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The ministries are considering implementing a federal cloud. So-called hyperscalers such as Microsoft and Google come into question for this. But this involves dangers, which Peter Ganten discusses in an article in Kommune21:
The operation of the cloud software of the hyperscalers by European companies should solve this problem. However, the manufacturers can install or retrofit backdoors with updates at any time – for example, in order to provide security authorities in other countries with targeted information.
Likewise, the specification of defined interfaces for connecting specialized procedures and applications severely limits the flexibility of public institutions and leads to a much greater security risk, as this can just as easily be controlled and exploited by third parties, according to Ganten. You can read about the solution he sees for these security risks at kommunale21.de (available in german).
Home office and mobile working on the move have long been part of our everyday lives and present IT departments with major challenges in terms of data security and convenient working for all employees. Kevin Dominik Korte, President of Univention North America, describes the different security requirements of both scenarios and why remote work should be a particular focus in an article published by the renowned US magazine Forbes.
UCS offers a wide range of opportunities for companies and organizations. Jack Wallen is also convinced of this:
It can be a domain controller, a chat server, an in-house cloud-based groupware solution, a kanban platform, your Nextcloud Hub installation, a mail server, and with a robust App Center, you can extend this server to be just about anything you need.
Collaborative work regardless of time and place has long been part of everyday life for many employees. Not least because of this, large cloud-based office applications such as Microsoft 365 or Google Docs are very popular. The major disadvantage of using these services, however, is the loss of control over the your own data.
In the healthcare sector, highly sensitive data is handled every day and must be protected against unauthorized access. A modern IT infrastructure with relevant key elements increases trust and security for patients. Kevin Dominik Korte, President of Univention North America, reports on the requirements of such an IT infrastructure on the renowned US magazine Forbes.
In his article, Kevin Korte highlights five key elements that can help to make an IT infrastructure scalable, secure, and user-friendly.
The full article is available on forbes.com.