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Business Issues, Security

Over Half Of CIOs Fail To Test Cloud Vendors’ Security Systems

Are fears over cloud security abating?

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Community Manager
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jdodge

While 84% of CIOs claim they are concerned about cloud security, only 45% of them test it out before they take the leap, according to a report from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF).  But 50% of the 84% of the 250 IT directors responding to the CIF study said they are only "somewhat concerned" about cloud security.

What do you think? Would you take a cloud vendor's word about security at face value?

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CIO Leadership, Converged Infrastructure

Data Centers – cloud production factories.

IT + Facility = Data Center

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HP Blogger
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IJ_DCconsulting

A year ago, at a press event in Singapore, the press kindly accredited this blogger with describing the data center as “the cloud on the ground”  http://bit.ly/VkfoBN Today at HP DISCOVER Frankfurt, Chris Coggrave, one of the brightest talents in the world in the cloud and data center infrastructure space, delivered a session on the same topic, “Launching the Data Center into the Cloud.” Chris let the assembled audience know that simply thinking about this, is not a strategy.


Technology, Security

Cybersecurity Act of 2012 and the Cloud

Information security a top government priority

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RickBlaisdell

Speaking of Laws and Regulations Governing the Cloud Computing Environment, we cannot ignore the latest cybersecurity bills proposed this year. There have been many cyber bills proposed, but none was as important as the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, supported by the Obama Administration. Cybersecurity is a top administration priority for Obama’s second term.

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Business Issues, Converged Infrastructure

Leaving Exchange for Gmail: few defend Exchange

CIOs seem ready to take the leap.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

This is a fascinating discussion on the CIO Network on LinkedIn from those considering moving off Exchange/Outlook to Gmail. The economics are compelling and security does not seem in the least to be the deal breaker you might think. Support could be an issue as one commenter points out. As a user of both, I am huge Gmail fan.


Technology, Security

Security: Things Fall Apart

A look at security in a cloud-enabled, big-data protected world.

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It’s not hard to see the importance of security in this new, interconnected, digital world.  There is no hiding from the myriad of threats that seek to misuse the explosive growth of retained data and computation that defines the mortal plane.  From governments to industry to private citizens, we are all acutely aware of how helpless and vulnerable we the all of us are from the predations of digital thieves, technology anarchists, and political institutions that seek to protect us by exploiting us.

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Business Issues, Converged Infrastructure

What will IT operations look like in 20/20?

HP web portal looks at future of the data center, IT ops

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Community Manager
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jdodge

HP's Enterprise 20/20 web portal, which examines the future of IT, has released a 'ebook:' IT Operations 20/20. The latest installment concludes that the server rooms and data centers of today are going away. But what will replace them? The cloud is a big piece of the answer fueled by the growth of big data, BYOD and Software as a Service.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Cloud

Cloud offers opportunity to educate clueless boards about IT

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Many boards are clueless about IT, but the cloud presents an opportunity for CIOs to educate them, says Enterprise CIO Forum editorial director Bill Laberis.


Technology, Converged Infrastructure

Cloud-enable your mobile strategy!

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If there is one important factor to bake into your mobile strategy going forward, it should be a heavy dose of cloud empowerment and enablement, says Enterprise CIO Forum editorial director Bill Laberis.


Technology, Cloud

Cloud: All Things Equal

How cloud computing will change the face of small business and entrepreneurship

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jkhawaja

Change the world?  Reshape business and industry?  Free users from the tether of data locality and compute resources?  I can’t tell if I’m trying to contextualize cloud computing or if I’m describing the overthrow of humanity by self-willed machines.  I know there are some of you out there who think that one is as likely as the other.  Well, I hope to disabuse you of that notion over the coming weeks, and I plan on starting with the lifeblood of business and industry around the world; the much-celebrated and rarely-seen entrepreneur.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Closing the IT skills gap

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Community Manager

Some 69 per cent of IT executives surveyed said finding qualified IT help is "extremely challenging," according to a survey conducted in September by IDG Research Services. The good news is that two thirds said they plan to invest in training and certifications. Click on the attached PDF to download the survey.      


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