10 Things To Look For In Your Cloud Service Provider The cloud computing market is exploding with a large number of new entrants. If you are shopping around for a cloud service provider (CSP), here are ten things you should keep in mind. 1. Technical Expertise A cloud computing service is not a commodity: it is not as simple as providing you with a computer in a server farm. It requires a lot of technical expertise to set up the right system that guarantees security for your data and lets you run your business without interruption. Thus, the first thing you
How to find IT specialists for the cloud – CISCO implementation for ConnectEDU As I said in an article some time ago, Cloud Computing Decreases Production Infrastructure Expenses by over 30% for Web Based Leader in Education Management, as a CTO, I had to find the best solution for implementing efficient and cost-effective production infrastructure. One of the challenges I had to face was migrating from all of my physical infrastructure to Navisite’s Managed Cloud Sevices for ConnectEDU. In the Cloud Recruitment Perspectives I discussed the importance of professional assistance from specialized IT staffing companies for organizations searching to hire
Microsoft Gives Cloud Computing Center Stage in Certification Program Revamp For several years now, a Microsoft certification has opened doors to IT employment throughout the world. Whatever be the platform or application, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) has found life easier on the job market. Almost every year we hear about a new contender to the title of youngest MCP, with the recent death of Pakistani prodigy Arfa Karim grabbing international headlines. Now that cloud computing is set to rule the IT landscape and create millions of jobs worldwide (See: Cloud Hiring Reaches New Heights and Cloud Computing to Fuel
Cloud Compliance Audit: Learn More On The Unified Certification Standard From The MSP Alliance I have written previously about various types of audits that are necessary to validate your cloud service. In this post, I will cover the cloud service audit that helps you pick the right cloud service provider (CSP). While it is important that customers take the initiative in checking the various guarantees offered by the vendor on their own, it is helpful to have an industry certification that verifies each of the major parameters and that backup the vendor’s claims. The Unified Certification Standard (UCS) from the
Go Away – You’re Not Serious about the Cloud Quit reading this. Move on. Your business has no chance of cloud prosperity. You’ve chosen to ignore several key tenets of successful integration into the cloud computing sphere, and you now find your business in an IT rut. Should you still continue to be reading this, pat yourself on the back. You’re at least willing to entertain the idea that your cloud acumen could improve. I’ll keep it simple. If you can’t shape up in at least one of these three vital areas to cloud success, you ought to ship out.
Tax Issues In Cloud Computing Today, taking advantage of computing power has moved toward the subscription model away from the self-management and acquisition model. Through the subscription model, a business enterprise needs to tap into the skills of third-party managers in order to take advantage of the latest tools. The continuous evolution of cloud computing has provided many benefits to business, but it has also affected some of the present tax rules. Through cloud computing, accountants can access information and software anywhere, but location is an important consideration as regards taxation. Thus, there are challenges faced by cloud computing when
Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 5 (Conclusion) Continued From Part 4 The ideal cloud equation Control + Visibility = Trust A cloud deployment that overcomes these myths is built on trust. Trust cannot be achieved without control and visibility across the cloud infrastructure, identities, and information. Control Availability: Ensure access to resources and recovery following disruption or failure. Integrity: Guarantee that only authorized personnel can access specific information and applications. Confidentiality/privacy: Protect how information and personal data is obtained and used Visibility Compliance: Comply with specific legal requirements, and industry standards and rules. Governance: Establish usage rights and enforce
Rumors in Cloud: What a Tangled Web We’ve Woven As our community has witnessed cloud’s rise to headliner, we have also failed to dispel certain rumors that could hinder its acceptance. Incorrect information merely hampers the progress cloud computing could make as the IT phenomenon it is. A couple ideas in particular stand out to me right now, hackneyed and trotted out too often. The first misconception: “private cloud is too pricey for rookies.” The rhetoric of public versus private colors many sectors of society: education, class, government, and onward. It holds that “public” connotes less of something provided for