Category Archives: Security

Yes, It Does Take An Einstein

Yes, It Does Take An Einstein

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…

Five High Profile Cloud-Based Failures

Five High Profile Cloud-Based Failures

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…

Whitepaper Friday: Making The Cloud Successful In Europe

Whitepaper Friday: Making The Cloud Successful In Europe

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…

What To Do When You’ve Outgrown Your Basic Business Software

What To Do When You’ve Outgrown Your Basic Business Software

What To Do When You’ve Outgrown Your Basic Business Software You know that feeling. You have multiple business products that aren’t communicating, meaning your employees are doing more work, uploading redundant data into different systems. The software is sluggish and can’t be accessed via browser. You’re paying per user, which is starting to get painful.…

Librato’s Composite Metrics Provides Rapid Insights

Librato’s Composite Metrics Provides Rapid Insights

Librato’s Composite Metrics Provides Rapid Insights A little over one month ago, cloud monitoring company Librato launched their composite metrics feature into public beta – enabling IT departments to visualise the result of mathematical transformations of their existing metrics. The powerful new capability lets users gain rapid insights from the data they are collecting by…

The Many Interpretations Of Cloud Brokers

The Many Interpretations Of Cloud Brokers

Cloud Brokers I had an interesting discussion the other day with a person who said “I don’t believe in cloud brokers.” I thought about the opening gambit for a bit wondering if in the end Cloud Brokers like the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause were open for “interpretation.” Anyone can argue with a concept. But…

Cloud Infographic: The Rise Of Cloud ERP

Cloud Infographic: The Rise Of Cloud ERP

Cloud Infographic: The Rise Of Cloud ERP We have been covering the growth of Cloud ERP on CloudTweaks for several years. We understand that there are some exciting growth opportunities associated with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Attached is an informative infographic provided by the team at Acumatica which provides some very encouraging growth numbers.