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Failure to Launch: From Big Data to Big Decisions

Failure to Launch: From Big Data to Big Decisions | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Not long ago big data was all the rage, the trendiest concept in the world of business intelligence. Now, however, the hype appears to be fading fast, with few companies having realized the bottom-...
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The key to making big data initiatives a success lies within making the produced data  more digestible and usable in decision making, .......

 

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Move over outdated IT systems... the cloud has arrived

Move over outdated IT systems... the cloud has arrived | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Atlas Cloud boss Pete Watson explains how SMEs can benefit from shifting their IT operations to more secure servers
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Traditional IT is on the verge of death. .........

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Cloud computing: Potential, pitfalls for people with disabilities

Cloud computing: Potential, pitfalls for people with disabilities | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing can help empower people with disabilities by offering increased independence and opportunities to participate in the workforce, according to a new report.
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Given that in this country we currently have, to use blind and vision impaired as an example, about 65 per cent unemployment, then cloud could be revolutionary in providing an accessible working environment

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Cloud Computing Insurance: The New IT Safety Net?

Cloud Computing Insurance: The New IT Safety Net? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Own something valuable? Then it should be insured. Homes, cars and even office equipment is typically insured against destruction or theft. But what about data? For many midsize companies, mission-critical data does not reside on a single stack or even with a single cloud provider. ...
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.......... the problem lies in calculating the total value of virtual assets and the risk they represent. Companies with better security protocols, for example, should not be charged as much as those that leave gaping network holes. .......

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How to manage contractual risks in cloud computing

How to manage contractual risks in cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Practical and commercial risks when adopting cloud computing services can be identified and mitigated through due diligence processes especially in the service contract.
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On the practical side, the service contract should include a plan detailing the steps to be taken on exit, the assistance the vendor must provide and how data will be extracted from the vendor, ....

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INFOGRAPHIC: Data Security Risk And Prevention

INFOGRAPHIC: Data Security Risk And Prevention | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Security Risk - Cloud Infographic: Data Security Risk And Prevention
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Excellent Infographic from Continuity Central

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Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 9, 2014 10:43 PM

INFOGRAPHIC: Data Security Risk And Prevention

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INSURANCE: Cloud Computing: Risk vs. Reward

INSURANCE: Cloud Computing: Risk vs. Reward | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
2014 could be the tipping point for businesses to recognize the need to insure against cyber-related exposures.
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With those benefits, why do some businesses still resist integration into the cloud? The biggest concern is the impact the cloud has on a company’s security. With the ability to access anything from anywhere, a business’s data can be more vulnerable to attacks.

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Mustapha B. Mugisa's curator insight, September 23, 2014 11:53 AM

As a top executive, you must implement a robust risk management strategy to address cyber risks. The best strategy of all is on-going staff training. Ensure all your new staff are security conscious. 

Garry Wood's curator insight, October 6, 2014 11:33 AM

Would you trust the cloud for your business?

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cisco Security: Applied Intelligence for a Risky World

INFOGRAPHIC: Cisco Security: Applied Intelligence for a Risky World | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

This engaging infographic illustrates the trends, attitudes, and statistics shaping the way employees connect and share in the workplace--and how Cisco Security Intelligence Operations can help protect your government network with industry-leading malware intelligence.

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Excellent Infographic from Cisco on security.

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DAVOINE's curator insight, November 1, 2013 5:08 AM

Bon, à la fin ça se termine par une pub CISCO mais c'est de bonne guerre ;-)

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Elit-Technologies's curator insight, March 16, 2014 11:06 AM

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Assessing risk in cloud computing projects: A free framework

Assessing risk in cloud computing projects: A free framework | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
When many people come up against the term “risk” in the context of IT projects, they immediately reach for the telephone to call for their IT security experts.
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CloudProtect: Insurance for cloud computing risks

CloudProtect: Insurance for cloud computing risks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
To assist companies in managing the risks associated with cloud computing, Marsh announced an insurance solution designed to protect companies against first-party losses stemming from a cloud service provider’s failure.
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Financial firms still stricken with fear of the cloud, survey shows

Financial firms still stricken with fear of the cloud, survey shows | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Three quarters of businesses in the financial sector are still concerned about adopting cloud-based applications, according to survey data from the NCC Group.
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Two in five (40%) respondents aren’t currently using cloud because they fear sudden data loss on a mass scale, while three quarters (74%) of firms would need at least a week to implement a disaster recovery plan – 5% said it would take two to three months.

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Eric Frykman's curator insight, October 10, 2014 4:02 PM

As someone who works for the NCC Group, I can personally attest to this fear. However, this is how technology is moving - more to services, less-in house. Eventually it'll make more sense to move to someone who does IaaS or PaaS as a specialty than to keep it in house.

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Understanding cloud computing’s risk

Understanding cloud computing’s risk | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Ignore the claims by fearmongers, who are impeding the march of cloud computing. Risk management is what counts
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The claims by the fearmongers run the gamut from somewhat credible to singularly outrageous.

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Cloud computing revenue jumps, led by Microsoft and IBM

Cloud computing revenue jumps, led by Microsoft and IBM | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The virtue of fear as a source of animating energy has long been recognized in the quicksilver tech industry
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...... the fastest movers in the emergent cloud business are the incumbent giants of traditional software, Microsoft and IBM. Their business is most at risk from the shift to computing delivered over the Internet from distant data centers, with the business model of a pay-for-use service rather than a product.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Road To HIPAA Compliance

INFOGRAPHIC: The Road To HIPAA Compliance | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

HIPAA refers to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which in essence establishes national standards for electronic health care transactions, protects the privacy of individuals’ health care information and encourages greater use of electronic data within the healthcare system.

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Excellent Infographic from Axway

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The Law Society warns UK law firms about cloud computing risks

The Law Society warns UK law firms about cloud computing risks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Guidance about cloud computing from The Law Society is responding to the increasing use of cloud storage and the security risks involved in law firms.
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The Law Society warns that today’s law firms planning to move their IT into the cloud should be aware of the risk of lawful interception by intelligence agencies.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Adoption & Risk

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Adoption & Risk | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Adoption - Cloud adoption is big part of many businesses agenda in 2014
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Excellent Infographic that illustrates the high a number of cloud services available in the marketplace.

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INSURANCE: Underwriting cloud computing brings risks, rewards: Speaker

INSURANCE: Underwriting cloud computing brings risks, rewards: Speaker | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

ORLANDO, Fla. —To properly underwrite cloud risks, underwriters must peel away the mystery that surrounds them, an expert said Monday.

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The cloud, he said, presents the opportunity to spread fixed costs by sharing expenses and is “economically compelling.” But if that is the case, why isn't everyone in the cloud? “The one-word answer is risk,” Mr. Zollar said.

 

The cloud environment is less transparent and “more mysterious” than the noncloud environment, and it is not known where data is stored at any given moment, he said. “As underwriters, you need to demystify the cloud” to write high-quality coverage, he said.

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Know the key legal and security risks in a cloud-computing contract

Know the key legal and security risks in a cloud-computing contract | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Youre no longer in control of your data once you hand it over to a cloud storage provider, but you're legally still responsible for it. Knowing whats in your cloud-provider contract is critical, says tech attorney Milton Petersen.

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A solid article with great advice.

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Beware: 7 Sins of Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Beware: 7 Sins of Cloud Computing | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
While none of these problem areas align with the so-called deadly sins, the reality is that each represents a real challenge that can arise in many organizations when it comes to implementing and maintaining a cloud architecture, writes Jake Gardner.
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