shift to cloud computing

A shift to cloud computing calls for a shift in business mindset

Much like how plants rely on root fungi for mineral uptake and bees for pollination, businesses form mutually beneficial relationships to drive growth. One such relationship is outsourcing — and using the cloud is a prime example of this. When you utilize cloud resources, you rely on a cloud services provider (CSP) for IT resources and services instead of on your own machines and manpower.

Such a dramatic shift in operations requires business owners and managers to rethink the way they operate. [...]

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cost-efficient data backups

Take these steps to ensure cost-efficient data backups

When it comes to business data storage and access, we’re always told to never put all of our eggs in one basket. That is, instead of only having one copy of your entire data set in one location, you’ll want to have backups stored in different locations. However, people fail to mention that baskets beyond the first also cost money. [...]

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developing a multicloud strategy

Developing a multicloud strategy that works

As with any effective business solution, cloud offerings don’t come in one-size-fits-all packages. Different cloud solutions solve different business needs, which is why it’s no longer unusual to find companies that use many clouds from different vendors. While being able to stick to one cloud is good if your business really needs only one, developing a multicloud strategy might very well be necessary for yours. Here are a few tips to consider before implementing such an approach. [...]

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cloud storage is it safe

Cloud storage: Is it safe?

Many businesses have shifted to the cloud in the past few years. In fact, it’s impossible to talk about optimizing businesses without making cloud computing part of the conversation. For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the cloud can enable more efficient use of resources in nearly every aspect of their business, as opposed to relying on separate functions and expertise. [...]

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