10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 2

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 2

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 2 Cloud services like Amazon Elastic Cloud and IBM SmartCloud are revolutionizing the way IT organizations deal with online infrastructure. There are many benefits to cloud computing, but there are also serious security concerns. Yesterday, I revealed 5 helpful tools for enhancing cloud security. Here are 5 more tools to round out my top 10 list: Metasploit Complied in the Ruby programming language and developed by H.D. Moore, Metasploit…

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 1

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 1

10 Useful Cloud Security Tools: Part 1 Cloud computing has become a business solution for many organizational problems. But there are security risks involved with using cloud servers: service providers generally only take responsibility of keeping systems up, and they neglect security at many ends. Therefore, it is important that clouds are properly penetration (pen) tested and secured to ensure proper security of user data. There are many tools available that can be used to…

Why You Need ITSM Onboard Before You Take Off To The Cloud

Why You Need ITSM Onboard Before You Take Off To The Cloud

Why You Need ITSM Onboard Before You Take Off To The Cloud Before strapping themselves into the cockpit of a jet airplane, most reasonable people would want to have a pretty detailed idea of what was involved in flying a plane. They’d want to know how the controls worked and how to respond to the variety of situations they could expect to encounter in flight. They would understand that once airborne, things happen much too…

An Antidote To Overprovisioning

An Antidote To Overprovisioning

 Overprovisioning There are many situations in this world – both the virtual world of computing, and the real world, where preparedness means having more than you need. Stocking up on food, medicines, or printer paper and toner makes it easy to get things done in a timely fashion rather than having to run back out to the store. But this preparedness comes with a price. Materials that sit on shelves waiting to be used occupy…

4 Tools To Help Enable A Successful Cloud Computing Experience

4 Tools To Help Enable A Successful Cloud Computing Experience

4 Tools To Help Enable A Successful Cloud Computing Experience Since the introduction of the cloud, “business as usual” has transformed. This technology has allowed companies to better their IT performances, and ultimately, their services for consumers. Just a few years ago, the cloud was a nearly incomprehensible concept to the world. Now, nearly every business uses the cloud and some even sell cloud computing services to other enterprises. Most recently, Verizon Internet and IBM announced their cloud computing services.…

Promises, Promises: Has The ERP Promise Finally Become A Reality?

Promises, Promises: Has The ERP Promise Finally Become A Reality?

Promises, Promises: Has the ERP Promise Finally Become a Reality? “You made me promises, promises you knew you’d never keep. Promises, promises why do I believe?” Those of us fortunate, or unfortunate, enough to enjoy the 80’s may remember these lyrics.  The lyrics could have been about the state of ERP before Cloud ERP came around. Before the Cloud, ERP promise was just that, a promise.  The benefits touted by ERP Vendors, such as connecting…

Why The Cloud Is Emerging As A Leader In Employee And Partner Training

Why The Cloud Is Emerging As A Leader In Employee And Partner Training

Why the Cloud is Emerging as a Leader in Employee and Partner Training Employee training is an art not yet perfected. The days of sitting in a classroom and getting lectured about the company product/s are over. Technology is revolutionizing the way companies are able to train employees and channel partners. Videos, documents, webpages, photos and other training material can be accessed through the cloud to enable a smoother training process. Not only is the…

How CloudCheckr Is Leading The Cloud Analytics Charge

How CloudCheckr Is Leading The Cloud Analytics Charge

How CloudCheckr Is Leading the Cloud Analytics Charge  Over the past few years, there has been an explosive growth in cloud computing, mainly due to the cost efficiencies of its pay-as-you-go model as compared to legacy IT. However, many companies that have migrated to the cloud have done so for more than cost savings; for them, performance has been the deciding factor. Whatever be the reason, these companies want to know what they are getting…