Privacy concerns postpone Yale's adoption of cloud computing  [03/31/2010]
The privacy of its students and the university in general led Yale University to postpone its decision to adopt both Gmail and Google Apps, according to the Yale Daily News, the school's independent student newspaper.
Black hat SEO techniques revealed by Sophos  [03/31/2010]
Cyber criminals discovered in recent years that using search engines to spread their malware is easy and highly effective. Even as search engines list warnings on their links to sites known to host malware, users still infect themselves regularly by clicking through a link they believe to contain content they want to access.
Dissatisfaction leads to cloud computing adoption in ecommerce  [03/31/2010]
CTS Retail recently reported that ecommerce businesses that struggle with their on-site IT solutions named cloud computing as the best solution to their problems, according to OnWindows.com. The specific problems they named - like fee structure and support - are often the strongest features of cloud computing vendors when compared to on-site IT operations.
Twitter announces spam levels at new low  [03/30/2010]
In February 2009, spam levels on the popular social networking website Twitter hovered between 5.5 and 6 percent of the sites posts. Thanks to concerted efforts to remove known spammers, decrease phishing attacks and scan all posted links for potentially malicious software, Twitter recently announced on its company blog that spam levels on the site are now down to 2 percent of all the website's posts.
Security SaaS sector grew by 70 percent in 2009  [03/30/2010]
The security SaaS sector grew by 70 percent last year as organizations looked for less expensive ways to boost their enterprise desktop security, according to a recent report from Infonetics Research. Adding an SaaS security application is also an inexpensive way for enterprises to augment the security provided by their current software.
Greenpeace challenges cloud computing vendors to go greener  [03/30/2010]
Even as cloud computing offers a more environmentally friendly alternative to on-site IT solutions, Greenpeace believes that cloud computing vendors have the opportunity to alter the entire IT industry's effect on climate change. The organization believes that cloud computing vendors must seek energy providers that use renewable energy rather than coal.
Microsoft asks for government regulation of cloud computing  [03/29/2010]
Software giant Microsoft has asked Congress to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to include rules and requirements of cloud computing vendors, according to the Washington Post. The company's goal with its request is to provide a framework for it to alter its SaaS applications before the system grows to the point where it has to make large-scale adjustments, and also to protect the desktop security of its company and users.
Cloud computing experts call for global policies  [03/26/2010]
Global leaders in cloud computing and security have called for worldwide policies regarding data security and storage to ensure that all organizations maintain high standards. As clouds interact with each other, organizations that share data worry that their information may be revealed when another company's cloud is compromised.
New malware prevents updates, hinders desktop security  [03/26/2010]
A new malware strain that prevents software from accessing its manufacturer to seek performance and security updates has the potential to destroy a computers and open users to greater risk than most strains seen previously.
Companies that move to cloud computing must consider data integration  [03/25/2010]
When an organization moves to cloud computing, it has a lot to handle to ensure a seamless transition. There is one step, however, that many organizations do not consider when they move. According to InfoWorld.com, data integration between the cloud server and files still housed in an on-site IT server must be properly integrated.