The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Stuff By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level. So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop by our comic library for that much deserved moment of fun before you call it a day. Review the full library For the reuse of our CloudTweaks comic images for print, web or related, please contact us regarding.
Five Ways the Cloud Can Resurrect Your SMB The cloud computing market could hit $55 billion by the end of 2014, says Forbes.com’s Joe McKendrick, who cited his findings from a report by IDC. You can see the growth of “the cloud” in software, infrastructure, and platforms — all as services used in the world of small business. The cloud now lets outsourced IT professionals assist small businesses in five crucial areas: Risk Management The less a company has to spend on risk management and security issues, the more they are at risk of financial and data loss. Cloud storage
Cloud Infographic: Who Will Be The Next Cloud Based Billionaire? Here is an attractive infographic provided by the group at Staff. One thing for certain is that it appears to take new modern day media influencers less time to reach the Billion dollar mark, than its older more traditional predecessors. We must take into account inflation and other factors. Nevertheless, three years for Facebook to hit the Billion dollar mark is impressive. Infographic Source: Staff
“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 For those that do test, it’s often conducted infrequently — a result of outdated thinking that DR testing is time- and cost-prohibitive or
More Cloud Adoption Unlocks More Value – Reveals Latest Survey “Will cloud live up to its hype” is a question which has become irrelevant now. Looking back now, I’d say the opportunity is much, much bigger than the hype. Perhaps for some companies, the move to the Cloud has been one of the most rewarding experience in IT investing. A latest survey reveals that early adopters of the Cloud continue to dive deeper and increase their cloud adoption because of the value they’re reaping through increased adoption. The survey was conducted by Rightscale in the first quarter of 2013 and
Cloud Chivalry – Provider Pride As cloud deployments gain popularity, increasing attention is paid to provider security strength. The cloud security alliance, for example, releases a yearly list of top threats, covering everything from malicious use, data loss, and service hijacking. Heightened public awareness of the cloud has led to oddly intuitive feelings of insecurity – if data resides off-site, it must surely be less secure. Though it’s hard to imagine cloud providers with shield raised against whatever virtual attack might breach a client’s peace, there’s an increasing need for solid cloud security – cloud chivalry, even – which defends
Steps to Secure Data In the Cloud Cloud computing and storage security is often one of the main stumbling blocks cited by those who’d like to reap the benefits of moving to the cloud, but believe they cannot. Data security is extremely important, but for many enterprises and markets, there can be no compromise in security. For those businesses, the idea of compromising security, even just a bit, in return for the vast benefits of going to the cloud were not possible. Data security in the cloud is not impossible. Many industries that were previously unable to use cloud services