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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. It doesn't matter if it's a personal device, because if it's used at work, company data is considered company property. Most employees are in the dark about remote wipe policies, because while a majority of them support BYOD, 70 percent say they'd avoid using a personal device if they knew ... (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)

Will Cloud Storage Ever Be Free? By @RickNotDelgado | @CloudExpo

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... (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)