Implement 2013: the Ideal Data Backup and Cloud Trends It’s likely you’ve heard phrases like “data is the new currency.” This is true, but more importantly data is how you and your small company make transactions with customers. It is important to almost every aspect of your small business, so the way you store it and back it up really matters. There is no shortage of data storage options for you to choose from. For years, small and large businesses alike depended on tape-based and hard disk storage. In fact, many companies still do. But as data storage trends start
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Smoke Free Office By David Fletcher Our comic collection has simply taken the light side of cloud computing to a whole new level. So after a long day’s work in the cloud, you can stop by our comic library for that much deserved moment of fun before you call it a day. Review the full library For the reuse of our CloudTweaks comic images for print, web or related, please contact us regarding.
BYOD And The Issues Surrounding Cloud Storage As BYOD increases and employees increasingly use personal laptops, smartphones and mobile devices for work purposes, concerns over data security and data privacy remain the most significant barriers to cloud adoption, according to the latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF). Corporate IT managers and CIOs are rightfully correct in their trepidation as they open their networks to and data leakage plus lose control over data once it leaves the corporate confines. While employees benefit from the ability to work from anywhere by using the cloud services that provide BYOD support, they
Cloud College: Room Stills Smells Like Grapes In light of recent college graduates leaving the fake world of percentages labeled on their work letting you know just how hard you tried, compared to, “Do it again or your fired.” I am thinking stress levels maybe a bit high. I certainly remember after I graduated I would sleep under my bed with all text books because the bed was not a futon. I also bought a thousand scratch and sniff good job stickers too, and I put them on everything I did. My room still smells like grapes. Of course I
Cloud Infographic: Raise Your Cloud IQ What Is? Data Center A purpose-built facility for housing ICT resources, e.g. computing servers and telecommunications equipment. Very large enterprises (e.g. Facebook, Google) operate their own facilities. Others are “carrier neutral” and make up the points of presence for telecoms firms to build their networks and that make up the Internet’s backbone. Some are used expressly to provide colocation services to business customers. Datacentres are also the “homes” of cloud services… Virtualization In a technology environment, a concept whereby the logical entity (like a network, server or desktop platform) is separated from the physical
Identity And Access Management From The SaaS Application Perspective Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has taken the enterprise by storm as the go-to delivery model for applications, and the cloud service is here to stay…for better or worse. Enterprises look to its benefits including dramatic cost savings, app availability from anywhere, and seamless updates and upgrades pushed to users from the SaaS provider. There’s certainly no trepidation surrounding the benefits that the cloud rains down on enterprises, but what makes CISOs uneasy about SaaS delivery of apps is the lack of control and visibility into who has access to them while floating around
Addressing Cloud Security through Encrypted Gateways There is absolutely no doubt left in Cloud’s increasing penetration into the enterprise. CIO’s often see the move to the cloud as control being taken away from their hands. A silent tussle between COO and CIO pursues and this naturally leads to resistance over what to choose and what to migrate vis-à-vis Cloud. Perhaps the primary concern is security. COO sees Cloud as a means to boost productivity and reduce infrastructure and maintenance costs while CIO sees it as inflated threat to enterprise information. Encryption gateway is one way to address information security concerns