Cloud infographic: Startup Toolkit There are numerous startups of all varieties of purpose and goals. We have seen great successes and great failures. We have seen a lot of money being made on fabulous exits, but also seen a lot of money lost as well. Things are changing for startups, and in turn, they are changing for investors as well. What affects how startups must work affects how investors must forecast chances of success, and which ponies they want to back. Of course, with progress, change is inevitable and ubiquitous, but the past couple of years have seen the steepest
Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without a disaster recovery plan. Today, virtualization and cloud enables companies of all sizes to implement a scalable, highly efficient disaster recovery plan without a huge investment. COSTLY AND RESOURCE-INTENSIVE DISASTER RECOVERY OF YESTERDAY At one time, investment in disaster recovery came in one of two forms: build a replica or subset of the
The Death of “The Death Of the PC Era” For months, we have seen news reporting the impending doom of the personal computer. This prediction is somewhat unnerving for those who grew up in the era when we bought our first pickup trucks for less than the cost of a popular pair of “athletic shoes”. Market forces are accelerating the supposed end of the full sized pickup as well. It should be pointed out that the days of the pickup truck being Detroit’s biggest revenue source seem to be coming to an end. Modern pickups are more plasticized and computerized
Simple And Useful Cloud Computing Security Tips In the modern world of big data, cloud computing is becoming a greater part of both the business world and our personal lives. While cloud computing provides us with convenient access to data from many locations, it had also introduced new security issues that were not present back when all of our data existed on our own personal hard drives. How can you be sure that your personal or business information is safe? Here are a few useful cloud computing security tips. First of all, it is important to remember that when it
“Always Be Testing:” Weekly Disaster Recovery System Testing Critical for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Statistics show that most small to mid-sized businesses will experience at least one instance of system downtime a year, at an average cost of $74,000 an hour, according to Aberdeen Group. Unfortunately, only a handful of small to mid-sized businesses have ever even tested their backup to find out if complete recovery of their data, applications and systems after a disaster is possible. For those that do test, it’s often conducted infrequently — a result of outdated thinking that DR testing is time- and cost-prohibitive or
Dropbox Will Soon Offer SSO for Business Users Cloud computing is all about collaboration and backup, and what better application to use for file sharing and backup than services like Dropbox. But companies have been reluctant to adapt the service for business use because of security issues pertaining to the personal nature of the accounts. But all that changed when Dropbox for Business was introduced. Features were adapted for business use and the management of a remote and geographically distributed team. What was once a nightmare for the IT guys became a little bit more welcome. Dropbox recently added a
Cloud Technology: Taking Your Company to a Brighter Future Cloud computing is a technology that we have heard about many times but not realized that we have been using it in our daily routine. The reason for this is that we do not what cloud technology exactly is. Cloud technology includes the usage of a cloud which is a place where all devices are connected so that access can be gained from anywhere. This reduces the need to run around organizing personal and official data. With the use of cloud computing you can access any of your personal data, official
What The Cloud Can Do For Your Small Business If your company isn’t utilizing cloud computing technology, you risk falling behind in the marketplace. The cloud makes it easier to manage, share and store content and data, and the figures show that your competition has most likely already moved to the cloud or is about to make the switch. Gartner predicts global IT spending will exceed $3.7 trillion this year, and the chief analyst at IDC estimates that 90 percent of the growth driving the IT industry from 2013 to 2020 will be driven by mobile, social, cloud and big-data technologies.