The wave of cloud adoption has brought along a wave of data safety and authorization concerns, particularly for organizations with critical data safety concerns. Whereas cloud computing based technologies empower organizations by providing affordable, agile, and scalable software, platforms, and IT infrastructure, the decision to embrace them is frought with serious qualms for most, because there have already been instances of data theft, hacking, and unauthorized accesses related to cloud based services.
Despite the many cloud advancements made in 2016, there are still challenges to be addressed. Some of these are still keeping some organizations from migrating their data and infrastructures. The main concerns are the same. As cloud computing has evolved, these issues may have changed as far as level of priority. They haven’t yet disappeared, and more must be done to prevent organizations from avoiding the cloud.
Western Union has always been on the forefront of technological innovation. The company launched in 1851 with the invention of the telegraph. Now, 165 years later, we are digitally transforming ourselves and devising new and easier ways for our customers to move money around the world.
There are many circumstances that benefit from a completely novel approach. While the IT industry has evolved rapidly in the last three decades, so have hackers’ tactics. Security vendors have focused on walling in networks or plugging holes in their porous perimeters, but results have been mixed at best.
It’s becoming increasingly evident that cloud adoption is going to become one of the most dominant forces in the IT industry over the next few years. As CIOs continue to focus on the digital transformation of their companies, the transition to cloud-based architectures will undoubtedly be at the forefront.
IDC forecasts that 65 percent of organizations’ IT assets will be offsite, in co-located, hosting and cloud data centers, by 2018. One-third of IT professionals will be working at third-party service providers. As cloud becomes increasingly popular, it is contributing to an industry-wide shortage of cloud skills. Global Knowledge in 2015 found that one out of five decision-makers was having difficulty finding talent with the skills for cloud initiatives, while cloud computing jobs were one of the highest paying, with a mean salary of $102,000.
As the cloud becomes a more popular medium for individuals and businesses alike, many people are searching for new ways to break through cloud security and acquire more information. In order to ensure that you and your data are protected, you must understand the security risks and implement methods to protect your data that is stored in the cloud. Since over 70 percent of businesses operate in the cloud, it is more important than ever for those businesses and their customers to take the necessary precautions to protect and backup cloud data.
In a study conducted by MarketsandMarkets, they discovered that the healthcare industry is set to increase their spending on the cloud-based services by nearly $9.5 billion in 2020. Why is this? Because health practitioners manage a huge amount of data particularly in the financial, operational, human resources, and back office department.
During a recent webinar, Astadia legacy modernization expert Craig Marble and Abbey Road Software CEO Dave MacSwain discussed how companies can cost-effectively solve the ever-increasing demand for Unisys MAPPER/BIS conversion as they move to the cloud. Today, CIOs take a very different view of MAPPER. Most see it as an increasingly costly application that is keeping them from modernizing their legacy systems and realizing the promise of digital transformation and cloud computing.
This document is written for IT decision makers, architects, engineers, and application owners who make architectural decisions for hybrid deployments. The architecture described in this document is for large and medium-sized businesses that are considering hybrid cloud solutions. This document is also useful for service providers that deliver hybrid cloud services to businesses.
If you’ve worked in IT for very long, you’ve seen a lot of changes as businesses have started the journey to cloud. As an IT professional, you have a choice. You can fight the change (good luck with that!) and try to keep all technologies on-premise, or you can accept the change and help your company make a successful transition.
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The internet, and more recently cloud computing, has made a huge number of changes in the way many individuals today live their lives. Cloud computing has had a huge impact on both personal and business use of the internet, making it easier for individuals and groups to collaborate, safely store data and information, host websites, and much more without having to even think about a physical server or physical storage devices.
Cloud computing is fast becoming essential in education. As a matter of fact, 9 out of 10 educational institutions are using it today. Online institutions now use remote servers to store, manage, and process their educational materials. Students, who are not required to store the materials in their computers, then access this data from any location using any device they wish.
Ctac, and IT service provider, wanted to enable its customers to gain the advantages of real-time analytics without imposing high up-front investments in new infrastructure. Could it build a platform that could deliver outstanding performance and at the same time be capable of scaling in capacity as more customers took up the solution?
with Jason Alley, GenesysIn this interview, Jason Alley, product marketing manager at Genesys, shares with IT Briefcase the changing landscape of customer experience and what role the cloud plays in it. Read More >>>
In many organizations, IT support seems to follow a corollary of Moore’s Law in which the number of support tickets — rather than the number of transistors — doubles every two years. Even companies that experience slower growth find that tickets ultimately proliferate and threaten to overwhelm their IT support teams if they haven’t kept their ticket management systems and processes up to date. You can avoid that fate by following the 10 steps below to keep tickets manageable, resolve them quickly and provide an amazing help desk and ticket management experience.
Law firms face special challenges when it comes to data management and storage. Several of these unique demands are based on the fact that most firms’ day-to-day data management has switched to electronic data, with less being manually printed out on paper. Within this context, law firms must differentiate between several types of critical and sensitive information including the firm’s business data, attorney case material, and client eDiscovery data. Each of these types of data comes in through different avenues, which makes finding and storing specific data harder and more time consuming because of the lack of centralization.
Which is the best platform to build an eCommerce website, is the principal thing that strikes your mind in the event that you are wanting to open up an online store. There is an extensive variety of eCommerce platform accessible today. The size and usefulness of a web based business eCommerce website is the deciding consider picking the right platform.
Learn how a certified data erasure solution will streamline internal processes and support regulatory compliance for mass storage hardware and configurations commonly found in data centers and cloud computing infrastructures.
Experts estimate that at least 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced every day. That’s an astronomical amount of data to be stored. One study revealed that managing storage growth is the dominant pain point for 79 percent of IT professionals. To help remedy this situation, VMware released its virtual SAN in March of 2014. Almost three years after its introduction, where is it now?
Myths prevail in the IT industry just as they do in every other facet of life. One common myth is that mid-sized workloads, exemplified by smaller versions of mission critical applications, are only to be found in mid-size companies. The reality is mid-sized workloads exist in businesses of all sizes.
The direction of technology both follows and influences the direction of business. The tools enterprises need to compete, improve, adapt, solve problems, and succeed are supplied by technology. Sometimes, technology even supplies new opportunities, such as when a technological advance leads to the creation of a new marketplace. The Internet is by far the most powerful example of this in the past 50 years.
According to industry analysts, more than 50 percent of IT spending will be cloud-based by 2018. IBM research confirms that 75 percent of enterprises in the US plan to increase cloud investment, which means they already have made some initial investments in this technology. Skyrocketing demand for cloud services has brought many different types of technology suppliers into the cloud IT services delivery game, ratchet-ing up competition.
When running an e-commerce website, downtime is the equivalent of locking your doors to the public. Not only are you not doing business, but you’re also actively pushing your customers into the arms of the competition. Amazon found that every 100 milliseconds of downtime cost them one percent in sales, and Google found that an extra .5 seconds in search page generation time dropped site traffic by 20 percent. Slow performance affects everything from individual transactions to customer retention, and ultimately revenue. E-commerce businesses simply cannot afford to suffer a slip in performance.
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