Category Archives: Cloud Services

The Cloud Could Be Your Best Security Bet

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
[tc_dropcap]Conventional IT wisdom says that you’re safer and more secure when you control your own on-premises datacenter. Yet if you think about every major data breach over the last two years, whether Anthem, Sony, JPMorgan or Target, all involved on-premises datacenters, not the cloud.[/tc_dropcap] In fact, if a cloud service has proper controls,…

As DevOps Go From Niche to Mainstream, Will InfoSec Follow?

Originally posted on CSC Blogs:
Research firm Gartner projects that DevOps, by next year, will move from a niche strategy to a mainstream strategy in place at roughly 25 percent of Global 2000 enterprises this year. This is a chance for enterprises to get security right, if they decide to do the right thing when it comes…

40 hours later, Verizon says its cloud is back …

Originally posted on Gigaom:
After taking a ton of heat for what ended up being a 40-hour maintenance shutdown over the past two days, Verizon said the work it did will prevent these sorts of stoppages in the future. This maintenance work, added what Verizon called “seamless upgrade functionality” that will enable similar major upgrades to happen without service…

Verizon Cloud shutdown passes 30-hour mark

Originally posted on Gigaom:
As of about 6 a.m. EST Sunday morning, Verizon’s Cloud was on hour 30 of what could be a 48-hour planned shutdown to rollout a major service upgrade. The provider had hoped — and its PR team had expressed — that most similar closures last 24 hours or less. One customer Kenneth White,…

Lessons in Startup Project Management Part II: The Tools

In a previous post I tried to dispel some of the myth of how entrepreneurs in “hip” startups perceive project management.  It is not (well, it doesn’t have to be) a stodgy, stifling bureaucratic nightmare, and, on the other hand, just calling your operations “Lean” or “Agile” does not mean it is effective project management. […]
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Microsoft Lync Online + Speek = Conferencing Bliss

Let us preface this blog entry by saying up front that Netizen Corporation is not in any way sponsored by these two companies nor did they pay anyone for this content.  We are just avid fans of these particular technologies and choose to share some of what we have learned with them. So, let’s begin. […]
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