Microsoft: Security Intelligence Report Volume 11 REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 11, 2011 — At RSA Conference Europe 2011 today, Microsoft Corp. released the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 11 (SIRv11), which found that less than 1 percent of exploits in the first half of 2011 were against zero-day vulnerabilities — software vulnerabilities that are successfully exploited before the vendor has published a security update or “patch.” In contrast, 99 percent of all attacks during the same period distributed malware through familiar techniques, such as social engineering and unpatched vulnerabilities. In the report, Microsoft highlights the fact that some of the more
Library Improves Login Process with the 3M Cloud-ID Visitors to the library want to have a smooth login process and the 3M Cloud-ID has been designed to do so. Launched by 3M Cloud Library, the 3M Cloud-ID leverages a patron’s existing library barcode and PIN to authenticate the patron and allows checkout of eBooks from the 3M Cloud Library. This is completely different from services offered by existing eLending providers that use a separate third party ID/PIN for authentication of library patrons. These traditional process, notes 3M is the cause of about 43 percent failure rate experienced by patrons who
Cloud Computing: Considerations and Next Steps Read this whitepaper to understand Intel’s Cloud vision for evolving cloud infrastructures to be more secure, simplified,and built and open standards. Cloud Computing is an important transition and a paradigm shift in IT services delivery – one that promises large gains in efficiency and flexibility at a time when demands on the data center are growing exponentially. The tools, building blocks, and best practices for cloud computing are evolving, and the challenges to deploying cloud solutions need to be considered. Read this whitepaper to understand Intel’s Cloud vision and recommendations for evolving cloud infrastructures
Cloud Computing and the Travel Agent: Thomas Cook Signs 10-Year Deal with Accenture Calling Thomas Cook a travel agent may be akin to calling the Taj Mahal a marble building, but its business depends on the same things as any business – responding rapidly to customer demand and minimizing costs while maximizing revenue. Taking this into consideration, it’s not surprising that Thomas Cook has decided to go on the cloud through its service provider Accenture. England-based Thomas Cook Group plc is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with sales of £8.9 billion ($13.7 billion) and 22.5 million customers.
Infographic: Cloud Computing Startups & Crowd Funding Here is an infographic that helps illustrate a little more about what Crowd Funding is, and how it can help. Small cloud based businesses looking to build and market their service, may want to turn to Crowd Funding as a much needed source of funding. Source: Intuit Blog
NEC to Cut Legal Risk with UBIC Cloud Japan based UBIC has introduced the UBIC Legal Cloud service that has the potential of reducing legal risk exposure for global corporate groups. UBIC Legal Cloud service enables these corporate groups to use UBIC’s Lit i View eDiscovery software on a 24-hour basis every day of the year from anywhere in the world. The first UBIC Legal Cloud Service is set to be deployed with NEC Corporation. “We want to aggressively pursue our intellectual property strategies further, at the same time we strive to lower any intellectual property-related risks the entire NEC
WAN Optimization: The Key to Effective Private Clouds Organizations of all shapes and sizes are looking to private cloud implementations to increase IT efficiency and help end users collaborate more easily. They’re after benefits that include lower costs,easier management of IT resources, improved disaster recovery and employee productivity gains. But organizations are also finding out that such advantages can only be achieved when they ensure their wide-area networks can offer speedy access to centralized IT resources for faraway users. Addressing any network limitations can make the difference between success or failure of a cloud-based system, which, in turn, can impact