Treading Carefully With Cloud Computing Solutions, Contracts, And Services Many businesses have joined the cloud because it’s a technology that promises a lot. And in the race to gain the most from the cost subsidies and efficiencies that come with it, businesses are unknowingly taking on significant risks. This is because some of the cloud solutions they are buying into could be detrimental in the long run. This article looks at some of the challenges businesses will face with cloud computing, the realities surrounding them, and tips to overcome them. Ignorance is no defense Many businesses that have adopted cloud
Can Cloud Computing Hubs Alter Food Distribution? Consumers are increasingly interested in purchasing products from local markets. As people’s palettes yearn more and more for garden products fresh from the farm, the waiting list is getting longer at places where these are readily available. With decreasing numbers of local producers, there is only one solution for the customers to search them without using a fuel guzzler to trek the country: cloud computing hubs. Recent publications from the United Kingdom have shown how cloud computing is bringing vendors and customers together—they can discuss exclusive deals over the Internet. This is eliminating
Insider Threats To Cloud Computing Cloud computing uptake by businesses has shifted the general model of organizational information complexes. Business enterprises have a lot of data to store and use. Even as they shift to the cloud, there are major dangers around security. In most cases, breaches to cloud-stored files happen because of insider conspiracy, malpractice, and malice. This article looks at four common insider threats to cloud computing and ways for organizations to avoid them. All this is intended at making the cloud shift worthwhile for businesses. Malicious administrators Cloud computing as a process is governed, managed, and maintained
Clean Energy, Google Is Ready To Take The Plunge. Are You? As Google has moved a step ahead towards clean and green energy by purchasing wind power for its Oklahoma data center, the IT world is standing again in front of a question. A question which has been here for a long time, but in a muted mode, has again hit the news headlines. It’s about the IT world vs. clean energy. Since the adverse effect of using too much of fuel or coal energy is bare to all and sundry, the Information Technology industry often comes under the scrutiny.
Air Traffic Management Set To Meet Cloud Technology After revolutionizing domains like industrial design and engineering simulation, cloud computing is now set to drastically modify air traffic management technology. In a recent proceeding, General Electric Company and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (that’s NASA) have teamed up to undertake a project aimed at incorporating cloud computing into conventional air traffic management solutions. The multi-million dollar arrangement will permit airline personnel and air traffic experts to carry out their usual (and utterly critical) business in an efficient manner. As an outcome of the project, flight critical real-time information will no longer
Cloud Infographic: The Rise Of The Cloud Findings from a joint Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and ISACA survey show that government regulations, exit strategies and international data privacy dominate the Top 10 areas where confidence in the cloud is lowest. A collaborative project by ISACA and CSA, the Cloud Market Maturity study provides business and IT leaders with insight into the maturity of cloud computing and will help identify any changes in the market. The report, released today, provides detailed insight on the adoption of cloud services among all levels within today’s global enterprises and businesses, including the C-suite. The
Cloud Computing: The Next Step Towards the Future Cloud computing can be described as computer resources delivered as a service through a network. Although cloud computing has gained popularity recently, its origin can be dated as far back as the early ‘90s. Some may even argue that its conceptual origins date back to the ‘60s, and it has no signs of slowing down in the future. Throughout the ‘90s, one attempt after another was made by service providers to utilize their resources efficiently and to deliver faster and better service to their clients. With the advent of virtual private networks,