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In terms of industry buzz and discussion, it is unlikely you’ll find a technological concept that’s more popular at the moment than cloud computing. Since it burst on to the scene a few years ago, cloud computing has proven its utility within a huge range of business and consumer markets.

With the flexibility, productivity and cost advantages being delivered by the cloud, it can truly claim to have had a profound impact on the way that we live our lives.

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Echoing the findings we reported earlier that companies leave cloud protection to third-parties, a new study from cloud security company Netskope reveals most companies don’t scan their cloud services for malware either.

The study conducted with the Ponemon Institute shows 48 percent of companies surveyed don’t inspect the cloud for malware and 12 percent are unsure if they do or not. Of those that do inspect 57 percent of respondents say they found malware.

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Enterprises moving to hybrid cloud

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Cloud computing seems to be a feature of successful businesses, but still a lot of workloads remain on premises, a new study by IBM suggests. More than 1,000 C-suite executives from 18 industries were interviewed, face-to-face, to come to this conclusion.

In 78 percent of cases, cloud initiatives are either “coordinated” or “fully integrated”, which is a significant jump, compared to 34 percent we had in 2012. More successful the company is the higher the percentage too. On the other hand, 45 percent of workloads remain, and are expected to remain, on premises.

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How To Find Free Wi-Fi Hotspots Anywhere In The World — 6 Ways

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There are high chances that you’re using a Wi-Fi connection to read this article. But, there are times when you are in the middle of nowhere. Or maybe you’re just sitting comfortably in your living room, but you wish to enjoy the internet services without spending a penny.

In such situations, you might find this article helpful as I’m going to list a variety of ways to get free internet. These are some free ways to stay in touch with friends and keep watching the latest cat videos.

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Why Microsoft Azure Is King of the Hill

Microsoft’s business apps in the cloud are getting the Satya Nadella treatment.

Five years after debuting Office 365, Microsoft has announced Dynamics 365, the combination of its sales and resource planning software in one suite. Dynamics 365 brings together a group of Microsoft’ cloud apps for businesses in areas including marketing, operations, sales and service in one place.

The move is the latest in a series of announcements made to revitalize Microsoft’s enterprise and cloud offerings since Nadella took over as chief executive in February 2014.

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The Best Wi-Fi Range Extender

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If your router needs help getting the Wi-Fi signal to part of your house or apartment, give it a boost with the TP-Link AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender RE450. After spending 140 total hours researching Wi-Fi extenders and testing more than 20 over the past year and a half, we’ve decided that the RE450 is our new recommendation for most people.

Though it costs around $100 at this writing, it’s worth that investment, as it offers the best combination of range, speed, portability, and physical connections of any extender we tested.

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New cloud platform gives companies insight into channel sales

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Companies selling IT solutions via channel partners can easily find that they spend all their time dealing with resellers and distributors, and consequently lose touch with their end users.

Channel management company Zyme is launching a new cloud platform that helps global B2B and B2C enterprises monitor and optimize the performance of their distribution channels through timely, actionable intelligence.

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Public Wi-Fi is unsecure

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People are aware of the risks that come with using Wi-Fi, but generally believe public hotspots, like those on airports, are secure. Those are the results published in Norton’s latest Wi-Fi Risk Report 2016, which said 64 percent of UK’s adults assume public Wi-Fi is safe enough to use.

However, Norton says this couldn’t be further from the truth.

“We know many consumers believe that using a password to access public Wi-Fi means their information is safe, but that’s not necessarily the case”, said Nick Shaw, vice president and general manager at Norton EMEA.

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Hybrid cloud security What it is and best practices

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A virtualized hybrid cloud infrastructure comes with the assurance of better business outcomes but the rapid transformation that accompanies cloud also leaves the infrastructure vulnerable to cyber attacks. This makes risk management critical for every enterprise. Since no two enterprises work exactly the same way, a standard risk tolerance profile cannot sustain the potential risks posed by technical hurdles.

Despite a cloud service provider’s best possible efforts, security issues are inevitable. With hybrid-cloud deployments you will also need to ensure that sensitive business data remains secure between private and public cloud.

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Achieving A New Wireless Frontier With 5G

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For the first time in wireless history, live trials are performed by mobile operators even before the standard is defined, however the onus is on the vendors to make the 5G business case.

This early interest by U.S. operators (such as AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon) bodes well for vendors such as Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE, among others.

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