You can be more secure in the cloud than in your own data center

IDC shows what factors can make you more secure in the cloud than in an on-premises data centercloud amazon

Are you concerned about how secure your IT assets and applications would be in the AWS Cloud? Independent research firm IDC outlines how to think about the security of applications in the cloud, and how you can be more secure in the AWS Cloud than in your own data center.

Moving to the cloud can simplify and improve your security posture by shifting a large portion of security management burden to an infrastructure environment that’s designed and managed to the specifications of some of the world’s most security sensitive organizations. AWS also provides you the tools to automate many common security tasks. This paper outlines the factors to consider, and the controls you have with AWS, that can make your cloud deployment more secure than your on-premises deployment.

To learn more, read the full white paper »

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Launch desktop applications from Google Drive Preview in Chrome

In November 2014, Google Drive added the ability to open files from Google Drive directly into the compatible application installed on your computer. Today, this capability will be extended to the Drive viewer as well, which means you can now launch apps from preview mode and more easily access your files. This includes apps like advanced image and video editing software, accounting and tax programs, or 3D animation and design tools. So, no matter what you keep in Drive, using the web to access and manage files doesn’t mean you’re limited to applications that only work in your browser.


To get started, install the latest version of the Drive app for Mac or PC (version 1.23+) and sync your files. Then, visit Google Drive in your Chrome browser. Open a file in Google Drive preview mode and click on the “Open with” menu on top to see a list of compatible applications on your computer that can open it, or simply select “Open” for the default application. For example, you can choose to open a PDF file with Adobe Reader, or a .psd with Photoshop, make your edits and save back changes to Drive which will sync across all your devices and other collaborators.

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New settings in Admin console for restricting YouTube content on managed networks

Today we’re introducing YouTube settings, available to Google Apps admins as an Additional Service, that will allow admins to restrict YouTube content on managed networks.

This feature is integrated directly into the Google Apps Admin console under YouTube settings [Apps > Additional Google services > YouTube]. In addition to restricting video content, admins will be able to delegate “approvers” to whitelist additional content for signed-in users on the domain. Comprompt-youtube


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