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Join our research – Cloud Assurance in practice

The Dutch CSA chapter has a plan to address the number one concern of organizations using cloud: “can we trust our provider?”. The CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) has developed a number of tools to address that situation. Our plan is to test these tools in practice, and record the experiences for inclusion in a “best […]

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Who needs cloud sales partners? How can they add value?

Cloud computing is supposed to be ‘totally self-service’, or so the naïve reading of the standard NIST definition goes. If it is not self-service, it is not cloud. With self-service, who needs partners standing in the way between the consumer and the cloud provider? Well, it is a little more complex than that. The 5 […]

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Why do people buy cloud services?

If you are a developing cloud provider, whether you are pure play or an internal IT department, it is very interesting to know who is buying cloud services, and why. In a recent survey by PB7 sponsored by EuroCloud Netherlands and others, a group of Dutch companies was interviewed about their motivations and hesitations around […]

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Can we simplify cloud security?

Last week, the Cloud Security Alliance had its EMEA congress in Amsterdam. The day before, I got a chance to be the instructor on a CCSK workshop (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge). The lineup of industry experts at the congress was awesome, it included people directly involved in the security of the biggest cloud computing […]

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