Cloud Communication Tools – Part II

Cloud Communication Tools – Part II In one of my latest articles, I talked about cloud based social and communication tools that help organizations improve their performance and I mentioned some of these tools that SMBs should be focusing on: voice, email, collaboration, online backup, mobility and security. In this article, I would like to bring to your

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Past, Present And Future: Cloud Computing In Three Minutes

Past, Present and Future: Cloud Computing in Three Minutes Perhaps the most interesting thing about the cloud is just how fluffy it really is. Recent news indicates that it has finally gone mainsteam. Yet at the same time, most people are still not quite clear on what the cloud really is. To get a better understanding, here’s a

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What Service Providers Are Doing To Penetrate The Enterprise Market

Cloud Business Integration: What Service Providers are Doing to Penetrate the Enterprise Market A lot of cloud services began their lives in the consumer market and offered services for the individual rather than the Enterprise business. They offer free subscriptions and use for certain small amounts of resources as a preview of their capabilities. But the problem

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Top 5 HIPAA Security Risks As Providers Migrate To The Cloud

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Top 5 HIPAA Security Risks As Providers Migrate to the Cloud The HIPAA and HITECH Acts made a huge splash in the healthcare industry as organizations were forced to adapt new safeguards for protected health information, especially in regards to electronic medical records (EMRs). As hospitals migrate to electronic patient health information (ePHI), they must maintain compliance whether they

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Four Free Information Assets For The Healthcare CIO

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Four Free Information Assets for the Healthcare CIO “He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.” – Ancient proverb. Even in difficult times, one industry continues to prosper – healthcare. With an ageing population which has high spending power, the growth in healthcare is not unexpected. And like many other

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5 Reasons Why Cloud Contracts Should Scare You

5 Reasons Why Cloud Contracts Should Scare You Marketing Hype ≠ Cloud Contract. Accepting the terms and conditions on a cloud provider’s website can be dangerous, and often the user doesn’t have the option of negotiation. And face it, nobody reads those click thru agreements anyway (except lawyers). So, what do they say and why should they

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Provides Tremendous Boost In Employee Satisfaction

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Provides Tremendous Boost In Employee Satisfaction Unless one has been living under a rock or has been magically transported from the middle ages, one might have noticed the burgeoning trend in mobile devices. The technology has reached a point where what many would consider science fiction a decade ago,

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Simple And Useful Cloud Computing Security Tips

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Simple And Useful Cloud Computing Security Tips In the modern world of big data, cloud computing is becoming a greater part of both the business world and our personal lives. While cloud computing provides us with convenient access to data from many locations, it had also introduced new security issues that were not present back

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Three Reasons Why Sys Admin Jobs Are Not Threatened by Cloud

Three Reasons Why Sys Admin Jobs are Not Threatened by Cloud More often than not, concerns around cloud adoption are actually questions relating to job security of the IT staff once the company decides to adopt cloud. This is a misconception which none other than the IT departments who have gone through the transition can confirm. What these system

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When The Cloud Meets Mobility: Heaven Or Headache?

When the Cloud Meets Mobility: Heaven or Headache? The cloud and mobile computing have made an awful lot of promises to enterprise IT: reduced costs, higher productivity, jaw-dropping data analytics, rapid rollout, granular control over the IT solution stack. But have they delivered?  Unfortunately, that’s not easy to answer. In a recent Gartner survey of over 2,000 top CIOs,

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The Great Debate: Is The Cloud Ready For Mission Critical Applications?

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The Great Debate: Is The Cloud Ready for Mission Critical Applications? We all know cloud is the future of IT, but there are still a few unanswered questions. For instance, with all the high-profile cloud outages, is the cloud really ready for mission critical applications? This common question arises because inevitably, we wonder if the cloud

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Top Issues Impacting Application Performance On The Cloud

Top Issues Impacting Application Performance on the Cloud What are the key reasons application performance takes a hit? This question often crosses the mind of an enterprise and cloud system manager. Eliminating or reducing the key factors that can have a negative impact on the application is crucial for large system builders. However, summarizing these factors

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Four Free Information Assets For The Mid-Size Company CIO

Four Free Information Assets for the Mid-Size Company CIO “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”                                            – Anton Chekov (1860-1904), Russian playwright and master of the modern short story. At CloudTweaks, we know that many of our readers are looking for ways to better leverage cloud computing at their workplaces.

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The Inadvertent Cloud User

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The Inadvertent Cloud User In our vast population, I have found that knowing about something seems to make people believe you are in expert in that subject and forever branded as such. For example, remember when you said one time when you were eight that you wanted to take pictures and every year since then

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