Cloud Security 101 – Part 2 – Key Defensive Strategies

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<<< Go to Cloud Security 101 – Part 1 – Key Threats Now that we have looked at critical cloud security threats, we examine key defensive measures to protect yourself from them.These recommendations are by no means exhaustive but represent top points of focus. Secure your client devices. You want to implement firewalls to protect… Read more »

Online Growth Trends 2019 – Cloud (Part 2 of 3)

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Three-part series (linked as they go live): Online Growth Trends 2019: Ecommerce Online Growth Trends 2019: Cloud Online Growth Trends 2019: Web Development *** A September 2018 Gartner report found that cloud computing would expand to $206.2 billion in 2019 at a 17.3 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The bad news is that is… Read more »

Keep Sales Soaring With Cloud This Holiday Season

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Cloud computing is used by many organizations to bolster their systems during the holidays. The same benefits that cloud offers throughout the year become particularly compelling during the holidays, when traffic can surge and require resources that either are or are not delivered by your IT infrastructure. How can cloud give your company an advantage… Read more »

Quickstart Guide to Multicloud Computing

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Cloud is dominating. That much is clear. The vast majority of companies are using cloud of some type, according to a study from 451 Research. The same analysis found that by 2019, nearly three-quarters of organizations (69%) will have launched hybrid cloud or multicloud environments. In fact, IDC has noted that multicloud plans are needed… Read more »

How Does Big Data Have Business Value?

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Why does big data matter, in a general sense? It gives you a more comprehensive view. It enables you to operate more intelligently and drive better results with your resources by improving your decision-making and getting a stronger grasp of customers and employees alike. Big data may simply seem to be a way to build… Read more »

Why is Scalability Important?

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Cloud improves scalability, which has numerous benefits.

One of the first things you hear about the cloud is that it helps businesses grow because it improves their scalability. What is scalability really though? Why is it critical, and so critical, to business success? How does cloud technology fit into the picture of scalability? Certification training firm Linux Academy defines scalability within computing… Read more »

Public Cloud Spending to Top $160 Billion in 2018

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An analysis that was released in January found that public cloud spending would exceed $160 billion in 2018, and by 2021, would almost double. The United States was allotting more money to cloud than any other nation, with China expected to shift into the number-two slot – moving past the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan… Read more »

The ROI of Cloud Computing

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Figuring out your cloud ROI will help you make better decisions. Money cloud in the sky.

As the saying goes, “You have to spend money to make money.” However, we all know that how you spend money will be a major factor in determining your success. By measuring the return on investment (ROI) of a certain expense, an organization can decide whether it is a wise choice moving forward or not…. Read more »

Hybrid Cloud: How to Designate Public and Private Workloads

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Public, private, and hybrid are the three primary forms of cloud in use by organizations. As its name suggests, hybrid is a blend of the private and public models. A company with a hybrid cloud is able to choose the public or private setting for each given scenario. Michael Moore notes that companies will typically… Read more »

Web Hosting Continues to Grow, Especially Cloud [Market Research]

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Web Hosting Continues to Grow, Especially Cloud [Market Research]

Web hosting is growing at a fast rate. However, looking specifically at cloud hosting shows us the segment that is really fueling the current and ongoing growth of the industry.   Hosting market overview, e-commerce example & types   The web hosting industry supplies solutions that enable individuals and companies to run their websites, applications,… Read more »