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We wanted to consolidate some of that information for all cloud IT admins–both Google Apps and Office 365. Below, you’ll find links to our favorite in-depth guides, how-to videos, general resources, and more that will demonstrate how to better manage and secure your cloud office system–while empowering your end users at the same time. Whether you’re focused on increasing your knowledge of Google Drive security or stumbling on new resources like Microsoft’s Virtual Academy, we know that you’ll find something of use to take your professional development as a cloud IT admin to the next level.

Note: Google Apps admins can skip to their section by clicking here. Primary Resources for Office 365 Admins Learn About Office 365 Certifications Security. Trends in Cloud IT: Dissecting Adoption Across Thousands of Organizations. You’ve heard it before, the shift to the cloud is underway. What you haven’t heard, or seen for that matter, is a comprehensive look at the demographics of 1,500 IT professionals and the factors contributing to their adoption of cloud IT. For four years, BetterCloud has been at the forefront of the shift to the cloud, specifically as it relates to cloud office systems.

Our insights, management, and security tools for cloud office systems, combined with our commitment to creating a world-class customer experience, have helped us develop a network of IT professionals from around the world that we count as customers. From a network of more than 95,000 IT professionals, we identified and surveyed 1,500 who represent organizations from 53 countries. The result: our most exhaustive dataset yet. Survey Highlights Cloud Adoption: The number of organizations that run 100% of their IT in the cloud is rapidly increasing. Cloud Adoption Larger organizations are much slower to fully adopt the cloud.

Google Apps: The Numbers You Need to Know. When we started BetterCloud we made it company policy to stay in touch with our customers. As a part of this relationship, we recently surveyed our customers to find out more about their use of FlashPanel, our Google Apps security and management tool. Based on the data we collected, we’ve already implemented the top two requested features and have plans to make a number of additional improvements.The remaining survey data, which follows below, revealed some valuable information about Google Apps and the cloud ecosystem as a whole. It’s amazing what you can learn from your customers if you just take the time to ask. Two weeks ago, we sent out a survey to our entire customer base of more than 10,000 Google Apps domains. With customers ranging from small nonprofits to large organizations with over 100,000 seats, the 1,300 responses we received covered the entire spectrum of the Google Apps customer base.

Account Size Industry Breakdown Role Across Organization Size Email System Key takeaways: Periodic Table of the Google Apps Ecosystem. Security Check Required. Bringing you more flexibility and better ... Google’s global network is a key piece of our foundation, enabling all of Google Cloud Platform’s services. Our customers have reiterated to us the critical importance of business continuity and service quality for their key processes, especially around network performance given today’s media-rich web and mobile applications. We’re making several important announcements today: the general availability of HTTPS Load Balancing, and sustained performance gains from our software-defined network virtualization stack Andromeda, from which customers gain immediate benefits.

We’re also introducing Cloud Router and Subnetworks, which together enable fine-grained network management and control demanded by our leading enterprise customers. In line with our belief that speed is a feature, we’re also extremely pleased to welcome Akamai into our CDN Interconnect program. General Availability of HTTPS Load Balancing. Andromeda. Subnetworks. Cloud Router. Akamai and CDN Interconnect. The Morning Download: Netflix Leads Way Into Cloud, Closing Final Data Center - The CIO Report. How to Add Slide-In Calls-to-Action to Your Blog Posts [Tutorial]

Blogging is a great way to get more traffic to your site, and if you play your cards right, you can also generate tons of leads. Typically, many blogs (including HubSpot's blog) end each post with a call-to-action (CTA) that leads to a landing page. But the question is ... are readers noticing your blog's CTAs? The problem with static CTAs at the bottom of each blog post is that after a while, visitors learn to tune them out.

This isn't only a problem with your repeat visitors, either -- since so many blogs implement this tactic, even your new visitors are ignoring your "additional content" or "recommended next steps. " Lots of blogs take the opposite extreme by using popups. (Oh, the horror.) Not to be condescending -- I've experimented with popups and overlays before. How about something a bit more elegant that catches people's attention ... without being obnoxious? Do these slide-in CTAs actually work? Yes. Clickthrough rate (CTR) - What percentage of blog post visitors clicked each CTA? Key to Better Cloud Development is More Communication. David Politis of BetterCloud: Start by Working Beyond Your Résumé.

