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Data Digest: Mimimizing Open Source Risks, Preparing for Compliance Problems, and Cloud Storage Options

Why open source is not a security risk, plus two cloud data storage options and the implications of a lawsuit on your compliance preparedness.

Minimizing the Risks of Open Source
(Source: Information Age)

Open source code can be used for huge benefits, but enterprises are hesitant to use it because of alleged security risks. This article explains why open source is not actually a security risk and how you can use open source to your advantage.


Data Storage in the Cloud: Two Options Explored
(Source: Datamation)

Many enterprises are making the leap from physical data centers to the cloud to storetheir data. The question is: which cloud provider to choose? This article discusses how to choose between a hyperscale cloud vendor and a cloud-enabled data protection provider.


Be Prepared to Comply
(Source: Tech Crunch)

A recent lawsuit over data collection may have huge implications if ruled in favor of the plaintiff. Failure to comply could soon cost big bucks if your enterprise does not get ready now. This article forecasts compliance problems enterprises will soon face and offers advice for getting ready for them.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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