Category Archives: Cloud Adoption

HECVAT toolkit helps higher education institutions assess cloud adoption risks

Higher education institutions are increasingly adopting cloud-based solutions in order to lower costs, improve performance and productivity, and increase flexibility and scalability. Before settling on a solution, though, they must assess it for security and privacy needs, including some that are unique to higher education. To help them do that more expeditiously, EDUCAUSE – a US nonprofit association that aims to advance higher education through the use of information technology – has created HECVAT: the … More

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Interconnectivity and networking predictions for 2020 and beyond

Traditional networking and interconnectivity approaches are not handling the pressures being placed on traditional computer networking, according to Stateless. The challenges of on-demand compute and storage, the migration of enterprise workloads across multiple cloud services, the imminence of 5G and more, all require changes in the way networks are built, managed and how they grow. Encryption everywhere Security experts are discovering that there’s no such thing as a trusted network. Forty-one percent of organizations have … More

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Organizational culture defines a successful cloud strategy

61% of organizations in the U.S. and Canada are committed to moving enterprise applications to the cloud as quickly as possible, but many struggle with challenges related to company culture on the way to a successful cloud strategy, NTT DATA Services reveals. The report found that despite the importance of next-generation cloud adoption, cultural change management is a major obstacle for many businesses, with nearly two-thirds of respondents reporting technical challenges as easier to overcome … More

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52% of companies use cloud services that have experienced a breach

Seventy-nine percent of companies store sensitive data in the public cloud, according to a McAfee survey. Anonymized cloud event data showing percentage of files in the cloud with sensitive data While these companies approve an average of 41 cloud services each, up 33 percent from last year, thousands of other services are used ad-hoc without vetting. In addition, 52 percent of companies use cloud services that have had user data stolen in a breach. By … More

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Six trends attracting the attention of enterprise technology leaders

Organizations around the world will accelerate enterprise technology investment in 2020, leveraging digital improvements to make them more competitive, improve connections with consumers, and keep up with the increasing demands of privacy regulation and security needs. Hyland has identified six technology trends that will drive these improvements and demand the attention of CIOs CTOs in the coming year and beyond. Prioritize cloud control Organizations will opt for managed cloud services to increase security and efficiency. … More

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