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Cloud: security threat or solution?

Cloud: security threat or solution? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Can cloud computing tackle new and emerging cyber threats – or is this just a new round of security industry marketing hype?
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EmpowerID Launches Office 365 Manager for Security, Control

EmpowerID Launches Office 365 Manager for Security, Control | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
EmpowerID has announced Office 365 Manager, a module that allows enterprises to extend their existing on-premise security and audit control model to the Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory cloud.
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Office 365 Manager, is designed to help enterprises streamline platform management, boost user productivity and lower their IT operating costs.

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BrandPost: BrandPost: Five Ways Cloud Security Has Changed in 2014

BrandPost: BrandPost: Five Ways Cloud Security Has Changed in 2014 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The landscape of cloud security is shifting. At Alert Logic, we publish an annual Cloud Security Report, and this year's trends are particularly relevant to IT professionals working to secure applications in the cloud.
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The big question on everyone's mind was, "Is the cloud as secure as dedicated, on-premise infrastructure?"

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iOS 8's hidden revolution goes way beyond the iPad and iPhone

iOS 8's hidden revolution goes way beyond the iPad and iPhone | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Handoff, Touch ID, extensions, HealthKit, CloudKit, and HomeKit are all part of a larger plan that moves liquid computing forward
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Apple announced its CloudKit, HealthKit, and HomeKit APIs at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. All three are critical to growing areas of technology interoperation: cloud services, medical data and sensors, and home automation ....

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How Cloud Computing Can Help Small & Medium Businesses

How Cloud Computing Can Help Small & Medium Businesses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Computing has become a hot topic over the last several years. With every type of business aspect being performed ‘in the cloud’ lots of different size companies are utilizing cloud-based…
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.... the benefits of cloud computing and how these systems can be implemented at a budget friendly cost.

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How Cloud Computing has changed the face of IT

How Cloud Computing has changed the face of IT | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing provides easy access via online applications which therefore means there is no involvement of expensive IT hardware.
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IT skills and requirements are changing; those who work in IT need to be able to work with and operate online networks therefore new skills are required. Universities .....

 

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Can cloud computing stay green?

Can cloud computing stay green? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We spoke to the founder and CEO of server specialist Iceotope to find out if sustainability and the environment really can go hand-in-hand with cloud computing.
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With the .... trend involving such huge consumption of power and data, is this fundamentally incompatible with 'greenness'?

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What the Future of Cloud Computing Will Bring

What the Future of Cloud Computing Will Bring | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing has evolved at a staggering rate. The ability for businesses and individual users to,Cloud Computing
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These products integrate the best features of cloud-based data, infrastructure, software, and platforms to provide what some refer to as XaaS (Anything as a Service).

 

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Is PaaS as dangerous as it seems? Cloudbees bust some cloud computing myths

Is PaaS as dangerous as it seems? Cloudbees bust some cloud computing myths | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Is cloud computing as dangerous as it seems? From open source do-it-yourself types to organizations who fear the lack of standards, there are plenty of myths to dispel. Here Cloudbee's Sacha Labourey provides the truth behind the cloud computing FUD.
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Six tips, written by the Cloudbees CEO, effectively dispel some of the most common myths and misconceptions people have about PaaS and SaaS based offerings, and each article is well worth the read:

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Cloud, Mobile, Healthcare And Enterprise Software Lead Deloitte's 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey

Cloud, Mobile, Healthcare And Enterprise Software Lead Deloitte's 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud and SaaS-based start-ups are generating the greatest levels of confidence with global investors today, up 2% from 2013. Global investors continue to place a very high level of confidence in Cloud- and SaaS-based startups, with the industry receiving a 4.11 score on a 5.0 confidence rating scale. These and other key [...]
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These and other key findings are from the 2014 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey published last month by Deloitte & Touche LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

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Top Five Technology Trends That Will Change the Legal Industry [#Cloud]

Top Five Technology Trends That Will Change the Legal Industry [#Cloud] | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Technology is quickly becoming an influential member of the practice.

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From the way legal teams prepare for trial to how they communicate with clients and other professionals, technology is quickly becoming an influential member of the practice. However, even in today's technology-driven world, not all firms can label themselves tech savvy.

 

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Disaster Recovery as a Service: Can small businesses now benefit?

Disaster Recovery as a Service: Can small businesses now benefit? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Small businesses are increasingly seeing the advantage of software as a service. It’s a model that opens up new possibilities to them.
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Cloud storage is even simpler. The data for entire small business can be uploaded without having to worry about investing in extra hardware or complex technology. But what about ‘Disaster Recovery as a Service’ or DRaaS for short – is that just for the bigger organizations....

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Samsung Chooses Dropbox over Google Cloud for Device Storage | Cloud Computing Mobile Services content from Talkin' Cloud

Samsung Chooses Dropbox over Google Cloud for Device Storage | Cloud Computing Mobile Services content from Talkin' Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Starting this month, several Samsung mobile devices will have Dropbox selected as the default cloud choice—a slight blow to Google Drive.
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Samsung's mobile devices are based on Android, of course, so it's a little surprising that Samsung has chosen Dropbox over Google Drive, making it a good win for Dropbox.

