Sony, Ashley Madison, Target and the United States Office of Personnel Management have all fallen prey to data theft. Considering the prevalence of this type of malicious behavior, many organizations consider the best solution when it comes to data storage options. Cloud computing offers one of the safer methods of storing large amounts of information that can be accessed in a
The rise of cloud computing likely started as an excess of computing capacity that a shrewd entrepreneur saw as an opportunity. Rather than letting all the extra capacity go to waste, why not rent it out to those who need help with their IT systems? Similar to most technological innovation, the idea started slow, but as more and more companies
An anonymous Twitter user using the handle @TeamHans_ posted a link to a zip file containing copies of dozens of contracts for telecommunications services, as well as e-mail correspondence from a Rogers sales employee. According to a Rogers representative, they had used social engineering to acquire passwords to “a small number of medium business accounts.”
According to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey published by HIMSS Analytic, 83% of healthcare providers have switched to cloud based services, with SaaS (software as service) based applications being the most popular (66.9%). The Porter Research study found that 58 percent of C-level hospital executives “place a high importance in cloud-based technologies,” with a Dell survey in late 2014
Ever since its inception, the cloud has been hailed as revolutionising information storage. Despite its many advantages, many businesses have yet to embrace the cloud, and are losing time and money as a result. By using the cloud, you can relieve funds from many areas, and focus on running your business, secure in the knowledge that your data, and your
With increased online security, many law firms are making greater use of web services such as email, customer relationship management (CRM) tools, and file storage. A recent LexisNexis survey found “that more than 70% of attorneys who responded believed their law firms would move aspects of their practice to the cloud in the coming year.” If you’re considering the move
The cloud is a seemingly diffuse information technology concept that has been continually growing over the past few years. At its heart, cloud computing is simply a process that takes place of a network of servers that are off-site, managing and processing data on demand.
The term “disaster recovery plan” refers to the arrangements a business has in place to return to normal operation in the wake of a man-made or natural disaster. In recent years, cloud technology has played a larger role in disaster recovery planning. A cloud disaster recovery plan allows you to backup your files as well as run applications and systems in the
Your data is a valuable asset. What are you doing to protect it? And is that protection effective? If it isn’t, your information is vulnerable to hackers and other criminals who can exploit it. Such an attack could cost you a great deal of money, in addition to the blow your company’s reputation would suffer. What’s an effective way to
Imagine this scenario: disaster strikes, blocking off access to your facility. You’re not fazed, though. Your company has cloud backup, so you should be able to resume normal operations quickly, right? Setting up a cloud disaster recovery plan involves more than backing files up in the cloud. Read more to learn about how to set up cloud-based disaster recovery correctly.