Answers To Gartner’s Six Cloud Computing Risks Cloud computing has been the subject of ever-increasing hype. Anything exposed to such publicity is always accompanied by criticism, whether it be constructive or destructive. Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm, has completed a report which signifies some crucial risks in the cloud computing industry. Given below, with appropriate answers to each, are six risks highlighted by the Gartner report. 1: Privileged User Access: A risk which deals with who manages the data of an organization in the cloud. Interestingly, the way most datacenters operate is that there are not very
Cloud Infographic: Moving Your Business To The Cloud Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular in business due to the practical solutions it offers to many business problems. Many of these problems include inhibition, security concerns, and space restrictions. Cloud computing aims to provide a solution to such business dilemmas. Continue Reading… Source: Balboa Capital
“Private cloud is like a summer home, while the public cloud is a hotel.” – Part 1 This is something I said during a recent Twitter chat on 12 April focusing on the interactions between the public and private clouds, and how converged clouds may be the solution to several associated problems (the conversations are viewable on Twitter under the #convcloud hashtag and the resultant article is: “Waiting for cloud standards is like Waiting for Godot” ). In this article, I will explain why I said what I said. Let’s compare a summer home and a hotel on different parameters.
Is The Federal Government Moving Fast Enough On Cloud Computing? At a time when the Federal Government is being congratulated for saving billions by moving to the cloud (See: Research Report: Feds Rejoice the Cloud Way, with $5 bn In Annual Savings), the title of this article may seem somewhat incongruous. Before I delve into the reasons, let me bring up the topic of variance analysis. According to Wikipedia, “In budgeting (or management accounting in general), a variance is the difference between a budgeted, planned or standard amount and the actual amount incurred/sold….. The concept of variance is intrinsically connected
Cloud Infographic: The Cloud Wars – Private Vs Public Cloud computing is not an all-or-nothing option. In the past decade, the industry has matured to a point where there are almost a dozen different options to move your data and processes to the cloud. Two of the most discussed are Private and Public clouds. Here is an infographic presenting a breakdown of the two different cloud models. Source: Internap
Your Neighborhood ATM May Go On the Cloud to Improve Security In our fast-moving world, if there’s one piece of public equipment we can’t do without it’s the Automated Teller Machine. The ATM, or Any Time Money as it’s often called, is an innovative device that has made life easier for us, the same way as gas pumps – you arrive, swipe a card and then take as much as you need. Now, according to the latest in ATM technology, this friendly neighborhood device may soon go on the cloud. And what’s more, it’s all in the name of increased
The Prospects Of Finding Employment In The Cloud Computing Field Employers, who are looking for new hires, are searching for people with basic foundations in technology. Aside from that, they also want that applicant to possess people and business skills. Thus, if you’re somebody who’s trying to find work, you must ensure that you have these skills. The modern office environment is being invaded by mobile and cloud technologies. Therefore, job hunters must be familiar with such technologies to increase their chances of being hired. A cloud expert is one who is familiar with Platform-as-a-service because it is utilized to
How To Implement Cloud Computing Security You may not realize it but your company may have adopted cloud computing. Your company may have subscribed to other miscellaneous services like the ones being offered by Salesforce.com or you may be using a hosted email. Your organization may even be implementing an internal private cloud. With all the uncertainties and fears of using the cloud, one must accept the fact that cloud computing will be here for a long time. It is but expected that everyone will have security as their number one fear when a new technology is introduced to the