How To Plan and Execute Cloud Migration Quickly (checklist)

Ready to move some business resources to the cloud? The ability to do business online is more important than ever. From collaboration and sales processes to service delivery and cybersecurity, digital is driving success. The fastest way to digitally transform your organization is to apply tools and platforms built for a distributed workforce to as …

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Which Cloud Is The Best For Your Business Needs?

Cloud computing can be the right solution for your organization for a variety of reasons. But which type of cloud will best meet your company’s needs? One that offers cloud applications to run your business, a public cloud (there are four main categories), or a dedicated or shared private cloud? It depends on the results …

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Why Go VDI? 3 Examples How Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Solves Business Problems

Updated for July 2017 (originally posted June 2014): To connect all your different apps and data repositories in one super-secure, high-performance platform that’s easy to use, VDI, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, might be your answer. Employees can send emails, use timecards, access shortcuts and do everything else they need to get their jobs done in …

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Top Three Public Clouds: What They Offer and Which Businesses Like Each One

February 2017: In the ever-growing space of cloud-based productivity apps and app development platforms, three providers lead the pack — Google, Microsoft and Amazon. Each offers pay-as-you-go subscription models so businesses can rent capacity instead of buying it, and they get to use all of the platform’s nifty tools and built-in capabilities. While competing clouds …

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How To Choose a Cloud Provider for Your Small or Medium-Size Business: Part Two

October 2015: Choosing the right cloud provider for your business can be one of the best decisions you make — so you need to know what to look for! Last month we talked about cloud provider performance, responsiveness, security and customization — critical stuff. Now we’re getting down to details. As you work through your …

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How To Choose a Cloud Provider for Your Small or Medium-Size Business: Part One

September 2015: Choosing a cloud provider for your business is a lot more complicated than choosing one for your home — price is only one variable, expertise makes a difference and the ability to integrate with your current system is critical. And since most mature businesses run in multiple clouds, you’re not choosing one cloud …

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Cloud Computing’s “Notorious Nine” Risks for Business: What’s Up (and Down) For 2013

June 2013: Do you know what the greatest threat is to your company when you use cloud-based services? How about the nine greatest? The brainiacs at the Cloud Security Alliance, a nonprofit that researches and promotes best practices for cloud-based services, recently released its report, “The Notorious Nine: Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2013.” While …

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Introduction To Cloud Forensics: 4 Key Questions

APRIL 2013: If your business has hopped up to cloud computing or plans to soon, remember to discuss the unthinkable with your cloud provider — what happens if there’s a security breach, cyber attack or other illegal activity that involves your data? That’s where cloud computing forensics comes in. Cloud forensics is a developing field …

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How Green Is The Cloud? What Businesses Should Know About Where Data Centers Get Their Energy

JUNE 2012: It’s true: hopping up to the cloud can make your business greener. By using computing services instead of operating (and cooling) your own hardware, you reduce your energy consumption, your energy costs and your carbon footprint — hooray for your bottom line and the environment! The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a nonprofit working …

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