'Cloud only' policies are as bad as 'no cloud' ones

David Linthicum

Here’s what Gartner said back in 2016 : “By 2020, a corporate ‘no cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no internet’ policy is today. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of retrofitting the technology to on premises.”

Can Unstructured Data Boost Public Policy?

IT Toolbox

In recent years, researchers have begun to understand the enormous potential this information holds for helping governments make important policy decisions

The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

David Linthicum

First, it was “cloud-preferred” policies, then “cloud-first” policies, now it’s “cloud-native” policies. They all mean pretty much the same things, just at different degrees of mandatory public cloud usage. What cloud-native means is that you’re all in with a particular public cloud provider, the single provider of those cloud-native services, with the goal of making the most from your cloud computing investment.

The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

David Linthicum

First, it was “cloud-preferred” policies, then “cloud-first” policies, now it’s “cloud-native” policies. They all mean pretty much the same things, just at different degrees of mandatory public cloud usage. What cloud-native means is that you’re all in with a particular public cloud provider, the single provider of those cloud-native services, with the goal of making the most from your cloud computing investment.

MobileIron: Corporate IT policy and mobile device security are mismatched

Computer Weekly

MobileIron report identifies a gap between security policy and the actual deployment of that policy on mobile devices

Passwords and Policies | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

This week, we’re going to continue chipping away at these problems with additional layers of protection, including a password policy. Policies are our foundation. Early on in my security days, I was introduced to policies, which, at the time, I thought were a waste of time.

Net Neutrality: Policy or Market Forces?

IT Toolbox

it seems like the entire internet is on fire this week about the FCC, Ajit Pai. and the plans to undo the previous administration's Net Neutrality rulings. My understanding is that reddit is about to self-immolate over this issue. Just about every news source is on fire with multiple articles advocating one position or another (mostly opposition from my non-scientific survey).

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Setting Mobile Policies for ERP

IT Toolbox

This means setting and enforcing clear policies on what is acceptable use in your ERP environment. As mobile devices proliferate companies using ERP need to deal with them. Whether you want to have a BYOD environment, or the company issues tablets or smartphones to some employees, mobile devices are out there and you have to adapt to them. Depending on your choices, these

Insurer launches UK’s first driverless car policy

Computer Weekly

Specialist motor insurance provider Adrian Flux introduces new contract terms for a driverless car insurance policy

Windows 10 MDM CSP Policies Override Group Policy Settings

Anoop

There are many discussions happening whether CSP can replace Group policy (GP). The post Windows 10 MDM CSP Policies Override Group Policy Settings appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Vimal Das. Intune Windows 10 Group policy CSP mdm csp MDMWinsOverGP OMA-URI windows 10 CSP precedenceWindows 10 modern device management relies on CSP for security & other configurations.

Government stresses continuity of broadband policy after election

Computer Weekly

At the Connected Britain conference in London, digital minister Matt Hancock recommits to already-established broadband and mobile networking policy

Policy-Based IT: The Next Frontier?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Approached that way, automation becomes about meeting the needs of the application, expressed in a manifest that we refer to here as “policy”.   Indeed, listen to most IT vendors and you’ll hear the word “policy” used liberally.   All driven by policy.

Creating Deployment Policy in Datapower

Perficient - Digital Transformation

What is deployment policy? Deployment policies are used to modify or filter objects during import. Deployment policies use matching statements and clause types to control the inclusion of configuration data among imported configuration packages.

InfoSec Policies and Standards: Some strategic context for those just diving into this world

CTOvision

Organizations are giving more priority to development of information security policies, as protecting their assets is one of the prominent things that needs to be considered. Lack of clarity in InfoSec policies can lead to catastrophic damages which cannot be recovered. So an organization makes different strategies in implementing a security policy successfully. Security policies of all companies are not same, but the key motive behind them is to protect assets.

Microsoft drops lawsuit after US revises data access policy

Computer Weekly

Microsoft has dropped a lawsuit pushing for reforms of state surveillance practices in response to changes in US data access request policy, but says more reform is necessary

Government’s cyber security policy: decide or delay?

Computer Weekly

The UK government is leaving too many of its options open and needs to implement effective cyber security rules now

Malaysian insurer partners IT supplier to tailor cyber security policies

Computer Weekly

Partnership is in response to requests from AIG customers for a more comprehensive risk management approach to cyber insurance

Should you revert an existing password policy that's working well?

