The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – 7:24 AM

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Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract?

Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract? Consider the following scenarios. Scenario 1: You have a great cloud service provider and have moved all your business data there. One fine morning, you get a notice stating that your provider is going bankrupt and will soon be terminating all contracts. Now, will you get…

Grow Your Business By Moving To The Clouds

Grow Your Business By Moving To The Clouds Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular in business due to the practical solutions it offers to many business problems. Many of these problems include inhibition, security concerns, and space restrictions. Cloud computing aims to provide a solution to such business dilemmas, but it is not…

Cloud Emergency!

Cloud Emergency! There is no more storied relationship in human history than the one between man (and woman and child) and disaster. Though the news may only report the most significant catastrophes of nature, arriving every few months or so, earth-borne crises arise and affect life daily. Quickly catching up to that man-versus-nature dynamic in…

How The Cloud Broker Can Help Your Business

How The Cloud Broker Can Help Your Business The dictionary defines a “broker” as “a person who functions as an intermediary between two or more parties in negotiating agreements, bargains, or the like.” Almost all of us, at some point in our lives, have utilized the services of a broker. From renting apartments to trading…

Top Storage Providers In The Consumer Segment

Top Storage Providers Cloud storage in the consumer segment is really hotting up, as providers across the spectrum vie for consumer data that would provide them with the scale to roll out a variety of value-added services. In this review, we will consider the seven leading services that account for most of the market, and…

Why Simple Solutions Are Better For The Cloud

Why Simple Solutions are Better for the Cloud I came across this article from TechCrunch How To Scale A $1 Billion Startup: A Guide From Instagram Co-Founder Mike Krieger and it reminded me of one thing I have been evangelizing about cloud and IT overall is that simple solutions with less parts are better. Here is Instagram…

Cloud Computing Guidelines From The Information Systems Audit And Control Association

Cloud Computing Guidelines From The Information Systems Audit And Control Association Among the slew of guidelines on cloud computing floating around, the recent one published by industry body Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has a lot of credibility. Established in 1965, the association has a long history of delivering guidance to its huge…

Research: New Requirements For Security And Compliance Auditing In The Cloud

Research: New Requirements For Security And Compliance Auditing In The Cloud

Whitepaper Research: New Requirements for Security and Compliance Auditing in the Cloud “New Requirements for Security and Compliance Auditing in the Cloud“ Learn how to prepare for cloud computing and how to manage IT security and compliance within the cloud. With the proliferation of cloud computing, how does an organization manage IT security, compliance, and…

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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,…

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Chances are if you’re working for a startup or smaller company, you don’t have a robust IT department. You’d be lucky to even have a couple IT specialists. It’s not that smaller companies are ignoring the value and importance of IT, but with limited resources, they can’t afford to focus on anything…

12 Cloud Performance Monitoring Companies

12 Cloud Performance Monitoring Companies

Cloud Performance Monitoring Companies We have decided to put together a small list of some of our favorite cloud performance monitoring services. In this day and age it is extremely important to stay on top of critical issues as they arise. These services will accompany you in safeguarding critical applications and websites in real-time. This…

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

The Internet of Things Lifts Off To The Cloud

The Internet of Things Lifts Off To The Cloud

The Staggering Size And Potential Of The Internet of Things Here’s a quick statistic that will blow your mind and give you a glimpse into the future. When you break that down, it translates to 127 new devices online every second. In only a decade from now, every single vehicle on earth will be connected…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

Cloud Infographic: IoT For Automotive Deconstructed

Cloud Infographic: IoT For Automotive Deconstructed

IoT For Automotive Deconstructed The IoT automotive industry is moving rapidly with many exciting growth opportunities available. We’ve written about some of the risks and benefits as well as some of the players involved. One thing for certain as that the auto industry is starting to take notice and we can expect the implementation of a…

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud?: Cloud as a Datacenter

Are You Sure You Are Ready For The Cloud?: Cloud as a Datacenter

Cloud as a Datacenter Through my job as a Cloud Architect during the day, I run into a lot of scenarios that I think would be important to write about. Not that they are of major importance to others, but a way for people to learn from real world experience. This month, it had to…

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…

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5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer – Part II

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer – Part II

5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer Part II I recently posted an article for the CloudTweaks community on “Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things a Cloud Provider Should Offer” and many readers have since asked me to expand upon this list. So, as a sequel to my first article, here are another five things I…

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT

Here Are Four Ways To Elevate IT Prior to joining the consulting side of the industry, I worked in corporate IT for the first 7-8 years of my career. While my time in corporate IT has long come to a close, I can still vividly recall the pain points and dreaded battles I endured. A…

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