Plan Ahead for a Successful Cloud Migration Migrating your information systems to the cloud can be a complex process. However, the factors most attributable to the success of the project are not. By addressing these issues well in advance, you will avoid many of the pitfalls that can derail migration projects. Below are some questions to ask before you initiate the project. Your responses will provide a clear roadmap for the overall project and should make it easier to isolate and resolve more technical issues as they arise. (Image Source: Shutterstock) Why are you migrating your systems to the cloud?
The Next Wave Of Cloud Computing Cloud adoption at the enterprise level requires that cloud vendors deliver on enterprise-class reliability, security, and management. While service levels for cloud computing are competitive with most companies’ on-premise datacenters, concerns about security will drive enterprise-scale organizations to choose to deploy hybrid-cloud applications. Hybrid-cloud in turn creates new distributed application management challenges. The move to hybrid-cloud for larger organizations with complex applications will depend on vendors’ ability to deliver comprehensive application management that spans across both cloud and datacenter environments. Reliability — Table Stakes for Cloud Offerings The Software-as-a-Service market has established that cloud-based
Cloud Infographic: Information Security Workforce Everyday there are more articles citing security as the top concern holding back public cloud adoption. While cloud means many things to different people, so does the term security. In discussions with business and industry experts, security concerns really boil down to the classic CIA—now CIAA—triad: confidentiality, integrity, availability and the more recently appended “audit”. Continue Reading Included is an excellent infographic provided by the group at PraetorianGuard covering the ever important issues involving information security in the workforce. Infographic Source: PraetorianGuard
CIAA: What Should Matter Most For Cloud Security Everyday there are more articles citing security as the top concern holding back public cloud adoption. While cloud means many things to different people, so does the term security. In discussions with business and industry experts, security concerns really boil down to the classic CIA—now CIAA—triad: confidentiality, integrity, availability and the more recently appended “audit”. Public cloud security concerns seem to be more focused on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for sensitive type workloads and on newer Software as a Service (SaaS) services. Even with the latest concerns around PRISM and the
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) The fact that large enterprises today have the ability to seamlessly move data all the way from manufacturing to human resources, and everywhere in between, is largely due to one of the greatest success stories in linking/ integrating cross-functions within companies: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems. But as with many effective systems, ERP is not without its share of weaknesses.Back in the 1970′s, before commercial Internet and web-based communications, ERP made its entrance into the business world. At that time, vendors were still laboriously hand-keying, sending and receiving information on paper via internal systems. When the
Addressing Cloud Security through Encrypted Gateways There is absolutely no doubt left in Cloud’s increasing penetration into the enterprise. CIO’s often see the move to the cloud as control being taken away from their hands. A silent tussle between COO and CIO pursues and this naturally leads to resistance over what to choose and what to migrate vis-à-vis Cloud. Perhaps the primary concern is security. COO sees Cloud as a means to boost productivity and reduce infrastructure and maintenance costs while CIO sees it as inflated threat to enterprise information. Encryption gateway is one way to address information security concerns
Delivers Mobile Data Management Suite for Comprehensive Device Security in the Enterprise First File Sync and Share Vendor to Offer Native Remote Wipe, Encryption, Trusted Device and Two-Factor Authentication Features LONDON, UK – May 22, 2013 – Egnyte, the leader in enterprise file sharing and synchronization, today announced its Mobile Data Management Suite, giving enterprises comprehensive control over corporate data through a variety of new device and file management strategies. This new offering enables sophisticated management of the full range of end user devices in the workplace while allowing IT departments to efficiently and seamlessly maintain complete control over corporate