Microsoft Azure – previously Windows Azure provides a cloud computing service for building, testing and deploying global networks. These enable software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and infrastructure-as-a-service applications through a global network of Microsoft-controlled data centres.

Security of Data Stored on Azure Cloud Applications

The security of the data centres has been under scrutiny for some time, given that the U.S. Patriot Act may allow U.S. Government access to it, even if the host is not American and the data resides beyond the borders of the United States. However, this argument is largely spurious given that the U.S. Patriot Act is only applicable to terrorist activity.

Full Compliance with General Data Protection Regulation

Moreover, Microsoft Azure is fully compliant with the EU GDPR according to the supplier. The General Data Protection Regulation gives control to citizens and residents over their personal data. Specific provisions include pseudonymisation or full anonymization. These make it theoretically impossible to identify the owner of personal data without additional information stored separately.

There Are Numerous Advantages to Storing Data on Secure Sites

Using Microsoft Azure for primary and backup data storage effectively eliminates the possibility of an irreversible data loss. This assurance is becoming more important as climate change drives more extreme weather, causing natural disasters in diverse places. In many instances, the data is the company. Many companies went down with the Twin Towers, but not because there was anything wrong with how they ran their businesses.

However, it must be said a data manager needs specialist skills …

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New Naughty Monkey Gadget Bootie and Other Comparable Ankle Boot Styles

The Naughty Monkey Gadget is a super-hero style short boot, complete with a cape and belt. A suede “cape” covers the shaft down to the instep and is cinched with a leather strap and buckle detail and matching leather pull tabs. A side zipper reveals cushioning inside the collar and on the footbed. The 3″ stacked heel will add height. Pick from four colors to coordinate with any ensemble, for around $89 retail price.

This Naughty Monkey Gadget is a perfect choice for those wanting to make a brave fashion point. There are more new plucky styles to review, check these out, too:

Naughty Monkey Misfit:

There is some cloak and dagger going on here. This easy pull-on shorty has a soft suede upper with a definitive scrunch look to the extra suede wrap around the shaft. A matching suede strap with metal buckle and eyelets allows for choice of fit at the top. Offered in five fashion colors you’ll love. A fabric lining and cushy footbed keep feet comfy and a 3″ stacked wedge heel adds a little extra flash. The manmade sole has a textured logo insert. This mysterious little boot can be yours for about $90 retail price.

Madden Girl Verdikt:

This faux-leather show stopper has it all; full lacing all the way up the 6 1/2 inch shaft plus straps and buckles at both the instep and top of boot. Don’t worry about fussing with …

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