Secure file sharing: Why you should reject the cloud security myth

Posted by John Glover on 28-Jul-2015 17:18:39

Cloud security is a concept that still promotes vigorous debate among IT experts and across the wider business community. Search for the term online and you'll quickly disappear into a digital labyrinth of arguments and counter-arguments, myths and misconceptions, logical reasoning and more fanciful conclusions.

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Topics: security in the cloud, cloud collaboration

Online workspaces: 3 simple ways to keep your data secure

Posted by John Glover on 10-Jul-2015 12:50:19

Using an online workspace - and equipping your organisation with all the benefits that brings - involves data (project details, shared documents, conversations between team members) moving into the cloud.

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Topics: security in the cloud, online collaboration

5 reasons your business needs secure file sharing

Posted by John Glover on 08-Jun-2015 17:14:31

File sharing is essential for successful collaboration. But as the pressure on traditional ways of working intensifies, many organisations are finding it difficult to share documents securely, efficiently and in a way that supports their wider business goals. Here are five reasons your organisation needs secure file sharing software:

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, security in the cloud

Why secure file sharing and flexible working go hand in hand

Posted by John Glover on 15-May-2015 10:00:00

Since the end of June 2014, all people employed by a UK company for at least 26 weeks have had the right to request flexible working arrangements. The legislation was hailed as a major breakthrough for both workers and employers when it was introduced, so why does new research suggest flexible working is still yet to take off?

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, security in the cloud

Secure collaboration across Team Defence

Posted by John Glover on 12-May-2015 16:46:00

If there was ever a case for reducing spend on ‘special for government’ technology then surely Defence IT, with high levels of security and robustness at its heart, must be the toughest nut to crack. So it may surprise you to learn that the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) is embracing the Cabinet Office G-Cloud, SME and agile development agendas.

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Topics: collaboration tools, g-cloud, security in the cloud, central government

4 essential qualities of a secure cloud collaboration service

Posted by John Glover on 17-Apr-2015 11:12:05

Cloud security remains high on the agenda for collaboration providers. It seems we're never far away from another reminder about the vulnerability of IT services, even those maintained by major corporations - take last year's high-profile email hacking of the Sony Pictures network, for example.

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Topics: collaboration tools, security in the cloud, cloud collaboration

Are free internet tools the best way to collaborate online in the civil service?

Posted by John Glover on 13-Mar-2015 10:00:00

'You get what you pay for' - it's a phrase we use to justify paying a high price for goods and services, or to express disappointment when the cheaper alternative flops. But does this concept still apply today, when the internet can connect us to a huge range of free products and services? Think of the apps on your smartphone or tablet - you probably rely on a handful of them every day, and it’s likely that most were completely free.

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Topics: security in the cloud, cloud collaboration

Does security really remain a drag on cloud adoption?

Posted by John Glover on 05-Feb-2015 16:31:00

I was fascinated to read a recent post on the Enterprise Tech website, claiming that security concerns remain a major barrier to cloud adoption. 

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Topics: security in the cloud

Online collaboration software: What are the 4 biggest risks?

Posted by John Glover on 02-Feb-2015 12:18:00

During the last Fifa World Cup, Nike used the slogan 'Risk Everything' (or #riskeverything for the social media fanatics) to anchor its major advertising campaign for the tournament in Brazil. The widely acclaimed campaign, driven by a trio of big-budget TV advertisements, focused on pivotal moments when players must take a chance to outshine their rivals and claim glory.

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Topics: security in the cloud, cloud collaboration

G-Cloud collaboration: Counting down to G-Cloud 6

Posted by John Glover on 23-Jan-2015 15:15:00

G-Cloud 6, the latest version of the government framework through which public sector organisations buy cloud services, is due to go live in the first week of February.

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Topics: collaboration tools, g-cloud, security in the cloud