Cloud-Washing – Do Not Get Fooled Cloud-washing is a term used for the act of labeling or advertising a service as a cloud computing service even when it truly isn’t one. This is nothing new, especially not around the internet. It’s the same as those ordinary companies during the early boom of the internet that attached the word “web” to their marketing campaigns and spontaneously became dot-com players. Now it’s happening again as many web service companies are erasing the word “web” and replacing it with “cloud”. They are making use of the people’s inability to distinguish real cloud computing to what
HR Security Risk Prevention… With the rapid adoption of the Cloud by SMEs as well as large enterprises, it has become vital to review and update HR policies to mitigate information security threats that come with this paradigm shift. Cloud systems differ from traditional, in-house IT infrastructure in a way that businesses now have less control over their software while handing over most of the control to third party Cloud service providers. For example, it is hard to keep track of your employee’s browser history if he or she is connected to a virtualized environment inside the Cloud. Your business
5 Cloud Computing Trends For 2013 In 2012, cloud computing became a much bigger trend in the business and networking world. IDC have predicted a 130% increase in cloud computing by 2016, meaning an increase to $43 billion. Here are some of the five trends to look out for that are coming in 2013 which are going to help boost cloud computing in the long term; Subscription With more and more companies beginning to look into cloud computing, the hype is growing every day and more businesses are using it. Colleges are using it more and more to help store lecture data for easy access to
IT Disaster Recovery For SMEs According to credible estimates, an hour of outage may cost a medium sized company $70,000. Yes, that is accumulated losses when IT systems go offline. What’s interesting to note here is that in contrast to the popular belief that natural disasters constitute the primary reason for IT system failure, a recent study finds hardware failure to be the leading cause, by a big margin, of IT disasters and the losses, both financial and loss in credibility, which small and medium sized businesses have to incur. However, if SMEs take the right precautions, much of the
The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Escape 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.
20 Cloud Catchphrases Everyone wants something to be remembered by and what so many people think they can get away with is coming up with a catchphrase or the very least a quotable line. I sat for two weeks thinking of a catchy phrase for cloud computing that is both funny and memorable. So I wasted two weeks of my life because coming up with a catchphrase for anything is harder than it sounds. So, I just repurposed some famous catchphrases for cloud computing and hopefully my legacy will be something else… Enjoy! 1) Dammit man, I am a storage
Interested in ERP? Here are Five Free Information Assets for You “He who fails to plan is planning to fail.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), iconic statesman and world leader. For any organization desirous of success, planning is crucial. Whether it’s planning for customer demand or regulatory compliance, ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning can help organizations navigate the intricacies of hierarchies and complexities of data. An ERP system collects and collates information from all corners of an organization to improve efficiencies and effectiveness through optimal usage of resources, better planning, faster decision-making and eliminating redundancies. For example, an ERP system may