Shirien Elamawy

Shirien Elamawy is CWPS’s Marketing Manager living in the D.C. area. She is known by some of her peers as a “YouTuber” for having amassed over 30,000 subscribers and millions of views on her channel. You can follow her @ShirienEG.
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Is Public Cloud Computing Safe for My Business?

network-2402637_960_720.jpgPublic cloud computing, which encompasses the storage of data and the accessing of software tools on the Internet, is exploding exponentially. Gartner says cloud adoption will increase another 18% this year, making for a global market that tops $246 billion.

Cloud as a Service: Where Office 365 Fits In

carl-heyerdahl-181868.jpgBusiness Insider broke the news with this headline: Microsoft is bundling up all its best stuff in a bid to overtake Amazon in the cloud wars. They described Microsoft’s new cloud as a service bundle in a way that made you think of cake and ice cream – a delicious and palate pleasing duo for businesses hungry to improve their efficiencies.

How to Develop an Effective Cyber Security Strategy

igor-ovsyannykov-277756.jpgUnderstanding and adapting to today’s threat landscape means developing a robust cyber security strategy. It doesn’t matter if your business has five employees or 5,000, developing a strategy to prevent cyber breaches is job one for today’s IT professional.

How to Prevent Phishing Scams and Create a Culture of Security in Your Office

Defend against phishing.jpgIf you’re concerned about cyber security then phishing should be high on your worry list. That’s because phishing is one of the most common causes of cyber security breaches on the planet. In order to remain vigilant against this hacker’s technique, your entire workforce must be aware of how to prevent phishing, and the consequences of falling prey to an attack.

Let’s look at creating an office culture that focuses on to preventing these cyber threats.

What is a Cloud Automation Framework and How Can It Help Your Business?

Hybrid_Cloud_Solution-1.jpgA cloud automation framework is a simple framework that automates certain operations within the cloud-based infrastructure. Cloud automation frameworks are generally split into three separate modules: infrastructure automation, deployment automation, and self-healing automation.

Cloud Collaboration Tools: Making Sense of Your Options

cloud collaboration toolsCollaboration is arguably the most important component to any business. If employees aren't able to work together effectively, they aren't able to get work done. But the proliferation of out-of-office workers, remote employees, and "house" calls has also made it difficult for employees to be able to collaborate effectively. This is where cloud-based tools come in. Cloud-based tools let employees collaborate as though they were working in the same office, even from halfway across the world. Here are some of the best options for cloud collaboration tools.

Saas Vs On Premise Monitoring: What You Need To Know

1._cloud_to_cloud_backup.jpgIf you want to keep your system up and running, you need monitoring. But should you invest in on-premise monitoring or SaaS monitoring? More enterprises today are moving towards SaaS monitoring solutions -- both because of their cost and their versatility. SaaS solutions are preferable to on-premise solutions in virtually every way. With rare exception, they should be able to save your organization both time and money.

6 Tips for Securing Your Cloud Computing Solutions

nature-laptop-outside-macbook.jpgCloud solutions are more effective, reliable, and affordable -- but security can still be a concern. Cloud computing solutions need to be secured differently from traditional on-premise infrastructures, however. and securing them improperly can lead to significant issues. Here are some important tips for keeping your cloud computing solution secure. 

What is Edge Computing and Why Does It Rely on the Cloud?

cloud_computing_for_businesses.jpgEdge computing is now being touted as the future of data processing. But what exactly is edge computing and how can it benefit organizations? Edge computing is considered to be a cloud-reliant service that provides better data processing for organizations at a lower cost. At the same time, edge computing may also lead to certain potential drawbacks, such as security issues.

Is a Cloud to Cloud Backup Necessary? (Answer: Yes)

pexels-photo-541522.jpegWith 90% of leaders within the IT industry now transitioning their backup and recovery services to the cloud, it's time for many businesses to follow suit. Though cloud solutions are redundant, backups are still incredibly important -- and a cloud-to-cloud backup solution eliminates an organization's reliance upon a single cloud-service provider. Here are a few reasons why a cloud-to-cloud backup solution is likely the best option for your organization.