Shadow cloud services pose a growing risk to enterprises

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By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | August 25th, 2014 Non-approved SaaS apps are growing rapidly, says PwC. A growing tendency by business units and workgroups to sign up for cloud services without any involvement from their IT organization creates serious risks for enterprises. The risks from shadow cloud services include issues with data security, transaction integrity,…

BlackBerry focuses on security for the enterprise

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | July 29th, 2014 BlackBerry says it can offer levels of security that can not be replicated on Apple, Android or other mobile devices. Now that BlackBerry has fallen significantly behind Apple and Google in the race to offer features and third-party apps for its smartphones, the company is…

Sprint Boosts Enterprise Cloud Offering With Google Apps for Business

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By Matt Kapko, CIO | July 23rd, 2014 Sprint business customers will soon be able to purchase and bundle Google Apps for Business on their wireless bill. The nations third-largest carrier will also provide technical support and enterprise mobility advice to its customers as part of the new partnership. The network operator is developing new…

Cisco enterprise controller going through paces

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By Jim Duffy, Network World | July 21st, 2014 APIC Enterprise Module being banged on by DevNet community as it lingers in betas, field trials. Cisco is adding its APIC Enterprise Module, an enterprise controller for its programmable Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), to its software development community to ready it for general release. APIC EM…

Enterprises increasingly look to the private cloud

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By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld | July 17th, 2014 Companies interested in moving to cloud computing are increasingly choosing a private cloud for the increased security and, often, compliance features instead of the public cloud, according to a recent survey. “Companies have noticed that the public cloud only goes so far,” said Allan Krans, an analyst…