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New Cloud Security Alliance Study Finds Cybersecurity Misconceptions Increase as Critical ERP Systems Migrate to Clouds

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today released the findings from the first research survey on "Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Applications and Cloud Adoption." The study offers greater insight into cloud preparation and migration, the features and benefits gained, and the security and privacy challenges for ERP systems in a cloud environment.

According to the survey, 69 percent of organizations are migrating data for popular ERP applications to the cloud, moving to major cloud infrastructure-as-a-service providers, with the overwhelming majority, almost 90 percent, stating that these applications are business-critical.

In line with the top three migration concerns - moving sensitive data followed by security and compliance - the research finds that attackers are evolving, too. Over half of the survey respondents stated that they expect security incidents in the cloud to increase in the next year.

Zyxel Expands Performance and Flexibility of Nebula Cloud Management Solution

Zyxel Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced the expansion of its versatile, high-performance Nebula Cloud Network Management Solution with the addition of two new tri-mode access points, a host of additional cloud management features, and a security gateway. The expanded Nebula solution is designed to meet increasing network challenges faced by managed service providers (MSPs) and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

High-Performance Access Points Provide Maximum Versatility

Two new Zyxel NebulaFlex Pro access points support three management modes - standalone, controller-managed and cloud-managed via the Nebula Cloud Management platform. NebulaFlex Pro WAC6303D-S 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Radio Unified Pro Access Point and NWA5123-AC HD 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Radio Unified Access Point deliver high-performance business solutions that adapt easily into existing network infrastructures, and provide the flexibility to be used in either on-premise managed or cloud-managed installations.

Both WAC6303D-S and NWA5123-AC HD feature 802.11ac Wave 2 technology to connect with more client devices at higher speeds. Next-generation Transmit Beamforming (TxBF) technology provides reliable Wi-Fi connectivity in high-density environments. WAC6303D-S is also equipped with smart antennas to overcome Wi-Fi interference in busy environments.

All NebulaFlex Pro APs come bundled with a three-year Nebula Professional Pack license.

Key Benefits of Cloud-based Disaster Recovery You Should Know

According to the 2016 Cost of Data Center Outages report, partial unplanned shutdown has cost organizations $499,800 while total outages cost a staggering $946,788, or an overall average cost of $740,357. Downtime means lost of revenue and business disruption which could severely damage reputation. What is even worse? The possibility of losing that valuable data forever.

Cloud-based disaster recovery provides organizations a way to secure data, recover, and even implement a failover in the event of a disaster, whether man-made or natural, by storing and maintaining electronic data in a cloud environment. While an organization may survive and recover data after a disaster by utilizing traditional data recovery resources, there are specific benefits to business that a cloud-based disaster data recovery service can provide.

InterSystems IRIS Data Platform Now Certified on AWS Marketplace

InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, today announced the availability of the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform in the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. AWS Marketplace availability will allow developers and customers to instantly access and use InterSystems IRIS with "one-click" provisioning. InterSystems IRIS Data Platform is available as a free Community edition, as well as a "Bring Your Own License" option.

InterSystems IRIS is now available on the three largest cloud providers, building upon recent deployments in the Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure marketplaces.

Data and AI Experts Share Predictions with Databricks: What the Future Holds for AI, Big Data and Analytics

2018 was an unmatched year for the tech industry, with several sectors including artificial intelligence (AI), big data and analytics garnering increased investment and innovation. With 90 percent of enterprises already investing in AI technologies, the steady momentum shows immense opportunities for growth - for both technology providers as well as the customers they serve. Databricks, the leader in unified analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache SparkTM, sees 2019 as the year that more companies solve the world's toughest data problems that have hindered AI initiatives across industries. This perspective is shared by data thought leaders who advise on AI, big data and analytics trends that inspired them in 2018, and those on the horizon for 2019:

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Webinar: Cloud Computing in 2019, What to Expect?


What are the cloud computing trends for 2019 to expect, prepare for and leverage to your advantage?  Find out in this upcoming Vembu Webinar.

In this Webinar, you will learn:

  • What 2019 holds for cloud computing
  • Benefits of having a backup for your cloud data
  • What makes Vembu the right choice
  • A live product walkthrough
  • And more...

WHEN?  Wednesday, January 23rd @ 2:00 PM EST, 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM CST
Register and attend for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Voucher!

Webinar: Architectural Nexus Achieves Fast Application Performance On-Time & On-Budget

Join DataCore Software to hear the story of Architectural Nexus (ArchNexus), Inc. and Universal Systems Incorporated (USI).  ArchNexus provides customized architectural, landscape and interior design services.  As a company with over 100 power user engineers and architects, ArchNexus needed a storage solution to meet the company's high demand for performance.  With the help of USI and DataCore Software, ArchNexus found a smart and affordable storage solution.

In this webcast you will discover:

  • A business problem & how it was solved
  • The business impact
  • The on-time and on-budget solution
  • The ROI achieved
  • How the customer would change the process or outcome
Are you searching for a smart storage solution that is right for your business?  Join this Webinar! 


  • Steve Hunsaker, Dir. Systems Engineering- DataCore
  • Kent Hansen, CIO- Architectural Nexus
  • Johnathan Kendrick Tech. Account Exec. - Universal Systems

WHEN?  1/29 @ 2pm ET


ClearCube Launches New C3xPi Dual Monitor Raspberry Pi-Based Thin Client at Citrix Summit

ClearCube Technology, Inc. an American technology leader in centralized computing and desktop virtualization announces at Citrix Summit 2019 in Orlando, the launch of the new C3xPi Thin Client. The only low-cost, virus-proof, single-case dual monitor thin client in the market, based on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, has been verified as Citrix Ready.

The C3xPi Thin Client features include Cloud Desktop Operating System, 1.4 GHz Broadcom BCM2837B0 64-bit CPU, 8 GB high-speed microSD card, and Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU and two full-size HDMI® 1.3 ports for graphics and full-motion HD video playback (1920 ×1080) on two displays. Network features include Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11.b/g/n/ac WLAN, and Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE). Additional connectors include three USB 2.0 ports and one 3.5 mm audio jack.

"Performance is fast: From unboxing to working on Citrix desktops, it's just a matter of minutes", said Doug Layne VP of Global Sales. "Its high speed and performance, breadth of networking features, and its low cost make the C3xPi a compelling VDI solution for many Citrix customer use cases like enterprise, education, healthcare, state and local government, and kiosk applications" he said.

Morpheus Data Named a Leader in Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms

Morpheus Data today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

"Morpheus is thrilled to have been named a Leader in this first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for CMP," said Brad Parks, VP Business Development at Morpheus Data. "The demand for unified multi-cloud orchestration and DevOps automation has never been greater. We believe the placement in the report, as well as scores in the Critical Capabilities use cases, are a testament to our engineering roots as a tool built by practitioners to solve real-world problems."

[ Watch this video interview with Morpheus Data from VMworld to learn more ]

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