Is critical data safe in the cloud?

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Sep 23, 2013

Cloud services promise economic benefits, scalability and flexibility. They can trigger perceived risks for companies that are concerned about security, data protection, reliability and availability.

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Tags: Cloud, critical data, safe

How Surveillance Impacts Cloud and Data Center

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Sep 9, 2013

With more information, users and devices requesting data, there are many privacy and protection challenges.

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Tags: Data Center, Cloud, Surveillance, Impact

Cloud Begins With Coal

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 29, 2013

The average square foot of data center uses 100 to 200 times more electricity than does square foot of modern office building.

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CIO Concerns Over IT Complexity Are Smothering The Cloud, Claims NTT

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 7, 2013

“We can deduce from our findings that cloud is largely restricted to test and development, and software as a service (SaaS). IT leaders have held back from putting their business engine in the cloud – the suites of core applications and data that lie at the heart of the organisation. They are concerned that cloud providers do not appreciate the complexity of their legacy ICT estate and fear migration may not be successful.”

~ Damian Skendrovic, VP Cloud Services, NTT Europe

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Tags: Cloud, IT, CIO, Concerns, Complexity

Apple unveils 18-megawatt solar farm to power cloud data center

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 27, 2013

Apple Inc. (NSQ:AAPL) said it plans to build a new solar farm with NV Energy Inc (NYS:NVE) for power supply to its new data center in Reno, Nevada, a major step towards its goal of having its data centers run on renewable energy.

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Tags: Data Center, Cloud, Power, Apple, 18-megawatt solar farm

Cloud and Human Resources Management

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 9, 2013

Planning around cloud involves manpower planning, recruitment, employee management, provision of materials, job leveling, compensation administration, training, timekeeping, etc.

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Tags: Management, Cloud, Human Resource

Creating a cloud security policy

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 8, 2013

As you are creating a list of questions for information security, what questions should you ask? Here is a list from Net Security from Creating a cloud security policy.

Perhaps a differentiation is the level of the organisation such as small business vs corporate. These considerations mainly apply to corporate organisations.

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Tips for Cloud Compliance

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jun 30, 2013

Which regulatory requirements do worry about in cloud?

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Looking To The Cloud For Data Security

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jun 28, 2013

Here are a few best practices Gartner and other security researchers have recommended:

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The Human Cloud: Wearable Technology from Novelty to Productivity

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jun 16, 2013

Electronic devices are designed for both function and fashion. Data is stored and analyzed in the cloud. Users can then download these insights from the cloud anywhere and at any time.

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Tags: Cloud, Human, Wearable Technology, Novelty, Productivity