Photo This interview with David Politis, chief executive of BetterCloud, a maker of cloud-based software, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Q. Were you in leadership roles as a boy? A. My first real leadership experience was with taekwondo. I got my black belt when I was 12 and started teaching some of the classes, with people of all ages.

How have your parents influenced you? My drive really comes from watching my father as I was growing up. When I got to high school, he was doing work in the former Soviet Union. The thing he would say most often is that you can do anything you put your mind to. And tell me about your mother. She’s a gynecologist and worked most of her career at Planned Parenthood. What did you do after college? After I graduated, I started working at a small start-up with about 15 people. We pivoted the company, and over the next six years we actually built up the business to 150 people or so before we sold it. There are a number of things we do. How do you hire? Cloud Security Services - Cloud Computing Technology. What you can expect from a trusted leader in security With our threat defense experts focused on your digital security, you can count on having a safer place for your digital information—whether it’s on a mobile device, on your network, in the data center, in the cloud, at work, or at home.

Keeping your data out of the wrong hands By safeguarding your information, we give you the confidence to work and play in the digital world. From business security solutions to software for online security at home, we’ve helped people and companies protect their valuable information from hackers and the evolving threat landscape for over 25 years. From the endpoint to the network to the cloud, we never stop looking for new ways to protect you from current and emerging threats. Learn more about Trend Micro » We protect you where you need it most From large organizations to home sweet home, Trend Micro has what you need to secure your digital information with smart, simple security that fits. Thoughts on Cloud. How machine learning will affect your business. Machine learning techniques may have been used for years, but recently there has been an explosion in their applications.

In fact, in a recent Q3 earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said “Machine learning is a core, transformative way by which we’re re-thinking how we’re doing everything.” And they’re far from the only business making that claim. In the past, successful use of machine learning algorithms required bespoke algorithms and huge R&D budgets, but all that is changing. IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, Amazon and Alibaba all launched turnkey cloud based machine learning SaaS solutions in 2015. Gartner already puts machine learning at the top of its hype curve, and no: machine learning won’t replace all of your employees with computers or suddenly double your revenue. So how does machine learning change the way businesses operate? 1. First thing’s first: Machine learning needs training data and training data costs money.

Let me explain. 2. Banks have been doing this for years. Security Check Required. The power of cognitive computing and the Internet of Things. This is the third and final blog in the Digital Transformation in the Cognitive Business Era series where we explore how cognitive systems like IBM Watson are redefining society, business and human interaction in the digital economy by helping people make better decisions.

In healthcare and life sciences, tens of millions of Americans currently live with medical devices implanted in their bodies. The data generated from these devices combined with data from electronic medical records, test results, medical images, video, patient sensors, and bedside devices creates incredible opportunity for cognitive insights. The FDA is establishing a system to uniquely identify medical devices through their distribution and use. When fully implemented, devices will include a unique device identifier (UDI) in human and machine readable form. The use of Internet of Things sensors helps companies in the retail industry correlate product demand to weather changes in real time.

Cognitively speaking…Cheers! APIs: Building blocks for creating a cognitive business strategy. This is the second post in the Digital Transformation in the Cognitive Business Era series where we will explore how cognitive systems like IBM Watson are redefining society, business and human interaction in the digital economy by helping people make better decisions. The ability to offer computing infrastructure with choice and consistency for cloud services -including — public, private, industrial hybrid and hybrid IT — provides customers with the adaptability and optimization required to facilitate diverse workloads like cognitive. And combining this with security, reliability, availability and scalability and a commitment to DevOps is critical to digital transformation.

