Category: Cloud

5 Common SaaS Myths–and Why They’re False

Software as a service (SaaS) is experiencing continued, significant growth across the globe. According to Goldman Sachs research, spending on cloud computing and applications is predicted to grow 30 percent annually through 2018. SaaS offers organizations of all sizes a great deal of flexibility and agility, among other benefits. However, there are some pervasive myths… Read more »

3 Ways Cloud Computing will Change any Business

Each time that a major technological advancement enters the picture, there are always questions regarding how it will affect businesses. In many instances, businesses will apply a wait and see method in a risk-managed setting. Over time, the true effects of these new changes come to light and new advancements and improvements are made to… Read more »

Cloud Understanding & Adaptation Are A Shared Responsibility

Recently, Forbes published an article on cloud computing, its popularity, and whether it is ready for prime time. While the cloud infrastructure and application markets are currently sized at $33B and $106B, respectively, and are continuing to grow, “[a] new report from HfS Research concludes that even the largest, most IT-savvy enterprises are still struggling… Read more »

Top 3 Apps for Increasing Workplace Productivity

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Smartphones and tablets are prevalent in the work place, thanks to bring-your-own device policies and the flexibility of a mobile platform. You likely have several apps on those devices that help make your life run a little more efficiently. There’s the list app you can share with your spouse to collaborate on shopping lists. Then… Read more »

Why the Internet of Things Drives Companies to the Cloud

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Whether they’re building Internet of Things (IoT) devices or just attaching them to a corporate network, companies are finding that IoT requires the cloud. The growth of sensor-based devices is ongoing, and machinery, safety equipment, vehicles, door locks, thermostats and even the humble light bulb are now getting smart. Gartner has estimated there will be… Read more »

The History of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the use of Internet-capable devices to execute applications. Especially useful for businesses, this maximizes efficiency and accessibility. Although the term has found its way to layperson vernacular quite recently, it actually evolved around the late ’90s, and the concept itself has been around for far longer. ’50s Before ARPANET established the first… Read more »

Managing Security Risks in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

Security remains a major concern for businesses considering adopting cloud applications or infrastructure, especially as IBM reported 1.5 million cyberattacks in one year. No one wants to deal with the headache a data breach brings, especially if sensitive employee or customer data is affected in the attack. The hybrid cloud is often used as a… Read more »

Leverage the Cloud for Data Analytics

Today, companies collect data from more sources than ever. Internally generated data, purchased data and customer data scoured from social media, all flow into the business and raise data volumes to petabytes (a petabyte is 1000 terabytes; a terabyte is 1000 gigabytes). Much of this data is unstructured, and rather than spending time to analyze… Read more »

Deutsche Bank: CIOs Express ‘Clear Intention’ Of Moving To Private Cloud

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CIOs have expressed a “clear intention” to move to private clouds or shared services centers, according to research recently conducted by Deutsche Bank. The survey also cites the reasons that executives prefer to move to a private cloud, as opposed to a public cloud, solution. Among these are concerns about security, service level agreements (SLAs), and stability. “CIO… Read more »

How Cloud Computing Saves Your Company Money and Reduces Its Carbon Footprint

Information technology (IT) accounts for 2 percent of human greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. As more businesses rely on computers, laptops, and similar technologies, the need of sustainable IT will become a dominant trend in the sector. One way for companies to save money and energy is to use cloud computing. The cloud allows firms to outsource programs and functions… Read more »