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Thoughts from the 2011 Cloud Leadership Forum

By David Potterton

I just returned from the second annual Cloud Leadership Forum (hosted by IDC and IDG Enterprise) in Santa Clara, CA and, as I attended the inaugural event last year, wanted to share some of my views. While overall I think the enthusiasm was a bit tempered from the first event (although the attendance was not), this conference had a much more pragmatic feel of "of course we are using cloud services and here's how." A great aspect of this conference is that it brings together IT experts from across industries

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Last week IDC Financial Insights published an opinion and guidance following the latest  FFIEC memorandum covering security controls over online banking systems.  This was a suppliment to the memorandum originally issued in October 2005.   The purpose of this latest memo to regulated financial institutions is to reinforce the risk framework for online banking described over six years ago during the boom in internet banking sites, including certain "superviso

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