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How You Can Take Advantage Of The Cloud

How You Can Take Advantage Of The Cloud IT leaders have accepted the fact that cloud computing is here to stay. Thus, they are agreeable to the idea of moving their operations to the cloud. For cloud computing implementations to be successful, IT and business must be able to collaborate and communicate. According to James…

How Microsoft Can Recover Its #1 Spot

How Microsoft Can Recover Its #1 Spot Microsoft must do something to retain the top spot it once held. It is widely believed by experts that the company has lost out to its competitors such as Apple and Google. End users are not really very keen on Windows anymore, although businesses still use the operating…

Common Threats To Cloud Computing

Common Threats To Cloud Computing The core agencies of the US government have a central plan, Cloud First, which aims to shift the majority of their operations to the cloud. Before the plan can be implemented, it must go through a process of evaluation by the agencies concerned. In December 2010, a Cloud First policy…

The Failure Of Private Cloud Initiatives

The Failure Of Private Cloud Initiatives For some, it may be fast and easy to set up a private cloud, as long as technology is available. But technology plays only a small part in it when compared to the demands of business culture and user requirements. Most companies who have set up a private cloud…

What To Do With Humongous Student Data

What To Do With Humongous Student Data Some US states are taking the bold step of resolving the problem of streams of student data scattered everywhere. Usually, voluminous student data is stored in various programs. For instance, testing scores are saved in testing programs, and grades are kept in instructional software and learning management applications.…

How To Choose A Cloud Computing Service Provider

How To Choose A Cloud Computing Service Provider With all the hustle and bustle brought about by cloud computing, small and medium-sized enterprises are really very confused when it comes to searching for a service provider who can deliver on his promises such as streamlining of operational expenses, reduction of capital expenses and the like.…

The Impact Of Google’s ISO 27001 On Business

The Impact Of Google’s ISO 27001 On Business Google has recently acquired an ISO 27001 security certification. This certification is provided by an independent body to companies that pass various security requirements. For a company to obtain the ISO 27001 certification, it must agree to be examined by an internationally recognized, independent body for information…

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How You Can Take Advantage Of The Cloud

How You Can Take Advantage Of The Cloud

IT leaders have accepted the fact that cloud computing is here to stay. Thus, they are agreeable to the idea of moving their operations to the cloud. For cloud computing implementations to be successful, IT and business must be able to collaborate and communicate. According to James Staten of Forrester Research, Chief Information Officers of corporations are the key personnel for the success of cloud services. In Forrester Research’s survey, more and more corporate IT leaders are turning to Software-as-a-Service.

However, these leaders view cloud computing services as second-rate to their own internal applications. This is not true. Businesses and organizations which have direct experience with cloud computing services have reported that these applications are able to deliver, provide ultimate security, scalability, cost efficiency, and performance as compared to traditional IT deployments. However, for this to be true, these organizations and businesses must be able to accept direct responsibility with regards to the service configurations in order to achieve the above objective.

In order for cloud computing to be successful, IT leaders must be able to obtain hands-on experience with cloud computing. These people must first have a direct experience and let their staff learn cloud computing before they can admonish them for their shortcoming. It is best to assign a group to study various public cloud platforms to learn the cloud’s capabilities. Also, IT leaders are afraid of shifting to the cloud because their companies belong to industries which are highly regulated. Because of this, cloud computing services do not satisfy some compliance requirements. However, if they will only look inside their companies, they’ll realize that there are certain applications that they’re using which also do not comply with the standards. It is best to learn cloud computing so that these IT leaders learn how to place compliant applications to the cloud computing platforms. By doing so, they can also think of ways to solve probable security and risk issues.

IT leaders can argue that they can implement internal applications at a less costly manner. However, cloud computing services do have other important improvements which can help a business. For one, cloud solutions do provider greater agility than any internal applications. Cloud computing services are highly automated. The Chief Information Officer of a company can control the cloud solutions and is given autonomous access. However, before the CIO can do it, he must be able to understand cloud computing fundamentals. It is best to learn from the experiences of those who built private clouds. It is also possible to build one’s own cloud or tap the services of a provider which can offer private cloud solutions.

Although there is too much hype about cloud computing, it is best to know which ones are offering real cloud computing solutions. There are a lot of companies which offer traditional hosting, application outsourcing, and virtualization and advertise such to be cloud computing solutions. IT leaders must be able to determine which of these numerous suppliers do offer cloud computing benefits. In general, a cloud computing provider offers cloud economics, economies of scale, highly automated services, and self-service applications. A cloud computing service is a standard service and is deployed to every customer without any major customization.

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How Can Cloud Computing Help Small And Medium Enterprises

How Can Cloud Computing Help Small And Medium Enterprises Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular, especially for businesses and organizations. A lot of enterprises are shifting to the clouds because it offers a lot of benefits. With cloud computing, SMEs no longer have to maintain software and servers on their premises. There is… Continue Reading

How Microsoft Can Recover Its #1 Spot

How Microsoft Can Recover Its #1 Spot Microsoft must do something to retain the top spot it once held. It is widely believed by experts that the company has lost out to its competitors such as Apple and Google. End users are not really very keen on Windows anymore, although businesses still use the operating… Continue Reading

Common Threats To Cloud Computing

Common Threats To Cloud Computing The core agencies of the US government have a central plan, Cloud First, which aims to shift the majority of their operations to the cloud. Before the plan can be implemented, it must go through a process of evaluation by the agencies concerned. In December 2010, a Cloud First policy… Continue Reading

What To Do With Humongous Student Data

What To Do With Humongous Student Data Some US states are taking the bold step of resolving the problem of streams of student data scattered everywhere. Usually, voluminous student data is stored in various programs. For instance, testing scores are saved in testing programs, and grades are kept in instructional software and learning management applications.… Continue Reading

How To Choose A Cloud Computing Service Provider

How To Choose A Cloud Computing Service Provider With all the hustle and bustle brought about by cloud computing, small and medium-sized enterprises are really very confused when it comes to searching for a service provider who can deliver on his promises such as streamlining of operational expenses, reduction of capital expenses and the like.… Continue Reading

The Impact Of Google’s ISO 27001 On Business

The Impact Of Google’s ISO 27001 On Business Google has recently acquired an ISO 27001 security certification. This certification is provided by an independent body to companies that pass various security requirements. For a company to obtain the ISO 27001 certification, it must agree to be examined by an internationally recognized, independent body for information… Continue Reading