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Back to basics: FedRAMP


We recently discussed the three unique paths to receiving a FedRAMP provisional authority to operate (P-ATO) and how to determine which type of FedRAMP P-ATO’d cloud platform is right for an agency’s applications. We determined that an agency should select the P-ATO’d cloud platform that is capable of meeting the agency’s security control requirements or is flexible enough to layer …

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Understanding the Multiple Versions of the FedRAMP ATOs


The purpose of FedRAMP is simple – to act as a common set of security controls that can be accepted government-wide. However, since the July 2014 FedRAMP rollout, this security risk management program has gotten increasingly complex. With the initial FedRAMP rollout, the Joint Authorization Board (JAB), which is comprised of the CIOs from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), …

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Now Offering Enhanced Cloud Security Service for Enterprise Web Applications

With the continuing growth of cloud-based services, we are also seeing an increased concern surrounding the security of the data stored within those cloud-based infrastructures. If the same standard of security found in physical IT environments cannot be easily integrated to the cloud, enterprises will experience gaps in their security that could increase risk and expose sensitive data. Knowing how …

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Cloud Migration is the Leading Concern of Cloud Adopters


On December 10th, Datapipe surveyed IT specialists and CIOs at the Argyle Executive Forum in New York and asked them to highlight their biggest concerns about adopting cloud IT solutions for their business. As a global operator with multi-platform hybrid IT solutions, our team of experienced professionals can offer some recommendations. The number one concern cited by event attendees was …

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The Real Cost of Data Breaches

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Recently it seems like large-scale data breaches are an almost weekly occurrence. But, just because they are more commonplace does not mean their impacts are any less severe for businesses or for customers whose data is compromised. Though there were several high profile data breaches in the last 9 months — eBay, AOL (again!), Neiman Marcus and more — the …

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Financial sector takes on cloud computing

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The prospect of utilizing cloud services within the financial sector has traditionally been met with skepticism due to the need for the most stringent security and regulatory measures. However, with the advancement of cloud hosting options, this perspective is changing. According to recent research, the industry is poised to increase cloud adoption, taking advantage of the benefits offered by the …

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Value-based health care requires analytics and computing power

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Health care organizations have been modernizing their operations and approaches to patient care through technology solutions such as electronic health records and a range of analytical and sensory resources. Driven by opportunities to improve patient care, implement more cost-effective processes and uphold regulatory guidelines, such as Meaningful Use, medical facilities are transforming their IT infrastructure and exploring new ways to …

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PCI DSS 3.0: An Overview of Core Changes

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard 3.0 (PCI DSS) changes became effective on Jan. 1, and many businesses will be working to ensure they are meeting new and updated requirements throughout 2014. Datapipe recently become one of the first managed hosting service providers to become certified under PCI DSS 3.0 standards. Since we handle the majority of IT controls for many …

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Education takes on the cloud, but challenges remain

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The business world isn’t the only sector finding remarkable opportunities in cloud computing. Educational centers, from pre-K to university research facilities, are turning to the cloud to host their operations and data. Driven by benefits such as cost-effective IT infrastructures and remote accessibility, these organizations must also keep in mind a few important considerations to keep their cloud initiatives on …

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Know when to let go of legacy systems


Even with respect to the diverse array of powerful cloud computing services that have recently come into the picture, an organization’s attachment to its legacy IT infrastructure is understandable in this day and age. Internal staff typically spend years – if not decades – assembling, configuring and optimizing on-premise assets to the exact specifications of their business. Along with an …

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