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)
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
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
As this IDC report shows only 25% of organizations have repeatable strategies
for Cloud adopti... (more)
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?
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)