The Big Gap -> Cloud Skills

The Big Gap -> Cloud Skills A recent study by market intelligence firm IDC shows that about 1.7 million cloud computing jobs could not be filled due to lack of training and certification as well as experience. Businesses are moving to the cloud at an exponentially accelerating rate. Various surveys of IT executives shows that

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Cloud Communication Tools – Part II

Cloud Communication Tools – Part II In one of my latest articles, I talked about cloud based social and communication tools that help organizations improve their performance and I mentioned some of these tools that SMBs should be focusing on: voice, email, collaboration, online backup, mobility and security. In this article, I would like to bring to your

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Past, Present And Future: Cloud Computing In Three Minutes

Past, Present and Future: Cloud Computing in Three Minutes Perhaps the most interesting thing about the cloud is just how fluffy it really is. Recent news indicates that it has finally gone mainsteam. Yet at the same time, most people are still not quite clear on what the cloud really is. To get a better understanding, here’s a

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Top 5 HIPAA Security Risks As Providers Migrate To The Cloud

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Top 5 HIPAA Security Risks As Providers Migrate to the Cloud The HIPAA and HITECH Acts made a huge splash in the healthcare industry as organizations were forced to adapt new safeguards for protected health information, especially in regards to electronic medical records (EMRs). As hospitals migrate to electronic patient health information (ePHI), they must maintain compliance whether they

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5 Reasons Why Cloud Contracts Should Scare You

5 Reasons Why Cloud Contracts Should Scare You Marketing Hype ≠ Cloud Contract. Accepting the terms and conditions on a cloud provider’s website can be dangerous, and often the user doesn’t have the option of negotiation. And face it, nobody reads those click thru agreements anyway (except lawyers). So, what do they say and why should they

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Simple And Useful Cloud Computing Security Tips

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Simple And Useful Cloud Computing Security Tips In the modern world of big data, cloud computing is becoming a greater part of both the business world and our personal lives. While cloud computing provides us with convenient access to data from many locations, it had also introduced new security issues that were not present back

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The Great Debate: Is The Cloud Ready For Mission Critical Applications?

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The Great Debate: Is The Cloud Ready for Mission Critical Applications? We all know cloud is the future of IT, but there are still a few unanswered questions. For instance, with all the high-profile cloud outages, is the cloud really ready for mission critical applications? This common question arises because inevitably, we wonder if the cloud

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Five Ways The Cloud Can Resurrect Your SMB

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Five Ways the Cloud Can Resurrect Your SMB The cloud computing market could hit $55 billion by the end of 2014, says Forbes.com’s Joe McKendrick, who cited his findings from a report by IDC. You can see the growth of “the cloud” in software, infrastructure, and platforms — all as services used in the world

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Cloud Infographic: Who Will Be The Next Cloud Based Billionaire?

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Cloud Infographic: Who Will Be The Next Cloud Based Billionaire? Here is an attractive infographic provided by the group at Staff. One thing for certain is that it appears to take new modern day media influencers less time to reach the Billion dollar mark, than its older more traditional predecessors. We must take into account inflation and other

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“Always Be Testing:” Weekly Disaster Recovery System Testing Critical

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“Always Be Testing:” Weekly Disaster Recovery System Testing Critical for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Statistics show that most small to mid-sized businesses will experience at least one instance of system downtime a year, at an average cost of $74,000 an hour, according to Aberdeen Group. Unfortunately, only a handful of small to mid-sized businesses have

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More Cloud Adoption Unlocks More Value – Reveals Latest Survey

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“Will cloud live up to its hype” is a question which has become irrelevant now. Looking back now, I’d say the opportunity is much, much bigger than the hype. Perhaps for some companies, the move to the Cloud has been one of the most rewarding experiences in IT investing. A latest survey reveals that early

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Cloud Chivalry – Provider Pride

Cloud Chivalry – Provider Pride As cloud deployments gain popularity, increasing attention is paid to provider security strength. The cloud security alliance, for example, releases a yearly list of top threats, covering everything from malicious use, data loss, and service hijacking. Heightened public awareness of the cloud has led to oddly intuitive feelings of insecurity

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