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Salim Hafid

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2017 is here. Here's what infosec leaders expect.

By Salim Hafid  |  January 6, 2017 at 1:00 AM  | 

Cloud applications are used in over half of enterprises globally and demand is growing rapidly. To better understand the priorities for IT leaders in 2017, we surveyed over 100 executives at the Gartner Symposium on planned deployments, security needs, and more.

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Cloud adoption is up again this year. What does that mean for you?

By Salim Hafid  |  December 1, 2016 at 5:00 AM  | 

Screen Shot 2016-11-30 at 12.27.27 PM.pngEarlier this month we released our annual Cloud Adoption Report which once again showed that enterprises are adopting the cloud at astounding rates. In fact, 59% of organizations worldwide now have deployed Office 365 or G Suite.

While many have already made the jump from premises-based apps to the cloud, there are a few lingering concerns. Is now the right time? Are cloud apps mature? How do I protect corporate data once it moves outside the network perimeter? These are important questions, and interestingly, cloud adoption data give us some insight into the answers.

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At the Gartner Symposium, Office 365 looms large

By Salim Hafid  |  October 25, 2016 at 6:00 AM  | 

photo-1461214626925-421f126d9f11.jpegIt's always interesting to hear the insights of Gartner attendees, a high-level group that has a keen sense of what's needed in their organizations. At Bitglass, we're always looking to better understand our customers' top concerns, to see where the industry stands in terms of cloud adoption, and to discuss how a CASB fits into cloud security plans. Far and away the most popular topic of conversation was Office 365. For many, O365 deployments have already begun and CASB security was the organic next step. For others, the Gartner show served as an opportunity to meet with analysts and chart out a path for Office 365 migration.

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Ahead of Dreamforce, here's what you should know about Salesforce security

By Salim Hafid  |  September 28, 2016 at 1:49 PM  | 


The annual Dreamforce extravaganza is set to descend upon San Francisco in less than a week. With so many vendors in attendance, several keynotes, and hundreds of sessions, it can be difficult to know what is worth your attention.

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