Consumerization is revolutionizing “file sync and share” services for the highly regulated asset management industry. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has gained significant popularity in the corporate world and is rapidly changing how enterprises share information. Consumerization of devices in asset management – the migration of features, feel and functionality of mainstream consumer products to specialist financial services firms – is changing this industry as well. CIOs and CTOs are realizing the need to bulletproof their consumer-grade services with industrial-strength file sync and share services in order to provide secure, easy access to data and documents, anywhere, from
Cloud Infographic: Big Data Scientists Need Apply “Harnessing Big Data to Grow Revenue” 90 percent of the world’s big data was created in the past two years alone. Despite the volume and scope of this data, however, businesses are often at a loss when it comes to effectively using it to drive user engagement and sales. This white paper on social data discusses the following: How social data is captured, stored, and managed, Best practices for collecting user data, Ways social data can be used to deliver direct value. Also included is a very nice infographic created by BusinessIntelligence and Domo Corporation highlighting the
The Impact of Security Management on the Business Survey of 240 information security professionals, network operations and application owners at organizations worldwide. Included is a recent survey provided courtesy of the group over at Algosec.com A key finding in the study shows that many organizations have yet to migrate a significant percentage of their business applications to the cloud, though most plan to increase their reliance upon cloud-based applications in the future. In excess of two-thirds of respondent say they will migrate to private (34%) or hybrid (35%) clouds. Just 5% expect to migrate to public clouds and 25% have
Plan Ahead for a Successful Cloud Migration Migrating your information systems to the cloud can be a complex process. However, the factors most attributable to the success of the project are not. By addressing these issues well in advance, you will avoid many of the pitfalls that can derail migration projects. Below are some questions to ask before you initiate the project. Your responses will provide a clear roadmap for the overall project and should make it easier to isolate and resolve more technical issues as they arise. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Why are you migrating your systems to the cloud?
Startup Zuora: Helping Businesses Shift To Subscription-Based Sales Via Their SaaS AndThe Cloud Over the years, there has been an evolution of how companies sell products; especially as companies are building new business models to reflect the changing commerce world with online sales and such. Seeing as startups are building from the ground up integrating a new platform can be easier, especially with the various models out there today, such as Dropbox and Netfilx. However, for those businesses that have been running for decades, changing their long used SAP or Oracle run programs to the more widely-used subscriptions based scheme can
Business versus Technical Cloud Brokers and Why it Matters Gartner predicts “By 2015, at least 20% of all cloud services will be consumed via internal or external cloud service brokerages, rather than directly, up from less than 5% today.” Thus, it is important to understand what a cloud broker is and what they do; however, before we can do that, we need to clear up some confusion between different definitions and implementations of cloud brokers. The term “cloud broker” was defined by NIST in Special Publication 500-292, the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture, as “An entity that manages the use,
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity – Flirting With Disaster Nobody likes to think about the bad things that can happen in life, but all too often, history has shown that procrastinating on safeguards means a bigger and more expensive cleanup to follow. This is why, in business, the principles of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are so important; and with all things business, the cloud is turning out to be an excellent place for companies to turn to for solutions. “Disaster Recovery (DR) is not the same thing as making backups,” says Keao Caindec, Chief Marketing Officer, Cloud Business Unit
Cloud Infographic: Cybercrime To close out this weeks coverage on Cloud security and Cybercrime, we’ve opted to include an older infographic which sums up this week nicely entitled: “Are You A Hacker’s Target?“. This infographic is provided courtesy of Solera Networks. Infographic Source: Solera Networks