What The Cloud Can Do For Your Small Business If your company isn’t utilizing cloud computing technology, you risk falling behind in the marketplace. The cloud makes it easier to manage, share and store content and data, and the figures show that your competition has most likely already moved to the cloud or is about to make the switch. Gartner predicts global IT spending will exceed $3.7 trillion this year, and the chief analyst at IDC estimates that 90 percent of the growth driving the IT industry from 2013 to 2020 will be driven by mobile, social, cloud and big-data technologies.
THE NEED TO RECONSIDER SECURITY APPROACHES The convergence of numerous trends is causing organizations to reconsider their approach to security. While widespread email viruses and worms have decreased, attacks via the web are on the rise. This is because web browsers consolidate many applications ─ including those used for email, instant messaging, and ecommerce ─ making the browser an attractive launch pad for attacks. Web 2.0 and other complex web technologies also open the door to new two‐stage web attacks and social‐engineering exploits. 1. In fact, during the first quarter of 2009, Web 2.0 services and sites led with the