Cloud Connectivity: Traversing The Path From Data Center To Enterprise User

Cloud Connectivity: Traversing The Path From Data Center To Enterprise User

Cloud Connectivity Industry analysts that follow enterprise organizations and the proliferation of Cloud computing are in overwhelming agreement: the Cloud is growing, and its proliferation is forever changing the business landscape. By 2018, more than 60 percent of enterprises will have at least half of their infrastructure on Cloud-based platforms. Where enterprises are concerned, today’s…

Bimodal IT Is Not The Death of Traditional IT

Bimodal IT Is Not The Death of Traditional IT

Not The Death of Traditional IT If you are a CIO, no doubt you are getting pressure from your line of business managers to provide a more agile IT environment so they can take advantage of faster, easier to use cloud applications. If you’re not providing those services, they are probably using them anyway and…

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

7 Main Cloud Security Mistakes  Like sharks off the coast of North Carolina this summer, information security threats are lurking. And now that cloud computing is woven into the fabric of IT everywhere, specific risks to an enterprise’s data apply. Cloud computing is to IT what Shark Week is to summertime: a cultural feeding frenzy.…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations, like the deployment and management of IT infrastructure, applications and services are driven by the…

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

Looking Under The Hood Do you feel you know your cloud workloads well? Remember when those applications were running locally? You knew every quirk and cared for every surge. Now, they are in the cloud, and everything is different. Sometimes it feels like you barely know them at all. You’re right In many ways it’s…

Cloud Networking Changes Everything

Cloud Networking Changes Everything The public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market is booming and expected to grow by 47 percent, from $6 billion in 2012 to $9 billion in 2013, according to Gartner’s Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 4Q Update. Additionally, the overall public cloud computing market, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), IaaS and…

Cloud Collaboration – The Necessity Of Teaming Up

Cloud Collaboration – The Necessity Of Teaming Up “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever. For the vast majority of Americans, Michael Jordan needs no introduction. For the very few who haven’t heard of him (is that even possible?), he is the epitome of…

Why Public Cloud Storage Services Are Not Ready For The Enterprise

Why Public Cloud Storage Services Are Not Ready For The Enterprise

Why Public Cloud Storage Services are not ready for the Enterprise Cloud storage has now become an inevitable choice as a disaster recovery solution for the enterprise. Providers at the same time market their services as ‘replace the tape’ strategy by comparing cost, time and reliability numbers. However, like any other service, cloud has few down sides, some…

The Service Level Agreement

The Service Level Agreement Purchasing goods and services online has become very easy, just a click here and there, input some credentials, and your bank account is now lighter. This is exactly the same with purchasing Cloud Computing services. It has become a bit worrisome if people actually know what they are getting into or…

Advances Of Cloud Computing In Business Development

Advances of Cloud Computing in Business Development The presence of cloud computing as a tool in business is getting a reaction almost as though it’s something new. There’s a lot of attention being paid to advances mostly as a result of affordable, scalable SaaS solutions. These solutions allow for a mobility and ease of access…

Working With Customers And The Cloud

Working With Customers And The Cloud You may have the best product or service in the world, but without a customer you have nothing. Today’s assets focus on the customer and how you can leverage the cloud (and other technologies) to optimize customer engagement. “The goal as a company is to have customer service that…

Mimecast Email Servers Go Down – 100% Uptime SLA?

No cloud service provider should ever claim 100% uptime and it seems that Mimecast had a very tough day yesterday. Its mail servers went down in the UK, bringing down its cloud mail management services and angering many of its UK customers who couldn’t access the mail service. The company blames the outage on a series of…

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring One of the hottest topics in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the Internet of Things (IOT). According to the report of International Telecommunication Union (2012), “the Internet of things can be perceived as a vision with technological and societal implications. It is considered as a…

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears  CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud?  The truth is that despite being a hot issue for years, the topic of…

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations

Unusual Clandestine Cloud Data Centre Service Locations Everyone knows what the cloud is, but does everybody know where the cloud is? We try to answer that as we look at some of the most unusual data centre locations in the world. Under the Eyes of a Deity Deep beneath the famous Uspenski Cathedral in the…

PaaS vs Docker – why is it such a heated debate?

PaaS vs Docker – why is it such a heated debate?

PaaS vs Docker Docker started as just a software container on top of a Linux operating system which seemed like a simple optimization for a fat hypervisor. Its disruptive force however comes from the fact that it does force us to rethink many of the layers of the cloud stack. Starting from the way we…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations, like the deployment and management of IT infrastructure, applications and services are driven by the…

Cisco Expands Portfolio By Acquiring Threat Protection Firm OpenDNS

Cisco Expands Portfolio By Acquiring Threat Protection Firm OpenDNS

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire OpenDNS Acquisition to Accelerate Cisco’s Cloud Delivered Security Portfolio SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire OpenDNS, a privately held security company based in San Francisco. OpenDNS provides advanced threat protection for any device, anywhere, anytime. The acquisition will boost Cisco’s Security…

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