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Best Practices for Computer & Internet Usage for Corporate Employees

Many companies today are assigning their employees computers (laptops or workstations) to be able to perform their duties. Today computing devices are common and surround us everywhere, so it is not uncommon for some employees to take these company-owned computers for granted and perform non-business activities or even mistreat or abuse the equipment. Employers should […]

Top 10 Tips & Best Practices for Moving to The Cloud

Cloud computing started with virtualization – “software machines within hardware machines”. As virtualization increased, it expanded out of software operating systems to include applications, services, platforms, and infrastructures, but is NOT Cloud. Cloud computing is a combination of information systems resources that provide web online services. Cloud computing encapsulates 3 main integral components: Software as a […]

Overview of the CSA’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Exam

It has been a while (July 2010) since the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) unveiled the industry’s first user certification program for secure Cloud Computing. The Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is designed to ensure that IT professionals have demonstrated awareness of the security threats and best practices for securing the cloud. The CCSK is a web-based, […]

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    • The cloud scores NIH approval for gene research April 10, 2015
      After pushback from researchers, the National Institutes of Health has reversed course and now will allow researchers to use cloud services to store and analyze content from the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes, a key asset in genetics research. The NIH had viewed the use of the cloud as a risk to the privacy of […]
    • Management is the key to effective cloud deployment April 7, 2015
      Typically, cloud management is the last topic of the day when I do a cloud workshop for IT pros. After sessions on big data migration and cloud bursting, eyes often roll when I move to the subject of cloud management. Most participants believe either that cloud-management features come as a part of a public cloud […]
    • Make sense of cloud service brokers April 3, 2015
      Don't look now, but the U.S. cloud service broker (CSB) market will grow from $225.4 million in 2013 to $2 billion by 2018, growing 55.3 percent per year. The global CSB market will grow from $1.6 billion in 2013 to $10.5 billion by 2018, growing 46.2 percent per year, according to MarketsandMarkets.I deal with CSBs […]
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