Google Glass: Boon To Humanity Or Bane Of Modern Existence?

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Google Glass is, by far, one of the most anticipated tech devices in recent memory. The capability to view virtual content without having to look down at a screen is something that a wide range of mobile and cloud computing users find very attractive. Unfortunately, Google Glass is not always the subject of positive content

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Is Microsoft Gaining A Foothold In The Legal Industry?

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Is Microsoft Gaining A Foothold In The Legal Industry? The global legal services market, according to MarketLine had total revenues of $610.4bn in 2013, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% between 2009 and 2013. Market volume increased with a CAGR of 2.7% between 2009 and 2013, to reach a total of 4,082.1

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How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

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How the Cloud is Changing Disaster Recovery Anyone who is a regular reader of this site will know about the cloud’s numerous benefits. Using the cloud can provide businesses with cost-effective resource usage, rapid provisioning, easy scalability and flexible elasticity – benefits that simply don’t exist when using local on-site servers and services. One of

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Cloud Infographic: The Road To HIPAA Compliance

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Cloud Infographic: The Road To HIPAA Compliance HIPAA has been a very important topic of discussion here on CloudTweaks over the past several months. Top 5 HIPAA Security Risks As Providers Migrate to the Cloud and Moving HIPAA Compliant Healthcare Data into the Cloud are two articles with focus on healthcare data in the cloud.  Provided is an excellent

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Is Cloud Based Anti-Virus An Effective Means Of Security?

Is Cloud Based Anti-Virus an Effective Means of Security? Anti-virus systems are now a de facto part of modern computing. In a world where every webpage, email and downloaded file has the potential to contain malicious code or trojan horses there is a need to be more vigilant than ever about the security of your

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What Really Drives Organizations Adopting Cloud Computing?

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What Really Drives Organizations Adopting Cloud Computing? Cloud computing is a term used to describe a paradigm for delivery of computing services on a pay-as-you-go basis. Users utilize the internet and remote data centers to run applications and store data, thus eliminating the need for in house hardware and software. The cloud technology allows efficient

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Whitepaper Friday – Forrester Claim Virtualization Is Driving Data Centre Growth In Europe

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Whitepaper Friday – Forrester Claim Virtualization is Driving Data Centre Growth in Europe Last week we looked at the reasons why the cloud was suffering from a slower uptake in Europe than in North America, but a new report by Forrester has indicated that while businesses might be less inclined to adopt cloud services than their US-based

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Worried About Cloud Security? Why Not Get Your Own Cloud

Worried About Cloud Security? Why Not Get Your Own Cloud The number one concern that most people have with using cloud-based storage is the security of their data. Questions such as ‘Who can access my data?’, ‘Is my data safe?’, and ‘Where is my data stored?’ can rarely be satisfactorily answered by public cloud service

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Things To Consider When Moving Your ERP To The Cloud

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Things To Consider When Moving Your ERP To The Cloud The transition to the cloud is a serious undertaking and one that requires a good deal of analysis and planning, not only on the part of IT managers, but actively by all members of the CxO suite. Acumatica, an industry leader in cloud-based Enterprise Resource

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Are Cloud Providers Facing A Backlash Over Continued NSA Revelations?

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Are Cloud Providers Facing a Backlash Over Continued NSA Revelations? Edward Snowden, the NSA, Heartbleed – it seems every technology story at the moment is in some way linked to these topics. Whether or not you believe that the NSA was directly involved in the Heartbleed security flaw, it is apparent that cloud customers around

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Yes, It Does Take An Einstein

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Yes, It Does Take an Einstein The phrase, “it doesn’t take an Einstein” is an all-purpose IT department put-down that translates roughly as “it’s so obvious, you don’t need to be a genius to see the right decision to make.” Applied to selecting a cloud computing vendor, this principle would result in the clear understanding

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Five High Profile Cloud-Based Failures

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Five High Profile Cloud-Based Failures For those who visit CloudTweaks on a regular basis know that we try to remain as neutral as possible in our coverage related to Cloud Computing. With all the tremendous upside, there is however the inevitable downside. Sadly, nothing is failsafe. When cloud services go offline or software and websites

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The VibeVPS Difference – Customer Security

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The VibeVPS Difference – Customer Security  Time, in the context of cloud technology, is much like dog years: a great deal can happen in a very short period, meaning that many cloud companies who bought in at the beginning of the cloud era stand to age themselves very quickly, through the use of dated technologies

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Whitepaper Friday: Making The Cloud Successful In Europe

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Whitepaper Friday: Making The Cloud Successful In Europe According to Gartner, Europe trails North America by a factor of 2.4 in public cloud adoption. The commonly held belief is that Europeans are more cautious about long-term service contracts, costly capital outlays and expensive software licensing fees than their North American counterparts. Of course, the recent

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