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As 2015 kicks off and people try to learn from the lessons of 2014, one issue remains at the top of most of their minds: security. Whether it was the account infiltration that lead to photo leaks from Apple's iCloud, the Sony hacks that revealed emails and other sensitive information from the studio, or major breaches at companies that compromised customer data, it was nearly impossible to escape the serious consequences of security failures. With such a critical issue affecting companies and individuals alike, it's no surprise that new methods and technologies were developed to help improve security. One of these new technologies gaining more mainstream attention is a special USB device from the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance used with the Google Chrome browser. The new Security Key represents a notable upgrade compared to other security efforts and could in ... (more)

Which Cloud Storage Service Should You Use? | @CloudExpo

When it comes to cloud storage services, the options are plentiful. For personal or business use, cloud storage has quickly become a vital element of saving important information, whether they be company files, personal photos, or documents. In fact, many businesses plan out strategies that largely depend on the cloud services they use. With that in mind, the choice of cloud storage provider has become an immensely important one. Many different choices exist, some offered by large corporations while others comes from startups. To differentiate what service is best for you, it's b... (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)

What to Store in the Cloud By @RickNotDelgado | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

When businesses talk about their latest strategies, you can almost bet the cloud will feature prominently. Cloud computing has become increasingly popular, and with notable vendors like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Apple's iCloud out there, many companies see the cloud as a necessary element of future operations. The cloud does provide some significant benefits, but one of the major concerns businesses have deals specifically with security. With so many companies using the cloud for storage purposes, they want to make sure that valuable data is kept safe. Stories of security breach... (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)