November, 2018

Marriott: Data on 500 Million Guests Stolen in 4-Year Breach

Hospitality giant Marriott today disclosed a massive data breach exposing the personal and financial information on as many as a half billion customers who made reservations at any of its Starwood properties over the past four years. Marriott said the [...]

Is Public Cloud Cheaper Than Running Your Own Data Center?

The question on whether public cloud infrastructure is cheaper than running on-premises data centers keeps coming in client inquiries. Clients realize that most of the answers produced by the industry so far are skewed by the vested interests [...]

How AI Will Benefit Small Businesses in 2019

Small Business AI Quick, what’s the primary way for businesses to get traffic online? Is it social media marketing or search engine marketing? According to marketing guru Neil Patel, “More people look for businesses on search” [...]

Blockchain platform goes live for North Sea crude oil trading

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil majors and trading firms can start finalizing crude oil deals on a live blockchain-based platform for the first time, in a move that could revolutionize the market. Commodities trading firms have piloted [...]

Dark side of cloud—How people and organizations are unable to adapt to improve the business

The next BriefingsDirect cloud deployment strategies interview explores how public cloud adoption is not reaching its potential due to outdated behaviors and persistent dissonance between what businesses can do and will do with cloud strengths. Many of our ongoing hybrid IT and cloud computing discussions [...]

Infrastructure as Code: Seems Easy, But Best Left to Experts

Infrastructure as code, or IaC, is one of the foundational elements of cloud computing. It enables the “elasticity” of the cloud: the ability to spin up, configure and dispose of hundreds of machines in a matter [...]

2018 Cost of Data Breach vs. Cybersecurity Response Plans and Solutions

Data breaches cost businesses millions in damages and can seriously tarnish their reputation. Find out how to protect your enterprise from a costly breach with data security solutions and cyber threat intelligence. Now more than ever, [...]

The Lasting Damages of a Data Breach

Data Breach Damages Data breaches make an organization’s representatives painfully aware of the common phrase, “Time is money.” They scramble to recover lost information and limit the reach hackers have. It’s undoubtedly important to take those [...]