Governance, public clouds, and MSPs: Creating a strategy

By David Linthicum

Governance is a loaded term.  In the old days of enterprise architecture, it meant the ability to yell at staffers who used the wrong operating systems and databases, thus enterprise architecture was more of a management concept.  These days, with the emergence of cloud computing, enterprise architecture is how we control, manage, and secure cloud resources and services.

Public clouds typically don’t exist on their own.  They have to work and play well with existing or even new...

By LogicWorks, 09 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Compliance, Strategy.

US judge orders Microsoft to give up overseas cloud data

A US judge has ruled that US-based providers must hand over customer emails even if they are stored in a location overseas.

The decision comes amidst a challenge from Microsoft with regard to an Ireland-based customer, claiming that as the US government does not have jurisdiction overseas the company should not be forced to disclose user data.

Yet Judge James C. Francis has dismissed this claim, further jeopardising the data security of US cloud providers.

Judge Francis explained the issue at stake....

By James Bourne, 29 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Compliance, Data, Legal, Microsoft.

Can managed services balance BYOD security and compliance concerns?

BYOD security is and has been a major point of interest (perhaps hype) in IT for some time now. The desire for employees to use their own smartphones and devices frames an opportunity for businesses to cut capital expenses and increase efficiency. Despite the potential upsides, and while there are many companies that have come to embrace such an approach, there are major hurdles where security and compliance are concerned.

As an added layer of complexity, many companies are also balancing the cloud and network...

By LogicWorks, 07 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Best Practice, Compliance, Enterprise, Vendors.

Cloud-enabling technologies revenue will reach $22.6bn by 2016

Defining Cloud-Enabling Technologies (CET) as those that are installed, delivered and consumed on-premises, Market Monitor a service of 451 Research recently released their annual forecast of virtualization, security and automation and management revenue through 2016. The report, Market Monitor Cloud-Enabling...

By Louis Columbus, 27 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Compliance, Economy, Industry, Infrastructure, Research.

How healthcare cloud computing can save millions as regulations change

By David LinthicumWe all know that cloud computing provides business agility.  For many enterprises, that means they have the ability to keep up with new and emerging markets.  In the world of healthcare, cloud computing also provides the ability to keep up with ever-changing regulations.

This double value that healthcare cloud computing brings is rather interesting, given that many in healthcare are suspicious of the value of...

By LogicWorks, 25 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Compliance, Industry, Strategy, Trends.

IBM introduces flexibility to Big Data governance

Tony Baer, Principal Analyst, Software – Enterprise SolutionsIBM’s latest Big Data enhancements for its InfoSphere integration and governance product portfolio promote an emerging approach to reconcile Big Data with master data management (MDM). IBM’s official terminology is “building confidence” in Big Data. The innovation is a probabilistic approach based on the idea that when ensuring the validity and sanctity of Big Data, “perfect is the enemy of good.” This is very much in...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 19 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Compliance, Data, Enterprise, Regulation, Strategy.

Before the breach: Cloud breach response best practices

One of the most difficult and damaging events that can occur for any business’ infrastructure is a breach. However, breaches occur when proper planning hasn’t gone into an infrastructure contingency plan.

There are several areas of consideration that need to be fully planned for before any IT strategy and data objectives can be balanced in the face of a potential breach: whether technical, HR, or compliance, have a response plan for each area is necessary before any problem ever arises.

In this...

By LogicWorks, 13 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Architecture, Best Practice, Compliance, DisasterRec, Security, Strategy.

Why the public cloud is not always the most secure option for your business

Public Cloud Security Issues

– Brought to you by the 2X Cloud Computing Team –

The obvious benefits offered by cloud computing technology have not only made it inevitable, but also irresistible for business to embrace this ever-innovating technology. While scalability and agility improve business productivity levels, optimization of resources decreases Capex and Opex. However, choosing the right cloud model for your business requirements is a tough task. Businesses have the option to choose a Public,...

By 2X Software, 28 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Compliance, Public, Security, Strategy.

US cloud industry set to lose up to $35bn because of PRISM

According to a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the repercussions of PRISM means that, over the next three years, the US cloud computing industry can lose from $22bn to $35bn due to reneged market share.

Anyone hoping this is a brand new piece of research may be slightly disappointed, although they’re not entirely wrong either.

Last month, CloudTech reported on a survey from the Cloud...

By James Bourne, 07 August 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Compliance, Industry, Security, Vendors.

Voice in the cloud - is there an identity crisis?

As time goes on we are, without question, witnessing acceleration in the adoption of services being purchased as mainstream alternatives to on-premise, on a global scale. Whatever buyers are looking for, from CRM to business backup, a cloud option is out there.

It is the term ‘cloud’ that has won the battle to describe anything that isn’t located within a client’s physical location. However, issues have arisen because there are many variations of technology that fall within this...

By Neil Hammerton, 31 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Best Practice, Compliance, Strategy.