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. [...]
“Engaged employees” might not be the newest management phrase around, but it is still something that businesses want to have for themselves. It’s like having every member of a basketball team emotionally invested in winning the NBA championship. More than wanting multimillion-dollar contracts and product endorsement deals, each member believes in what the team stands for and wants the team to win. [...]
With employees scattered because they’re all working from home, it can be difficult to ascertain if they are who they say they are when they log into their accounts. Or, it can be easy — thanks to identity and access management (IAM). [...]
In most cases, migrating your business apps from in-house servers to the cloud makes sense. Your apps can leverage greater processing power, memory, and storage in the cloud than in an on-premises (on-prem) system.
However, there are cases where the need for greater control over data security and compliance with data regulations compel you to keep mission-critical apps on premises. Your staff would need to access one system to utilize on-prem apps and another to tap cloud-based apps, often at the same time. This is not as simple as it sounds. [...]
To understand what a hosted desktop is, let's first take a look at Software-as-a-Service or SaaS. Unlike a software program that’s installed on your laptop, a SaaS app is hosted on the cloud and delivered to your device over the internet. When you use a SaaS app, your device becomes an input interface and output display, but the processing and storing of data is done in the cloud.
Now, think of the apps and functionalities a computer has, but delivered to your device in one neat package over the cloud. This package is a hosted desktop, which is also referred to as Desktop-as-a-Service or DaaS. [...]