition, the greater the number of points of integration there are the less secure something is.

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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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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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Hybrid storage: Taking advantage of the cloud – ZDNet

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

The way we think about storage is changing. Starting from a world of direct-attached storage (DAS), we moved to using storage area networks (SANs), before virtualising our storage and not worrying about what physical disks we were using

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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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Midland College To Save $4.4 Million with Efficiency Upgrades, Cloud Computing – Campus Technology

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Cloud News

Sustainability Midland College To Save $4.4 Million with Efficiency Upgrades, Cloud Computing Midland College has completed sustainability upgrades, including efforts to improve IT efficiency, projected to save $4.4 million in energy and operational expenses over the course of 15 years. Midland partnered with OpTerra Energy Services for the multi-phase project, which was launched in 2012

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Safe Systems Named Ingram Micro’s Fastest-Growing SMB Channel Partner in … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in SMB Cloud

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safe Systems today announced it was named to the Ingram Micro 2015 SMB 500. The annual list recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S.

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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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Healthcare Cloud Computing Market Worth $9.48 Billion by 2020 – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Cloud News

DALLAS, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Healthcare Cloud Computing Market by Application (PACS, EMR, CPOE, RCM, Claims Management), by Deployment (Private, Public), by Service (SaaS, IaaS), by Pricing (Pay as you go), by End-User (Providers, Payers) - Analysis and Global Forecasts to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, this report studies the global Healthcare Cloud Computing Market for the forecast period of 2015 to 2020. This market is expected to reach $9.48 Billion by 2020 from $3.73 Billion in 2015 at a CAGR of 20.5% during the forecast period.

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Pironet NDH starts Enterprise Cloud Drive data transfer – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

German ICT outsourcing services provider Pironet NDH announced it is offering its customers a data transfer service that conforms to data protection and compliance regulations. With Enterprise Cloud Drive, medium-sized companies obtain an alternative to services from US providers. Users can share documents within a defined group of participants such as colleagues, partner companies or suppliers.

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Amazon’s cloud computing development challenges Alibaba – WantChinaTimes

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 in Cloud News

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. (File photo/CFP) Although Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has not yet opened operations in the US, the rapid development of US e-retailer Amazon, particularly in cloud computing, poses a great challenge to the Chinese company, the Shanghai-based China Business News reports

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7 Things You Should Know About Cloud Computing – MyTechBits

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Cloud News

However, there are certain things you need to know to keep your risks down to bare minimum. Related article: What is cloud computing?

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Cisco To Buy OpenDNS Cloud Security Firm for $635M – Top Tech News

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Cloud News

With security threats growing across a wider range of devices, Cisco is aiming to boost its emphasis on "security everywhere" through its acquisition of the San Francisco-based firm OpenDNS. Valued at $635 million, the deal is expected to close in the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year

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Cisco To Buy Cloud Security Company OpenDNS for $635M In Cash – TechCrunch

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Cisco announced its intent to buy cloud security company OpenDNS for $635 million this morning. It’s probably not a coincidence that Cisco was one of its investors in a $35 million round in May, 2014

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Cloud computing is mature and secure says Gatwick CIO – CIO UK

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Cloud News

Gatwick airport CIO Michael Ibbitson says cloud computing has matured and that CIOs and organisations that are strong on assessing and selecting vendors will find cloud providers that can deliver major transformations and even increased security to their organisations. Michael Ibbitson is a new entrant to the 2015 CIO 100, a showcase of transformational CIOs. “Just as within any IT department you have maturity levels, with cloud vendors you also have maturity levels,” said Ibbitson

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