Cloud platforms – the banks of the future

This post was authored by Adam Dodds, Research Director Channel Strategies, Alliances and Brokerage, IDC This is the fifth in a guest blog post series by IDC on trusted cloud. This post details the growing importance of cloud platforms for storing and protecting data. Having had the opportunity to spend time with vendors, services providers,…

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Trusted cloud considerations and financial services

A discussion with Bill Fearnley, research director for compliance, fraud, and risk analytics at IDC Financial Insights. This is the third in a guest blog post series by IDC on trusted cloud. This post details a Q&A discussion between Bonnie Kearney, director, trusted cloud marketing at Microsoft and IDC financial insights research director, Bill Fearnley….

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Technology, privacy and public safety: When worlds collide

What a difference a decade makes. Today we have driverless cars, smart thermostats, appliances that place orders based on our habits, athletic equipment that measures our vitals and predicts exercise outcomes—all of these were the stuff of science fiction just 10 years ago. Doing business in the cloud was considered more fantasy than the necessity…

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Trust and the cloud: What are other IT pros thinking?

Security and privacy are two of the top concerns keeping ITDMs, Developers, Architects and BDMs awake at night. Whether your organization is steeped in cloud technologies or just getting started, there’s no doubt these issues have surfaced. Where does the larger IT pro community stand regarding these issues? Do these concerns accurately reflect the attitude…

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The value of continuity: Aligning security and control in a hybrid world

This post was authored by Bruce Cowper, Trusted Cloud Advisor, Microsoft Corp. There are a variety of cloud models and strategies, from private and public to a hybrid combination of the two. But one thing is common among all of them: The need to carefully consider and manage security, privacy and compliance. With the traditional…

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Navigating trusted cloud considerations: Transparency, security, privacy and compliance

This post was authored by Sean Pike, Program Director, eDiscovery and Information Governance, IDC. It is absolutely true that the cloud is rapidly becoming the mode of choice for IT operations. My colleague Rick Villars wrote that we’re just a couple years away from cloud overtaking traditional datacenter implementations and becoming the predominant infrastructure model….

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The critical role of trust in moving to the cloud

By Richard Villars, Vice President Datacenter & Cloud Research, IDC This blog post is the first in a series of industry expert posts on trusted cloud focused topics.   “When should I move to the cloud?” One of the most frequently asked questions from CIOs and business leaders is, “When will cloud become the dominant…

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Register now for the Sleepless in Cyberspace webinar

Are you afraid moving to the cloud means losing control? Do you believe your data is safer on-premises than in the cloud? If so, you may be experiencing a “trust gap.” The good news: we can help you close it. Join guest speakers Tammy Kaneshige, Senior Vice President at market research firm Penn Schoen Berland…

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IoT webinar covers security tips for expanding interconnections

Cloud computing. Big data. The Internet of Things (IoT). Today, the continuous connection of smart products is unmatched at improving customer connections and providing opportunities for businesses to differentiate their products and services. You can listen to social buzz, see how people are using products and services in real time, and enhance your customers’ experiences…

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Microsoft Azure reaches milestones in Canada, Germany and United States to deliver trusted cloud

This week the Microsoft Cloud reached new major milestones to bring the benefits of Microsoft Azure to additional customers in Canada, Germany and the United States in order to help them achieve more through a highly scalable global cloud platform. This marks a significant expansion of Microsoft’s trusted cloud services in each of the regions,…

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