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Top 5 Cloud Storage Myths Your Employees Think Are True Cloud storage is becoming more common in business, but it’s by no means ubiquitous. Some businesses are holding back from adopting the cloud on a large scale, citing a number of misconceptions for their hesitancy. Rather than delay your adoption of cloud storage, look closely at the reasons your employees are using to delay your move to the cloud. While no network is perfect, the cloud is probably a much better fit for your business than you expected. Here are some of the most common myths. 1. The Cloud Isn’t Private Enough
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
What PCI DSS 3.0 Means For Cloud Service Providers The only constant is change. Earlier this month, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council released version 3.0 of the PCI DSS standard (along with the accompany Payment Application Data Security Standard). In it are a few key focus areas that will directly affect Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), which is why it makes good business sense to start thinking about version 3.0 right now. While some of the rules aren’t required for existing implementations until 2015, smart CSPs understand that customers will certainly be asking about the changes in 2014. The
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
Cloud Computing – What’s In It For IT Managers? Cloud computing represents the next generation in server productivity. Most datacenters are now migrating towards the use of cloud server clusters in order to provide a higher level of service to their customers. Cloud computing has been in development for many years but grew in popularity by leaps and bounds lately. It is seen as the logical answer to the increasing demand for a more efficient way of handling server requests. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Understanding Cloud Computing Look at cloud computing as the next generation of web development. Cloud computing is
Cloud Startup: Codelathe – Spinning Cloud Software For Many Business Needs The startup Codelathe, pronounced code lay-th, is based out of Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Though Codelathe launched back in 2008, they feel that they are still in startup mode; offering many cloud-based products under the mother company including Tonido, FileCloud and Money Manager Ex. Codelathe, which founder Madhan Kanagavel states on their blog as a software spinning company, reaches out mainly to managed service providers or MSP of enterprise IT teams; however, they also offer cloud services to individuals and small businesses. Along with their key products, Money Manager Ex,