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Datastream Joins the Cloud Standards Council

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Monday, April 16, 2012

Apr 16

Joining technology leaders like IBM, Symantec, Rackspace, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, Datastream Connexion has become a member of the Cloud Standards Customer Council.

Security is consistently highlighted as one of the top inhibitors to the adoption of cloud computing and an area of great interest to customers. The new CSCC security working group will focus on developing high priority use cases for cloud security that reflect the issues and pain points customers are experiencing in various cloud deployment models (private, public and hybrid). A wide range of security issues including identity management, authorization, auditing, availability, data protection and privacy will be considered.

We look forward to a strong working relationship with these organizations as we start to define best practices for the cloud.

Attending GovSec 2012 in Washington, DC

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Sunday, April 01, 2012

Apr 01

Datastream Connexion President Eric Hoffman will be attending the 2012 GovSec and FoSEC security conferences in Washington DC, Apr 2-4, 2012. 

Continuing Datastream's commitment to security in the web applications we deliver, he will be attending a significant series of sessions around Cloud Security to better provide well rounded solutions for our customers from the Federal Government to small business.   Key sessions will include roundtables with the National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) (FISMA) Cloud Director, GSA's Cloud Director and FEDRAMP lead, as well as critical presentations from Gordon M. Snow, Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division.

GovSec 2012 will provide valuable insights into key issues central to the protection of our nation, and Datastream is proud to be a part of these critical conferences.

Datastream President attends Security Leaders Summit, Dallas, TX

// posted by Eric Hoffman on Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mar 25

  Datastream President, Eric J. Hoffman, was recently invited to participate in "The Security Leaders Summit", an annual gathering of leading IT security leaders from around the country representing well-known large corporations and a handful of up-and-coming companies like Datastream Connexion.

The discussion revolved around advancing security within our organizations and with our clients.  Mr. Hoffman spent significant time in round table executive discussions reviewing various Cloud strategies and opportunities faced by the group.

In preparing our clients for the move to the cloud, there is no simple answer and Datastream approaches it on a case-by-case basis.   There are significant hurdles and security concerns that will not prevent businesses like yours from adopting the cloud, but these issues must be addressed to insure your business is not disabled if the worst happens.   Adopting the cloud for your infrastructure in general allows cost savings while still offering agility, flexibility, and scalability that could not be achieved by traditional approaches.  If you are considering the Cloud for your operations, contact us for more information about the realities of placing your operations in the Cloud.

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