Security Considerations While Moving To The Cloud It is always difficult to maintain in-house IT operations at the cutting edge of efficiency. Whether it is a question of getting enough budgets approved or keeping all stakeholders happy, life for technical managers is never easy. On the other hand, clouds have certain inherent advantages. Big cost savings, convenience, scalability, conversion of CAPEX to OPEX are some of the features that go in favor of cloud solutions. These can help an organization accomplish a lot in a short span of time. Not to forget that cloud service providers do a phenomenal job
Signing on the Dotted Cloud One area where the virtual world of the cloud leads to a sense of discomfort has to do with signing documents and contracts. For centuries, the binding value of an agreement was based on an individuals capacity to sign his or her name at the bottom a visual and permanent testament to a persons consent to the terms of the agreement. Prior to the age of the fax machine, these documents were signed and then transported by courier or mail, but this changed once it became possible to enforce contracts based on a documents
Cloud Infographic – 3 Must-Haves For Cloud Service Providers The steadily increasing rate of adoption is having a somewhat negative effect on the market as a lot of startups are looking at selling Cloud services and becoming the next giant. But this only serves to saturate the market and confuse people, not to mention that startups that fail will only lower the credibility of the market. The reason why smaller companies are hard pressed at delivering a superb cloud service is because a very large capital is required for the expert manpower and infrastructure which small companies do not have, and there
Cloud Billing – Interview with MetraTech’s Scott Swartz Every SaaS, IaaS and PaaS vendor needs a robust billing module which works seamlessly across both single and hybrid Cloud deployments. Even though every Cloud service provider gives billing functionality, the issues arise when you have a hybrid Cloud deployment and you want to stitch together various billing services to provide a unified view of the costs. This is what MetraTech specializes in and offers products and services which enable SaaS vendors, for example, to focus on delivering value through their service while MetraTech’s MetraNet takes care of all their billing requirements.
Calculating the True Cost of On-Premise and Cloud Software Investments As Cloud technologies continue to evolve, more and more software buyers are seriously evaluating software as a service (SaaS) solutions against on-premise offerings. While there are many factors that influence which deployment model is best for any particular business (e.g., ability to manage IT internally and speed of deployment) the cost of the system is often a key factor. But comparing the true cost of a Cloud-based system against an on-premise system can be time-consuming and is often a complex undertaking. For instance, most buyers understand that on-premise licenses are
Thanks, Cloud Computing, For Shaping Our Future When people are infatuated with the latest gadget on the market, they may fail to remember that somewhere beneath the surface someone is working on its next replacement and, unmistakably, with a bulk of more advanced features which one cannot even think of right now. When in 1999, BlackBerry made its breakthrough entry and pushed a new phrase, “mobile cloud”, in the dictionary, people were skeptical about its purpose. They used to carry a huge mobile phone in the pocket just to check inbox and send e-mails from time to time. But now,
Five Reasons Why Hosted PBX Makes Good Business Sense If you’re in the market for a new phone system or want to upgrade your existing phone system, you should definitely check out what hosted PBX solutions have to offer. Unlike traditional PBX systems that consist of extensive hardware and equipment investments, hosted PBX needs little more than a telephone handset connected to the “cloud” on your vendor’s IP network in order to work. Industry research shows that hosted PBX is one of the fastest growing technologies. Dollar for dollar, hosted PBX gives you much more functionality and features compared to traditional