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Box faces tough campaign for health, retail, and entertainment clouds

Box faces tough campaign for health, retail, and entertainment clouds | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Box's move to add services for vertical markets smartly avoids the race to the bottom in cloud storage, but the road isn't easy
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It's a crafty move, given the cloud storage market's race to the bottom, and every bit of differentiation counts.

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For iPhone 6 Plus, big phone equals big wait

For iPhone 6 Plus, big phone equals big wait | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Apple and the major carriers are all showing wait times of several weeks to months for the larger version of the new iPhone.
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After Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones went on sale for preorder Friday, the arrival times for the iPhone 6 Plus were quickly pushed back several weeks later than those of its smaller sibling,

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Piston Cloud Computing Boosts OpenStack Security

Piston Cloud Computing Boosts OpenStack Security | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A key feature Piston is pushing forward in version 3.5 of its OpenStack cloud distribution is support for Intel's Trusted Execution Technology.
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In Piston OpenStack 3.5, the secure server enrollment process has been integrated in a consistent manner with how the platform already enables system scale-out and upgrades.

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How to Avoid a Cloud Strategy that Fails

How to Avoid a Cloud Strategy that Fails | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As cloud computing becomes widely adopted, organizations still maintain vastly different schools of thought on what the term “cloud” really means. That’s partly due to the term “cloud computing” being used for a broad collection of services, delivered at many different layers (infrastructure, application platform, software, ...

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Bottom line: Cloud computing can save money, but only for the right services.

 

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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leak, Google Says No Compromise

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leak, Google Says No Compromise | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Approximately 4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum on Tuesday, as first reported by Russian website CNews. That’s the bad news. The good news... Keep reading →
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If you want to check whether your account is included in the leak, you can head to isleaked.com

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INFOGRAPHIC: Not Everything Is Locked Up Within A Secured Network

INFOGRAPHIC: Not Everything Is Locked Up Within A Secured Network | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Secured Network - Cloud Infographic: Devices That Are Surprisingly Easy To Hack
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Here is an infographic provided by the group at: http://www.whoishostingthis.com that lists 14 systems that were accessed by hackers through the Internet. Surprisingly enough, in a large number of cases, the hacked passwords and logins were something like “admin”, “password” or “123”:

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Introducing the Hybrid Cloud – A New Way to Think About Cloud Computing

Introducing the Hybrid Cloud – A New Way to Think About Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The last few years have seen a definite explosion of interest in cloud computing solutions for businesses of all sizes, to the point of cloud storage wars bringing down the price and ever increasing …
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A hybrid cloud solution offers some distinct benefits for small to medium sized businesses looking to expand their computing power. These can be broken down into a few basic areas: .....
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XaaS: The future of cloud or marketing fluff?

XaaS: The future of cloud or marketing fluff? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As cloud computing becomes ever more pervasive, future models will begin to revolve around XaaS. Anything as a service, everything as a service, more as a service, call it what you will. The overall effect is that a new type of service will deliver IaaS, PaaS and SaaS in one package.

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...... however, there’s a sense that the ‘as a service’ terms are becoming outdated, and that they only serve to cause confusion.

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Enterprise Cloud Services Retooled as Google for Work

Enterprise Cloud Services Retooled as Google for Work | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Google is retooling its Enterprise Cloud Services with a new name and better accessibility for smaller businesses. It's now called Google For Work.
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Some of the most accessible features include Google Apps for Work. Every user who signs up for Google for Work gets access to their own business email address.

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Google and Amazon facing off in new tech businesses

Google and Amazon facing off in new tech businesses | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Google and Amazon are stepping on each others' toes with increasing frequency, as they expand into new businesses from smartphones to streaming video, cloud computing and, most of all, digital advertising and online shopping.
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"Amazon and Google are in a dogfight for the hearts and minds and wallets of the online shopper,"

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How to Set Up Facebook Business Manager |

How to Set Up Facebook Business Manager | | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Do you want to organize account managers in Facebook? This article shows how to set up Facebook Business Manager for more control over business assets.
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Until now, if your business had multiple managers handling different Pages or client ads, you had to grant them access to accounts being shared among multiple users.

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Salesforce Pushes Wearables for the Enterprise

Salesforce Pushes Wearables for the Enterprise | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Epson, Jawbone, Meta, Oculus and Vuzix are joining the Salesforce Wear platform. The initiative, announced Thursday, will bring 3D smart glasses, fitness trackers and virtual reality headsets to the company's device ecosystem, potentially expanding the number and types of enterprise Relevant Products/Services apps developers can design for the platform.

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“The market for wearables is going to be huge,” said Martin.

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Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns

Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Growing number of businesses looking to the cloud for data storage solutions
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After hundreds of naked celebrity photos were allegedly hacked from Apple’s iCloud this Labor Day weekend, many are questioning the security of “the cloud.” But that hasn’t stopped the steady influx of businesses switching from in-house data storage to cloud-based solutions.

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