The Great Arms Race For Security: Virtualization Since its infancy in the early seventies when the first computer virus was created, the malware and anti-malware business has grown into multi-billion dollar industries. No longer are script kiddies creating malware for notoriety, instead the malware industry is run by organized criminals who invest time and money in new technologies and methods to compromise systems for profit. The evolution of malware is the driver for the progress of security. Malware propagation has gone from floppy disks, to email attachments, and on to remote exploits of vulnerabilities. Malicious software itself has become more
Companies That Pass On UCaaS Don’t Know What They’re Missing This post is sponsored by CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. As the helicopter hovers above the water, a young lieutenant checks his HUD. It shows an altitude at 8 meters with wind gusting at 17 knots. His eyes flick to the right and he checks his position. Right on target. “Team Alpha, this is Bravo. Are you ready?” The diver receives an affirmative response. But then a warning sounds, followed by a computerized voice: Priority message alert – Rescue target identified as known drug smuggler. Proceed with caution. “Did you hear that, Alpha?
Barriers In Cloud Computing Adoption Though cloud computing is largely considered as the future of enterprise and consumer computing, it is not without its drawbacks and flaws that would prevent those with really special needs to adopt cloud computing into their business or organization. The cloud delivery mechanism, the internet, is leading to new and somewhat questionable revenue streams which are fraught with uncertainty, complexity, and have different privacy and tax compliance depending on the location and this is boggling the minds of users and providers alike. So let us look at some major problems that inhibit the adoption of cloud computing in some IT organizations.
Top 25 European Rising Stars 2012: FileSpirit …….Toast to Business on the Go with FileSpirit Mobile Browsing The cloud sometimes appears cryptic, almost a necessary burden. At least this is so with reference to FileSpirit, a German tech startup from the town of Erlangen. The new file sharing company says that it rarely relies on the cloud other than as a network. This is a right swing against heavyweights like Dropbox whose large online databases require rummaging through searching for files in sub-folders With FileSpirit, convenience, fast accessibility and no downloads are the highlights. Remarkably, security is one of the major
Webinar: Integration Made Easy In The Cloud Using SAP as an ERP: Dell Boomi Reaches Out to Draw Integration Seekers Inside the Boomi Atom Technology Struggling with assimilating SAP with other systems and cloud based applications? Dell Boomi’s fresh approach utilizing their Boomi Atom and Boomi molecule is looking to serve up enterprise grade functionality formerly reserved for deep pockets. You’re invited to sit with Michael Hubbs the Director of IT at Emtech, Steve Tseng the Enterprise Architect at Dell Boomi, and Wes Manning the Sales Engineer at Dell Boomi for a live event. Entitled, “SAP and Salesforce.com: Integration made easy in the cloud” the 60-minute conference is
Stuck In The Clouds: The Issue Of Data Ownership While the immediate benefits of cloud services are typically clear to new users, individuals and businesses alike are becoming increasingly aware of a looming issue: vendor lock-in. As these users amass large amounts of data in their cloud-based accounts, from email to pictures and everything in between, they are learning that exporting that data can pose a significant challenge. Vendors often rely on the fact that once you are comfortable using their services it is difficult to leave and move that data out or to another service. For individuals, this can mean
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Hair Loss By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level. After all, isn’t cloud computing a fun way to get things done. Doesn’t it simplify our lives? So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop by our comic library for that much deserved moment of fun before you call it a day. Review the full library For the reuse of our comic images for print, web or related, please contact us regarding.
Phase Two Of The Cloud Revolution Is Well Underway It began with the biggest inbox storage available on the market and it grew to 5GB of free server storage but it did not stop there. We are talking, of course, about the host of services that Google has brought to the PC world. And now they have the upper hand in the fight with Microsoft’s Office Suite as they are trying to move in the space of cloud computing. Office 365 is one of the latest Microsoft creations aimed at delivering the same type of productivity we have enjoyed from them for years but