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Help for CIOs Who Struggle With Cloud Computing

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CIOs pride themselves on solving some of today’s most difficult technology issues, and cloud computing is definitely at the top of that list. The cloud presents a unique challenge because public and hybrid cloud solutions often utilize customized variables for their specific needs. Today’s CIO must focus on empowering employees, vendors, and customers with the necessary tools for a positive …

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Cloud, Mobility, Security, and Big Data: The Big Four for Business Growth [Study]

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Companies failing to make a strategic investment in technology in key areas of their business may be missing out on opportunities for growth as a consequence. That’s one of the key findings from a recent report that suggests that it’s not just operational efficiencies that investment in technology can offer, but also impressive increases in revenue growth rates. This suggestion …

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Cloud Is the Ultimate Competitive Advantage for Small Business

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Cloud technology levels the playing field between small business and larger competitors. For the first time in my history, and probably the history of the business world, geography and a lack of resources aren’t confining small and medium sized businesses to a certain space, and bigger operations can’t implement change at a rate fast enough to remain viable amongst smaller, …

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Six Cloud Encryption Tips to Put in Place Now

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Cloud computing and hybrid cloud have offered organizations an incredible leg up when it comes to data management and storage capabilities. As a result, the adoption of cloud technology by businesses of all sizes continues to increase. With that adoption, however, comes many considerations, perhaps the most important of which is risk versus reward. In today’s digital landscape, cybersecurity risks …

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To Cloud or Not to Cloud: That is the Compliance Question

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Some companies have embraced cloud technology with open arms, while others approach it with extreme wariness—understandably so, since for industries that handle sensitive data, cloud security risks could spell disaster. However, fear of the cloud often comes from a lack of information rather than actual risk. Companies today have the opportunity to use public, private, and hybrid cloud options, yet …

Can Hybrid Cloud Be Simply Understood?

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Most people won’t make a purchase unless they understand its uses and benefits. Business leaders today use phrases common within an industry, but not always to the target market. Eventually, those words or phrases are picked up, and become the common vernacular for a product or service. Cloud is one of those words, and now “hybrid cloud” is following close …

Assessing Your Enterprise Clients’ Move to the Cloud

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Ah, the cloud—the place in the cybersky that enables all those applications and holds all that data for businesses both big and small. It seems like most companies these days have opted to take at least some tentative steps toward cloud—and if they haven’t yet, you can bet it’s been discussed. The more moving parts within a company, though, the …

The Sharing Economy is People Fueled and Cloud Powered

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Sharing technology is all around us. Some well-known companies like Uber (get a ride) and AirBnB (get a room) have mastered it, providing utility and relevancy from their always-available apps. Note that now, though, there are sharing apps for more than just cars and beds. From food to friendship, we can get on-demand, geographically useful access to whatever we need, …

Why More Businesses Should Be Pursuing Hybrid Cloud

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The hybrid cloud combines a public cloud provider with an organization’s private cloud platform. Because the two halves operate independently of one another, it’s possible to store proprietary data on the private cloud while placing noncritical information on the public one. The two systems, although stand-alone, can still communicate through an encrypted connection. This platform duality makes the hybrid cloud …

Cloud: Your Business Evolution Strategy

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If you’re an MSP for whom “cloud” has become a dirty word—raise your hand. Following your metamorphosis from channel companies into MSPs you might have wanted to resist the rush toward cloud services, and the reselling efforts that cloud adoption would entail. But in reality, that could be a dangerous path—especially if your customers perceive you to just be an …