Karsten Kinast

Cloud Compliance Remains a Challenge

15.12.2014 15:40

The cloud is reality – but still legally controversial in the details. So what do we need to consider for the future with regard to liability, especially as there are few practical alternatives for data management in the cloud and many already see the cloud as unmatched in value from an economic viewpoint? Over and […]
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Martin Kuppinger

Seven Fundamentals for Future Identity and Access Management

11.12.2014 14:34

Identity and Access Management is changing rapidly. While the traditional focus has been on employees and their access to internal systems, with an emphasis on the HR system as the leading source for identity information, Identity Management has to address a far more complex environment today. Over the past several years, we have already seen […]
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Alexei Balaganski

FIDO Alliance announces final FIDO 1.0 specifications

10.12.2014 23:16

Yesterday, culminating over 20 months of hard work, FIDO Alliance has published final 1.0 drafts of their Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) specifications, apparently setting a world record in the process as the world’s fastest development of a standard in the Identity Management industry. I wrote a post about FIDO Alliance […]
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Mike Small

A Haven of Trust in the Cloud?

11.11.2014 09:59

In September a survey was published in Dynamic CISO that showed that “72% of Businesses Don’t Trust Cloud Vendors to Obey Data Protection Laws and Regulations”.  Given this lack of trust by their customers what can cloud service vendors do? When an organization stores data on its own computers, it believes that it can control […]
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Rob Newby

Why SDCI needs organizational change in IT

28.02.2014 15:57

My last post focused on the challenges and the potential of SDN (Software Defined Networking) and SDCI (Software Defined Computing Infrastructures) for improving Information Security. APIs are being used to control more devices from a central point, bringing agility to networks, virtual systems, storage, and other elements of the computing infrastructure that meet the demands […]
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Dave Kearns

New Newsletter Season to come: KC Analysts’ View

04.02.2014 12:21

It’s a new year, and there are some new changes coming to KuppingerCole, especially in the material that will come into your inbox. First, some background. After the past year or so we’ve been growing by leaps and bounds with new offices in Europe and the Asia-Pacific area as well as new analysts all over […]
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Joerg Resch

“Google Home Automation” – Do We Really Need This?

15.01.2014 19:42

It was recently reported that Google has bought Nest Labs, a manufacturer of home automation sensors and devices with, currently, two products: a digital thermostat and a Smoke + CO Alarm. Why is it, then, that somebody would spend 3.2 Billion USD for a company producing home appliances that have been around for ages from […]
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