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    IBM introduces flexibility to Big Data governance

    Ovum StraightTalk

    IBM’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.”

    About 6 months, 4 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Compliance, Data, Enterprise, Regulation, Strategy
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    NASA’s cloud computing efforts “need strengthening”, says report

    James Bourne

    NASA’s roadmap towards utilising cloud computing needs a serious rethink, according to an official report from the space agency’s Office of Audits (OA). In a 38-page report, the OA criticises NASA’s cloud strategy in terms of governance, risk management and security, concluding that “weaknesses...impeded the agency from fully realising the benefits of cloud computing and potentially placed at risk its information stored in the cloud.”

    About 8 months, 2 weeks ago - 3 comments - Categories: Government, Public, PublicSector, Regulation, Research
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    CSA warns PRISM is very bad news for US cloud providers

    James Bourne

    The after-effects of PRISM means that companies are much less likely to use US-based cloud service providers (CSPs), according to a survey from the Cloud Security Alliance. 56% were less likely to use US-based providers, with one in 10 going as far to say that they’d cancelled a project which used US CSPs as a result. Only 3%, interestingly, said their confidence in US vendors had increased.

    About 8 months, 3 weeks ago - 1 comment - Categories: Government, Hacking, Regulation, Research, Security
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    New Zealand updates cloud policy, follows in Australia’s footsteps

    James Bourne

    As all eyes were on Australia in the Asia Pacific cloud computing space, New Zealand has taken a similar leap through the Institute of IT Professionals NZ (IITP) and published an updated cloud policy, called the Cloud Code. The v2.0, released today, has two key agreements for all potential signatories: no cloud washing, and upfront disclosure of cloud products and services.

    About 8 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Best Practice, Regulation, Security, SLA, Vendors
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    Why global ICT spending will reach $3.7 trillion in 2013

    David @BTR

    Economic uncertainty surrounding the US government sequester, European debt crisis and weakening GDP in China has resulted in volatile spending patterns across most segments of the market. According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), as a result of the current economic climate, business technology spending was slightly below expectations in the second half of 2012 and first quarter of 2013.

    About 10 months, 3 weeks ago - 0 comments - Categories: Best Practice, Forecasts, Infrastructure, Regulation
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    Choosing a cloud provider: The importance of compliance transparency

    Ray Vallillo

    The scary part about shopping for a cloud solution is that even if the managed services provider claims compliance, this doesn’t mean that they actually are compliant.

    About 1 year ago - 0 comments - Categories: Architecture, Compliance, Infrastructure, Regulation, Vendors
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    Sizing up collaboration: how to measure ROI on your Unified Communications


    Dust off the bunting and hang the flags out: global IT spending is forecast to increase by 4.1% in 2013 according to Gartner’s latest worldwide IT spending forecast published in March. This is great news, but when considered within the still-quaking economy it also comes with a caution: it’s more important than ever to make carefully-planned IT investments which add value to a business and create a Return on Investment in a defined time period.

    About 1 year ago - 0 comments - Categories: Hardware, Regulation, UnifiedComms
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    Google privacy policy dispute: The facts!


    Google is in the middle of a legal battle with European privacy watchdogs after the organisation refused to change its new privacy policy in order to adhere to EU compliance regulations. The watchdogs said “Google Inc.’s privacy practices don’t comply with Europe-wide data-protection rules.”

    About 1 year, 1 month ago - 0 comments - Categories: Europe, Regulation
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    How location is crucial to cloud data security


    Anyone who has ever dealt in real estate—either buying a house, renting, or just living with someone in the industry—has heard the mantra "location, location, location." As it turns out, location matters in the cloud, too. In particular, if you work for a regional or global company, you’ll find that certain governments, regional political entities (eg. the EU), and industries impose restrictions on where specific types of data can physically reside.

    About 1 year, 3 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Data, Government, Regulation
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    Megaupload founder offers to fly to US to face piracy charges

    Matt Henkes

    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has offered to fly to the US to face charges after accusing prosecutors of 'dirty delay tactics'.

    About 1 year, 9 months ago - 0 comments - Categories: Regulation, Storage
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