Solving Problems On The Cloud Part 3: Overcoming Unhealthy Fixations

Solving Problems On The Cloud Part 3: Overcoming Unhealthy Fixations One example of an unhealthy fixation is the 2012 survey by Security Alliance who learned that the top threat listed by survey participants is data loss. Of course security risks on the cloud cannot be ignored but clearly this problem is hugely overstated. Why executives…

Could Google Become The New Microsoft Of Cloud IT?

Could Google Become The New Microsoft Of Cloud IT?

Could Google Become The New Microsoft Of Cloud IT? For the past 15 years, Microsoft has been the unquestionable king of business IT. As the market leader in both workstation and server operating systems, Microsoft set the standard and controlled the experience for a generation of both IT professionals and general computer users. Today, even with explosive growth…

Some Main Reasons Why Companies Are Moving To The Cloud

Some Main Reasons Why Companies Are Moving To The Cloud A recent survey has showed that 70% of Australian companies are planning to increase their spending in cloud services. The trend may be very strong in Australia but it is mirrored on a bigger or smaller trend all over the world and we are starting to see…

Cloud Computing In FMCG Sector

Cloud Computing in FMCG Sector A vertical market or vertical is engaged in trade based on specific and specialized needs where competition is within a well-defined segment. Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) – or Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) is a vertical that fulfil the primary needs of consumers. Each one of us uses fast moving…

Top 25 European Rising Stars 2012: Cluttr

Top 25 European Rising Stars 2012: Cluttr

Top 25 European Rising Stars 2012: Cluttr …….The Latest Wave in Third-party Data Infrastructure Auditing for Cloud Efficiency With one year to its name counting, Cluttr is the brainchild of two campus graduates from Ghent, Belgium. The firm focuses its energies on the data providers and the companies that seek to leverage on their data…

Business Continuity: Let Us Plan For A Cloud Failure

Business Continuity: Let Us Plan For A Cloud Failure Every cloud proponent has been saying that the cloud is the only safe place left for our businesses and various other IT systems, while “nay-sayers” blabber about the total opposite, they talk about privacy and security concerns, and even data integrity. But no matter which side you are…

The Mobile Movement – Collaboration Without Compromise

The Mobile Movement – Collaboration Without Compromise

The Mobile Movement – Collaboration Without Compromise Fueled by the combination of a new breed of mobile productivity apps, cloud services, and more traditional enterprise apps and infrastructure, today’s mobile workers can now communicate and collaborate over smartphones and tablets in ways that simply weren’t possible even a few years ago. There are now hundreds…

Laws And Regulations Governing The Cloud Computing Environment

Laws And Regulations Governing The Cloud Computing Environment Cloud computing technologies developed around them a complex legal and regulatory environment.  There are federal, international and even state laws that impose responsibilities to both cloud computing tenants and providers. Regardless of which side your business is on, you have to consider the legal issues, especially those…

Cloud Archiving And The Benefits For Your Business

Cloud Archiving And The Benefits For Your Business Cloud archiving is a document storage solution that means that data and documents no longer need to be stored as physical, paper documents, but can be transformed into digital format and stored in ‘the cloud’. Many businesses have mounds of paper documents and filing cabinets stacking up…

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What You Need To Know About Choosing A Cloud Services Provider

What You Need To Know About Choosing A Cloud Services Provider

Selecting The Right Cloud Services Provider How to find the right partner for cloud adoption on an enterprise scale The cloud is capable of delivering many benefits, enabling greater collaboration, business agility, and speed to market. Cloud adoption in the enterprise has been growing fast. Worldwide spending on public cloud services will grow at a…

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

Revenue Imperatives “Follow the money” is always a good piece of advice, but in today’s recurring revenue-driven market, “follow the customer” may be more powerful. Two recurring revenue imperatives highlight the importance of responding to, and cherishing customer interactions. Technology and competitive advantage influence the final two. If you’re part of the movement towards recurring…

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence Supports Better Business Performance

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence Supports Better Business Performance

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence All businesses need a strategy and processes for governance, risk and compliance (GRC). Many still view GRC activity as a burdensome ‘must-do,’ approaching it reactively and managing it with non-specialized tools. GRC is a necessary business endeavor but it can be elevated from a cost drain to a value-add activity. By integrating…

Data Breaches: Incident Response Planning – Part 1

Data Breaches: Incident Response Planning – Part 1

Incident Response Planning – Part 1 The topic of cybersecurity has become part of the boardroom agendas in the last couple of years, and not surprisingly — these days, it’s almost impossible to read news headlines without noticing yet another story about a data breach. As cybersecurity shifts from being a strictly IT issue to…

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Do Not Rely On Passwords To Protect Your Online Information

Password Challenges  Simple passwords are no longer safe to use online. John Barco, vice president of Global Product Marketing at ForgeRock, explains why it’s time the industry embraced more advanced identity-centric solutions that improve the customer experience while also providing stronger security. Since the beginning of logins, consumers have used a simple username and password to…

Driving Success: 6 Key Metrics For Every Recurring Revenue Business

Driving Success: 6 Key Metrics For Every Recurring Revenue Business

Recurring Revenue Business Metrics Recurring revenue is the secret sauce behind the explosive growth of powerhouses like Netflix and Uber. Unsurprisingly, recurring revenue is also quickly gaining ground in more traditional industries like healthcare and the automotive business. In fact, nearly half of U.S. businesses have adopted or are planning to adopt a recurring revenue model,…

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,…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at least one cloud-based application.…

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus For Both Cloud Vendors And CIOs

Shadow IT To Remain A Focus Shadow IT, a phenomenon defined as building internal IT systems without the official organizational approval has been a growing concern for CIOs over the last few years. In 2015, it climbed to the top of the list of the emerging IT threats, with as much as 83% CIOs reporting…

Cloud Security: The Top 8 Risks According To ENISA

Cloud Security: The Top 8 Risks According To ENISA

Cloud Security Risks Does security in the cloud ever bother you? It would be weird if it didn’t. Cloud computing has a lot of benefits, but also a lot of risks if done in the wrong way. So what are the most important risks? The European Network Information Security Agency did extensive research on that,…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…