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4 Common Misconceptions About AWS Auto Scaling

Auto scaling has long been one of the major selling points of cloud computing. But like most popularized technology features, it has accumulated its fair share of misconceptions. These common mistakes tend to get in the way of constructive conversations about cloud architecture, and usually mislead IT leaders into believing auto scaling is simple, quick…

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6 Exciting New Services from AWS Re:Invent 2017

It’s been another incredible week at AWS Re:Invent. Long gone are the days when the most exciting new service they announced was a new instance size — it’s hard to find a service announcement that doesn’t involve machine learning or artificial intelligence, and it’s clear that AWS is moving up the stack. We sat down…

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AWS Guard Duty

Logicworks Announces Support for AWS Guard Duty, New Machine Learning-Based Security Service

New York, NY (November 30, 2017) — Logicworks, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network and a member of the AWS Managed Services Program, today announced support of AWS Guard Duty, a new machine learning-based security service released today at AWS Re:Invent 2017. Logicworks is one of a select…

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Why Retailers Are Migrating to Azure Cloud: Interview with Adam Burke

Retailers are building more personal, differentiated experiences for customers online and in stores. In order to support these new applications, they need a flexible infrastructure platform and powerful data services — and as a result, are increasingly turning towards Microsoft Azure. Over the past year, the team at Logicworks has seen a surge of interest in…

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RegTech

RegTech: Why 70% of IT Leaders Want to Automate Compliance

Financial services and payment companies face rising compliance costs and a significant skills shortage in compliance. No wonder that IT leaders are eager to automate compliance in order to reduce cost and complexity; in fact, nearly 70% of IT pros would prefer an automated approach to compliance. Download the eBook: RegTech on the Public Cloud…

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Financial Services Docker

Why Financial Services Companies Love Docker Containers

Tech-savvy banks were among the first and most enthusiastic supporters of Docker containers. Goldman Sachs invested $95 million in Docker in 2015. Bank of America has its enormous 17,500-person development team running thousands of containers. Top FinTech companies like Coinbase also run Docker containers on AWS cloud. Nearly a quarter of enterprises are already using…

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How is HITRUST™ Certification Different from HIPAA?

The HITRUST CSF™ is a widely adopted security framework for healthcare companies and has been gaining popularity as a more structured, unified, and comprehensive standard that can be used to help satisfy HIPAA and HITECH in a defensible fashion. However, many small and mid-sized healthcare companies struggle with understanding the framework and building an internal…

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PCI DSS cloud

Nearly Half of Companies Fail to Meet PCI DSS Compliance Standards

Only 55.4% of companies meet all PCI DSS compliance standards, according to a new report released by Verizon. While this number is up 7% from 2015, it still translates to nearly half of retailers, IT services companies, payment software providers and hospitality organizations do not adequately protect credit cardholder information. Download eBook: Payment Compliance on…

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Fast, Secure Deployments with Docker on AWS: Recap

Fast, Secure Deployments with Docker on AWS: Recap

Running Docker on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an increasingly popular way to improve the velocity of code delivery. But understanding the right AWS and 3rd party tools to orchestrate containers, automate infrastructure build-out, and secure your critical resources can be a challenge. Last week, Logicworks teamed up with AWS and our mutual customer, Spring…

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WannaCry and Public Cloud

WannaCry and Public Cloud

Yesterday, I attended a CISO Executive Summit here in NYC.  The room was packed with 175 CISOs and top-level security leaders from various industries.  There was broad agreement that WannaCry was a scramble for many of their teams, and created a long weekend for some.  We concurred that we were lucky the “kill switch” was…

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