How companies are adopting cloud computing and how they are addressing the changes that it entails in the management of IT resources? RightScale tries to find the answers in its RightScale 2014 State of the Cloud Survey.

The survey results found that cloud adoption is picking up steam as enterprises increase [...]

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IBM is developing a cloud service for the security of data transmissions over mobile networks. This allows developers to develop applications in which data is always protected.

IBM won a patent called, “Pushing secure notifications to mobile computing devices,” for a cloud-based security protocol that will help developers create apps that [...]

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The economic consequences of the NSA scandal are anything but marginal. But the effects in monetary terms are only part of the problem – the point is that Edward Snowden revelations of NSA scandal has changed the perception of IT industry towards cloud computing.

Nearly ninety percent of the ICT [...]

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McAfee in a recent report said enterprises expect to see an increase in attacks aimed at shared resources in any IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS (Infrastructure, Platform, or Software as a Service) cloud environment. Cybercriminal will target cloud-based applications and data repositories such as the ubiquitous hypervisors found in all data centers, [...]

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PayPal, Nok Nok Labs, Agnitio, Validity Sensors, Lenovo and Infineon Technologies formed a coalition called the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance to develop a standards-based open approach that automatically detects when a FIDO-enabled device is present and offers users the option to replace passwords with more secure authentication techniques such as [...]

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Organizations are more than ever exposed to a large number and variety of threats and risks to cyber security. Big Data will be one of the main elements of change in the enterprises by supplying intelligence-driven models.

Research firm Gartner said that big data analytics will play a crucial role in [...]

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McAfee Labs has published a report with the predictions of threats in 2014 (McAfee Labs 2014 Threats Predictions), where in the list along with the apocalyptic threat of cyber-attacks on infrastructure, big data, and PC, there is also an attack on data breaches and data loss, denials of service, and [...]

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By Adam Stern

Nearly everyone agrees on the key benefits of virtual servers — scalability, improved resource utilization, reduced operational costs, instant provisioning, and the ability to quickly expand the server base.  But there is no “one size fits all” consensus around private vs. public cloud servers.

The selection of a public [...]

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More studies confirm that the average safety offered by the data center over the cloud is higher than the average recorded at similar facilities on premises, but WikiLeaks scandal and espionage activities conducted at the level of governmental institutions, with everything shown by the work of the National Security Agency (NSA) could [...]

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By Jieming Zhu

According to industry research firm Gartner, the worldwide market for cloud computing will grow 18.5 percent this year to $131 billion. One of the leading areas of adoption among companies of all sizes is file share and sync services such as Box, Dropbox, etc. These services are being used by [...]

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The International Data Corporation (IDC) has published the first in a series of industry and technology-specific predictions of information and telecommunications technology industry (ICT) for the coming year. IDC predictions for 2014 are strongly influenced by the third platform as the next platform in the industry for growth and innovation on the [...]

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Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing, is led by a broad coalition of industry professionals, companies, associations and other key stakeholders. Its mission is to promote the use of best practices for providing [...]

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Cloud computing holds great potential for both the private sector and the public administration in Europe. Simultaneously, data protection and data security in the cloud have a high priority in order to provide confidence in the context of the revelations about the NSA’s activities critical to cloud computing.

More than 95 [...]

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Cloud computing continues to evolve as fast as the different seasons experienced nowadays. But the challenging issue all businesses are facing is the skills gap between cloud projects and the technology requirements needed in accomplishing the task. The lack of appropriate skills creates an imbalance for enterprises that in the end can [...]

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In spite of the widespread belief that bringing data on the systems to an external service provider would create doubts on security, Gartner believes that the market for cloud security is among those set to grow more in recent years.

According to Gartner report, the market for cloud-based security will hit [...]

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The demand for cloud computing is strengthen when the companies have reached the awareness that they need to provide innovative IT services while reducing costs. The cloud model promotes investment in technology, allowing scheduling, provisioning, with a rapid and dynamic management of virtualized computing resources on demand.

IBM has supported thousands of [...]

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