5 Reasons Why The Cloud Is Still Not 100% Secure In the last year, many big cloud companies have come under cyber attacks leading to outages and data losses Cloud companies offer tremendous trade-offs to businesses in terms of flexibility of scale, better security, reduced manpower and maintenance cost. The majority of organizations and individuals are now convinced of the value of the cloud and are starting to migrate their data over their. Now, it’s generally assumed that ones data is more secure within the cloud than it would if it were residing inside an unsecure desktop or server room.
How Cloud Computing Will Help Your Small Business The days of storing paper files in stacks of boxes are long over. But digital storage for small businesses can still be a headache without the right technology. Cloud computing, however, is an easy and data-friendly way to keep every file you need safe and easily accessible in one online location. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Better Storage and Protection Cloud lets businesses store any amount of data without worrying about maintaining a private server — something unrealistic for many small businesses. With cloud computing, small businesses don’t need to rely on purchasing hardware that can
The High Cost Of Cloud Service Provider Downtime With so many businesses moving over the cloud, even just a few minutes of service provider downtime can have a massive effect not only on individual businesses, but on the economy as a whole. Over the last five years, there has been an estimated 568 hours of provider downtime, resulting in an economic impact of $71.7 million. The average business loses an average of $300,000 per hour in an outage, with brokerage firms missing out on approximately $6.5 million per hour. Clearly, it’s time to take a good look at your provider
Cloud Infographic: Data Center Of The Information Highway For many years, companies have been building data warehouses to analyze business activity and produce insights for decision makers to act on to improve business performance. These traditional analytical systems are often based on a classic pattern where data from multiple operational systems is captured, cleaned, transformed and integrated before loading it into a data warehouse. Typically, a history of business activity is built up over a number of years allowing organizations to use Business Intelligence (BI) tools to analyze, compare and report on business performance over time. Included is an infographic provided
How Cloud Helps Pay Off The Mortgage A great deal of the buzz surrounding cloud technology has to do with business-related issues such as data storage, security, and mission-critical business applications, but sooner or later every person who works directly with cloud technology, as well as every other person who doesn’t, has to go home to their house, buy some groceries and pay some bills. One of the largest and most important bills required to be paid by many of us is the mortgage, a delightful word that comes from ancient French and which means “dead pledge,” or in other
Using Big Data to Steer a Big Ship One of the major challenges facing any organization of any size is the need to deal with change. In centuries and decades past, the need to adapt to changing market conditions has always existed, but there has usually also been reasonably sufficient time for senior officials to assess the situation, mull over and discuss options and then design and implement a plan. But no more. Not only are times changing, but they are changing incredibly fast. The age of the cloud has demonstrated that companies must now exist second-by-second, rather than quarter-by-quarter,
Symantec Report Keeps Cloud Users Security-Savvy Users of cloud services can easily fall foul of complacency. With all personal data held on cloud servers, there is a strong temptation to worry less about threats to our device. But for as long as we use devices for authentication and access to our cloud accounts, a threat to a device means a threat to our cloud-stored data. This is why each time Symantec releases a new intelligence report, the wiser cloud users take notice. This white paper presents an essential overview of web-born dangers aimed at everyone from IT security personnel