In January 2017, the UK Government’s Cabinet Office issued guidelines outlining what department heads needed to consider when putting services or data into the public cloud.Along with its 14 Security Cloud Principles, the guidance confirmed that “it’s possible for public sector organisations to safely put highly personal and sensitive data into the public cloud. Many UK departments have made this decision based on risk management assessments once they have put appropriate safeguards in place”.Following on from the introduction of the Government’s 2013 Cloud First policy, the issue of these guidelines showed that the movement of UK public data to the cloud is now ‘the new norm’. Although Departments remain free to choose an alternative to the cloud if they wish, they now need to demonstrate that it offers better value for money before they do so.The end result is that highly sensitive information about all of us (including names, … [Read more...] about Public cloud API security: How safe is our data?
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At Ignite, Microsoft’s enterprise technology conference happening this week in Orlando, Florida, the company had a slew of security announcements, including a declaration that it’s best positioned to help enterprises get rid of passwords. Microsoft unveiled new support for passwordless logins via the Microsoft Authenticator app, updated Microsoft Secure Score, and announced Microsoft Threat Protection. “In this era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge, businesses in every industry are looking for a trusted partner to help them transform,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement. “We are pushing the bounds in AI, edge computing, and IoT while providing end-to-end security to empower every organization to build its own digital capability and thrive in this new era.” Microsoft Authenticator The much more interesting statements came later: “Today, Microsoft declared an end to the era of passwords” and “No company lets … [Read more...] about Microsoft: ‘No company lets enterprises eliminate more passwords’
It’s clear, now more than ever, that every company has to become a technology company to survive and thrive in today’s digital world. Many organisations have invested heavily in what the industry is referring to as “digital transformation”. More than just a buzzword, digital transformation can bring unparalleled benefits to the organisations. Reduced costs from optimising and capitalising on digital technologies, rapidly improving customer experiences, increased agility and innovation, and smoother business operations are just a handful of benefits that companies can capitalise on.Cloud-based technologies and services have made digital transformation strategies more accessible and achievable for businesses. Research conducted by Cloud Industry Forum found that 38 per cent of respondents with a digital transformation strategy say the cloud has given their organisations a significant competitive advantage. This figure is significantly lower for those cloud users … [Read more...] about Collaboration drives cloud app adoption in EMEA
2015 is off to a busy start as we have seen CES bring us a lot of new devices in the beginning of the month, and leaks around the most exciting flagship Android phones intensifying, but it was also a good month for Android, iPhone , and Windows Phone apps. Microsoft’s Outlook application in particular has arrived on Android and iOS as one of the most feature-rich and good-looking email applications, while in the creative world companies like Adobe have introduced their industry-standard apps like Lightroom to Mobile. We also have the usual infusion of great single-purpose apps with some entries that will help you find the cheapest plane ticket, and an app that helps you navigate around your city on that micro level. This and plenty more you can find in our selection of the best new Android, iPhone and Windows Phone apps for January 2015. Microsoft Outlook Price: Free Category: Email This new Outlook is all the more quite different from Microsoft's Outlook Web App for … [Read more...] about Best new Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone apps of January 2015
Android is the world's most popular operating system by a long shot and it has a gigantic ecosystem of apps with more than 2 million applications on the Google Play Store, but having so much choice often means that it’s hard to find the essential apps, the ones that truly enrich your experience in a meaningful way.That's what this selection of essential Android apps aims to do: help you discover the very best of the platform without the tiresome trial-and-error.Time and time again, we keep on coming back to these appsThis is not a conclusive list, but we've found that over the years, as we have tested tens if not hundreds of Android phones, we keep coming back to these exact apps. If there is one thing that makes them truly special is that they get updated regularly and have passed the test of time, but we're eager to hear your favorites in the comments below.Finally, let’s get this out of the way: we are not including the services and messengers that most of you will … [Read more...] about A non-trivial list of the 100+ must-have Android apps in 2017