Are PCs Committing Suicide? The Windows 8 Buyer Reactions When we use the term “Personal Computer”, we are generally talking about machines that can trace their ancestry to the original IBM 5150 PC, the computer architecture that brought computing to the masses. Introduced in 1981, the 5150 architecture, along with the Microsoft PC-DOS operating system, became the standard upon which the modern computer industry is based. Arguably, the Microsoft operating system and the Microsoft Windows OS’s which followed had more influence on computers becoming a part of our everyday life than the hardware it ran on. There are voices in
How Cloud Broker Software Is Accelerating Enterprise Cloud Migration When I say “Cloud Broker”, don’t confuse it with the official definition which is – an agent who assists cloud consumers choose or migrate to single or multiple cloud platforms. There’s a new set of software which sits on top of the Cloud stack and adds value by providing new solutions on the Cloud, migrating enterprise systems along with the data or migrating between different cloud services. Much like the stock brokers, cloud broker software is acting as an enabler and a catalyst in Cloud adoption. HHS (Health and Human Services
Data Encryption For Education Schools, colleges and universities are facing data security issues on a regular basis and the nature of their IT systems present unique challenges. Balancing diverse information with required security control is complicated when the IT infrastructure is decentralized and difficult to manage. Adding to these challenges is a diverse user population and the increased use of multiple devices and platforms. In this eBook, you’ll discover the basics of data encryption; how it addresses the unique data security challenges facing educational institutions, and key points to consider when building the business case for data encryption. You’ll also learn
Cloud Infographic: BYOD Security and Policies AccelOps Cloud Security Survey Report surveyed some 176 IT security personnel and they ranked BYOD as the top source for fear of incurring data loss and having the need for heightened data control. This is the traditional topic or cloud worriers and opponents of cloud computing which only helps in propagating the myth that cloud computing in not secure. ISC2’s January research shows that explicitly linked cloud computing to the creation of personal device policies. But the take away from the research is that companies who support BYOD have happier employees while also needing to increase their cloud security knowledge and skills.
Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without a disaster recovery plan. Today, virtualization and cloud enables companies of all sizes to implement a scalable, highly efficient disaster recovery plan without a huge investment. COSTLY AND RESOURCE-INTENSIVE DISASTER RECOVERY OF YESTERDAY At one time, investment in disaster recovery came in one of two forms: build a replica or subset of the
10 Cloud Based Prototyping Tools So, you have an idea that you want to bring into the world – it’s a work in progress, and you want to be able to take these items with you wherever you go. In the age of tablets and super computers that fit in your briefcase, there is still nothing that can compete with the power of a desktop computer. Because of this, too many people feel that they must be chained to their desktop computer to get the maximum efficiency out of their programs and process workflow. In this article, I will show
What’s Coming Next in the Cloud… When people think of cloud computing, two benefits usually spring to mind: an end to burdensome onsite system maintenance and the beginning of real-time, Web-based data access. But there’s a third set of advantages offered by today’s cloud innovators. Through a new “living” approach to product development, system enhancements are developed in response to customer needs on an ongoing basis and offered to all users as they become available. That means users get new features faster, and those features are more closely aligned with their actual business needs. This approach is quickly replacing old-school product development methods,