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Every time I read the quarterly Cloud Adoption & Risk Report published by Skyhigh Networks, I come across some tidbit of information that truly surprises me. What is it in the Q4 2016 report that has me so astounded? Consider this: Fewer than half (42%) of cloud providers explicitly specify that customers own the data they upload to the service. The rest of the providers either claim ownership over all data uploaded, or don’t refer to data ownership at all in their terms and conditions, leaving it open to controversy if service is discontinued.

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NewCloud Networks Appoints Sean Mares as Vice President of Sales



Sean Mares Named NewCloud VP of Sales


NewCloud Networks, a national cloud computing and communications provider, today announced it has appointed Sean Mares as vice president of sales. In this role, Mares will be responsible for direct sales, account management, and business development.

Mares joins NewCloud Networks from NetApp where he held roles in sales, partner management and engineering of ascending responsibility. Sean has a strong track record of developing, implementing and executing sales growth strategies and has consistently outperformed sales goals by over 150%.

“NewCloud Networks continues to grow at a rapid pace, having expanded to three new U.S. markets in the past year,” said Sam V. Kumar, founder and president of NewCloud Networks. “The addition of Sean Mares as vice president of sales is critical to capitalizing on sustained cloud demand across all markets, to penetrating new mid-enterprise accounts, and to effectively scaling sales operations across the country. We are excited to welcome Sean to the NewCloud family.”

“I am excited to join NewCloud Networks,” said Sean Mares, vice president of sales at NewCloud Networks. “I am confident that my experience and drive will help contribute to increased profitability and improved efficiency as NewCloud scales sales operations across the United States. There is incredible opportunity for growth at NewCloud and I look forward to working with the other distinguished members of the executive team to capitalize on it.”

Mares also brings direct experience in customer service, partner development, and finance to NewCloud, creating a well-rounded, financially sound, and customer-focused sales foundation for lasting success and loyalty.

About NewCloud Networks

Founded in 1988, NewCloud Networks (NCN) is a national cloud computing and communications provider specializing in hybrid cloud, cloud desktops, backup and disaster recovery, and hosted PBX. 2,500+ customers and 2,000+ sales partners choose NewCloud for the trust that comes from an established, financially stable, and transparent cloud company. NCN delivers real value, maximum uptime and performance, and solutions that are customized to customer needs. NewCloud’s unified cloud platform is SOC, HIPAA, and PCI compliant and features best-of-breed solutions that are priced competitively against commodity cloud offerings. The guiding principle – take care of customers, partners and employees and everything else will take care of itself – has led to a 95% cloud customer retention rate to date. Visit http://www.newcloudnetworks.com.

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According to 451 Research’s new Voice of the Enterprise: Information Security quarterly study, more than a quarter of the enterprises surveyed name Cisco as their primary Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) platform provider. In the 451 Research Vendor Window™, enterprises rated Palo Alto Networks highest especially for technical innovation, brand/reputation, and intrusion detection capabilities. Cisco FirePower/SourcePower and Dell Secure Works tied for the second highest rated vendors based on evaluations from 353 existing customers. Based on evaluation of 16 different vendor attributes, the Vendor Window plots enterprise adoption as well as indices that compare vendors’ promise prior to deployment as well as fulfillment after deployment. These latest findings – including a Vendor Window for Security in Enterprise Mobility Management – are based on responses from over 1,000 IT professionals, primarily in North America and EMEA, including 580 unique vendor evaluations in May and June 2015.

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Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Security

A Vendor Window on the security aspects of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) indicates AirWatch by VMware and MobileIron led adoption, with AirWatch being cited as the most important EMM vendor by 28% of surveyed enterprises. AirWatch garnered high scores in brand/reputation and product usability amongst their current customers.

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Published quarterly, 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Information Security provides a demand-side view of security technology adoption. These survey-driven reports are derived from 800-1,500 customer surveys and 25 in-depth interviews with senior security professionals each quarter. Learn more about Voice of the Enterprise: Information Security, as well as other Voice of the Enterprise products that cover Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Datacenters, Storage, Datacenter Facilities, and Integrated & Converged Platforms. Learn More.

About 451 Research’s Vendor Window Methodology

The Vendor Window plots enterprise adoption and Promise and Fulfillment Indices, and is typically based on 300+ unique vendor ratings per market. Only existing customers of each vendor complete the vendor evaluations. Vendors with larger circles have greater adoption in the marketplace. The Promise and Fulfillment Indices compare vendors’ effectiveness at marketing and execution. A vendor located in the upper right quadrant – under-promising and over-delivering – is rated highly for both its promise and the ability to fulfill its promise relative to its peers. Conversely, a vendor in the lower left quadrant rates lower than its peers on the same criteria.

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