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    Healthcare cloud security: Now and into the future

    Healthcare providers and payers that utilize cloud platforms to store and access personnel records (and like data) are probably storing protected health information (“PHI”), which is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). Rules now in place govern the use of cloud computing to store health-related data, including personnel-related data. The consequences for failure to comply can be severe to a company’s bottom line, including some heavy fines and PR nightmares.

    About 6 days, 11 hours ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Government, Security
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    Game of Thrones: 5 takeaways for IT

    After a long wait, Game of Thrones Season 4 has officially started (no spoilers for the first episode of season 4 – I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy). Amidst the action and excitement, there are some lessons IT can take away from seasons 1-3 of the show. Here are five of them...

    About 6 days, 12 hours ago - 0 comments - Categories: JustForFun, Strategy, Vendors
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    Accenture partners with Orange to deliver Euro-cloud services

    Accenture and Orange Business Services (OBS) have formed an alliance to support large enterprises with their cloud strategies. Accenture will provide expertise and skills in the planning, implementation, and management of cloud services with an industry solutions focus.

    About 1 week ago - 0 comments - Categories: Europe, Industry
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    Why SAP sees HANA as a driver for business disruption

    HANA continues to sit front and center in SAP’s product strategy. SAP’s challenge is to accelerate adoption by encouraging, not forcing, undecided customers towards HANA without clear and safe migration paths, but it should remember that its IT buyers are relatively conservative and will consider new technology options and changes at their own pace, not SAP’s.

    About 1 week, 1 day ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Industry, SAP
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    Cisco announces global “Cisco Powered” cloud ecosystem, Intercloud

    Cisco has announced its creation of a global cloud platform, branded Intercloud. It has also named some of its initial partners, which include a variety of cloud infrastructure players: Telstra, Allstream, Canopy, Ingram Micro, Logicalis Group, MicroStrategy, OnX Managed Services, SunGard Availability Services and Wipro. Although it is not a large group, it does include a mix of telcos, managed services providers, IT services providers, distributors, and resellers.

    About 3 days, 11 hours ago - 0 comments - Categories: Best Practice, Enterprise
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    Why cloud services spending will exceed $174bn in 2014

    The CEOs of leading companies are already striving to create an agile business model -- one that responds quickly to competitive pressures and shifting market demands. Commercial agility often requires a corresponding accelerated business technology deployment. Meaning, the IT requirement is for applications to be provisioned in hours -- not weeks or months.

    About 1 week, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hybrid, Industry, Research, Scalability
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    The Affordable Care Act and cloud computing: Understanding the links

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to reduce costs while improving quality of care. Of course, those in Healthcare IT have been trying to reduce costs and improve care for years. Perhaps there are some real opportunities to improve IT delivery around the ACA, and those opportunities may exist more in cloud than traditional approaches.

    About 2 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hype, Industry, Security
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    Open hybrid cloud: The private vs public debate is resolved

    As an informed senior executive, you already know that it's no longer a question of whether cloud service adoption is the right forward-thinking business technology strategy, but rather how you will leverage the abundance of new resources to outpace your competition.

    About 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Enterprise, Hybrid, Private, Public, Research
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    Why managed AWS isn't just about managing AWS

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is like an F-16 Fighting Falcon. In the right hands it can be nimble, graceful, and extremely powerful. Not to mention that it often destroys other cloud platforms in a dogfight… However, an important part of the analogy is the understanding that the AWS fighter plane comes in a thousand pieces with “some assembly required.”

    About 3 weeks, 3 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Amazon, Enterprise, IaaS
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    Why organisations should consider cloud-based backup and recovery

    The last decade has seen massive growth in data volumes and there has been a corresponding seismic shift in the way in which organizations deal with data. While storage technology has become relatively affordable and improved, it has struggled to keep pace with the data growth.

    About 2 weeks, 2 days ago - 0 comments - Categories: Infrastructure, Storage