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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cloud Computing To Accounting Firms

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cloud Computing To Accounting Firms The cloud computing concept is really very simple. The software programs are on the World Wide Web which accounting firms do not need to manage, install, or buy. There is no need to hire IT professionals because these firms only need a robust internet connection and…

Can The US Government Assuage Cloud Privacy Concerns?

Can The US Government Assuage Cloud Privacy Concerns? Even as the world tries to find a balance between individual privacy and the eternal vigilance of a nanny state, cloud computing is a casualty of the heightened security concerns in post-911 America. This is something that I had explored in earlier articles, from the ramifications of…

Secure Cloud Hosting Now Available in Europe: Firehost

Secure Cloud Hosting Now Available in Europe: Firehost

Secure Cloud Hosting Now Available in Europe: Firehost At Cloud Expo Europe last month, FireHost officially announced our expansion into Europe, with our newest data center locations in London and Amsterdam. We’ve taken our unique cloud hosting environment, un-matched security, support and scalability that you have experienced in the US, and made it available in…

Disaster Recovery Plans In The Clouds

Disaster recovery plans in the clouds Both large and medium/small-sized companies have significantly increased their organizational data in recent years. Analyzing large data sets will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth and innovation, according to a research by MGI and McKinsey’s Business Technology Office. The ability to store, compound…

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 6

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 6

Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 6 This is the seventh in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first six in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money:  UPDATE 5 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 4 3. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money:…

Cloud Computing In Financial Service Organizations

Cloud Computing In Financial Service Organizations While technology seems to be the cost and time efficiency driver in many industries, cloud computing is the emerging solution for the financial service industry, especially capital markets. In order for their assets to be used optimally by multiple consumers, financial organizations require ad-hoc access to significant computing resources,…

The Social Cloud: Facebook IPO – Is This MySpace 2.0?

The Social Cloud: Facebook IPO –  Is This MySpace 2.0? History repeating: 2000 Bubble, Myspace, 2012 Facebook IPO, NBT (Next Big Thing…)  Investors are expected to sink $5 billion into the Facebook IPO. Wow. Well, from a pure spreadsheet perspective it makes some sense. If you take the 800 million Facebook users multiplied by a value…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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