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
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,
Last Weeks Acquisition By Software AG Small and medium-sized businesses have something new to be excited about. Software AG who last week purchased LongJump, a PaaS (Platform as a Service) vendor who in the past has worked with giants like Cisco, AT&T, and Gannett to provide white-labeled PaaS. The terms of the deal were undisclosed, but Software AG says that it will reveal the details of how it will weave LongJump’s technology into its own middleware portfolio when they are ready. LongJump uses open-source elements including MySQL database and Tomcat application server, so it is compatible with a majority of
The Big Gap -> Cloud Skills A recent study by market intelligence firm IDC shows that about 1.7 million cloud computing jobs could not be filled due to lack of training and certification as well as experience. Businesses are moving to the cloud at an exponentially accelerating rate. Various surveys of IT executives shows that 50% consider cloud a ‘high’ to ‘very high’ priority, and 67% are either planning to or are already using cloud computing, and 75% are concerned about security, access and data control. The majority of IT jobs require cloud-related skills. 26% annual growth in the demand
Past, Present and Future: Cloud Computing in Three Minutes Perhaps the most interesting thing about the cloud is just how fluffy it really is. Recent news indicates that it has finally gone mainsteam. Yet at the same time, most people are still not quite clear on what the cloud really is. To get a better understanding, here’s a three-minute summary of where the clouds came from and where they are heading. Looking at the roots of the cloud computing movement, it all really started in the late ‘90s when companies with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model started surfacing. Perhaps the most well known pioneer is Salesforce.com,
Cloud Business Integration: What Service Providers are Doing to Penetrate the Enterprise Market A lot of cloud services began their lives in the consumer market and offered services for the individual rather than the Enterprise business. They offer free subscriptions and use for certain small amounts of resources as a preview of their capabilities. But the problem is that most individual users do not really need a lot of resources from the cloud unless they are running their own business online and so may need more. But the truth is no matter how big the consumer market is, and hence the number