Author Archives: Balaji

SemYOU: Your Office In The Cloud

SemYOU: Your Office In The Cloud In the increasingly crowded world of SaaS applications for the office, we have a new entrant. The Los Angeles-based semYOU claims to make the experience even better and simpler. “In less than three minutes, a business can make the whole software infrastructure of semYou available for individual users, teams,…

Fengqi Asia: From China With Love

Fengqi Asia: From China With Love The cloud revolution has caught Asia – finally. Once confined to Silicon Valley startups, now cloud technology is getting increasingly adopted by startups around the world. The low OpEx and increased scope for development agility are tempting the new wave of startups to rely heavily on cloud infrastructure. However,…

6 Reasons Why SMBs Should Embrace Cloud Computing

6 Reasons Why SMBs Should Embrace Cloud Computing While startups and big enterprises are moving rapidly to the cloud, some SMBs are still stuck in traditional IT infrastructure. Unlike startups, these businesses have already invested such a sizable chunk in their enterprise IT that they are unwilling to spend more. And unlike the bigger enterprises…

Move From Archival Tapes To Cloud Backup Solutions

Move From Archival Tapes To Cloud Backup Solutions

Cloud Backup Solutions Even though cloud backup solutions have matured a lot over the past ten years, many enterprises are still in the storage-tape era. Although discs and optical drives were supposed to kill them in the 1990s, tapes have hung on. While consumers have waved goodbye to their VHS and audio cassettes, many enterprises…

The US Government’s Latest Move To Cloud Computing – FedRAMP

Move To Cloud Computing The US Government’s Latest Move In Cloud Computing Last week, the US federal government launched the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), which will help to build a single authentication standard for the government’s cloud services. During the past couple of years, the administration has built up a number of…

Private Cloud Considerations

Private Cloud Considerations The private cloud market is getting hot as plenty of advantages to enterprises in industries with higher-level security and compliance requirements are being offered. While the attractions are obvious, it must be noted that private cloud implementations can significantly differ from those of public clouds. If you are ready for the jump…

Top Cloud Storage Providers In The Enterprise Market

Top Cloud Storage Providers In The Enterprise Market Cloud backup is an essential part of a disaster recovery/business continuity (DR/BC) plan. It is important that enterprise data is securely backed up and easily accessible. In a previous article, I reviewed the top players in the consumer market for cloud storage. In this post, I will…

Cloud Compliance Audit: Learn More On The Unified Certification Standard From The MSP Alliance

Cloud Compliance Audit I have written previously about various types of audits that are necessary to validate your cloud service.  In this post, I will cover the cloud service audit that helps you pick the right cloud service provider (CSP). While it is important that customers take the initiative in checking the various guarantees offered…

Disaster Management Checklist For Cloud Computing Customers

Disaster Management Checklist Last week I covered some aspects of disaster management on the cloud. I will continue where I left off and cover more details on the disaster planning part. Here is a checklist of things you must have for disaster planning and recovery. What are the emergency contact number and email addresse(s) of…

The 5 Best Ways For Startups And Small Business To Leverage The Cloud

Small Business To Leverage The Cloud The number of cloud apps targeted at small businesses and startups has exploded in the past few years. While hundreds of new cloud apps come out every month, many of the categories are still not mature enough for enterprise usage. Some applications are highly suited to the cloud (such…

Carve Outs And The Cloud: A Synergistic Coupling

Carve Outs And The Cloud: A Synergistic Coupling

Carve Outs and the Cloud The mergers and acquisitions market is a complex and challenging industry and the last two years has seen a rise in the number of transactions. Working with companies in this space over the last 10 years, we at RKON have seen and hopefully helped change the mindset of private equity…

You’ve Moved Your Data To The Cloud…What Now?

You’ve Moved Your Data To The Cloud…What Now?

Data To The Cloud…What Now? You’ve done the research. You’ve vetted multiple cloud solutions. You’ve chosen the right vendor. And you’ve migrated your data to the cloud. All done, right? Not so fast… While it has become a bit of a scary proposition for many organizations to put their trust in the cloud and start…

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing Innovation Sao Paulo, Brazil has had trouble with both energy and water supplies as of late. Despite it is the rainy period. Unfortunately Sao Paulo is very dependent on its rain as a majority of its power is generated from large dams. No water, no energy. Difficult situation for a city of some…

Cloud Computing: On The Fringe or Mainstream?

Cloud Computing: On The Fringe or Mainstream?

Cloud Computing Revenue Numbers Imagine that your viewpoint is shared by 5% of people. You’d be in a fringe political party, perhaps, or share a fondness for some obscure sport or hobby. Or you’d be a proponent of Cloud Computing. Because the reality is that after many years of technical development, entrepreneurial freneticism, and big-company marketing,…

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