Better Data Risk Mitigation for SaaS Providers We live in a world that is rife with internal-controls breakdowns that result in security and data breaches, which can cause tremendous business and reputational damage for organizations. The rise of cloud computing systems has now created an even greater need for organizations to develop the right controls to protect data that reside in the ‘cloud.’ Virtually every organization leverages Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions – where data can be easily accessed through a web browser. As most technology providers are migrating away from larger enterprise data systems to the cloud, it opens the doors
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Cheap Laptops or Integrated Cloud Systems for Education? One of the most heated debates in many emerging economies and third-world countries is tying education to device ownership. The original mentality of NGO programs that use e-learning to support remote communities online is to provide over-the-counter laptops. These would normally have a face value of under a hundred dollars per machine. The schemes would even do away with Value Added Tax in the country of use. Now there is the integrated system that brings together a myriad of such devices in a classroom and makes them more than a mere local network.
Towards Intelligent Cloud Diagnostics: Well Researched Software Marvel A devoted group of researchers at North Carolina State University have painstakingly developed a novel software tool aimed at addressing performance disarrays in cloud computing systems. The tool functions to automatically classify and respond to potential network disruptions before they actually occur. Cloud computing provides the freedom of creating numerous virtual machines provided to the end-users across a single computing platform – all that functions autonomously. Performance issues with such an approach are bound to occur. In case of a software glitch or a closely related hiccup, problems arising across a single
Frost & Sullivan: U.S. Department of Defense’s Shift to Cloud Computing Saves Costs, but Unlocks Network Security Threats MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 18, 2012 - The high costs of operating, securing and maintaining a large variety of often redundant legacy stove-piped networks has steered the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) toward mature commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. Cloud computing will enable the DoD to share servers, storage devices and applications to save resources and time. The military can maximize the potential of network-centric warfare and enhance collaboration by using commercially successful service oriented architectures to provide software and applications within a
Steps Accounting Firms Can Take To Move To Cloud Computing Cloud computing is changing how accountants do their business. It is a rather simple and uncomplicated model of how technology continues to find solutions in improving business functions. Cloud computing providers have already provided a lot of services to cater to the needs of accounting firms and accountants. Most of these services deal with internal accounting firm applications and solutions where accountants can work with their clients. When an accounting firm decides to take advantage of cloud computing, it is highly significant to consider the internet connectivity because the internet
Why Are Accounting Firms Cautious To Shift To Cloud Computing? A lot of accounting firms are reluctant to shift to cloud computing primarily because of concerns regarding service quality, cost, customization, and integration problems. Initially, these concerns may be a problem for the adoption of cloud computing but suppliers are swiftly releasing new products and services to allay these issues. Accountants have their own way of doing things and as long as this doesn’t run contrary to accounting principles and standards then they are free to come up with easier means to finish their accounting jobs. Therefore, a problem which
Sometime back I had written an article on how US government officials had expressed reservations on adopting cloud computing (See: Does Moving to the Cloud work for the US Federal Government?). However, as per the testimonies from several Federal officials before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, it would seem that, in spite of cloud proponent former CIO Vivek Kundra’s departure (See: Will Vivek Kundra’s Departure Affect Government’s Flight to the Clouds?), cloud computing will continue to find favor in the official administration. There have been concerns about security on the cloud, especially in the light of