Business organizations are increasingly moving towards the cloud. However, there are still some obstacles to its widespread acceptance and ongoing development. While many are happy about how things are evolving in the cloud, there are also some missing pieces that must be taken into consideration.

For one, service administration is still far [...]

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Just recently, Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, took center stage when he said that cloud computing is facing “horrendous” problems. Mat Honan from Wired magazine also made startling revelations that Amazon and Apple’s customer service departments have been hacked which resulted to [...]

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The Ponemon Institute published a study on the global use of encryption of sensitive data by users in the cloud. Beyond the results, the document also provides an interesting perspective on the perception of cloud and security by companies from different countries.

The study conducted by Ponemon Institute in association with computer [...]

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Cloud computing could be described as evolutionary outgrowth of previous computational approaches, based on both existing technologies and new technologies. Although the cloud presents new opportunities around the sharing of resources, the relative newness of the model does not clearly overcome some of the barriers, which will need to be addressed before [...]

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Recent research reviewing small- to medium-size website traffic revealed that 51% of web site traffic is non-human, and that 31% is potentially damaging – automated malicious traffic from hackers, spies, scrapers, and spammers.

Given these numbers, no one wants to leave a website’s “front door” open. Website owners work hard [...]

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Cloud computing and cloud services are growing exponentially in different countries and no longer consider as a trend but a necessity. Research firm Gartner recently published a report that said more than one third of all digital data will be stored in the cloud by 2016.

The U.S. is the fourth [...]

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The US Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council is focused in helping financial institutions by providing a resource document which it hopes to address and understand the risk of cloud computing. In its four-page document, Outsourced Cloud Computing, the council stressed that due diligence must be performed in assessing a cloud computing service [...]

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As of May 28, Google’s cloud security reached a new high when Google Apps for Business earned ISO 27001 security certification.  Although the news of the certification caused a lot of hype in both the business and the technology worlds, not many people are aware of just how important this security certification [...]

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With the present attention the cloud is getting, it is but normal to be concerned about security. The cloud is popular because it is able to all music and personal emails which can be accessed through mobile devices or computers. Government agencies also use the cloud for its data storage so that [...]

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According to the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency (IWGCR), the total downtime of 13 well-known cloud services since 2007 amounts to 568 hours, which has an economic impact of around $71.7 million dollars.

In IWGCR’s research, they have stated that the 7.5 hours per year average unavailability only amounts [...]

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McAfee, the Intel security firm, introduced new enhancements to its platform in the cloud during the Cloud Expo 2012 held in New York. McAfee Cloud Security Platform will provide options to ensure the three main channels of traffic information – email, web and identity, in order to ensure data protection in [...]

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One of the main criticisms being levied at Cloud computing is its inherent security flaws. After all, the whole concept of cloud computing introduces possible security risks that are not present in conventional IT setups. However, a growing number of technologists are making the argument that clouds, contrary to popular belief, are [...]

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Employees tend to have multiple cloud endpoints in the form of mobile and tablet devices that are used to access both personal and corporate data from inside and outside the work environment. However, by giving our employers’ access to our devices via cloud, is there a way to protect our devices and [...]

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Intel on last week launched a cloud service password management that is fully integrated with Salesforce.com, to give customers an alternative to single sign on software on cloud.

The Single-Sign-On (SSO) cloud service delivered on Force.com, and Salesforce.com’s social enterprise platform had been launched in beta in February, is now available [...]

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Most businesses do have Disaster Recovery plans when it comes to their data but more than half of businesses still rely on onsite DR capabilities. According to Evault’s Andy Brewerton, everyone should consider migrating to the cloud, especially when it comes to protecting data.

Disasters do happen and these can affect your [...]

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The unsteady economic climate is causing businesses to re-evaluate their on-site IT infrastructures and resources. According to Rise, a hosted services provider, a third of the businesses polled felt that managed services were a more cost-effective alternative. The survey was offered to over 100 businesses in order to gauge their receptiveness to [...]

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