Setting the standard in the cognitive era, Bluemix and the Watson Developer Cloud currently offers digital builders 28 APIs with plans to reach 50 Watson APIs in 2016. These technologies draw on five distinct fields of study and examples include: A complete list of services is available at the link here. IT security, data analytics lead states' top 10 priorities. State governments will place major emphasis on data management, business intelligence, and information security in 2016, as the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has announced its Top Ten Policy and Technology Priorities for the New Year.

NASCIO is celebrating 10 years of its survey of state information technology leaders on what they see as the most critical state CIO priorities for the coming year. Coming in at number one is security and risk management. This is the third consecutive year that information security has been the number one topic on the minds of state CIOs. Cloud services and consolidation/optimization traded positions for second and third compared to the previous year. But coming on strong are worries about data analytics and business intelligence, which were selected as the fourth most important priority for 2016. The complete top ten list includes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Air traffic control for hybrid cloud. Cloud security can mean many different things with no one size fits all security solution, but cloud management and cloud orchestration are important pieces of the puzzle. When a company has multiple cloud providers in a distributed cloud model, they need overarching cloud management for control and visibility across the whole cloud –the first basic step toward securing it.

And to effectively manage cloud, the ability to automate IT processes and orchestrate business processes is required. Orchestration is the coordination of automated tasks across tools, teams and environments. In a hybrid cloud there are many places to put data, and storing sensitive data in the right place is important. When a company has a data breach for storing data in the wrong country or wrong part of the hybrid cloud, it can cost huge sums of money and damage credibility with customers. Hybrid cloud security is complex, there is the issue of: Is your cloud managing you or are you managing your cloud? Infographic protect your servers. What IBM's willingness to share source code with China means. About a month ago, several articles appeared in the press covering IBM's willingness to share source code with officials from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. At the time, the preponderance of firms in the U.S. tech industry and some public officials were taking the stance that such sharing could lead only to theft of intellectual property and a disadvantaged U.S. position.

In this view, they were not entirely wrong. The political backdrop for this moment was tarred with U.S. accusations of electronic spying by Chinese hackers — either officially or officially sanctioned — and with a dim view taken by Chinese authorities of U.S. spying against China as revealed by ex-NSA employee Edward Snowden. The shenanigans on both sides were doing nothing to build international trust between the two countries. OpenPOWER partnerships To assess this situation, it is necessary to understand something about IBM's position in the chip industry.

Controlled audit Plenty of IP. Let’s get clear on cloud. IT has never been straight forward and this is also true of the ‘Cloud’. The industry has spent vast amounts of money promoting cloud-based initiatives, from hosted applications, to everything ‘as a service’ style arrangements – all promise to save costs and time. The problem is, despite all this effort, these myriad options and their bold claims have created widespread uncertainty; many SMEs I talk with are still confused and therefore cautious about the cloud. It doesn’t help that the term ‘cloud’ is a pretty abstract concept and doesn’t provide the clarity required by some looking for a ‘tried and trusted’ solution. This is especially true if you are trying to persuade customers to place their crown jewels into a cloud. Making the cloud easier to understand The key is to make the cloud more transparent and easily understood, employ a clear, no-nonsense approach. Adapting the solution to the business With cloud, there is not a ‘one size that fits all’ solution.

Offering advice is key. IBM to create on-premise version of Blue Box private cloud. IBM is preparing to roll out an on-premise option for its Private Cloud-as-a-Service, Blue Box. The on-premise version of the OpenStack-based cloud will still be offered as a managed service, meaning IBM will take the weight off firms’ IT departments by looking after any in-house deployments customers choose to do. It is expected to offer similar services to those available through IBM’s SoftLayer datacentres, but customers who set it up within their own datacentres will be reassured that their data remains on-premise, with the visibility and management benefits that go along with that.

“We’re now in the process of offering a local version,” confirmed IBM’s VP of sales, Brad Epker, who joined the company from Blue Box when it was acquired in June. He told Cloud Pro: “Customers have a variety of reasons as to why they might want it in their datacentre. “We’ve learned as we go down this cloud journey that actually a lot of customers are looking for location as a key element. ITU turns spotlight on 5G core networks. AT&T and IBM Create Breakthrough Global Cloud Service for ...

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