Evaluating Cloud Accounting Software The cloud computing concept is really very simple. The software programs are on the World Wide Web which accounting firms do not need to manage, install, or buy. There is no need to hire IT professionals because these firms only need a robust internet connection and a browser. Network switches, operating systems, applications, and servers are unknown to these accounting firms. For these organizations, such things belong to the cloud, the World Wide Web, and the cloud computing supplier. An accounting firm can benefit from cloud computing in different ways. One, the overhead is quite low.
Whitepaper Research: New Requirements for Security and Compliance Auditing in the Cloud “New Requirements for Security and Compliance Auditing in the Cloud“ Learn how to prepare for cloud computing and how to manage IT security and compliance within the cloud. With the proliferation of cloud computing, how does an organization manage IT security, compliance, and audit? Cloud computing poses new challenges for IT security, compliance and audit professionals who must protect corporate data and IT assets, and verify compliance of security controls. This white paper begins with a definition of cloud computing and its various models, explains how cloud
Demand For Standards—Interoperability To Fuel Converged Cloud Growth According to cloud computing experts at IEEE, the biggest barrier to cloud services adoption is not cloud security or privacy fears, but concerns about service interoperability. According to Dr. Alexander Pasik, CIO at IEEE and a former Gartner analyst: Security is certainly a very important consideration, but it’s not what will inhibit further adoption. To achieve the economies of scale that will make cloud computing successful, common platforms are needed to ensure users can easily navigate between services and applications, regardless of where they’re coming from. IT decision makers from corporate CIOs to
Customers and the Cloud: What Has It Done for Them Lately? Too often, in my opinion, does the conversation on cloud computing circle around the gurus on the top and the fanboys that chase their coattails. Cloud is no different than any other technological revolution in that it provides a nurturing forum for otherwise outcast yet knowledgeable nerds to unite in esoteric discourse. But people, the nerds aren’t alone in purchasing cloud product. They don’t even comprise the majority of cloud consumption. That distinction falls to that lowly, knowledge-challenged, directionless and impressionable flock of sheep known as the general public.
Open Data Center Alliance Creates Data Services Workgroup To Accelerate Big Data New members join Open Data Center Alliance to help enterprise IT use cutting edge database solutions PORTLAND, Ore., April 30, 2012 – Recognizing the challenge faced by IT in managing a forecasted 6.7 times growth of data within the enterprise over the next 5 years, the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) today announced the formation of a Data Services Workgroup chartered to document the most urgent requirements facing IT in their management of data towards competitive opportunity. The Data Services Workgroup will focus initially on big data by documenting usage
Emerging Markets Emerge Leaders in Cloud Computing Adoption – I Even ignoring my love for alliterations (“emerging leaders emerge leaders”), there’s no denying that developing nations are taking to cloud computing with greater vigor than developed economies. A recent study by Indian IT consulting giant Tata Consultancy Services, a company that is doing groundbreaking work in this field (See: InstaCompute: Simple & Instant Cloud Computing) and featured prominently in an earlier article about the growth of cloud computing in India (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?), has revealed that companies in Latin America (LatAm) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) far outrun Europe and the US