Top 6 Business Intelligence Solutions in the Cloud Despite the buzz around cloud computing, the adoption rate of cloud Business Intelligence solutions is relatively low, according to recent reports - Wisdom of Crowds Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study. We discussed about the advantages of cloud-based BI solutions in a previous article but today, I would like to present the top providers. Here are five services that deserve a closer attention: IBM Cognos IBM works with Industry partners like ConnectEDU in the education space to deploy reporting, visualization BI and predictive anayltics solutions to solve real world problems by leveraging IBM Cognos and IBM SPSS.
The Opportunities And Losses Caused By Cloud Computing In Disaster Recovery Superstorm Sandy has been the center of global news through October/November, 2012. It has caused massive damage to property, loss of income, and lives. In fact, the storm has become more relevant than this last weeks US presidential race. To businesses, the storm has elucidated another debate as far as sustainability in aftermath of the disasters. How safe is our data? How important are data backups to business recovery? How will we bounce back after the storm? How sustainable is our cloud computing policy as far as disasters are
Cloud Security: Fears And Challenges Recent studies have shown that more than 60% of IT managers admit to security as the main stumbling block to their integration of cloud computing, with data protection and a perceived lack of regulation being their chief concerns. In another global study by IBM that involved more than 500 IT managers, it showed that 77% of businesses fear that cloud computing will necessitate privacy trade-offs, and 50% feared data breaches. Another 23% fear that cloud computing threatens corporate security. But really, the challenges facing cloud computing can be categorized into three; data protection, user authentication
Is Private Cloud Hosting The Better Option? While companies such as Google and Amazon have been putting tons of resources into the world of cloud computing over the last few years, it is becoming more and more obvious that private cloud hosting is going to be the way to go. The two basic groups of cloud services are public and private, and it seems like everyone has their own opinion regarding which is the right one to use for a serious business. While public clouds can definitely be used for some projects that do not require a lot of confidentiality,
Cloud Infographic: Critical Cloud-Based Business Data How much control do you have over your critical cloud based business data? How easily do the top SaaS applications allow users to move their data in and out of the service? To give users a look into how data liberation friendly these services are, Backupify, the leading cloud based backup service has just released The First Annual Data Liberation Awards available as an infographic on their blog here . The top 3 winners in order are: Salesforce, Zoho, & Google Apps. Backupify evaluated nearly 50 of the top SaaS applications with hands-on trials and
The Impact Of Google’s ISO 27001 On Business Google has recently acquired an ISO 27001 security certification. This certification is provided by an independent body to companies that pass various security requirements. For a company to obtain the ISO 27001 certification, it must agree to be examined by an internationally recognized, independent body for information security risks. The body will check the company for threats, impacts, or vulnerabilities. Aside from examining information security risks, the body will also examine the company for information security controls. Such controls must be in place, together with fully functioning risk management measures. The methods
2012 Will Be All About the Data, and How We Manage It Part 1 I can’t decide if this is the most exciting time to be in IT or, frankly, if it sucks. While our budgets have yet to move upward, the number of initiatives, new strategies and technologies we need to evaluate and implement are growing at exponential rates. And for those of you with CIO’s pushing a cloud strategy, it’s even harder; as you are now being told to use the cloud to solve all of your company’s woes, and you likely have employee’s signing up for SaaS