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Facebook vs. Data Portability: Who Owns an Individual's Data? Supreme Court Asked to Decide From 2006 to 2011, Power Ventures operated a groundbreaking online communications, personal data management, and social networking aggregator hosted at the website www.power.com. Power offered registered users the capacity to access multiple online social networks (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter), messaging services (e.g., Microsoft messenger-MSN), and email accounts (e.g., Google mail) through a single, integrated online interface consisting of a digital dashboard and browser. This online interface also featured popular add-in applications like a unified address book and mailbox integrating all of a user's contacts, emails, social network messages, and instant messages in one place. The interface additionally enabled Power users to move files between different accounts with a cli... (more)

Workspot DaaS 2.0: A Full-Cloud Desktop | @CloudExpo #DaaS #Cloud #DataCenter

What is new about Workspot Desktop as a Service 2.0 (DaaS 2.0) on Microsoft Azure? Brad Peterson, VP of Marketing at Workspot: First, Workspot VDI 2.0 is the industry's first cloud-native, multi-tenant, infinitely scalable VDI solution, when combined with a customer's datacenter infrastructure, can have desktops and apps up and available to their users in a day.Now, Workspot DaaS 2.0 is the industry's first full-cloud Desktop as a Service solution combining Workspot VDI 2.0 with Microsoft Azure to deliver thousands of desktops in a day, in any part of the world and with zero CapEx. Are you a DaaS platform provider (a company that supplies the technology but offers services like on-boarding assistance for an additional fee) or a DaaS service provider (a company that manages your VDI environment after deployment as a part of the service)? Peterson: Workspot is a DaaS... (more)

The Pitfalls of Cloud-Washed VDI | @CloudExpo #VDI #Cloud #Microservices

The Pitfalls of Cloud-Washed VDI and How It Affects Your Bottom Line What is "Cloud-washing" anyway? Amitabh Sinha, CEO of Workspot: Today, everywhere you turn IT solutions are moving to the cloud. Or at least, that's what IT vendors would like you to believe. In many cases, what's really happening is that IT products are being rebranded and marketed as cloud solutions. In other words, they're being "cloud-washed." As TechTarget describes - "Cloud washing (also spelled cloudwashing) is the purposeful and sometimes deceptive attempt by a vendor to rebrand an old product or service by associating the buzzword "cloud" with it." While many of these solutions do have some cloud integration, their designs don't have the backend infrastructure or dedicated management teams to support a truly cloud-native solution. Instead, vendors are adapting their solutions and modifying... (more)

Corporate Communication, Collaboration and Team Interaction | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Carii's platform fills the communication gap between public social apps like Facebook and Twitter and internal, private apps like Microsoft Office and team collaboration tools. Currently businesses, educational institutions and healthcare organizations cobble together their communications with multiple tools - email, websites, public social media - with the related costs, lack of control and inefficiencies. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Carii all about and what do you do? Denise Hayman-Loa, CEO, Carii, Inc: Carii is the market leader in the new category of cloud-based enterprise solutions serving the needs of communities such as businesses, educational institutions and large non-profits who want to interact and collaborate in a private, secure manner. Carii's platform fills the communication gap between public social apps... (more)

Ahead of Ever-Increasing Threats By @Xeniar | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what Cyphort is all about and what do you do? Manoj Leelanivas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cyphort: Cyphort's next generation APT defense solution detects advanced malware, prioritizes remediation, and automates containment of cyber threats. What is your key focus at RSA this year? Leelanivas: Cyphort is announcing several technology partnerships including Crowdstrike, Netskope, Skyhigh Networks and DB Networks. We will also be previewing Cyphort 3.4 which features enhanced lateral detection. At first we were looking for malware threats moving laterally, now we are looking for network behaviors that our indicative of malware infections. This will greatly expand our lateral detection. Additional features include customer supplied SNORT rules, or ingestion of third-party intelligence in th... (more)

