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Executive Viewpoint 2015 Prediction: Porticor – 2015 will be the Year of ‘Encrypt Everything’ Several current trends in cloud computing leading into 2015 actually exhibit a tension between themselves. One trend, a well-known fact that will continue in the New Year to a greater extent, is that enterprises are rapidly moving to the cloud because of its operational efficiencies. This now includes enterprise projects that have sensitive data. Unlike the early days of “The Cloud,” enterprises are now stepping up with some of their crown jewels. Industries that will accelerate adoption in the New Year are Healthcare, Insurance, Utilities, Finance, and to some extent Banking. A seemingly opposing trend taking shape as we move into 2015 is the increased worry around security scandals, which is a global phenomenon. The seemingly endless series of headlines – the Snowden scan... (more)

Healthcare as a Service – Implementing a Cloud Solution

Cloud security and cloud compliance are one of the hottest topics in cloud computing. During the course of 2012 we’ve seen many companies, specifically software vendors providing healthcare solutions, migrating or implementing their software in the cloud. While cloud computing brings many advantages to such ISVs’ (pay per use, scalability, and automation to name a few), specific regulations, such as HIPAA in the healthcare space, forces such players to pay attention to specific cloud issues around regulatory compliance. Cloud Encryption – not as simple as it seems The HIPAA regu... (more)

Encrypted Database in the Cloud: Practical Considerations

Recently, in our post on Database security in the cloud, we reviewed the threats against database installations in the cloud and best practices for protecting your data. A number of customers have asked us follow-on questions: Which database brands are open and tested with these techniques? What are the most significant gotchas? What performance, scalability and fail-safe characteristics can they expect when securing their database in the cloud? We have found that all the major relational database brands (MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and IBM DB2, among others) can work wel... (more)

Cloud Compliance Starts with Split Knowledge

The lack of ability to achieve compliance in a cloud environment is one of the main factors slowing or stopping enterprises from migrating to the cloud. But cloud advantages, specifically the significant flexibility, push more and more organizations to open up to the cloud and demand cloud security assurances from their cloud and service providers. Cloud disaster recovery is 2013’s cloud poster child One prime example for what seems to be a hot cloud trend in 2013 is cloud disaster recovery. The overwhelming cost of implementing and maintaining a live disaster recovery site, combi... (more)

Disruptive Innovations and the 'Internet of Things' | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Disruptive Innovations in Cloud Computing The global village, mobile devices, online marketplaces, social networks, and on-demand entertainment all have a part to play. People all over the world are increasing the time they spend in the virtual world. They’re buying, selling, sharing, studying, developing apps, hanging out in social networks, and starting to use digital currencies that bypass traditional banking. Alongside these community-driven ideas, we are also seeing enormous change in business to business relationships. Cloud computing enables any size business to obtain and... (more)