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
Cloud Infographic: Tablet Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO) The medical establishment has made some efforts toward digitizing its record keeping, and Cloud based applications would seem like a natural fit. Until recently, however, the move to a Medical Cloud has been hampered by concerns of security and patient privacy. Recent trends seem to indicate that the efficiency of Cloud Based record keeping services are becoming a more attractive use of dwindling resources. The Medical industry has been slow to move to the Cloud, in part due to security and privacy concerns. The biggest inertial factor seems to be that Medical IT personnel
Barriers In Cloud Computing Adoption Though cloud computing is largely considered as the future of enterprise and consumer computing, it is not without its drawbacks and flaws that would prevent those with really special needs to adopt cloud computing into their business or organization. The cloud delivery mechanism, the internet, is leading to new and somewhat questionable revenue streams which are fraught with uncertainty, complexity, and have different privacy and tax compliance depending on the location and this is boggling the minds of users and providers alike. So let us look at some major problems that inhibit the adoption of cloud computing in some IT organizations.
6 Challenges Of Testing SaaS Applications SaaS has gained huge popularity in the last couple of years, with an increasing number of enterprises adopting it mainly due to the benefits like pay per use and on demand service. SaaS applications entail thorough testing for their integrity, different from that of on-premise applications. This involves testing of business logic, security, data integration, performance, and scalability, among others. Some of the challenges involved in testing SaaS applications are mentioned below. 1. Security and Privacy Testing Being in a multi-tenant environment, SaaS applications need to ensure security, accessibility, and privacy concerns. They need
Top Five Challenges Of Cloud Computing Companies are increasingly aware of the business value that cloud computing brings and are taking steps towards transition to the cloud. A smooth transition entails a thorough understanding of the benefits as well as challenges involved. Like any new technology, the adoption of cloud computing is not free from issues. Some of the most important challenges are as follows. 1. Security and Privacy The main challenge to cloud computing is how it addresses the security and privacy concerns of businesses thinking of adopting it. The fact that the valuable enterprise data will reside outside
How Can We Secure Mixed-Cloud Environments? There is no doubt as to the benefits that cloud computing brings to businesses around the world. But there is also no question that security is one of the most immediate concerns when moving from local, in-house IT solutions to cloud-based solutions. Businesses tend to mix and match different cloud solutions from multiple vendors in order to satisfy business needs. This leads to a not-so-healthy mix of cloud solutions, platforms and data variations. Securing cloud environments is already complicated and challenging enough, and mixing different solutions only serves to worsen the situation to the
Data Security in the Cloud: Solutions for Consumers and SMBs A recent small business cloud computing survey from Microsoft found that a chief concern of potential SMB cloud customers is the security and privacy of their data. A full 70% of small businesses are concerned about where their data is stored. Just over half of all SMBs cite data privacy as a potential deal breaker for adopting cloud services. And only 36% of businesses think their data is as or more secure in the cloud than their current on premises solution. Most data security and privacy concerns revolve around four