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In EMEA, It's the Year of the Cloud

By Chantelle Patel  |  January 13, 2017 at 5:00 AM  | 

g96j64inrho-hector-martinez.jpgMigrating to the cloud is rapidly becoming top-of-mind for many European companies. More organizations are looking to cloud applications like Office 365 and G Suite to lower costs, improve employee productivity, and reduce maintenance burdens on IT staff.

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Education is moving to the cloud faster than any other industry

By Salim Hafid  |  December 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM  | 

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Among the findings in our latest Cloud Adoption report was an incredibly high rate of adoption in education, up from 23% a year ago to 83% in 2015. This speaks to the massive demand in these institutions from both students and faculty for easy-to-use cloud applications with built-in sharing and collaboration functionality. At issue here is the sensitivity of much of this data. Universities know that the value of research is such that it needs to stay secure, but also understand the reality that faculty needs have evolved such that they need access across multiple devices in a number of different contexts.

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Cloud adoption on the rise. Many don't follow security best practices

By Salim Hafid  |  December 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM  | 

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In our year-end Cloud Adoption report, we sampled over 100,000 businesses to determine rates of adoption within each industry. Adoption in all industries surveyed, from healthcare and finance to biotech and consumer goods, increased year-over-year. In fact, at least 30% of organizations in each industry have adopted some public cloud application. 

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Tug of War! Security vs. Convenience

By Rich Campagna  |  February 21, 2014 at 2:34 PM  | 

shutterstock_132458540In his recent blog post, Securing the Cloud Stack, Geoffrey Moore posits that clouds are "as readily secured as corporate data centers, arguably more so" and that enterprise cloud security issues stem from the combination of "enterprise cloud computing with social and mobile end users."  He argues that today's social/mobile apps and devices are built for employee freedom and experience, versus enterprise cloud apps, which are built to ensure security and accuracy of corporate data.  This is the Systems of Record vs Systems of Engagement debate that Moore initiated, and continues to be debated. The walled garden security approaches of the past, he argues, are of no use when corporate data flows freely from cloud apps to mobile devices over the public medium that is the Internet. 

Forward-looking IT executives have already begun to realize that the only way to continue to be successful is to secure corporate data (Systems of Record) AND provide the convenience that employees want (Systems of Engagement).

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