Revealed by Edward Snowden, the NSA spying program has had many repercussions, particularly in political, diplomatic and civil. The result was the commercial consequences envisaged with suspension of TAFTA agreement by Europeans countries. Now a report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) published early August focused on the effects of PRISM at the…

People are accustomed to using their beautifully-designed and easy-to-use productivity tools in their everyday life. As employees, they now have the same expectation for their work environment. Companies are allowing employees to use their own devices (BYOD) and adopt low-cost SaaS-based solutions to save IT substantial costs but this now renders concerns around security and…

The European Agency for Network and Information Security Information Security Agency (ENISA) published a report that argues excessive growth of cloud computing is a double-edged risk. But the agency also recognizes the advantages of using the cloud. Barely a week after the announcement by the European Commission of its plans for a new directive on…

In a troubled economic environment, the public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is expected to increase by 24.5% in 2013. In a new report published by the research firm Gartner, the MENA region will generate $462.3 million in revenue during 2013. Gartner projections also indicated that the growth rate…

Gartner has released what 2013 holds for IT organizations and users. The predictions of the consulting focus on economic risks, opportunities and innovations that CIOs adopt to foster a new generation of highly oriented business solutions. In the new report entitled, “Predicts 2013: Security Solutions,” Gartner states that increased adoption of cloud-based computing is expected…

More and more companies use cloud computing and put their information on remote computers, for example Google, Salesforce, Amazon and Microsoft. Organizations are experiencing the benefits of cloud computing such as greater flexibility, lower costs and improved scalability of IT resources. Now as per new survey from KPMG International, cloud revenues to skyrocket over next…

A lot of executives look down on technology evangelists and consider them as mere “drive-by shooters” or basically people who cruise by their offices while firing one-shot “silver bullet” solutions. There is a possibility that cloud evangelists are lumped in the same category, if they are promoting cloud computing as a tech enhancement instead of…