IT Toolbox

I'm often asked by clients what the best approach should be to setting password policy for their organization. However, I was recently asked a password policy-related question that I thought was worth sharing. Given all the political and cultural challenges in any given organization, it’s hard to be too specific in my recommendations. The challenge was that this organization was recently able

Group Policy Vs Intune Policy after Intune unenrollement

Anoop

In my previous post (Group policy Vs Intune Policy), we discussed Intune policy wins over GP when there is a policy conflict. The post Group Policy Vs Intune Policy after Intune unenrollement appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Vimal Das. Intune featured Group policy CSP mdm csp MDMWinsOverGP OMA-URI windows 10 CSP precedence

Communication Policies in Your UC Solution

IT Toolbox

However, your company policies may not address these forms of communication Unified communications solutions can introduce many new features for employee collaboration. For instance, instant messengers and team chat rooms work well for remote conversations and quick questions, helping you cut down on unnecessary phone calls, which will improve productivity and free up prioritized network bandwidth.

Managing BYOD with Policies in the Midsized Firm

Eric D. Brown

Not having the budget for sophisticated solutions shouldn’t stop organizations from building policies to manage employee-owned devices and the data held or accessed with these devices. Has your organization implemented BYOD policies?

6 Tips for Creating a Unified Communications Policy

IT Toolbox

This article explores the elements of and policies that may apply to UC, offers a couple of examples, and explains theToday’s unified communications (UC) solutions are available in many forms and can be comprehensive and integrated across corporations, with many cross-functional business processes. In smaller companies, they can be simple, without any integration with anything.

Government calls for input on inclusive smart energy policy

Computer Weekly

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation on the future of the smart energy sector

FBI vs Apple: Policy Analysis

CTOvision

Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series on this topic. This examination by Arnold Abraham provides insights and nuanced lessons from history, the law and the tech world that can inform all of us interested in both privacy and security.-bg bg Despite foreboding tales of doom associated with the potential outcome on each […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Enterprise network access policies must change to account for IoT

Computer Weekly

With IoT devices set to outnumber notebooks, smartphones and tablets by more than three times, businesses will need to adjust their network access policies to keep things running smoothly, says Gartner

The Importance of an Online Encryption Policy

CTOvision

This quote summarizes the importance of online encryption policy and hands-on implementation within an organization. Through an online encryption policy, you can mitigate the risks and avoid these cases, whether you’re a profit or a non-profit organization. Creating such a policy involves the participation of the IT department in your organization, and it may or may not include the c-suite executives until it reaches complete implementation.

Ransomware: Protect yourself with good backup and cloud policies

Computer Weekly

More ransomware attacks are likely. The best way to protect against them is to have up-to-date in-house backups and to ensure cloud backups are adequately protected and available

Facebook Seeks A Public Policy Manager, Cybersecurity Threat Disruption

CTOvision

The job, titled a Public Policy Manager for Cybersecurity Threat Disruption, is a recognition that the companies we trust with our data should, and will, play greater roles in protecting our data, including leaning […]. My sincere hope is that one of our CTOvision readers is selected for a position that Facebook has just advertised for.

5 Ways Mobile Device Management Drives BYOD Policy

IT Toolbox

The history of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been a rocky one. Since the beginning, IT departments and business owners have tried to understand the idea and learn how to make it positive for the business instead of a headache. To help them achieve this goal, software emerged on the market called mobile device management (MDM). Rather than review specific MDM tools, however, this article

How the CIO Can Establish a BYOD Usage Policy

CIO Dashboard

If you’re grappling with putting policies and procedures in place to manage the consumer-driven transition to a bring-your-own-device workplace (BYOD), don’t worry. Outline the support and repair policies for the equipment. Do you have a BYOD usage policy?

Five Real-World Tips for Creating Corporate Cloud Policies

Data Center Knowledge

It's time to make some new policies. Are you creating a new cloud initiative? Want to start migrating users, apps. and workloads? Read More. Cloud Computing Enterprise Mobility cloud

Group Policy: Introducing Consistency Into Your Infrastructure

CanITPro

Proper utilization of Group Policy found in Windows Server.( Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Group Policy MVP Windows Server We all want things to run smoothly, yet day-to-day operations sometimes get the better of us.

Your Guide to Cryptocurrency Tax Policy in the USA

Doctor Chaos

Cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, powered by blockchain technology, is a digitized asset widely traded for speculative gain and buying goods and services. The meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies has powered a $7 billion economy, benefiting over 6 million active users, a third of whom are based in the US. The fact that cryptocurrency isn’t legal tender and […]. Crypto Currency bitcoin crypto currency

With Release 2.0 OpenStack Swift Matures, adding Storage Policies

Data Center Knowledge

More efficient data redundancy controls, geographically defined data access policies now available Read More. Cloud Computing Storage

Five Rules of Highly Effective BYOD Policies

IT Toolbox

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is booming. Nearly three quarters of all organizations now have a BYOD program in place or are working on one, according to Tech Pro Research conducted late last year. There are many good reasons for this trend. BYOD saves money by reducing the number of corporate devices that must be purchased. It enables employees to work from home, a perk that