Google Docs Goes Hybrid For Editing And Saving Although Cloud technology is becoming more mainstream, there are a lot more innovations and features waiting to be delivered to the end consumer that will make this borderless, centreless technology truly perfect. Two of these “needs” in particular are: a more unified approach to saving and retrieving documents, regardless where they are – in the cloud or on a local computer; and secondly a better way for people to work together in real time – in other words to collaborate more effectively. The gurus at Google Docs are aware of this, which
5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud? The truth is that despite being a hot issue for years, the topic of cloud security is more important than ever before as growing corporate dependency on web and mobile services coincide with national privacy concerns – most recently with the NSA scandal. The good news is that the hybrid cloud environment, which integrates on-premise and cloud-based solutions, allows
Some Ideas on Optimizing Performance of a Cloud Deployment Cloud is fast becoming one of the primary factors ushering a paradigm shift in technology and the way business is done. With Cloud penetration increasing and big enterprises making the move to the Cloud, there’s a growing discussion around optimizing performance of the infrastructure that powers a Cloud. New ways are being pioneered on optimizing performance of a Cloud infrastructure. With the befitting benefits like flexibility, program development interfaces (APIs), self-service provisioning and automated de-provisioning, the Cloud does bring some undesired realities like latency, query lags, security vulnerabilities and aggregated failures.
Cloud Billing – Interview with MetraTech’s Scott Swartz Every SaaS, IaaS and PaaS vendor needs a robust billing module which works seamlessly across both single and hybrid Cloud deployments. Even though every Cloud service provider gives billing functionality, the issues arise when you have a hybrid Cloud deployment and you want to stitch together various billing services to provide a unified view of the costs. This is what MetraTech specializes in and offers products and services which enable SaaS vendors, for example, to focus on delivering value through their service while MetraTech’s MetraNet takes care of all their billing requirements.
Employee Productivity and Contentment Every supervisor, manager, or HR officer knows that a content employee is a productive employee. So in this regard many companies implement some form of employee recognition and awarding scheme to facilitate productivity and contentment, and also add some bit of healthy competition –which we know for a fact does not always mean friendly. But rarely is it an effect of the work environment and tools that make the employees content and happy. Well cloud computing is one of those rare things that helps with employee contentment and productivity. First on our list are Remote Access
Five Reasons You Need Hybrid Cloud Unified Communications Cloud-based unified communications services have transformed the ways businesses communicate. With unified communications–as-a-service solutions (UCaaS) enabling traditional communication and collaboration tools to be mobile and portable, business can have a seamless communication environment available anywhere, anytime. This new seamless communications environment has helped businesses become more nimble, more responsive to their customers and streamline their business processes. With technology and service delivery evolving rapidly, it is important to note that not all unified communications solutions are equal. Pure hosted UCaaS solutions lack reliability as well as many of the enterprise features companies rely
7 Essentials of Hybrid Cloud Backup Understanding the Cloud Options A hybrid cloud solution combines private (internal/on-premise) and public (external) cloud deployment models. With a typical private cloud solution, one would build, develop and manage their own cloud infrastructure. The most common deployments of private cloud solutions are in enterprise-level environments. Businesses that have the capital to fund a private cloud operation will usually purchase the necessary equipment, hire their own dedicated IT support teams, and build or lease their own data centers. This allows the company to have complete control over their cloud environment. The primary downside of a