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Global Cloud

Cybersecurity: The number of files exposed on misconfigured servers, storage and cloud services has risen to 2.3 billion

May 30, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Over 2.3 billion files — including sensitive data like payroll information, credit card details, medical data and patents for intellectual property — are exposed publicly online, putting both people and organisations at risk of data theft, cyber crime, espionage and […]


Deployment Models, Private Cloud

The case for “stepping stone” private clouds

May 21, 2019

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

Public cloud providers surprised a great deal of people when they came out with proprietary private clouds. (That’s where actual hardware and software support a subset of public cloud services.) I’m pretty sure they don’t like me to call them […]


Global Cloud, Uncategorized

Do you know what your cloud use really costs?

May 16, 2019

Via: CIO

In these days of cloud services and BYOD, you can’t always tell what you’re spending on IT by looking at purchasing agreements. You can start by asking your finance team, but if you’re a large company you don’t want to […]


Deployment Models, Private Cloud

Google Cloud Next postmortem: Thomas Kurian wants the right people

April 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Last week’s Google NEXT conference could be dubbed CEO Thomas Kurian’s coming out party. With the first major changing of the guard at the CEO suite, the baton has passed from Diane Greene, whose contribution could be summarized as the […]


Global Cloud

7 cloud myths debunked

March 27, 2019

Via: CIO

Myths can be fun and entertaining when they involve the exploits of ancient gods and heroes. The amusement stops quickly, however, when a myth hampers IT or enterprise success. So it goes with the stubborn misconceptions that delay or prevent […]


Global Cloud

A recipe for avoiding disaster in the cloud

March 19, 2019

Via: TechRadar

A business doesn’t get to choose when disaster strikes. Whether it’s as mundane as a server outage or as serious as a fire, disasters always take us by surprise and leave us to deal with the consequences. However, that doesn’t […]


Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS), Service Models, Software as a service (SaaS)

Security Considerations for Whatever Cloud Service Model You Adopt

March 11, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Companies recognize the strategic importance of adopting a cloud service model to transform their operations, but there still needs to be a focus on mitigating potential information risks with appropriate cloud security considerations, controls and requirements without compromising functionality, ease […]


Service Models, Software as a service (SaaS)

How to Accelerate Your Cloud IAM Adoption

March 5, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Cloud identity and access management (IAM) is quickly becoming a cost-effective and flexible model for modern IAM programs. According to the “2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management,” by 2022, identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), also known as cloud IAM, will be the […]


Global Cloud

2 reasons to avoid industry-specific cloud technology

March 1, 2019

Via: InfoWorld Cloud Computing

In my years as a cloud computing consultant, I am always taken back by my client’s request to have techs with vertical-specific knowledge help with their cloud projects. Moreover, they seek vertical-specific clouds and cloud services, or clouds that are […]


Global Cloud

Lessons from the Encryption Front Line: Core Components in the Cloud

February 19, 2019

Via: Security Intelligence

Now that we understand the common threats facing organizations and how to select the right solution for data-at-rest encryption (DaRE), what’s the next step in your data encryption journey? Encrypting data is the relatively easy part of the solution, but […]