The number of companies that are using the cloud computing technology is growing. There is no doubt that the use of cloud technology in the corporate world brought significant changes on the way company data is handled and workplace collaboration is managed. The use of cloud applications is no longer merely a fad but a significant shift from using traditional software into a more cost effective, convenient and efficient way of managing company data and information on the internet. As the shift to cloud computing technology is becoming indispensable in the corporate world, here are some of the 5 recent changes that you might have missed about the growth of doing business in the cloud.
By Rachael Walters
A company’s worst nightmare involves paying large expenses to operate all their computing equipment in an inefficient manner that could lead to a security problem. Yet this has become a reality for many businesses not utilizing desktop virtualization and desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) resources.
Office departments are using old and new computer systems with varying features that can’t access important company data in real-time, cutting into the quality of service to customers. Employees are downloading important company data on their personal laptops and mobile devices to use at various locations outside the office, running the risk that the data information can become lost or stolen. IT tech personnel must service each computer separately for desktop problems, cutting into their time in maintaining and servicing company data servers.
By Kevin Tea
Some time ago I wrote about Powerbotapps as a tool for linking Gmail and Google Calendar, hereafter called GCal to avoid RSI, with Evernote and subscribed to the premium service. I confess that I hardly used the GCal function and when Evernote introduced the ability for its webclipper to copy Gmails to Evernote folders I cancelled my account for the sake of saving the price of a cup of coffee a month! Tight bastard, I know. Last week I took some annual leave from the day job and to avoid having to do some of the tasks left for me by my wife I started looking at some of the old productivity tools and happy re-subscribed back to Powerbotapps premium. Here’s why.
Some time ago I wrote a short piece about how mobile phone operator Orange had failed to allow me to create a web account. It is now three months since I joined Orange and I am still unable to create a web account, check my PAYG usage, top up my phone online and generally make use of the “great extras and perks” Orange tells me can be mine on the sign up page. I wrote in exasperation to the customer service manager Francoise Clemens and CEO Olaf Swantee and last week finally got a reply which reads:
By Caren Taubman
The modern business environment is constantly changing. At present mobile devices are the preferred tools in businesses and enterprises. If you own a business or an enterprise, you have to think what should be your mobile device strategy. If your business is just like any existing enterprise, it’s just anything goes. Culturally speaking, there is nothing wrong with that. It’s just that it is very difficult to get buy-in on Windows 8 for mobile devices from a workforce using different technologies when the very executives in your company are the ones that are making the “bring your own device” management a hellish experience. If executives prefer iOS or Android –based mobile devices, they can get them and so is everyone else in the workforce.
By Lana Joseph
What with the unparalleled versatility of the internet gaining all the more popularity in contrast to its former (and a tad more conventional) LAN counterpart, all of us jumped into the bandwagon of bandwidth sans a second glance. However, most users are now speculating as to whether this move was right, if at all, in the very first place. While serious issues such as hacking and phishing have led to controversial uproar in the media between tech connoisseurs and the general public, many individuals are now beginning to reconsider private, Ethernet-based options for their privileges, as an acknowledging matter of fact.
Unlike the other big players in the Cloud industry, Zoolz has decided to take it upon itself to avoid the pretentious price war and fraudulent low margins and just act; thus presenting the very first Unlimited plan based on the Amazon Glacier for only $2/month. Up until now, there hadn’t been any user-friendly service that works comprehensively based upon the Amazon Glacier technology. Zoolz is set to change that, with its U.S.A slogan; those acronyms that do not represent the United States of America, yet they serve as “Unlimited Storage on Amazon” Glacier.
A bring your own device (BYOD) policy can help a company save money while bringing the business into 21st century. But just because employees purchase and use their own devices doesn’t mean that your company has no control over them. It is not only possible, but necessary to create a secure BYOD policy to protect your enterprise and its confidential information. Here are five steps to help your company create a secure BYOD policy.