Making The Cloud Transaction Psychologically Secure: Overcoming The Availability Heuristic A cognitive heuristic is a shortcut our brains employ when forming beliefs or making decisions (Reber and Reber, 2001). An availability heuristic is a type of shortcut designed to make decisions quickly based on information already existing within one’s mind and assumed to be accurate. This is great time saver with everyday events but results in a lot of failures when making decisions about something more hidden from our awareness. The choice involving cloud computing is an example of how a limited mindset can create bias and poor decision making.
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
The Opportunities And Losses Caused By Cloud Computing In Disaster Recovery Superstorm Sandy has been the center of global news through October/November, 2012. It has caused massive damage to property, loss of income, and lives. In fact, the storm has become more relevant than this last weeks US presidential race. To businesses, the storm has elucidated another debate as far as sustainability in aftermath of the disasters. How safe is our data? How important are data backups to business recovery? How will we bounce back after the storm? How sustainable is our cloud computing policy as far as disasters are
Cloud Infographic: The History Of Cloud Technology Since cloud computing is gaining acceptability by the day, it is no longer a beginner in the IT infrastructure space. Again, since there are many who resist the technology citing several concerns like security and availability, it hasn’t matured either. In other words, there’s no time like the present in presenting its history. The general idea behind the technology dates back to the 1960s, when John McCarthy wrote that “computation may someday be organized as a public utility.” Then, grid computing, a concept that originated in the early 1990s as an idea for making computer
Can Cloud Security Be Doubted When Even ThePirateBay Is Sailing There Now? – The Complex Answer The fact that ThePirateBay, the most infamous bit torrent site, has moved its servers to the cloud is a fact that has already rocked the internet. A quick analysis of the reasons why they made the move would indicate that the cloud is now the safest place to store your data. Not only are most data servers locations completely unknown to the public, so a lot more challenging for a hacker to attack, but they are also hosted in different countries so it is
Cloud Security Survey Reveals Lack of Business Policies Governing Rogue Cloud Usage Even as Data Protection Remains Highest Concern with the Cloud Forty Percent of Companies Deny Cloud Usage Despite Employee and Departmental Use of Web-Based Applications and Mobile Devices Outside of IT Control Seattle, Wash. – November 6, 2012 – New research tracking trends and issues in cloud security revealed a growing gap between actual business cloud practices and related IT policies. The survey found that while nearly 20 percent of businesses have no clear security policies or standards around employee or departmental use of “cloud,” the majority do allow