If you are using cloud computing technology in some form, the recent Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard guidelines released should be major news for you. While it is only targeted towards organizations who are already using the technology as a big part of their cardholder data environment (CDE), the guidelines have [...]

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Taxpayers expect the government to spend their money well. Thus, they require transparency. According to California Forward, a government advocacy organization, the people want their leaders to be accountable. Therefore, the government must be efficient and open through the promotion of [...]

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Hacked through the Clouds

A series of cyber-assaults have recently targeted various banks all over the United States. A type of malware dubbed ‘itsokaynoproblembro’ or Brobot has reportedly been in action for a number of years, operating under the radar of various anti-virus programs. However, it is only recently that [...]

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Hacked through the Clouds

On February 23, 2013 By

A series of cyber-assaults have recently targeted various banks all over the United States. A type of malware dubbed ‘itsokaynoproblembro’ or Brobot has reportedly been in action for a number of years, operating under the radar of various anti-virus programs. However, it is only recently that the virus has directly affected the [...]

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Despite the many advantages provided by cloud computing technology, the rate of adoption among large enterprises has been surprisingly slow, especially when compared to the way SMEs have embraced the technology. The main reason for the slow rate of adoption is the fact that migrating to the cloud would generally require the [...]

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Securing the Cloud

On February 20, 2013 By

Cloud computing has become another key resource for IT deployments, but there is still fear of securing applications and data in the cloud. These concerns include authentication, authorization, accounting (AAA) services; encryption; storage; security breaches; regulatory compliance; location of data and users; and other risks associated with isolating sensitive corporate data. Add [...]

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Amazon Redshift – Review

On February 18, 2013 By

Amazon continues to prove itself as deserving of its spot as one of the driving forces behind the IT sector when they launched the new Amazon Redshift service, which aims to sell data warehousing as a service.

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By Andi Mann

People keep storing and sharing highly sensitive information in the public cloud despite the warnings about the dangers, and despite story after news story that validates those warnings. This is the rogue cloud—a de facto innovation platform that exists thanks to legions of organizations diving headlong into [...]

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Fears of Government and Legal Intervention Slows Cloud Adoption

Security and compliance concerns are still major stumbling blocks to cloud adoption. According to a study by security firm Lieberman Software, nearly 48% of members of teams in business fear of government and legal interference before putting sensitive data in [...]

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Turning Data Into Profit

On February 15, 2013 By

Today, business is moving at such a speed that it is creating large volume of digitized data from which some value has to be extracted. The fact is that behind various structured and unstructured data are answers to some of the crucial business questions. Unfortunately, no one sees the answer due to [...]

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IBM has recently partnered with SAP to offer IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+, a global big data and cloud service. With this service, businesses can store, run, and access SAP applications correctly and safely in the clouds from Japan, Germany, France, Brazil, [...]

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Moving data to the cloud can break through barriers in time and place, allowing workers to get to information faster and more easily than ever. But the right approach is critical. To get the best returns on your cloud investments, your enterprise must effectively manage data, as well as integrate it with [...]

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As cloud computing technology matured, people eventually realized that hybrid cloud has its place, as it managed to change the way businesses consume cloud resources while also filling in gaps in the workload functionality of the technology. As time went by, the technology has matured further and businesses were able to connect [...]

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Kii announced the general availability of Kii Cloud during last week’s Apps World in San Francisco (CloudTimes is a media sponsor of Apps World). Kii Cloud provides back-end services that help with user acquisition, retention and monetization for mobile apps. The solution allows also to add user management and data [...]

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IBM Extends Support of Enterprise Apps with its Public SmartCloud

IBM announced a new version of its public cloud, which has more support and services for managing enterprise applications in the cloud, such as SAP in particular.

According to IBM, the main reason why large companies are reluctant to use [...]

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