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Data Security & Cyber Privacy: Circumstances Have Changed, and So Should IT

Blog-post by,
KPadir

Lately, it feels like data breaches are making headlines daily. The breaches at Target and Neiman-Marcus, for example, have raised a crescendo of concern that is certainly justified but sometimes a little off base. In particular, there’s confusion over the distinction between online privacy and online security. Some of the commentators have simply been echoing Sun CEO, Scott McNealy’s comments dating back to 1999, suggesting that we all just “get over it” and learn to live without online privacy.

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Technology, Security

The era of Critical Security Controls (CSC)

SAN 20 CSCs encourage best security practices

Blog-post by,
vijaybasani

As information technology drives automation, improves service delivery and provides direct, positive impacts to top line revenue, information security takes a percentage of that revenue away due to investments in securing sensitive customer and corporate data – often in the form of expensive technology investments, without the proper process and staff required implement and manage it.

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Technology, Cloud

Manage Big Data in the Cloud to Increase Business Agility

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HP Blogger
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When customers ask me what type of cloud they should use to manage Big Data, I answer: It depends. What do you want to use the cloud for—storage, synchronization, analysis, integration, aggregation? And, does the data contain sensitive information? How large are the files? Do you need to access the data constantly, or only once a week? The answers to these questions can help pinpoint the cloud deployment that’s right for your particular data needs, to deliver the optimum business agility.

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Technology, Mobility

The Internet of Things – There’s no stopping it!

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“The Internet of things is coming, be the disrupter or prepare to be disrupted. There’s no stopping it” said Joe Tucci, CEO of EMC, during this year’ Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Technology, Applications, Mobility

Workers who lose mobile phones just don't give a damn

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Community Manager
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A study of 750 adults who have a mobile phone for work shows many are cavalier about corporate data and the device itself.

Not even a third think they should be on the hook for the phone if it was lost or stolen, according to a study from Absolute Software, which provides technology solutions for lost or stolen devices.

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Technology, Big Data, Mobility

Big Data, Mobile and the CXO – What Gives?

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Big Data has Big Power. As industry pundits, technology evangelists and the media herald the immense potential of data deluge, there is still a section of technology and business executives who are trying to make sense of it all. What strategic benefits does Big Data hold? How can we, as a business, use it? Will it help our bottom line? 

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Technology, Cloud, Security

Cloud security fears overblown, but be wary of sloppy SaaS users

Two stories in the past 24 hours offer stark contrast about cloud security.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

 Are cloud security fears overblown or understated? I've found two CIO.com stories in the past 24 hours that say yes and yes.

A study from Softchoice says Software as a Service (SaaS) users are "irresponsible' when it comes to security. They're 2x to 10x more careless with passwords and 2x to 16x more casual with file transfers. I take that to mean x times more than non-cloud SaaS users.

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Technology, Cloud

Federal Cloud First program recognized as important, but progress slow

Resources and skills to pull it off are lacking

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Community Manager
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Government can mandate anything it wants, but more often than not, the resources and political will to pull it off are lacking.

That is the case with the Federal Government's Cloud First intiative, which mandates agencies and departments consider cloud computing options before making new IT investments.

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Technology, Cloud

Nine myths about the hybrid cloud

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Here they are and come courtesy of cloud and virtualization expert Bill Kleyman. They are actually a pitch of the Equinix white paper about the hybrid cloud, which could be very well be worth downloading. Equinix is a large data center company. 

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Technology, Big Data

The First Rule of Big Data

Big Data's potential for abuse explained.

Blog-post by,
jkhawaja

 

How many of you have watched the movie Fight Club?  If you haven’t, I strongly recommend you do.  It’s a movie worth watching, replete with violence, ennui, and a lament for the narcissistic failings of the baby boomers.  Anyways, there’s a scene in the beginning of the movie where Edward Norton talks about how crappy his job is.  He has to assess the risk associated with car accidents for an insurance company using actuarial data.  His job is to figure out whether a recall is the right decision for an auto manufacturer to make – from a financial pers

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