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Many Digital Businesses Ill-Prepared to Handle Future Cybersecurity Risks

Many organizations aren’t implementing cybersecurity measures enough to protect them against future risks — a trend that could cause as many as 60 percent of them to suffer major service failures by 2020. That was among the findings in recent research conducted by the research firm Gartner. The special report points to the increasing transition …

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Companies Seek Innovative Ways to Adopt Renewable Energy for Data Centers

There’s no question the demand for IT is increasing, spurred by a digital revolution that includes Internet of Thing devices and Big Data. And it’s a challenge for companies to identify ways to implement renewable energy initiatives to offset the power used by data centers. According to the results of an AFCOM State of the …

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Alliance Sets Guidelines to Address Data Security Concerns About IoT Adoption

For the past several years, the Internet of Things has been promising homes and businesses that are smarter — adapting to make our lives more convenient. However, adoption of devices and products, such as driverless cars and smart door locks, may not be accelerating as fast as anticipated — primarily because of concerns about data …

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Trends that will Impact the Data Center Industry Within Next 5 Years

Climate change is among the trends projected to impact the data center industry within the next 5 years, according to forecasts by researchers. And the growing acceptance of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices will continue to shape the future of data centers. Research firm Gartner predicted that 90 percent of large data centers will …

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Cyber Attack Threats

Beyond logging: Using SIEM to combat security, compliance issues

As connectivity grows, so do threats to the IT infrastructures under your care—and, by extension, your organization’s ability to profit and serve its customers. Security strategies that worked fine in the not-so-distant past have grown woefully inadequate as the technology terrain shifts. You’ve probably heard the acronym SIEM being thrown around a lot these days …

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IT Department

When your IT department goes rogue, what should you do next?

In my last post, we discussed the latest habit of non-IT departments in organizations large and small: hatching rogue IT operations on the cloud, taking your company’s data for a spin in the Wild, Wild Web — unpatched, unprotected, and nearly undetectable. To recap, this trend involves departments buying IT services online through vendors like …

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FedRAMP

FedRAMP: A challenging path to operational excellence for cloud providers

“The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.”—FedRamp website That sounds positive, but getting approved for the FedRAMP certification is far tougher than most cloud providers anticipated. In fact, few organizations are truly …

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Public Cloud vs Private Cloud

Beware of Public Cloud Threats, Experts Warn [Infographic]

To see the public vs. private cloud infographic, scroll to the bottom of this blog post.  “The public cloud is a veritable data war zone,” writes Sophos, a tech security firm, in their latest cloud security report. For years, the debate on public vs. private cloud has rivaled that of politics, with fierce advocates on …

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Concerns About Data Center Efficiency Escalate Globally with Ban in China

With about half of China’s 1.357 billion population connected to the Internet, it’s no surprise it’s among the countries expressing grave concerns about data center efficiency. Worse yet, many data centers in that country haven’t kept pace with technology that would minimize their environmental footprint. Beijing, China, which has one of the highest pollution levels …

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Data Center Redundancy Critical to Disaster Recovery Plans

With hundreds of Delta Air Lines flights recently grounded in the wake of a power outage, companies of all sizes started taking a hard look at their own IT operations. At the top of the list? An assessment of disaster recovery plans. More than likely, the overall damage to Delta has yet to be assessed. According …

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