How Cloud Computing Will Help Your Small Business The days of storing paper files in stacks of boxes are long over. But digital storage for small businesses can still be a headache without the right technology. Cloud computing, however, is an easy and data-friendly way to keep every file you need safe and easily accessible in one online location. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Better Storage and Protection Cloud lets businesses store any amount of data without worrying about maintaining a private server — something unrealistic for many small businesses. With cloud computing, small businesses don’t need to rely on purchasing hardware that can
Online Data Backup an Essential and Efficient Solution to Any Business In this informative guide from InsideUp, the Online Data Backup Service information experts, you will read the advantages and disadvantages of remotely backing up your data and what type of service would best meet your needs. Whatever disaster may occur, whether human error, theft, fire, defective components, or a system crash, having a remote backup of all of your important information ensures that it is safe, secure and easily accessible. Online data backup services have become more affordable, and service providers abound. Many online backup vendors offer similar functionality,
Implement 2013: the Ideal Data Backup and Cloud Trends It’s likely you’ve heard phrases like “data is the new currency.” This is true, but more importantly data is how you and your small company make transactions with customers. It is important to almost every aspect of your small business, so the way you store it and back it up really matters. There is no shortage of data storage options for you to choose from. For years, small and large businesses alike depended on tape-based and hard disk storage. In fact, many companies still do. But as data storage trends start
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
Cloud Security Survey Reveals Lack of Business Policies Governing Rogue Cloud Usage Even as Data Protection Remains Highest Concern with the Cloud Forty Percent of Companies Deny Cloud Usage Despite Employee and Departmental Use of Web-Based Applications and Mobile Devices Outside of IT Control Seattle, Wash. – November 6, 2012 – New research tracking trends and issues in cloud security revealed a growing gap between actual business cloud practices and related IT policies. The survey found that while nearly 20 percent of businesses have no clear security policies or standards around employee or departmental use of “cloud,” the majority do allow
Get Off Of My Cloud One of the main detractors of cloud computing for the uninitiated is security. With so many individuals having access to a service provider’s cloud, can there be a solid guarantee for any user that their information is safe? The top concerns when considering using a cloud service are: identity protection; privacy issues and data safeguards. The concept of identity protection encompasses two issues: user authentication and information encryption. When using a cloud computing service, the unique personal login information of every subscriber must be inaccessible to not only other subscribers, but also to intruders both
Factors That Slow Down Cloud Computing Progress Cloud computing has become the technology to be relied upon nowadays. Individuals and businesses in equal measure utilize it in different capacities because it has numerous benefits, such as efficiency in running IT function processes and affordability. Despite of this, there are many people who don’t fully take advantage of cloud computing’s potential. This article gives you some of the probable reasons for this trend. Cloud computing cynics For every great technology that comes around, there are cynics and pessimists, along with enthusiasts. Cloud computing cynics are not your average conspiracy theory fans.
Has Cloud Computing Come Of Age For Small Businesses? Whether or not cloud computing has come of age for small businesses or not is a question of fact. Its answer varies from one individual to the next. However, what is eminent is the fact that, cloud computing is a force to reckon with and so are its applications. In a recent survey that was carried out, more than 64% percent of all small business owners have a cloud application of one sort. For the rest, how can you leverage your business, so that it can fully benefit from the cloud