The Top Five Threats To Cloud Computing

The Top Five Threats To Cloud Computing With hundreds of enterprises migrating to cloud services every day, it looks like the march to cloud everything is inevitable and unstoppable. However, cloud computing is not without its risks, and in this post, I will cover the top five issues that pose a threat to increased cloud

Enjoy Full Article

Keeping Your Data And Applications Secure On The Cloud

Keeping Your Data And Applications Secure On The Cloud When you have all your data and applications permanently stored within your enterprise, you can get away with big security holes and poor data management practices without a serious external threat. However, once your applications and data move to the cloud, your margin for error becomes

Enjoy Full Article

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 1

Is my Public Cloud too Public? Addressing security concerns of the Public Cloud Enthusiasm for cloud computing has as much to do with economics as technology. Growth in the number of applications and the volume of data that must be managed have made datacenters a major item of corporate expense. Public cloud computing looks like

Enjoy Full Article

Who Can Access Your data, And Where Does Your Data Live? Legal Aspects Of Cloud Computing

Who can access your data, and where does your data live? Legal aspects of Cloud computing Lawmakers are often way behind technologists and engineers, and it is no surprise that there has been little legislation specifically relating to Cloud computing. Often a major lawsuit gets filed before they wake up to the implications of the technology.

Enjoy Full Article

Cloud Auditing – Making Sure That Your Cloud Works Per Your Expectations

Cloud Auditing – Making sure that your cloud works per your expectations As cloud computing get increasingly complex and finds use in core enterprise applications, it it time to pay more attention to auditing. Auditing ensures that your cloud installations works per your expecations. The auditing could be done either internally by your IT or

Enjoy Full Article

Data Security Issues Accounting Firms Must Address Before Moving Their Accounting To The Cloud

Data Security Issues Accounting Firms Must Address Before Moving Their Accounting To The Cloud With the emergence of cloud computing, social media, and blogging, accounting firms have found new ways to collaborate and conduct business with their clients. Unknowingly, much of the data now resides on the internet. Cloud computing has provided these accountants an

Enjoy Full Article

Taking the Middle Road: The Need for Hybrid Clouds

Taking the Middle Road: The Need for Hybrid Clouds Hybrid cloud involves the use of public cloud and private cloud architectures working together. The key here is “working together”, instead of having two silos of inoperable clouds. In theory, it combines the best of both the worlds, though in practice it is hard not to

Enjoy Full Article

Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security

Fundamental Elements Of Cloud Computing Security Cloud security or cloud computing security evolved from information security and includes a wide set of controls, technologies, and policies used to protect the associated infrastructure, applications, and data of cloud computing. It is not related to the cloud-based security software services or commonly referred to as security-as-a-service. Security

Enjoy Full Article

Why Cloud Computing Is Better Than Grid Computing

Why Cloud Computing Is Better Than Grid Computing Several web developers, especially the new ones, have continuously misunderstand grid computing and cloud computing as one and the same. Both concepts, when compared to other solutions, are relatively new concepts in computing. Grid computing is a component of cloud computing to work perfectly, along with thin

Enjoy Full Article

5 Major Types Of Cloud Infrastructure Options

5 Major Types of Cloud Infrastructure Options Cloud computing is not an all-or-nothing option. In the past decade, the industry has matured to a point where there are almost a dozen different options to move your data and processes to the cloud. In this post, we will cover the five major options and will talk

Enjoy Full Article

The Journey to the New IT: Four Key Observations

The Journey to the New IT: Four Key Observations I do not think anyone who is currently working in IT right now would disagree with me that a transformation is in progress.  There would probably be a heated discussion on what that transformation is, or where it is headed, as this transformation can mean different

Enjoy Full Article

The Hybrid Cloud: A Major Focus In 2012

The Hybrid Cloud: A Major Focus In 2012 A while ago I have written an article about the types of cloud computing an organization has the choice to adopt, About Private or Shared Cloud and Everything in Between. For medium sized and small companies and private individuals, the public cloud is the most obvious choice.

Enjoy Full Article

IBM Extends Backup with New Cloud Services

IBM Extends Backup with New Cloud Services IBM has changed the way clients protect, store and retrieve their most critical data through its new cloud services. Disasters can cause significant damage to businesses and the company claims that the new IBM SmartCloud Resilience services allow clients to retrieve their most critical data in minutes versus

Enjoy Full Article

More CIOs to Embrace Cloud Computing Over the Next Five Years

Cloud Computing Future Still Bright Sixty percent of organizations will embrace cloud computing over the next five years, according to a new IBM study of more than 3,000 global CIOs. These CIOs, says IBM, will embrace cloud computing in order to grow their businesses and achieve competitive advantage. A similar study was undertaken by IBM

Enjoy Full Article