Microsoft officially announced plans for its rumored private government cloud service during a press and analyst briefing on its cloud momentum in San Francisco on October 7.
That government cloud service, codenamed "Fairfax," is a cloud offering for U.S. government customers specifically. (Fairfax, Virg., is the home of the General Services Administration, and close to other U.S. government agencies.)
Big data management both inside and outside the enterprise of 2020 will present life and death risks to both humans and organizations and make cybersecurity a constant concern for IT.
That message about the enterprise of the future came during the welcome address during the annual Gartner Symposium/ITExpo, going on this week.
Could a personal cloud compete with public services like Dropbox and Google Drive? That might just be the case with WD’s My Cloud line of drives, which offer huge amounts of storage for the price of a regular external hard drive. And yes, you’ll be able to access your files from anywhere.
Firms tend to block cloud services based on productivity concerns and less for security issues, according to data collected about the cloud services blocked by firms.
For most companies, blocking a cloud service like Netflix is a no brainer, as it saps both bandwidth and productivity.
Edward Snowden's unprecedented exposure of US technology companies' close collaboration with national intelligence agencies, widely expected to damage the industry's financial performance abroad, may actually end up helping.
Despite emphatic predictions of waning business prospects, some of the big internet companies that the former National Security Agency contractor showed to be closely involved in gathering data on people overseas - such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. - say privately that they have felt little if any impact on their businesses.