5 Reasons Why The Cloud Is Still Not 100% Secure In the last year, many big cloud companies have come under cyber attacks leading to outages and data losses Cloud companies offer tremendous trade-offs to businesses in terms of flexibility of scale, better security, reduced manpower and maintenance cost. The majority of organizations and individuals are now convinced of the value of the cloud and are starting to migrate their data over their. Now, it’s generally assumed that ones data is more secure within the cloud than it would if it were residing inside an unsecure desktop or server room.
How Cloud Computing Will Help Your Small Business The days of storing paper files in stacks of boxes are long over. But digital storage for small businesses can still be a headache without the right technology. Cloud computing, however, is an easy and data-friendly way to keep every file you need safe and easily accessible in one online location. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Better Storage and Protection Cloud lets businesses store any amount of data without worrying about maintaining a private server — something unrealistic for many small businesses. With cloud computing, small businesses don’t need to rely on purchasing hardware that can
Cloud Infographic – Top Cloud Contact Center Trends In 2014 Here is an insightful infographic by Connectfirst which provides a list of some of the main key investment priorities for contact center executives over the next 18 months. Inforaphic Source: http://www.connectfirst.com
The High Cost Of Cloud Service Provider Downtime With so many businesses moving over the cloud, even just a few minutes of service provider downtime can have a massive effect not only on individual businesses, but on the economy as a whole. Over the last five years, there has been an estimated 568 hours of provider downtime, resulting in an economic impact of $71.7 million. The average business loses an average of $300,000 per hour in an outage, with brokerage firms missing out on approximately $6.5 million per hour. Clearly, it’s time to take a good look at your provider
What PCI DSS 3.0 Means For Cloud Service Providers The only constant is change. Earlier this month, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council released version 3.0 of the PCI DSS standard (along with the accompany Payment Application Data Security Standard). In it are a few key focus areas that will directly affect Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), which is why it makes good business sense to start thinking about version 3.0 right now. While some of the rules aren’t required for existing implementations until 2015, smart CSPs understand that customers will certainly be asking about the changes in 2014. The
Cloud Infographic: Data Center Of The Information Highway For many years, companies have been building data warehouses to analyze business activity and produce insights for decision makers to act on to improve business performance. These traditional analytical systems are often based on a classic pattern where data from multiple operational systems is captured, cleaned, transformed and integrated before loading it into a data warehouse. Typically, a history of business activity is built up over a number of years allowing organizations to use Business Intelligence (BI) tools to analyze, compare and report on business performance over time. Included is an infographic provided
IT Decision Makers Survey Gives Insight to New Procurement Strategies The IT industry is undergoing a fundamental shift in the way companies buy IT solutions. This shift is driven by three trends: The decision-making process is being influenced by a diverse and larger set of individuals within the company, these individuals are increasingly tech savvy and self-educated, and easy-to-buy, cloud-based options are gaining market share. This is affecting the way IT vendors compete, forcing them to alter their sales and marketing strategy. Our firm, L.E.K. Consulting, the global management consultancy, conducted a study of 228 IT decision makers across all
Symantec Report Keeps Cloud Users Security-Savvy Users of cloud services can easily fall foul of complacency. With all personal data held on cloud servers, there is a strong temptation to worry less about threats to our device. But for as long as we use devices for authentication and access to our cloud accounts, a threat to a device means a threat to our cloud-stored data. This is why each time Symantec releases a new intelligence report, the wiser cloud users take notice. This white paper presents an essential overview of web-born dangers aimed at everyone from IT security personnel