Complex Websites Are at Increased Risk for Security Breaches By @Xeniar | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what SiteLock is all about and what do you do? Neill Feather: Complete website security is essential for businesses, but can be an intimidating investment. SiteLock was started in 2008 to help businesses protect their online presence with reliable, high-quality and reasonably-priced security solutions. SiteLock's website security tools find, fix and prevent potential threats, helping companies protect their data and reputations, and ensure a consistent user experience. SiteLock also offers access to 24/7 support to step in if needed, regardless of where customers are in the world. Tell us about your recent study with Wharton Business school? Feather: Our recent study developed by faculty from the Wharton School analyzed one million SiteLock-scanned sites from February through April 2015.  Its findin... (more)

CRM Software Is Part of the QuickBooks Ecosystem

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Method all about and what do you do? Jackson: Method's vision is to simplify the way small businesses get their unique work done. We create customizable apps which sync seamlessly with QuickBooks. We believe small businesses become more efficient when they have personalized software that is customized to the way they want to work. What are you presenting at QuickBook Connect and what problem does it solve. Jackson: We are presenting two apps at our QuickBooks Connect booth. The first is Method:CRM, the #1 CRM for QuickBooks. With Method:CRM, QuickBooks users can keep their customer follow-ups and history all in one place. Many small businesses keep their customer notes, contact information and "to-dos" in a variety of "systems". Because these systems don't talk to one another, this information... (more)

GSX Solutions Launches GSX Monitor and Analyzer for IronPort By @xeniar | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The ability to check the status of IronPort's health and usage is critical - and we allow you to do so from the same dashboard that also monitors the messaging servers. When IronPort fails, the entire email flow is shut down, meaning nobody in your organization can send or receive emails. Tell us about GSX Monitor supporting IronPort. To start, what is IronPort? JF Piot, VP Product Management of GSX Solutions: The original IronPort Systems, Inc., was a company that designed and sold products and services to protect enterprises against internet threats. IronPort is now owned by Cisco Systems and called ESA (Email Security Appliance), and is mainly used for mail security such as email encryption, anti-spam, and antivirus. How does IronPort fit into your overall mission at GSX? Piot: At GSX Solutions, our mission is to create consolidated monitoring and reporting solutio... (more)

New Marketing Methods for Cloud Software | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter #Virtualization

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Why did you choose Workspot as a company, and why do you think the Workspot product is a winner? Brad Peterson, New VP of Marketing at Workspot: I've known and respected Amitabh Sinha for years - we worked together at Citrix in the early days of VDI.  As I learned more about what Workspot has created over the last 3+ years, I came to understand the significance of their value and timing. During my time at Citrix, I had the honor and pleasure of hosting CIOs from around the world. We would get into discussions regarding their biggest challenges and opportunities, and I had a front row seat to emerging trends like VDI, BYOD, mobility, and the emergence of the cloud. What I learned in the end was that VDI is vital to the success of many enterprise and SMB companies, yet the complexity and expense of managing the infras... (more)

ERP and the Art of Action

In his book The Art of Action (2011), Stephen Bungay identifies three gaps that frustrate the ability of organizations to translate plans into actions that lead to desired outcomes. He calls them the knowledge, alignment and effects gaps. Here, I wish to reflect on Bungay’s perspective by reviewing these gaps in terms of the selection and implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. ERP software exerts a significant influence over the way an organization manages and monitors its performance. In large organizations, ERP software can touch hundreds, even thousands of people given that today’s ERP software may have a significant organizational footprint encompassing accounting, supply-chain, manufacturing, human resources (HR), customer relationship management (CRM), environmental, social and governance (ESG) and performance management activities. ER... (more)

Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

The phrase "Mind the Gap" was first introduced in 1969 in London as a warning for passengers to watch for the gap between the train door and the station platform.  The need to warn passengers is and was the result of some stations being located on curves and at varying heights relative to the tracks.  The warning is intended to prevent injuries. Mind the gap is also a relevant warning for organizations today.  The gap I am referring to is the one between your customers' expectations and your ability to meet those expectations given your current IT infrastructure and legacy systems. Today consumers have amazing power and real-time capabilities in their mobile devices.  They have incredible user experiences and powerful apps connected to real-time analytics, transactional services, turn-by-turn navigation, mobile payments and mobile commerce capabilities.  They have ins... (more)