The Other Cloud Issue – Availability – And What You Can Do About It “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett, legendary investor and one of the richest men in the world. Even as the world moves to the Cloud, concerns remain. While for most stakeholders, its security concerns that keep them awake at night, but for many, the bugbear is availability. While security on the cloud gets a lot of coverage in tech media, and deservedly so, availability, which
Unified Communications as-a-Service (UCaaS) Unified Communications has evolved in the last few years to the point where it is integrated with emerging elements of cloud services, which led to Unified Communications as-a-Service (UCaaS). UCaaS has become immensely popular amongst small businesses because it helps them to avoid the capital and operational expenses which they should be paying when deploying a unified communication solution on their own. UCaaS technologies integrates enterprise messaging, presence location technology, telephony and video conferencing, online meetings. The technologies mentioned above are outsourced to a third-party supplier by using UCaaS and then delivered over the public Internet.
Cloud Computing Drives Need For A Common Language Of IT The IT landscape has changed significantly over the last few years and not only includes on-premise hardware and applications, but also virtual systems, employee-owned mobile devices, and cloud offerings. The increased adoption of cloud computing in particular provides enterprises with an opportunity to assess their application landscape and make better business decisions about what to keep on premise and what to move to the cloud. But the disparate nature of the rest of IT’s assets obscures its view of the environment and threatens a team’s ability to make informed decisions. Moreover, the inability to connect the dots
Look Before You Leap: Cloud Vendor Reliability From the look of things, most individuals and businesses will have found solace in cloud computing, either due to personal pressure or public demand. In spite of the concerted efforts to outline the challenges and shortcomings of cloud computing, everyone knows that cloud computing is the ‘big bad wolf’ that’s going to swallow us all at one point. As a result, before you get in with both feet, it is advisable to appreciate the characteristics which indicate whether your vendor can deliver. Changes in technology are bound to affect the ability of numerous vendors in the future, but
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
Basic Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers Transition to the cloud could be one of the most important decisions you make in your IT infrastructure management. Thus, it is important that you do it the right way. I have collected a list of the basic things you should consider, before signing a contract with your cloud service provider: 1. Pricing What is the initial setup fee? What are the ongoing fees? Are there any usage fees (charged according to bandwidth used or number of users)? Is there a cap on how much the provider can increase the rates by? If the