Skyhigh Blog

Has Cloud Adoption Plateaued?

July 17th, 2014

Statisticians are always interested when they see data that diverges from a general pattern.  This is exactly what happened when we dug into the latest cloud usage data from Q2 in the recent Cloud Adoption and Risk Report (CARR). To this point, we had seen rapid growth in the adoption of cloud services.  In Q3,…

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12 Must-Know Statistics on Cloud Usage in the Enterprise

July 9th, 2014

In our professional lives, we all seek to make more data-driven decisions.  We know that logical choices made with complete information yield better results than those based on conjecture or suspicion.  To that end, Skyhigh today released the fifth edition of our quarterly “Cloud Adoption and Risk (CAR) Report” that provides key metrics pertaining to…

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Meeting Privacy, Compliance, & Data Residency Requirements in Salesforce and Force.com Applications (Video)

July 1st, 2014

Enterprises keep much of their most valuable data in Salesforce so it’s not surprising that when customers ask us about our solutions for privacy, compliance, and data residency in the cloud, the application they are most frequently interested in is Salesforce. Salesforce.com invests in Skyhigh As discussed in our Series C funding blog, salesforce.com recently…

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Thoughts on Our $40M Series C Funding and What it Means to Our Customers, Prospects, and Partners

June 23rd, 2014

I am thrilled to announce our $40M series C round of funding today. It is a significant milestone for the company and stands out for three reasons: The round was co-led by existing investors, Greylock and Sequoia.  Why?  The answer is simple: Skyhigh is capitalizing on its first-mover advantage and extending its marketshare and mindshare…

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Cloud Security Cup: USA vs. Europe (Spoiler – It’s Not a 0-0 Draw)

June 19th, 2014

With the World cup in full swing, one cannot help but compare the US to our neighbors around the world.  The event begs it.  We see our skills, our style, our strategy and our fans all juxtaposed with more established soccer powers from around the globe. And, I have to admit, some things are just…

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TweetDeck — Just another hack or a missed opportunity to tighten cloud security?

June 12th, 2014

The recent TweetDeck hack on Twitter presents a common cloud dilemma for information security teams.  On the one hand, the BYOX trends that drive cloud service adoption and worker self-enablement are transforming traditional IT into a User-Centric IT model that focuses on empowering and enabling workers.  On the other hand, the free-wheeling nature of the cloud and the regular news of breaches…

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Skyhigh CloudTrust Reaches New Heights

June 10th, 2014

When Creative Artists Agency CIO Michael Keithley discovered that there were 60 collaboration cloud services in use across his organization, he knew that something had to be done. After all, many of these services potentially store sensitive data and put the organization at risk. And with so many services in use, these services impeded the…

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“Delivering Happiness” – the Tagline Every CIO Needs to Understand

June 6th, 2014

The best companies are dedicated to their customers and build their processes using the customer’s experience as the primary gauge of success.  These are what I call “customer-centric” organizations.  Great customer-centric companies that have earned my loyalty are Zappos, Nordstrom’s, American Express, and Virgin America. What makes company customer-centric? Here’s a perfect example.  I recently exchanged…

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What are the top data loss prevention tools?

June 5th, 2014

Gartner estimates the data loss prevention market size (DLP) reached $670 million in 2013, a 25% increase over the prior year. There may be several reasons you’re evaluating a data loss prevention tool including the need to achieve or maintain compliance with external regulations (such as PCI, HIPAA, or HITECH), enforce internal policies, or prevent…

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Skyhigh recognized as one of the top cloud security vendors

June 5th, 2014

At Skyhigh, we’re proud of the solution we’ve developed to help IT securely enable cloud services that drive business agility and employee productivity. But the best validation comes from the recognition we’ve received from objective third parties. So instead of telling you what we feel we do best, we wanted to share what industry analysts,…

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