Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC)

Unlike BYOD, which has been around for a while, Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) has been a new phenomenon occurring in Enterprises over the last few years – whether Cloud storage use is approved or not. Some of the popular Cloud services that come to mind are Salesforce, Google Drive, Amazon Zocasa, Marketo, Dropbox, Box, and Office 365 where employees … Read More

Internet Security Aftermath

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (“CII”) was launched as an outcome of the recent Heartbleed OpenSSL security crisis. Technology’s largest companies have come together and donated to a multi-million dollar project to fund open source projects like Open SSL, managed by the Linux Foundation. In the first week, initial founding members such as Amazon, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, … Read More

Data Reigns Supreme at The Cloud Factory

As posted by DataGravity April 15, 2014 On April 7th, DataGravity CEO and Co-founder Paula Long and I headed to the Canadian Rockies to attend The Cloud Factory for a few days of sessions at the Banff Center. Majestically situated in the heart of Banff, just 90-minutes away from Calgary, the event was attended by hundreds of senior technology leaders and executives, and dealt with … Read More

Heartbleed Security Flaw – The Good, Bad and Ugly

It has been a week since the Heartbleed issues have caused a security nightmare across the Internet. The flaw named “Heartbleed” which affects OpenSSL, one of the most widely used open source software programs used to encrypt internet communications, allows hackers to steal credentials and mimic the secure communication between a browser and web server. The worse case scenario has … Read More

Bring your own device – a 2013 resolution to Keep?

With the New Year, comes the litany of 2013 technology predictions. There is still a lot of discussion around BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and what IT departments should prioritize this year. Through most of 2012 there was a push around creating BYOD policies internally organization, citing strongly the desire of employees and the added boost around productivity. Today, while there … Read More