Cloud Security Alliance Annual EMEA Congress Discussions It was as cloudy as Edinburgh could be in the autumn, when the “Cloud Security Alliance Annual EMEA Congress” featuring about 300 Cloud Computing stake-holders, gathered for the event that was held during the last week of September, produced By MISTI Europe. The variety of organizations participating demonstrated the array of topics relevant to Cloud Computing adoption. Standards institutions – alongside government bodies, cloud providers and software vendors – demonstrated the challenges facing Cloud Computing. The considerable number of non-EU presenters further demonstrated the globalization process this technology is going through these days, as
Securing Cloud CRM for better Customer adoption Cloud Computing and CRM Cloud computing is the techno-business strategy of web-based access of diverse set of applications from any device and less workload on the Customer Service Representative’s (CSR) device as the software and data gets stored elsewhere. Any kind of application can be accessed through cloud, right from trivial word processing software to complex analytical engine for an enterprise. The primary benefit of cloud platform is that it allows an organization to focus only on its core competency as the complexity and overhead of managing IT applications and infrastructure will be
Cloud Computing Myths Explained: Part 1 Cloud computing services and related developments are definitely changing the way we network, collaborate, consume information and deploy applications. Businesses are now demanding more from service providers and cloud computing is more prominent across various industries. So being on cutting edge is rewarding but at the same time it has some side-effects too. Cloud is popular, it is one of the hottest topics discussed today and hence there are some myths associated with it too. Blame it to over marketing, unawareness of users or something else, recent surveys and customer feedbacks are sufficient enough
Using The Cloud To Extend Your Online Presence With Merchant Services Retailers in today’s global, information driven world are often faced with a paradox. They want to reach as many customers as possible, but do it with the least effort and cost to the business. At the same time, they want to retain customers by providing a great customer experience. Companies often now do online marketing with tools such as Facebook and Twitter, which help provide a visible profile of the organization beyond just the company’s website, but the value these add to customers is somewhat limited because they aren’t
17 million cyber-attacks blocked between April and June by secure cloud hosting provider London, UK – July 24, 2012 – Secure cloud hosting company, FireHost, has today revealed the latest statistical analysis of attacks successfully blocked by its servers located at data centers in the US and Europe. During the period of April to June 2012, the web applications, databases and websites of FireHost’s customers – spread across 33 countries worldwide – were protected from a total of 17 million cyber attacks, of which more than two million were categorized as the most serious kind of attack, and among FireHost’s ‘Superfecta’.
Beyond SFTP: Five Ways To Secure And Manage Your Data Transfer Via The Cloud Unmanaged Data Transfers Mean Risky Business Every day, growing amounts of electronic information are flowing – both inside your business and outside your business to trading partners. Your data – and how efficiently and effectively you handle its transfer – defines your business. It’s part of your competitive advantage. And a lot of it is data that would expose your company to risk if were misdirected, stolen, late or lost. Think about what travels across your network and the Internet every day: Sensitive information such as financial data, price lists, contracts, and customer data Regulated
Are Cloud Computing Service Providers Shirking Responsibility On Security? Former American President Harry S. Truman famously had a sign on his desk at the Oval Office with the phrase, “The Buck Stops Here!” It signified that it was the President who had to make the hard decisions and bear responsibility for them; he could not pass it on to someone else, being at the head of command. Unfortunately, it seems that cloud computing service providers believe in a completely different ideology. For them, it’s passing the buck that has become an established norm, especially regarding security. While the recent outage
Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks.com Dell may be known across the world for its computers, but its well on its way to emerging as a serious player in the cloud computing space, if its recent spate of acquisitions is any indication. Its recent announcement to acquire cloud-based medical archiving services provider InSite One, Inc is another step in that direction. Dell is looking to diversify from its niche as a hardware player and has acquired several companies in its bid towards becoming a solutions company, with 2009’s acquisition of Perot Systems being the biggest buy