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. [...]
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. [...]
Another year has come and gone. Everyone has New Year’s resolutions — including cybercriminals. It’s wishful thinking to hope that they’d all turn over a new leaf, since it’s more likely that they’ve resolved to hack harder and smarter than last year instead. With this in mind, we anticipate that they’ve made the cloud one of their primary targets, and that these are the vulnerabilities they’ll most likely take advantage of. [...]
An on-premises IT system isn’t always the best option for your business. One alternative worth trying is a hosted desktop. This solution gives you access to the major benefits of an on-premises system, but with a few differences that just might make it better suited for your company’s needs. [...]
Microsoft has long reigned as the king of desktop operating systems and productivity suites. This market dominance is in no small part due to its commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. During Build 2019, Microsoft’s highly anticipated developer conference last May, they unveiled some nifty new features to Office 365 that may yet again change how everyone works. [...]
Ideally, company data should only be seen by authorized eyes. But firms must also communicate with customers, suppliers, partners, and government regulators. All of them are entities that are outside of your firewalls.
By connecting with external parties, companies run the following risks: [...]