Moving your data to the cloud is more secure than keeping it on-premise – not less. That’s why it’s increasingly the foundation of a cyber security strategy for a growing number of businesses.
You probably remember when Microsoft cornered the market with their office suite. Today, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint remain the go-to office tools for every size and type of business.
Public 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.
Business 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.
Understanding 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.
A 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.
Collaboration 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.
Edge 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.
Though there are hundreds (if not thousands) of cloud computing service providers available, there are three major providers that you hear about most frequently: Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure), and Google (Google Cloud Engine). Other forerunners include IBM SmartCloud, Rackspace, and VMWare, but these are smaller and generally engaged for more specific use cases. Most businesses looking for a cloud computing service are going to at least consider the big three -- and there isn't necessarily a clear answer regarding which is the "best." Here is an overview of the three major providers and how they may (or may not) work for your organization.
It's inarguable that moving towards the cloud is beneficial for many businesses. In fact, it's become the de facto standard for organizations of all industries and sizes. But that doesn't make the process of migration a simple one; a poorly executed migration can result in administrative headaches, business interruption, and even lost data. With that in mind, here are four of the biggest cloud migration pitfalls and how to avoid them.