How To Secure Your Cloud Data In A Collaborative Setup The recent revelations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been extensively spying on its citizens and key organizations overseas has sent a number of corporations in a tizzy and have made them question the way they conduct their business. A recent survey conducted by Redmond Magazine revealed that close to 40.5% of respondents felt the need to pull back on cloud based initiatives to protect their enterprises from espionage. Could this be a fleeting reaction arising out of panic or will we actually be seeing a drop in
Cloud Infographic: Big Data Variety “Case Study: Turn Big Data into Big Money” How one company earned $3.7 million from Big Data in 60 days. This study reveals how the careful application of “Big Data” in email marketing can lead to increases in revenue. One B2C company in a highly regulated industry was able to re-engage its highest-potential prospects via email campaigns after they fell just short of completing a form. See more at our research library. Included courtesy of http://www.kapowsoftware.com is an excellent infographic outlining some of the key areas and possibilities of Big Data. Infographic Source: http://www.kapowsoftware.com
Cloud Infographic – PRISM Is Only A Symptom There has been an endless number of articles discussing PRISM, NSA and a whole slew of other related privacy issues. When will this all stop? I’m sure most people feel that it never will. Included is an infographic provided by PerspecSys which illustrates some very interesting figures surrounding data protection. Infographic Source: PerspecSys
While Not Completely Cloud – Can You Stretch Innovation Too Far? First let me begin by backpedalling. I am a huge Kickstarter and Indiegogo supporter. I believe in the push away from traditional innovation to this newer innovation model. My initial premise is that in fact you have to be careful about the concept of spreading innovation to thin. There was a time, not that long ago when innovation came from large companies. The market moved slowly but, as many great business books explain if you didn’t watch the trends you would eventually fall out of market leadership and in
Cloud Infographic – Evolution Of The Cell Phone Here is an in-depth infographic provided by http://www.computersciencedegreehub.com which showcases some of the more popular models over the years such as the $3,995 1983 Motorola DynaTAC 8000X to the more recent Cloud ready 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone.
Making Business Resiliency Part of Business As Usual Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) have become non-negotiable requirements for virtually every IT department. Business resiliency is an umbrella concept that must address everything from basic business continuity to high-level risk management, security, crisis management, and more. With today’s IT architectures supporting servers, networks, and applications, BCDR has evolved from simple backups and restores to a broad range of business resiliency services. This shift demands a strategic, proactive and multidisciplinary approach to sustaining critical IT services in the face of a range of disruptions. Increasing business complexity – more markets, more
Cloud Accounting – The Back Office Promise The promise of platform as a service is very simple: Bring your code, and cloud vendor will handle everything else for you. Users build their applications with the vendor’s tools, APIs and supported programming languages. Platform as a service model of cloud computing increases programmers’ productivity, reduces development costs, and enables quick release of software. One of the leading platform as a service offers is the Salesforce Platform where development is performed using salesforce.com’s web interface and a proprietary development language called Apex. The biggest benefit of the Salesforce Platform is time savings