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Safe Harbour Ruling: What Does It Mean for Your Business? By Frank Krieger, Director of Compliance, iland The start of a new year is always a good time for many businesses to get their IT strategies in place. However, there has been one issue in the past couple of months that may potentially cause a lot of complications in IT departments across the US and EU; the implications for cloud compliance of the recent nullification of the EU Safe Harbour Ruling. Safe Harbour, used by over 4,000 firms to move EU data to the US for the past 15 years, was declared invalid by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) back in October 2015. Companies on both sides of the Atlantic have been left questioning what impact this will have on IT procedures. This ruling has implications for those organizations that transfer customer data across borders, which is increasingly done via a public cl... (more)

iPaaS – Integration Platform as a Service | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Gartner describes iPaaS as: “a suite of cloud services enabling development, execution and governance of integration flows connecting any combination of on premises and cloud-based processes, services, applications and data within individual or across multiple organizations.” Their Magic Quadrant, which can be downloaded courtesy of Mulesoft, defines Service Description: What qualifies as a true Cloud service, iPaaS Functionality. Use Cases and Buying Centers: iPaaS primarily addresses a need for Cloud Service Integration integrating on-premises applications and data, with SaaS ... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Maturity Model – How to Guide | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Enterprise Cloud Maturity Model - How to Guide By Neil McEvoy Introducing the ECMM – Enterprise Cloud Maturity Model Although we live in a new On Demand Economy defined by the likes of Uber, Airbnb, Facebook and Twitter among others, firms who clearly demonstrate that the strategic use of modern new technologies like Cloud and Mobile to generate huge increases in shareholder value, many still struggle with adoption and are failing to react to the competitive threat the trend represents. As this IDC report shows only 25% of organizations have repeatable strategies for Cloud adopti... (more)

Enterprise PaaS – Agile Architecture for Continuous Innovation | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Although MIT makes the specific point that the Platform Business Model is exactly that, a business model not a technology, there is naturally a clear and powerful link with the Cloud model ‘PaaS’ – Platform as a Service. This offers literally that, a Platform as a service, and so it can play a central component part in enabling the Platform Business Model. Enterprise vs Cloud PaaS Enterprise PaaS refers to the internal application of the Platform as a Service model, with the goal of boosting software productivity through standardized developer tools and common components. PaaS ca... (more)

Are You Worried About DRaaS? | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

Are You Worried About DRaaS? By Monica Brink Latest figures from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) indicate that cloud adoption is at its highest figure to date, with 78 per cent of organisations now having formally adopted at least one type of cloud-based service. TechNavio echoes this surge and in particular the surge in growth of Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service, forecasting a compound annual growth rate of 54.64 per cent between 2014 and 2018. However, despite the striking numbers and growth expectations there are still many IT professionals out there who have fears about adoptin... (more)