The Office 365 vs Google Apps Battle: Who Will Dominate Enterprise Software? Long ago in the days of yore, computing looked very different. Everyone had a PC that they were tethered to at their desk, and that PC almost always had Microsoft Office installed. Eventually, people were hard-pressed to do their job without it; it became an omnipresence, a giant. It’s no surprise that this occurred; Office was designed for the era of PCs, and it worked very well with them. But one day something happened: the cloud came along. And eventually, it started raining hard on the Microsoft Office
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.
Cloud computing: A few glitches that need to be eradicated Cloud computing is the latest trend when it comes to efficient data storage that is easily accessible and portable. Think of a LAN with a single server between hosts of computers. Now think of a grand-scale LAN where not only operational data is shared but also the user information is shared; this is the concept of cloud computing. This may sound highly lucrative especially for database management since it provides almost instantaneous accessibility with real time data-handling capabilities. It allows the user to have unlimited data storage capability without having the actual hardware. All you
The Top 20 Most Secure Cloud Hosting Companies: Part 2 Continuation from Part 1 6 – Firehost Firehost is a rapidly growing cloud computing platform with dedicated servers, virtually unlimited data storage, unlimited bandwidth and close to real time processing for online applications. They have gained popularity over the past couple of years and by gaining several large corporate clients, have been able to transform themselves into a billion dollar company. Why? Firehost has implemented several security protocols with advanced algorithms and secure firewalls which makes their security impenetrable. They also provide root access to their corporate clients in order
Google Drive: Just Another Collaboration Tool? If you’ve logged into Google lately, you may have noticed that their new product, Google Drive, is replacing their old documents product. Google Drive is being billed as their ultimate in cloud storage and comes with 5 GB of free space. You have the ability to use Google Drive with both PCs and Macs. In addition, you can currently use it on Android devices, and iPhone/iPad apps are coming soon, according to their website. My first thought was from a business perspective—am I going to benefit in any way from using Google Drive? What
The Impact Of Google’s ISO 27001 On Business Google has recently acquired an ISO 27001 security certification. This certification is provided by an independent body to companies that pass various security requirements. For a company to obtain the ISO 27001 certification, it must agree to be examined by an internationally recognized, independent body for information security risks. The body will check the company for threats, impacts, or vulnerabilities. Aside from examining information security risks, the body will also examine the company for information security controls. Such controls must be in place, together with fully functioning risk management measures. The methods
Enabling the Cloud for the Home Anyone who has used a virtualized system or seen what the Cloud can do has wondered what it would be like to have your own personalized Home Cloud. Most of the time they would think about how cool it would be to get your latest files, media and stuff through any Internet device (read smartphone) without having to worry about DLNA or WiFi settings. However, they’d probably get grounded really quickly after they took a gander at the infrastructure required to do most enterprise or even SMB level Cloud offerings. Thankfully, there are actually