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How Private Cloud is Changing Business The economic crisis of the last four years and the austerity measures that followed have forced businesses large and small to assess their budgets and spending in areas including IT. The recovery from the latest financial crisis has coincided with the growth in popularity of cloud computing – essentially outsourcing the maintenance of servers and applications and allowing companies to store and access company materials on the internet. Cloud technology is being hyped as a method of managing IT that offers endless benefits to businesses including reduced capital outlay and predictable monthly costs for
Saving Money on Energy by Going on the Cloud You’ve often heard of the expression, “It’s all about the money, honey.” Ultimately, that’s what most businesses are about. And this relates to environmental consciousness as well. Show a business that it can save money by being environmentally friendly, and you will have a much higher chance of getting buy-in than if you just spout the altruistic effects of such efforts. Now, saving money is one of the big draws of going on the cloud (How Cloud Computing Can Save You Money ). Even in areas where you won’t usually expect
Security as a Service: the cloud alternative The malware storm puts businesses in a corner bounded by security, performance, and cost—is there a way out? Yes there is—and fittingly, it leads right back to the Web. Security as a Service, or SaaS, is a comprehensive set of security applications, delivered to clients as services through the cloud. The security provider backs its services with a global network of data centers equipped and staffed to deliver enterprise-grade security and security management. Clients keep their firewall(s) in place, and deploy lightweight endpoint security solutions to block local threats and remediate systems. They
Your Data in Australia is subject to the US Patriot Act One of the great advantages of cloud computing is the ability to compute across borders, thereby insulating a business from any localized issue that can potentially disrupt work (Earthquakes and Cloud Computing ). However, this necessarily means that business data is scattered across the globe, leading to possible legal and political complications (Computing Without Borders – What Works, What Doesn’t ). Some time back I had written about a potential threat to consumer rights under the US PATRIOT Act, a threat that is somewhat protected against by the Fourth
Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University Amcom Telecommunications has signed a $9 million contract to provide hosted Cloud services to The University of Western Australia (UWA). The initial contract is for 3 years and has options for extending. Under the agreement, Amcom will deliver its hosted Cloud solution to UWA that will benefit from hundreds of computer servers and more than 400 terabytes of storage. These computer servers and storage will be delivered across the company’s secure, reliable dedicated geographical path diverse 10‐gigabit fibre network between UWA and Amcom’s Data Centres. “Amcom has been able to provide us
Changing Business with Cloud Computing In today’s business climate, instant adaptation and scalability is critical. Planning and preparing for increased web traffic, spikes in the use of computer resources, disaster recovery, and day-to-day business operations is key. Loss of business due to system overload or breakdown leads not only to loss of revenue and customer confidence, it can, in some cases, lead to a total business failure. In order to survive and thrive, established, start-up, and growing businesses must be built on a solid foundation that leaves little chance for vulnerability. Company infrastructure, computer resources, and software that are always