European Cloud Partnership And The Possibilities Of This New Beginning When the rest of the world is technically on cloud nine, the European Union is going to take a serious note about incorporating cloud in their fiscal plans. According to a press release published by European Union, they are measuring the economic benefit of going cloud. The statistics show that by going cloud EU can alone draw an extra “€160 billion per year” whereas the individual benefit will not be anything less than €300 per year. But even if this alluring amount of profit, the question remains why it has
What Cloud Computing Cannot Do For Your Business Cloud computing is here to stay. It enables businesses streamline their goals, functions, costs and operation models. Although cloud computing has been around since the internet inception, not enough information about it is available in the public domain. Businesses, individuals and non-profits still do not understand what the cloud can, or cannot do for them. Some imagine cloud computing can replace all their functions. Others imagine they can do without aspects of their businesses when they buy into it. The truth is, cloud computing can’t do all things for you. Here are
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
Cloud Collaboration: The Explosion Of Human Knowledge The Power of Me We This post is sponsored by the CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. “Are you a team player?” – If you’ve interviewed for any position in the last five years, chances are you would have heard this question. But have you ever wondered what has made teamwork more important in business over the last few years? Why is collaboration between people (Power of We) more valued over individual brilliance today (Power of Me)? I believe that the growing importance of teamwork in business can be traced back to two phenomena – one, the explosion of human knowledge
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.
Why IaaS Is The Easiest Phase Of Data Security In Cloud Computing The cloud is expanding everyday and no longer looks like the shapeless puffy fleece that was until recently. The post-millennium years have seen cloud computing tighten to the bursting point since many entrepreneurs have been trying to rent space on their own. There are many ways to approach the topic but the easiest is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)—the network in layman’s language. Everything that happens on the web has to pass through the many channels going to and fro the data centers. This is why when approaching