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  • How Safe is Your Cloud Data from Service Traffic Hijacking?

    How Safe is Your Cloud Data from Service Traffic Hijacking?

    In a recent survey, 69 percent of North American IT professionals expressed a belief that the risks of using a cloud based service currently outweighed the benefits. The main reason cited was a concern over data security. This concern has made many business leaders hesitant to switch over to the cloud, but the reality is the cloud is growing and is not going away, especially with the possibility of big data cloud computing.

    In fact, Forrester Research predicts that the cloud business will grow from its current worth at $40 billion to $160 billion by 2020. Rather than ignoring the cloud, business leaders should learn about the vulnerabilities, what their implications are and the steps they can take to protect their data. This article will specifically address the vulnerability to service traffic hijacking and how it can be addressed.

    By Gil Allouche
    Posted August 26, 2013

  • Acquia Builds Acquia Cloud Site Factory Next to Drupal Gardens

    Acquia Builds Acquia Cloud Site Factory Next to Drupal Gardens

    Acquia Cloud Site Factory is both Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Acquia's new product and service shouldn't be a surprise to Acquia watchers and Drupal fans. TheFactory builds on Acquia's proven Drupal Gardens OpenSaaS software and infrastructure, on which more than 100,000 sites have been built. Here at CMS Report we've covered Drupal Gardens since the days before it was even a real product and it's been an interesting story to revisit from time to time.

    Over the years, my impression have always been that Drupal Gardens was a great way to start a Drupal site quickly, but also worrisome once your site needed to grow beyond the Garden's offeringsOne of Drupal's strengths has always been that it just isn't a CMS, but also a framework. Drupal's framework lets you push beyond the limits of your original vision for the site, but within the walls of Drupal Gardens that same ability to innovate always seemed a bit too confining for my taste. Acquia Cloud Site Factory seems to be the company's answer for those customers that needed more from their SaaS.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted August 01, 2013

  • DotNetNuke Rebrands to DNN and Expands Product Suite

    DotNetNuke Rebrands to DNN and Expands Product Suite

    Over the years, we all have abbreviated DotNetNuke as DNN as we've discussed this open source .Net based content management system. It looks like the corporate folks upstairs have finally made this interchangeability official. DotNetNuke Corp will now be known as DNN.

    The new DNN has also taken the time not only to announce the branding of the new company logo, but also announced a new and refocused suite of products and services. Today, DNN has announced DNN Evoq, a suite of integrated applications enabling enterprises to create online experiences and powerful interactive communities. DNN Evoq intends to make it easy for users, including those with minimal IT experience, to integrate social functionality with their existing websites.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 09, 2013

  • Acquia Cloud Receives Second FISMA Certification For Federal Cloud Customers

    Acquia Cloud Receives Second FISMA Certification For Federal Cloud Customers

    Acquia, a Drupal solutions provider, announced today that it has received a second Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Authorization to Operate (ATO) for federal customers using Acquia Cloud. FISMA compliance provides a path for government agencies to develop next-generation digital experiences with Drupal that incorporate the web, mobile and social communities. 

    FISMA and its associated National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards provide a risk-based framework to support security best practices for systems managed by federal agencies. Acquia is the first provider to offer enterprise-class Drupal cloud services with a FISMA moderate ATO, which provides insight and assurance in Acquia’s ability to deliver secure cloud services for government websites and social communities. The authorization, obtained earlier this year as part of Acquia’s work with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, provides documentation to federal agencies that are evaluating the security protocols of Acquia’s cloud services.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted July 03, 2013

  • Quoting IT: What we need from tech vendors

    Quoting IT: What we need from tech vendors

    What I want from tech vendors: "I need them to listen, learn and be honest and realistic about their capabilities. Many technology vendors are still more interested in selling than in listening to what our real challenges are."

    - Steve Mills, CIO, Rackspace, "CIO Profiles: Steve Mills Of Rackspace", InformationWeek, March 13, 2013

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 24, 2013

  • CMS-Connected Video on Demand: iAPPS and Web Governance

    CMS-Connected Video on Demand: iAPPS and Web Governance

    On my "to-do list" is a mention of the availability of my In the Spotlight segment online as well as the rest of the May 2013 CMS-Connected show. One of the nice things about participating on this show with hosts Tyler Pyburn and Scott Liewehr is the chance to get to spread my wings to new CMS territory

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted June 11, 2013

  • Web Governance and Bridgeline iApps on this Friday's CMS-Connected

    Web Governance and Bridgeline iApps on this Friday's CMS-Connected

    This is just a friendly reminder that I'll be on this Friday's 11:30 AM CDT live broadcast of CMS-Connected. I'll be covering the Bridgeline iAPPS Platform in their "In the Spotlight". This will the first proprietary CMS I've reviewed for that show and as I'm more familiar with open source solutions, I've had to do some homework for this one.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted May 22, 2013

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