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  • Manage AWS resources for an efficient cloud

    Whether a startup or an established enterprise, cloud costs must be closely monitored and managed in the cloud. This includes scaling unused computing power.Continue Reading

  • Is third-party vendor management the next IAM frontier?

    Identity and access management deployments are notoriously complex. And things are getting worse as legacy technology meets next-generation applications. As the traditional network perimeter continues to disappear, robust IAM becomes more important as a layer of defense to protect sensitive corporate data from the threats posed by third-party vendors. In this issue of Information Security magazine, we evaluate the controls that can help protect data as it becomes more widely accessible. Today's IAM programs manage a far wider range of user types and access points. Bring your own device, cloud computing, and the rapid spread of distributed applications and data have all added to the security challenges.

    In this issue, we also look at enterprise mobility strategies. As more companies embrace a mobile-first strategy, security programs increasingly provide some level of support for personally owned devices and apps. But enterprise mobility is a double-edged sword: Providing broad data access and communication capabilities for much of the workforce can introduce challenging security issues. More CIOs and CISOs are recognizing that coherent policies are the key to harnessing the benefits of bring your own device.

    Finally, cybersecurity skills shortages are widespread. The skills to combat advanced threats have outpaced those needed for conventional IT security. We look at strategies that may ease the pain as enterprises compete for a highly sought-after global workforce.Continue Reading

  • Reduce costs with a hybrid cloud approach

    Cloud service providers and in-house options both have pros and cons, so a hybrid cloud approach could be the right fit.Continue Reading

  • How difficult is a VM migration to the public cloud?

    Migrating a VM to a public cloud is seldom easy. Cloud migrations are often fraught with unexpected challenges and support or compatibility issues.Continue Reading

  • Tools you need to become your own network cloud manager

    An ever-increasing percentage of enterprise workloads is moving to the cloud. Now is the time for IT pros to acquire the cloud-monitoring tools a next-gen network requires.Continue Reading

  • Lift and shift vs. re-platforming cloud apps

    When evaluating a new technology, some people like to go all in, with gusto, and adopt it hook line and sinker. Then there are folks whose MO is to take baby steps: Dip a toe in the water and do a lengthy proof of concept. What's right for any given organization depends on its temperament, needs, budget, skills -- any number of factors. One thing's for certain, there's no right answer.

    This cover story in this issue of Modern Infrastructure delves into the different ways organizations implement cloud applications, whether replatforming or "lift and shift."

    Sometimes, the question isn't how to implement this new technology, but whether to bother implementing it at all. "I'm a big believer in the natural balance that forms based on how people actually use things versus planning for how people might use things," Brian Madden said. So sit tight. What you need to do will become clear soon enough.

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  • Business intelligence in the cloud gives boost to BI process

    Migrating BI to the cloud can help organizations simplify and streamline data analysis. But self-service BI doesn't equal DIY BI, warns expert David A. Teich.Continue Reading

  • Expert tips for a next-generation data center

    There are many steps between where your data center is today and its ideal form in the future. These tips will help guide your journey.Continue Reading

  • Veritas Technologies focused on transition to hybrid cloud

    Veritas VP Matt Cain talks about the hybrid spinoff's plans for NetBackup, Backup Exec, appliances, the hybrid cloud and data information.Continue Reading

  • How to future-proof your cloud app development process

    As cloud computing evolves, users won't just move their apps to the cloud -- they'll design them to take advantage of cloud's scale and resiliency.Continue Reading

  • Architecting health data for the cloud

    Bayer HealthCare recently announced plans to improve health data and reduce pain management cases.Continue Reading

  • How to define user access controls for cloud content services

    As companies move content to the cloud, they need to sort out how to secure access to that information.Continue Reading

  • Prep for Office 365 services in your organization

    After your IT shop has prepped its environment for an Office 365 migration, choose a remediation plan based on your migration approach.Continue Reading

  • Cloud cost optimization techniques for enterprise apps

    While cloud is known for its cost-efficiency, the savings don't always come easy. Follow these three steps to optimize your cloud application costs.Continue Reading

  • Six ways to lower IT infrastructure costs

    It's the right time for another round of IT cost-saving initiatives, and here are six areas where data center managers can reduce IT expenses.Continue Reading

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