Firms are eager to migrate data processes and storage to the cloud, however, as governments all over the world create more and more data privacy and security regulations, regulatory compliance in the cloud can spark some fears. [...]
Many companies, large and small, don’t have IT as a core competency. They struggle a lot when they try to build their own IT infrastructure. This diverts company funds and focus away from critical processes and main business objectives. [...]
When evaluating cloud services there are three types of cloud platforms to choose from. The first is the public cloud, in which apps and data are hosted in data centers managed by providers like Microsoft and Amazon. Another option is the private cloud, which is hosted in a remote or in-house data center where you own or rent the servers.
The third option presents a mix of the two — the hybrid cloud. This approach provides the best of both, but it’s also inherently more complex. To ensure a successful digital transformation, you should ask the following questions to any potential hybrid cloud provider: [...]
A recent report from TechRepublic indicated that 66% of all users expect cloud adoption to grow in businesses, with hybrid clouds leading the way. Another report shows that almost two-thirds of companies across Europe have a strategy or pilot program for hybrid cloud in place.
These surveys weren't limited to large enterprises, which begs the question: How much do business owners need to know about this brand of cloud technology to stay competitive? Here are some basics. [...]