The Impact of IT Trends in Mobile Cloud Computing The Rise of Mobile Commerce: Most modern businesses use mobile devices in their daily transactions. In fact, studies show that more than 30% of all mobile users spend around 27 minutes every day texting, calling or video chatting. Based on your budget, ?-commerce’ can be structured into either an app or interactive mobile site. Phone-based websites give users the convenience of accessing virtual content from any place or time. Nowadays, people walk with their handsets everywhere they go even when traveling. Fragility of mobile devices: With the ongoing rapid development of wireless communication
Virtualization + Cloud Equals Perfect Storm For Disaster Recovery Services Not very long ago disaster recovery was a luxury afforded by only the very large companies due to the prohibitive cost and effort required. Frequently even these large companies were unable to justify the investment and went without a disaster recovery plan. Today, virtualization and cloud enables companies of all sizes to implement a scalable, highly efficient disaster recovery plan without a huge investment. COSTLY AND RESOURCE-INTENSIVE DISASTER RECOVERY OF YESTERDAY At one time, investment in disaster recovery came in one of two forms: build a replica or subset of the
5 Reasons Why Cloud Contracts Should Scare You Marketing Hype ≠ Cloud Contract. Accepting the terms and conditions on a cloud provider’s website can be dangerous, and often the user doesn’t have the option of negotiation. And face it, nobody reads those click thru agreements anyway (except lawyers). So, what do they say and why should they scare you? Here are my top 5 typical terms: We Don’t Do Security. “Confidential or sensitive data should not be transmitted over the Internet or stored on computers connected to the Internet,” warns a cloud contract. Perhaps this is sage advice, but how many computers aren’t connected to
Backupify Launches “Spring Release for Google Apps” with Enhanced Backup and Recovery Features New cloud-to-cloud backup tools facilitate data management processes for large companies CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 4, 2013 – Backupify, the leading provider of cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, today launched an enhanced set of backup and recovery features to support its core offering for enterprise-level organizations on Google Apps. The new “Spring Release for Google Apps” includes additional tools designed to provide more efficient ways for administrators and end-users to manage their backups within the complex internal structure of larger organizations.
Selecting A Cloud Storage Provider: Things Consumer Reports Won’t Tell You There are hundreds of articles and guides telling a consumer what to look for when selecting a cloud storage provider, but they all say the same basic things: storage size, price, and application. Though these are all valid points, they miss the bigger picture: functionality. If a cloud storage provider has an exceptional price but poor functionality, it is not going to provide a personal or business user with the cloud computing capacity they need. Therefore, users in the market for cloud storage should consider some of these more
The Risks Of Moving To The Cloud In the current global economic climate, companies and enterprises are required to migrate to cloud-based deployment models in order reduce costs and become self-sustainable. Post the dot-com bubble, the development of advanced web and storage technologies has been on the ascension. One such revolutionary technology developed post the dot-com era is cloud Computing, which focuses on the deliverance of computing services over the Internet. The highlight characteristic of cloud computing technologies is that they bring about system independence, multi-tenancy, scalability, virtualization, and more. Due to these benefits, companies and organizations are keen on
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