SaaS For Startups: 6 Things Every CEO Should Know SaaS packages have evolved from large enterprise commodities to must-have solutions for businesses of all sizes. Once reserved for large corporate infrastructures, the evolution in cloud technology and the BYOD trends have changed how businesses use and license out SaaS platforms. That being said, with all of the choices out there, it can be difficult to choose exactly which service platform is really the most efficient and cost-effective for a small startup. Image via Flickr Office Now For startup CEOs, it’s your job to weigh the cost of investments in hopes they’ll support the future
Cloud Infographic: Information Security Workforce Everyday there are more articles citing security as the top concern holding back public cloud adoption. While cloud means many things to different people, so does the term security. In discussions with business and industry experts, security concerns really boil down to the classic CIA—now CIAA—triad: confidentiality, integrity, availability and the more recently appended “audit”. Continue Reading Included is an excellent infographic provided by the group at PraetorianGuard covering the ever important issues involving information security in the workforce. Infographic Source: PraetorianGuard
Six HR Technology Functions That Will Help You Retain Your Best Staff New trends in technology are making it possible for organisations to engage with their employees on a deeper level, making the employees more likely to stick around and contribute to sustainable business performance. Automated talent management is being enabled by new technologies such as cloud computing and mobility, which increase the frequency and depth of employee engagement significantly. Studies from Gallup, Hay Group and Towers Watson have shown that employee engagement has a quantifiable impact on business performance and employee retention. “Companies with top quartile engagement generate revenue
Oracle Introduces Oracle Government Cloud For North American Region Tech giant Oracle launched the Oracle Government Cloud today in the North American region with an aim to strengthen its connection with government agencies as the top cloud service provider. The Oracle Government Cloud, in its essence, is an advanced form of the Oracle Cloud solution, delivering a broad and complete portfolio of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings. Through a news release on its website, Oracle claimed that its new cloud solution is the ‘best-in-class’ option available in the market that offers ‘integrated capabilities across multiple service options’ for government agencies.
Cloud Infographic: Worldwide Big Data Ecosystem Data has been described as the new oil, so important it is to modern business. The generation, storage and processing of more and more data has given rise to a whole new field of study, the simply, yet effectively named Big Data. Attached is an excellent and in-depth infographic from last month which deserves a mention on CloudTweaks. The infographic is provided by SAP which delves into the worldwide ecosystem of Analytics & Big Data. Infographic Source: SAP
Three Tips for Tackling Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) Within Your Organization It’s the latest tech acronym: BYOC or Bring Your Own Cloud. Personal cloud services are convenient, inexpensive, and always available. They also have the potential to wreak havoc on the enterprise in ways we haven’t seen in quite a while. In a world where “Dropbox” is a ubiquitous name and SkyDrive comes pre-loaded on some PCs, employees think nothing of uploading company data to the same cloud they use for storing personal files. From a corporate viewpoint, personal cloud services provide another way for users to compromise security by
Cloud Startup – Evolve IP Migrate To From On-Premise to the Virtual Cloud via Evolve IP The difference between an on-premise and cloud arrangement is that the former has less redundancy than the latter. This means that the cloud spreads the geographical scope of data in a number of locales, to insure against theft or disaster in a central datacenter. This is indeed the premise of the Pennsylvanian startup, Evolve IP, whose base is in Wayne. There are three major functions of this cloud services-provider, ranging from personifying desktops online to keeping data in various locales on secure servers, not