7 Steps To Developing A Cloud Security Plan

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7 Steps to Developing a Cloud Security Plan Designing and implementing an enterprise security plan can be a daunting task for any business. To help facilitate this endeavor NaviSite has developed a manageable process and checklist that can be used by enterprise security, compliance, and IT professionals as a framework for crafting a successful cloud

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What’s Next For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?

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What’s Next For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?  As a computer engineering student in the early 2000s in India, I remember when SAP was all the rage. In fact, such was the popularity of this ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) product then, that it seemed it provided the sole option of making a career in the computer

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IT Outsourcing Services Meeting The Cloud

IT Outsourcing Services Meeting The Cloud One of the most substantial trends in IT support services is that small and medium-sized companies prefer to shift their data to the cloud and let a third party handle the facility management, in Consolidated Data Centers. Cloud computing blurs the lines among what had been conventional outsourcing and internal

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Methodology Of Cloud Computing Risk Assessment

Methodology Of Cloud Computing Risk Assessment A Break in the Cloud’s Silver Lining Though cloud computing is considered as the new paradigm of computing, it should not be considered as a new technology but merely a new implementation or application of existing technology, specifically networking and telecommunications technology. So this brings with it some inherent

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Cloud Compliance Audit: Learn More On The Unified Certification Standard From The MSP Alliance

Cloud Compliance Audit: Learn More On The Unified Certification Standard From The MSP Alliance I have written previously about various types of audits that are necessary to validate your cloud service.  In this post, I will cover the cloud service audit that helps you pick the right cloud service provider (CSP). While it is important

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Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 5

Is My Public Cloud Too Public? Part 5 (Conclusion) Continued From Part 4 The ideal cloud equation Control + Visibility = Trust A cloud deployment that overcomes these myths is built on trust. Trust cannot be achieved without control and visibility across the cloud infrastructure, identities, and information. Control Availability: Ensure access to resources and recovery

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Why You Should Consider Hybrid Cloud Computing For Your Business

Why You Should Consider Hybrid Cloud Computing For Your Business Hybrid cloud computing was introduced in 2008 and it wasn’t accepted with open arms. With public and private clouds in place, cloud computing believers felt they already have enough. But then, as time goes on, hybrid clouds are inching their way to the forefront to

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Cloud Start-up: The Currency Cloud Targets Global FX

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Cloud Start-up: The Currency Cloud Targets Global FX While no one has really heard of The Currency Cloud just yet, this new startup is set for big things as it looks to automate the Foreign Exchange (FX) scene through Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Traditionally, the Foreign Exchange involves the exchange of one currency into another and takes

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Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs

Cloud Biggies and their Partnership Programs One of the best ways to encourage sales is through specialized partnership programs, and IT companies have long employed this strategy to promote their traditional offerings. Now they have started similar initiatives for their cloud computing services as well. While some companies have tried to get buy-in from end-consumers,

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Cloud Computing In Financial Service Organizations

Cloud Computing In Financial Service Organizations While technology seems to be the cost and time efficiency driver in many industries, cloud computing is the emerging solution for the financial service industry, especially capital markets. In order for their assets to be used optimally by multiple consumers, financial organizations require ad-hoc access to significant computing resources,

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Calculating the ROI on Cloud: The Cost of Cloud – Part 3

Continued from Part 2 The Cost of Cloud Clearly, there is great return potential associated with Cloud-based model. However, transition to Cloud-based model from an on-premise model is not without cost. Direct Ongoing Cloud Costs While the cost savings associated with a cloud-based model over an on-premises model are clearly substantial, there are two areas

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Whitepaper: Building a Disaster-Ready Infrastructure

Prevent downtime, protect data and ensure continuous business operations When Hurricane Ike slammed into the Gulf Coast in September 2008, it put business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) programs to the ultimate test. Beyond the devastating impact of the storm itself, power outages extended across three states and lasted for several days, forcing many businesses

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Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance Cloud computing’s legitimacy as a mainstream business option just received a shot in the arm with Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four of auditing, joining the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a non-profit organization formed “to promote the use of best practices for

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