Cloud Solution Design for Business Requirements
Businesses adopting cloud services or implementing a cloud-first approach for new applications and services need knowledge that is often hard to find in the house within the IT department. The building or moving applications… Continue reading
Everything is Moving to the Cloud; Your Network is No Exception
By now, almost every company, independent of its industry and size, uses at least one kind of IT cloud service that entails that cloud networking is critical for your… Continue reading
Virtual private network (VPN) Executive Summary
The corporate perimeter as you know it no longer exists. Virtual private network (VPN) vulnerabilities are pervasive, and outdated access solutions are not only cumbersome and time-consuming but also allow for unprotected access to… Continue reading
Making a Successful Move to the Cloud for Core Enterprise Applications
The cloud architecture makes a difference for core enterprise applications strengths and migration success.
Where Do Core Enterprise Applications Belong?
IT leaders are caught in a dilemma when it comes to deployment… Continue reading
Cloud-based security for a faster performing website
Cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated with each passing year. As bad actors discover new methods to uncover security vulnerabilities, corporate countermeasures need to stay one step ahead of them using cloud-based security.
For today’s corporate security manager, it’s not… Continue reading
Cloud services: a smart move for higher education
Today, the cloud services are no longer a trend to analyze, but a reality to embrace. This article discusses its definition and scope, as well as its benefits for higher education.
What exactly is the cloud?… Continue reading
Cloud computing and IT managed services
IT managed services based on cloud computing are catching on with many small and medium-sized businesses as a way to offload the burdens of buying and maintaining software and hardware.
The idea is simple: instead of buying and managing your own IT assets, your company pays to use a system owned by a third party. A simple free version of the idea is Google Drive, which allows users
anywhere to work and collaborate on word processing, spreadsheet and other applications hosted on Google’s servers.
The cloud’s key benefit is that it saves companies money because they don’t have to purchase, implement, maintain and update hardware or software. For example, some experts estimate a company can save about 65% on an ERP system by implementing it through the cloud rather than buying the software.
Cloud computing vendors offer two main types of services – IT managed services
- Infrastructures-a-service: Servers and network equipment that clients access via the web.
- Software-as-a-service : On-demand software that clients access online. For example, businesses can use such a service to run an ERP system or accounting software without needing to buy it.
Cloud Computing Trends for 2018
Cloud computing trend remains a hot topic in the business world, and the trend is likely to continue according to Cisco’s latest Global Cloud index forecast, which covers 2013 through 2018. Cloud data centers, private cloud solutions, infrastructure as a service, as well as a platform as a service are all hot, thanks to the numerous advantages of cloud computing.
For this article, the purpose is to explore some of the major trends in cloud computing that you should prepare to adapt to your business in 2018.
Cloud as a Catalyst for Internet of Things (IoT)
The world has undergone a rapid transformation in the last few years as far as communication and business transactions are concerned. Today, people largely use mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to access the internet, inquire about businesses, purchase items, and much more. That’s when IoT came into play, rising above the use of mobile devices to accomplish more tasks.