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In a study released this week by the Ponemon Institute, a U.S. privacy research group, almost 90 percent of surveyed healthcare organizations reported they had at least one data breach involving patient data in the last two years; 45 percent reported more than five breaches.
Healthcare records are a prime target for hackers because they are such a rich source of information. Stolen credit card numbers expire quickly once the patterns of misuse are discovered. Personal identity information is far more persistent.
In the last few weeks, it seems that everyone has become convinced that the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sector is in trouble, thanks to a sudden decline in market valuations of SaaS companies like LinkedIn, Workday and Salesforce.
Those concerns aren’t without merit: In one week, the combined stock values of those three companies plunged by $22 billion, and in the first 9 weeks of 2016, the Bessemer Venture Partners SaaS index (which contains 38 cloud-computing companies) lost a mind-boggling $125 billion in value.
It would be easy to draw the conclusion that the SaaS industry is in the middle of a decline towards obsolescence, but it’s important to remember that the recent struggles of the tech juggernauts represented on the NASDAQ exchange aren’t representative of the industry as a whole.
In fact, a deeper look at the SaaS market reveals a far more positive perspective on the future of the industry. We host a tremendous number of SaaS companies, providing them with the capabilities and infrastructure they need to scale in accordance with market realities, and their numbers are expanding more rapidly than ever before.
Earlier this week, LeaseWeb USA launched our latest Cloud platform, resulting in a unified portfolio all across LeaseWeb’s locations. You can now set up Cloud services in three countries.
Many of you probably know about our Cloud services in the Netherlands. In fact, since our new platform was launched, we’ve seen thousands of customers using our Express Cloud to host their applications. I’ve talked to quite a few of them and when I ask what they would like us to add, the answer is often: “More PoPs to choose from”.
I’m proud to announce that today, we took the first step in our global expansion by launching the LeaseWeb Cloud platform in the U.S.!
Wow, time flies when you’re having fun! It seems like yesterday that I was standing around the HostingCon 2011 booth with my colleagues, talking to customers, partners, industry experts and more. But this year is going to be extra-special: For the first time, our entire US Sales team is going to be there to meet you and tell you what we’ve been up to in our Northern Virginia datacenter.
I can’t believe it’s already been 1.5 years since the birth of LeaseWeb USA, Inc!
Strategically, for the LeaseWeb brand, it was the obvious step after strongly leading the European hosting market – the US was what our customers were continuously asking us for. So LeaseWeb USA, Inc. was established specifically for targeting and supporting the US market.
Who would have thought that the Dutch hosting company I work for in Europe would be who brought me home?
Hi, I’m Lawton Cheney and I am LeaseWeb USA’s new vice president of Business Development writing to you from our offices here in Manassas, Virginia – a short drive from Washington DC and from where I grew up in Maryland. As I began my commute to the office on my first day, I saw the neighborhood kids waiting at the same bus stop I used to go to. To give you an idea of how long ago that is, the Washington Redskins were at the very top of pro football in those days.