GovCloud Network

A GovCloud Network Property

30 Day Pageviews

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tech Equity & GovCloud Network Team For Cloud Education

GovCloud Network is proud to announce that we have teamed with Tech Equity Ltd to deliver cloud education and training on a global basis. With this partnership, GovCloud Network will also add the Cloud Clinique Online Training and Cloud Computing Best Practices program to it's list of services.


CloudClinique is an online cloud certification platform that contains over 7,500 cloud best practice concepts across 18 separate domains. Compiled by certified cloud practitioners and trainers, learning is organized around 10 minute sessions, and delivered using tools designed to reinforce your understanding and confidence level. The content and database is very rich and designed to prepare candidates for most cloud certification programs. Revision modules are available for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certification, CompTIA Cloud+ Certification, Cloud School Cloud Professional Certification, Cloud School Cloud Architect Certification, and the Cloud Security Alliance's Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge.

https://cloudclinique.com/login/index.php

 CLICK HERE FOR FREE TRIAL

The Tech Equity team has a wide range of experiences across multiple industries and geographies. The team includes former fortune 100 Chief Technology Officers, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officers and Global Technical Sales leaders that all have deep knowledge and understanding of IT, and are supported by industry experts from the retail, banking, government, media and entertainment sectors. The company's consulting partners have also been pioneers in enabling some of Africa's leading organizations to adopt cloud services cost effectively and securely.


http://techequityltd.com/


 
Bookmark and Share



Cloud Musings
( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free updates by email or RSS - © Copyright Kevin L. Jackson 2012)
-->


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

National Cybersecurity = Cloud Computing Security

A recent article Inc.com article claimed that the percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud computing is expected to more than double during the next six years, from 37 percent to nearly 80 percent (http://www.inc.com/graham-winfrey/why-the-cloud-will-transform-small-business-by-2020.html). This forecast was gleaned from a just released Emergent Research and Intuit study. This statement is also very scary in that it also highlights the growing importance of the cybersecurity threat to the nation’s economic livelihood.

Jeremy Grant, an adviser at the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, says in the past two years he has seen "a relatively sharp increase in hackers and adversaries targeting small businesses." According to Symantec, cyberattacks on small businesses rose 300 percent in 2012 from the previous year (http://www.inc.com/jana-kasperkevic/cyber-spies-target-small-businesses.html).

According to the Small Business Administration (http://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ocpl/resources/13493):
  • The 23 million small businesses in America account for 54% of all U.S. sales.
  • Small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs since the 1970s.
  • The 600,000 plus franchised small businesses in the U.S. account for 40% of all retail sales and provide jobs for some 8 million people.
  • The number of small businesses in the United States has increased 49% since 1982.
  • Since 1990, as big business eliminated 4 million jobs, small businesses added 8 million new jobs.
The rapid rise in the adoption of cloud by small business therefore also indicates that cloud is rapidly becoming critical to the nation’s economic stability. With this, national cybersecurity will essentially be synonymous with national cloud computing security.

If you are a small business owner then, you should take action today. To begin with, visit SBA’s Cybersecurity for Small Business (http://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/cybersecurity-small-businesses). This self-paced training exercise provides an introduction to securing your information. Topics include: Defining cybersecurity; Explaining the importance of securing information through best cybersecurity practices; Identifying types of information that should be secured; Identifying the types of cyber threats; Defining risk management; and Listing best practices for guarding against cyber threats. You should also create your own cyber planning guide by visiting the FCC Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0 (http://www.fcc.gov/cyberplanner). Use this tool to create and save a custom cyber security plan for your company, choosing from a menu of expert advice to address your specific business needs and concerns.


Bookmark and Share



Cloud Musings
( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free updates by email or RSS - © Copyright Kevin L. Jackson 2012)
-->


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Vets 360 Sponsoring Service Members To Attend Gartner Catalyst Conference

http://vets360.org/gartner-catalyst-conference/


Veterans 360 will be attending the Gartner Catalyst Conference. They are also sponsoring the attendance of active duty service members that are currently in the US military and serving in an IT related position. If you are in such a technology role and are interested in attending this “must-attend” technology conference to learn strategies on how to leverage mobile, cloud, and big data. Please visit Vets 360 at http://vets360.org/gartner-catalyst-conference/ to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.

http://vets360.org/gartner-catalyst-conference/

In line with their four pronged approach (engagement, education, employment, and healing), and to help veterans get the skills necessary to obtain employment with a solid future, Vets 360 offers Cloud Technology Certification training to transitioning veterans. Their goal is to provide in depth training that will allow their students to gain meaningful employment in an industry with real career potential.

GovCloud Network is a proud sponsor of Vets 360!

http://vets360.org/cloud/







Bookmark and Share



Cloud Musings
( Thank you. If you enjoyed this article, get free updates by email or RSS - © Copyright Kevin L. Jackson 2012)
-->