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.
Backupify Launches “Spring Release for Google Apps” with Enhanced Backup and Recovery Features New cloud-to-cloud backup tools facilitate data management processes for large companies CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 4, 2013 – Backupify, the leading provider of cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, today launched an enhanced set of backup and recovery features to support its core offering for enterprise-level organizations on Google Apps. The new “Spring Release for Google Apps” includes additional tools designed to provide more efficient ways for administrators and end-users to manage their backups within the complex internal structure of larger organizations.
Is Cloud Computing Experiencing the Same Security Threats as Enterprise Computing? People have always feared that cloud computing is inherently lacking in security because of the distribution methods used, allowing it to be more public than necessary. But research and reports indicate that it is not less secure than enterprise computing as they actually both suffer from the same types of attack. And it does not matter if you are a small organization or a large one you will still be the target of cyber-attacks as most of them are opportunistic in nature. While organizations and businesses are the target
How Hosted PBX can enhance Cloud Security Cloud security has become a critical job responsibility for a majority of North American IT professionals. In its recent survey, AccelOps, Inc., a leader in integrated Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), performance and availability monitoring software, interviewed 176 IT security professionals. One of the key findings was that responsibility for cloud security rests overwhelmingly (78%) with businesses’ internal IT staff. Hosted PBX phone service can enhance overall cloud security while lessening the already significant load on IT personnel. (Read The Full Cloud Security Survey Report) Here’s how moving your phone service to
7 Essentials of Hybrid Cloud Backup Understanding the Cloud Options A hybrid cloud solution combines private (internal/on-premise) and public (external) cloud deployment models. With a typical private cloud solution, one would build, develop and manage their own cloud infrastructure. The most common deployments of private cloud solutions are in enterprise-level environments. Businesses that have the capital to fund a private cloud operation will usually purchase the necessary equipment, hire their own dedicated IT support teams, and build or lease their own data centers. This allows the company to have complete control over their cloud environment. The primary downside of a
Cloud Storage Security Controls Ask anyone who has fought in a war and they will tell you it’s an experience you can’t emulate. Many people have seen the eyes of their enemies as they fight. But what happens when your enemy is a thousand miles away, yet has all the information they need to know about you; location, strength, response time etc. The world is run on information. Little 1’s and 0’s sent to the right place can do a lot more damage sometimes than any gun. And it is becoming obvious that the information we keep on our computers
Cloud Infographic: How A Data Breach Happens While we are all very happy about the entire cloud data storage concept and feel that it’s a breath of relief from the constant battle against malware, key loggers, PC monitoring software, and whatnot, we tend to forget that there are steps which we need to take to ensure security even after we have shifted all our digital luggage to the cloud. 10 tips on how to protect yourself? Here is an informative infographic reviewing data breaches as well as another one (below) created by the group at: cloudhance.com Infographic Source: cloudhance.com
Cloud – Based Productivity Solutions for SMBs Especially for small businesses, the cloud environment brings the most valuable benefits. The physical infrastructure deployment and maintenance, the need for specialized IT staff and the expensive software updates are just some of the aspects small businesses would not worry about if they would switch to cloud-based applications. But let’s see what kinds of productivity tools are out there in the cloud for SMBs:Cloud computing solutions should be the natural option for small businesses. In a recent survey released by Spiceworks, 62% of the SMBs interviewed reported that they are using some type of cloud application.