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it infrastructure security

The Next Big Thing in IT Procurement is Consumption Financing

The allure of the cloud has grabbed all of our attention.  The notion of tapping into unlimited compute resources and only pay as you use it.  What could be better?  Imagine if you could still retain your own private hardware but also pay as you use it…the best of both worlds, right?  Too good to…

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Analytics & Better Financial Security

In this modern era, information is all around us and is easily accessible. However, it’s knowing how to curate said information, and filter out the unnecessary so only the factual/useful remains which is crucial. Business growth comes from being able to comprehend how the organization is utilizing resources, and assessing the most effective way to…

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IT Governance

The best way to understand how something is functioning is to have a clear understanding of all of the components that make up the particular thing in question. From a vehicle to your home’s HVAC equipment, the more you understand the intricacies of how a system is supposed to operate, the more you’ll be able…

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Future of Technology: From Products to Platforms

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PCI cloud guidelines miss the cloud security mark

By Steven Wolford, Director of Information Security, 6fusion In case you missed it, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released the PCI DSS Cloud Computing Guidelines Information Supplement last week. Unfortunately, they missed the mark on cloud security and added more uncertainty to an already cloudy topic (forgive the terrible pun).  A few quotes…

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IT Security Concerns for 2013

by Steven Wolford, Director of Information Security, 6fusion Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) found the IT security concerns around cloud hindered previous adoption. But now that many of the major players are strengthening their offerings the future looks bright…or does it? The sunny side of the street has shown solidification in the cloud security forecast. The…

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IT Infrastructure Security and Regulatory Compliance

By Steven Wolford, Director of Information Security, 6fusion Closing a series of politically inspired posts on IT infrastructure security, I’d like to paraphrase Groucho Marx “Regulatory Compliance is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” This is especially true in highly regulated industries and IT…

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