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The cloud is proving to be a useful tool for businesses both large and small. What started out as an innovative idea has quickly transformed into a vital component of many business practices. Demand for cloud storage has only increased with each passing year as more and more data is being stored in data centers around the world. While only 7% of data was stored in the cloud in 2013, that number is expected to increase to 36% by 2016. With growing demand comes fierce competition among the many cloud vendors out there, and as is the case with most business competition, that has led to falling prices and a better product. As prices continue to fall, some are even wondering if one day cloud storage will even be offered for free. It's an intriguing possibility but one that is accompanied by a number of complications. It should be noted that while cloud storage is not yet... (more)

Endpoint Security By @RickNotDelgado | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

What You May Be Overlooking When it Comes to Endpoint Security Protecting your company's data seems like a nearly impossible task these days. Security horror stories pop up with frightening regularity, detailing business after business falling victim to security breaches that cost upwards of millions of dollars. The targets at the center of these stories are usually major corporations like Target and Home Depot, but the same types of data breaches happen to smaller businesses too. Many small companies are scrambling to improve their network security, but as they focus on that one ... (more)

Bitcoin and Network Security | @CloudExpo

What Will Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currencies Mean for Network Security? Is it a preview of the future of currency, or is it just a fad? That's what many people are asking as the rise of virtual currencies continues. Most popular among them is Bitcoin, a virtual currency that was first introduced to the public in 2009. A mere half decade later, the steady growth of Bitcoin has gone on uninterrupted, with more than 13 million bitcoins in the marketplace as of September 2014. That represents more than $5 billion U.S. dollars. The appeal of Bitcoin and other similar virtual currenc... (more)

BYOD and Remote Wipe By @RickNotDelgado | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

BYOD & the Importance of the Remote Wipe Most people enjoy the freedom of bringing their own devices to work. It's hard to beat the comfort of using a familiar machine or not having to carry two phones or tablets. Employees are eager to support BYOD and don't think twice when they sign their company's policy. However, there's an often overlooked, small-print clause at the bottom of these policies that, if read, may cause employees to rethink using their personal devices at work. Many companies hold the right, in the event a device is lost or stolen, to remotely wipe the contents.... (more)

Storage Virtualization By @RickNotDelgado | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

How Businesses Can Benefit from Storage Virtualization Virtualization has almost become a no-brainer for most major companies out there. The added benefits of greater efficiency and lower energy costs are certainly excellent reasons for adopting a virtualization strategy and the vast majority of big businesses are taking advantage of it. Trailing behind them are the small businesses which, with limited resources, have slowly but steadily been catching up to their bigger competitors. For several years now, the focus has been on how server virtualization can give small businesses a ... (more)