Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cloud security solutions evolving

Cloud security solutions evolving

In any discussion of cloud computing and its merits, the topic of security almost inevitably arises. Ever since cloud services began to enter the mainstream, business decision-makers have worried that moving data and other assets into hosted environments would put those resources at risk of loss, theft or exposure. Countless surveys have found that cloud security was and remains the ...

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Cloud monitoring is often undervalued

Cloud monitoring is often undervalued

Cloud computing is no longer a distant possibilities for many firms – it's an immediate reality. Every day, more firms are moving an increasingly large portion of their IT infrastructure into cloud environments, and reaping substantial benefits as a result. For such companies, it's critical to develop the best possible strategy for maximizing the advantages that cloud computing can deliver. ...

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Optimized cloud use essential for competitive advantage

Optimized cloud use essential for competitive advantage

There can no longer be any question as to whether cloud computing is a viable option for businesses' IT needs. Countless firms, spanning every industry, are now turning to cloud solutions with ever-increasing confidence and enthusiasm. The scope of this trend was seen in recent earnings reports from Amazon and Microsoft. Amazon Web Services alone accounted for $1.6 billion in revenue ...

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Credential protection a key cloud security issue

Security concerns have been a persistent issue ever since cloud computing first began to enter the mainstream. In many cases, these concerns have been exaggerated or overstated, as business decision-makers have worried that embracing the cloud could potentially put their sensitive data at risk of loss or exposure. Generally speaking, though, the cloud is no less secure than legacy computing options. ...

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Speed is essential for effective big data efforts

Speed is essential for effective big data efforts

It's hardly a trade secret that big data analytics has become increasingly critical for a broad spectrum of businesses in recent years. This technology was once used solely by the most hyper-advanced tech firms. Now, it's a basic resource, one which companies of all sizes and sectors are eager to leverage, assuming they aren't doing so already. The challenge that ...

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Cloud infrastructure spending growing rapidly, study finds

It's no secret that cloud computing's popularity has accelerated dramatically over the past few years. Business leaders in every sector have come to appreciate that cloud services are not just useful – they're downright essential for any firm that wants to remain competitive. Any organization that continues to resist the cloud entirely may be putting itself at risk of being ...

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HP’s Public Cloud Confusion: Why Cloud Should Be About Cooperation Not Competition

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so, you’ve likely heard the industry chatter surrounding HP’s public cloud strategy and the confusion sparked by Quentin Hardy’s latest article in the New York Times regarding the tech giant’s cloud business. Well…What Happened? If you haven’t been keeping a close eye, HP told Quentin: “We thought people ...

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Multi-cloud approach gaining momentum

The cloud computing market, just like any IT sector, is constantly evolving. The cloud's development is particularly noteworthy, however, in terms of both how quickly it is advancing and how big an impact this is having on businesses around the globe. In just a few short years, cloud technology and strategies have undergone major transformations.  Right now, one of the most ...

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Cloud offers tremendous potential for government agencies, when utilized properly

Cloud offers tremendous potential for government agencies, when utilized properly

It is fair to say that few technologies have seen their stock rise as quickly as cloud computing. In just a few short years, cloud technology has fully established itself as an invaluable resource for organizations in every industry. Company leaders who previously viewed cloud services with skepticism now regularly utilize the technology in a wide range of capacities. Increasingly, the ...

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Cloud enables greener data center strategies

Cloud enables greener data center strategies

Green initiatives are a major concern for countless businesses today. Whether motivated by genuine concern for the environment or as a strategy to appeal to an increasingly eco-conscious public, organization leaders now regularly find themselves looking for ways to minimize their carbon footprints. One of the best ways for organizations to move in this direction is by minimizing their energy consumption. To ...

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Federal cloud adoption progresses, but obstacles remain

Generally speaking, the federal government does not have the best reputation when it comes to adopting new technology. While there is some truth to such a view, in reality government agencies are often eager to embrace upgraded IT solutions, and they move faster than many outside observers give them credit for.  In a sense, the federal government's relationship with cloud computing ...

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Cloud offers security improvements for SMBs

Cloud offers security improvements for SMBs

In any discussion concerning cloud adoption, the issue of security will inevitably arise. Virtually every survey on the subject has found that security concerns remain the most commonly cited reason why firms remain uncertain about and delay cloud deployments.  As countless industry experts have pointed out, though, such worries are not warranted. While it's true that the cloud is not ...

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Cloud misconceptions hurting implementation efforts

When done correctly, cloud computing deployments can deliver incredible benefits to organizations of all kinds, from superior performance to greater flexibility to cost reductions and beyond. Given all of this, it's no surprise that cloud adoption rates are rising quickly in every sector and across the globe. Yet it's important to note that, unfortunately, not every cloud implementation leads to ...

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Datapipe: A Leader In Managed IT Services With The Track Record To Prove It

We have always been driven by one single motivation: to deliver unprecedented value to our customers. While a lot of managed service providers (MSPs) hang their hat on customer value, few take the “unprecedented” part of this phrase as seriously as Datapipe – and we have the track record to prove it. We were the first to offer managed cloud ...

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Comprehensive approach essential for effective cloud security

Comprehensive approach essential for effective cloud security

There's no way of overlooking the importance of data security in the realm of cloud computing adoption. Time after time, surveys demonstrate that security concerns are the single greatest obstacle that companies must overcome in order to embrace cloud services, both initially and on an organization-wide level. Until a firm can effectively tackle the issue of cloud security, it will ...

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