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Organizations failing to unlock the full potential of zero trust

More than 90 percent of organizations migrating to the cloud have implemented, are implementing, or are in the process to implement a zero trust architecture.

But a new study from Zscaler shows only 22 percent of global IT decision-makers claim to be 'fully confident' that their organization is leveraging the potential of their cloud infrastructure, presenting an opportunity for zero trust.

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IBM and AWS extend their collaboration to drive innovation

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IBM and AWS are launching a new set of capabilities, including access to new SaaS offerings and consulting capabilities for clients modernizing on AWS as part of their hybrid cloud approach, and expanded mainframe application modernization.

Earlier this year, the two companies announced the availability of IBM Software products as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on the AWS Marketplace, making IBM solutions more accessible.

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Dropbox is bringing end-to-end encryption to business users thanks to Boxcryptor acquisition

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Dropbox has announced plans to acquire "key assets" from Boxcryptor in a move that will boost security for business users.

The acquisition will bring zero-knowledge end-to-end encryption to users signed up for business account. It is something that Dropbox undoubtedly hopes will help increase confidence in its cloud storage service.

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More than half of organizations are using Kubernetes in their day-to-day operations

New research into the adoption of Kubernetes finds 51 percent of cloud developers are using Kubernetes and containers in their daily operations, and 57 percent have seen an increase in the number of Kubernetes clusters running within their organization over the last year.

The survey of 1,000 cloud developers by Civo finds the most common benefits cited for Kubernetes are its ease for scaling of work and for management of containers, named by 36 percent and 35 percent of respondents citing respectively.

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Cyberattacks cost enterprises $1,200 per employee per year

Organizations are paying $1,197 per employee each year to address successful cyber incidents across email services, cloud collaboration apps or services, and web browsers.

This means that a 500-employee company spends on average $600,000 an year, according to a new survey for Perception Point, carried out by Osterman Research.

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Top 4 cloud trends that will affect your business

Over recent years, Cloud computing has boomed in popularity, receiving a global spend of £46.3 billion within the first quarter of 2022, according to research by Canalys. As well as that, Statista had also conducted a survey that investigated the increase use of cloud services and discovered that storing and creating files and office documents was the main reason for implementing cloud technology to their business.

Utilizing cloud services to their fullest is a great way of helping push your business in a more tech-savvy direction. But like all technology, it will continue to evolve and provide new ways of making your processes more efficient.

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Federal agencies continue to confront cloud migration challenges a decade on

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Most U.S. federal agencies began the process of moving their data to cloud-based services about ten years ago. In 2011, the White House issued their Cloud-First strategy, requiring agencies to evaluate safe and secure cloud technologies. This marked the first step taken to accelerate cloud adoption amongst government agencies in a bid to help reduce costs and improve the efficiency of services provided to citizens.

Since then, many agencies have begun moving more and more of their infrastructure to cloud platforms. Recent research revealed that nearly two-thirds of federal IT leaders are either using or starting to use the cloud for mission critical applications. However, despite this uptick in adoption, many federal agencies continue to grapple with cloud migration challenges.

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Why services from big telcos aren't keeping up with business needs [Q&A]

The needs of enterprises have changed radically in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic and the move towards remote and hybrid workplaces, as well as a move towards more online commerce have all brought more dependence on the internet and communications.

Matt Carter, CEO of Aryaka, believes that the giants of the telecommunications industry, 'Big Telco', have failed to keep up with these trends. We spoke to him to find out why and what needs to change.

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Microsoft is becoming less generous with OneDrive storage if you use Outlook.com

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For many people cloud storage is now pretty much essential. There's no shortage of services to choose from, but Google Drive and Microsoft's OneDrive are among the most popular. For users of Microsoft's cloud storage, there is some bad news -- and we're not talking about unwanted ads for OneDrive in the Windows 11 Start menu.

The company has announced that, as of next year, it is consolidating cloud storage across Microsoft 365 apps. What this means in practice is that users of Outlook.com will effectively end up with less storage space for personal files as email attachments will count soon eat into OneDrive quotas.

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IBM launches managed cloud service solution for VMware

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Enterprises are increasingly turning to cloud and hybrid solutions. In order to help them unlock the benefits that this transition offers, today sees the launch of IBM Cloud for VMware as a Service.

The new offering provides an operated, secured and managed service by IBM Cloud, to help enterprises deploy cloud with the VMware software stack and IBM Cloud infrastructure.

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Why environmental impact is important to the PaaS industry [Q&A]

Businesses of all sizes are keen to reduce their carbon footprints and impact on the environment. Moving systems to the cloud can be a tempting approach but one that risks simply moving your impact elsewhere.

Leah Goldfarb has recently been appointed as environmental impact officer at enterprise PaaS provider Platform.sh, we spoke to her to discover more about the role and the importance of environmental issues to the industry.

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How does security posture management guard cloud environments?

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Cloud technology has been gaining momentum in the last couple of years.

It threw a lifeline to companies by making remote work at the start of the crisis possible, enabled scaling for a reduced cost, and made information that much more accessible. However, all of these benefits also come with security risks for organizations that haven’t adequately protected their new infrastructure.

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Enterprises change their backup approach to deal with cloud risks

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Companies are increasingly recognizing the increasing need to protect their SaaS environments, with almost 90 percent of Microsoft 365 customers now using supplemental measures rather than relying solely on built-in recovery capabilities.

The latest study from data protection specialist Veeam finds 98 percent of organizations use a cloud-hosted infrastructure like Backup-as-a-Service or Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service as part of their data protection strategy.

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Dropbox confirms serious security breach in which hackers stole code from 130 GitHub repositories

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Dropbox has revealed details of a phishing attack to which it fell victim. In the attack, a threat actor was able to steal code from the company after gathering employee credentials to GitHub repositories.

The security breach took place in the middle of last month, with GitHub notifying Dropbox of suspicious account activity on October 14. The cloud storage company says that the code that was accessed "contained some credentials -- primarily, API keys -- used by Dropbox developers" but insists that "no one's content, passwords, or payment information was accessed", and that its core apps and infrastructure were unaffected.

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Microsoft issues emergency patch after breaking OneDrive with Windows 10 update

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Windows 10 users who installed Patch Tuesday updates this month have reported that OneDrive and OneDrive for Business is broken.

The problem relates to the KB5018410 update and others released after it. People affected by the issue report app crashes, being unable to sign out of OneDrive, problems with syncing, and various other symptoms. Microsoft acknowledged the problem fairly quickly and has now issued an emergency fix (the KB5020953 update).

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