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US FedRAMP has turned into a slow lane for government cloud says protest group

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A cloud industry protest group has called on the US government to fix its FedRAMP process for certifying government cloud service providers.

Apple to build new cloud infrastructure as Verizon sells off data centres – reports

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Two US tech giants are heading in opposite directions regarding datacenters, according to a couple of recent reports

US Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights doesn’t not go too far enough, critical supporters say

The US White House introduced another draft of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, which drew sharp criticism from across the political spectrum

Three years after it first proposed such a move the White House has introduced a draft Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR) that would give consumers clearer and more guarantees on how personal data is protected by organisations – regardless of the sector those organisations operate in. The draft bill seems to be taking heat from all sides, and if adopted it would bring US policy on privacy protection in the age of big data more in line with the draft legislation in Europe.

Data governance issues slowing US fed move to cloud

Data governance challenges are holding back US federal government agencies from moving to the cloud

Nearly ninety per cent of federal government IT professionals are apprehensive about migrating their agencies’ systems to the cloud, with many migration projects still being held up by cloud-related data governance challenges, recently published research by MeriTalk reveals. Research by the same firm earlier this summer suggests these agencies could be missing out on roughly $19bn in savings.

US regulators clear IBM divestiture to Lenovo

IBM gets that cloud and big data is where its capacity for future revenue generation lie

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has approved the sale of IBM’s lower end x86 hardware business to Lenovo, an acquisition first announced in January following years of dwindling sales and increasingly pressured margins.

LeaseWeb heads to Asia with Singapore cloud datacentre

LeaseWeb has expanded into Pacnet's Singapore's facility

Cloud and colocation provider LeaseWeb announced that it has expanded its reach into Asia with the launch of a new cloud datacentre in Singapore. The company said Singapore, with its proximity to large multinationals and a robust financial services sector, is a strategic location that will become an increasingly important market for cloud providers.

Alert Logic takes cloud security offerings to EMEA

Alert Logic is building out a new datacentre and investing in local UK sales and support staff as it expands into EMEA

US-based Alert Logic announced Monday that it is expanding its presence in EMEA, building a new office in the UK along with a datacentre where it will host security software as a service offerings.

CenturyLink expands datacentres in North America, UK

CenturyLink expanded and set up new datacentres in the US, Canada and the UK

Infrastructure and platform as a service provider CenturyLink announced Wednesday that the company will expand its datacentre presence significantly in 8 markets within the US, Canada and the UK.

Nasdaq FinQloud financial cloud expands with Jordan & Jordan

Jordan & Jordan will use Nasdaq FinQloud to host its execution compliance and surveillance service

US consulting, market data and technology firm Jordan & Jordan has chosen to launch its execution compliance and surveillance service on Nasdaq OMX FinQloud, the cloud computing platform built for financial services and powered by Amazon Web Services.

Danger over as silver lining found in Sidekick snafu

Good news for T-Mobile Sidekick users on Friday, as service provider Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft, announced the recovery of user data thought irretrievably lost.

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