While other countries have dramatically reduced the spread of COVID-19 in their respective territories, the United States has yet to do the same. And as disagreements about reopening schools for in-person classes have flared up between federal and state governments, some businesses continue to implement remote work policies to help their staff avoid the contagion. [...]
The conveniences that cloud computing brings to businesses make it the tech du jour of many industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, construction, and education. And as COVID-19 forces people to practice social distancing, the cloud is instrumental in letting employees work remotely.
However, cloud computing is not without its challenges. Thanks to governments becoming more protective of their citizens’ privacy and security, cloud security compliance has become one of the biggest challenges that organizations face. [...]
The cloud lets firms leverage the IT resources of a service provider to achieve their IT-related goals. For small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in particular, outsourcing data storage and access tasks allows them to focus on their business proposition. This means that, among other things, they can forgo allocating capital to acquire IT infrastructure. They can also skip spending on hiring, training, and retaining in-house IT specialists. [...]
Conceptually, the cloud is like a serviced condotel, and cloud storage and other services are like the rooms, amenities, cleaning and maintenance services, front desk, and security services provided to tenants. A public cloud serves “multiple tenants,” whereas a private cloud only has a “single tenant.” [...]
More and more small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are moving to the cloud because of the great business potentials it can provide. However, compliance is still one of the biggest reasons why some SMBs hesitate to fully adopt a cloud-first strategy. Having a clear understanding of how to achieve compliance in the cloud but avoid the cloud compliance trap will help your company take advantage of the business agility and growth cloud technology can provide. [...]
We’ve all encountered at least one individual who’s self-taught when it comes to IT. The field always outpaces academia, so professionals who want to remain useful and relevant show initiative by expanding and deepening their skills on their own or via peer mentoring. [...]