Worldwide cloud outages have users worried

Microsoft and Google took a little break from fighting over patches to have a shared moment of humility. Within the span of a few months, the two mega companies experienced prolonged worldwide cloud outages. 

Security advice: Shut up and watch TV

Hard to believe that this isn’t something out of a dystopian novel: Samsung is warning some its customers not to discuss anything private while watching television. 

Facebook and work: A match made in …

Facebook and work usually don’t get mentioned in the same sentence – unless you’re talking about a security breach. But Mark Zuckerberg and Co. want to change that. 

2014 was a very good year for uptime … with some exceptions

It’s pretty much undisputed that the cloud can provide efficiency and cost-savings that hosting apps or data on site can’t always match. But there’s always been a big caveat to that: In order to get those benefits, you need the cloud to be available and running smoothly. 

6 keys for preventing cloud transition nightmares

Many organizations think that the prep work for a new cloud storage or hosting option is hardest part. But evaluating vendors, choosing a plan of attack and beginning the migration process can only be the beginning of companies’ problems.

Most IT pros don’t know vendor security practices

Everyone in IT knows that a vendor’s security can have serious effects on your organization – last year’s Target breach made that more than clear. But many IT pros are still in the dark about how their vendors protect data (0r don’t). 

Survey: Network outages are IT’s biggest issue

With so much data and so many services hosted in the cloud, IT has a very big problem on its hands: When networks are slow or unavailable, work could be, too. 

Company victimized by hacker and its own cyberinsurance

Data breaches are scary for any business, so many companies turn to cyberinsurance for a little peace of mind. Just be sure that your insurer will actually have your back in a worst-case scenario. Here’s how an ugly case is playing out in court following a hacker attack. 

Most IT pros are now firm cloud believers

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who still thinks of the cloud as a passing trend. But there are still IT pros who have some reservations – and with good reasons, too. 

What’s blocking out the cloud? 6 pitfalls to watch out for

Anyone who has made significant moves to the cloud can tell you the same thing: When it’s good, it’s very, very good. But for every cloud success story, there are plenty of stalled, failed and underwhelming projects, too.