Sometimes to champion an idea in the workplace, convincing the executive team of the best course of action is the hardest part of the process. It’s best to spell things out as clearly as possible, and for many of us working in small to medium (and even enterprise level) sized businesses, our bosses need information quickly and in the most salient format.
It is impossible to understate the true value of efficiency in today’s world. With so much margin for error, its easy to lose time fumbling through company data, documents, email threads, work logs, etc. We work in an extremely challenging landscape of flash decisions and quick judgments, which require a seamless flow of numbers, figures, and analyses that can be stored either internally and/or backed up using external storage means.
Cloud computing technology has become an IT asset for businesses, large and small across nearly every industry. As more companies invest in cloud technology, the definition of “cloud” computing appears to be getting slightly blurred, and the increasing volume of cloud service providers may not have done enough to shed light on the ambiguity of the term.
For some, fully understanding “the cloud” can often feel as elusive as grasping an actual cloud. From afar you can see its form and comprehend a cloud as an idea, but driving into a layer of might change your previously established opinion.
When it comes to the security of data for your business, opinions abound regarding which technology you should put your trust in. Although a lot of focus is placed (rightfully so) on ramping up security to protect from hackers, viruses, and other sources of data breaches; attention should also be given to which infrastructure will allow you greater data resiliency.
The benefits of cloud computing, versus on-site infrastructure or some hybrid of both, have been heavily debated. One thing for business owners to consider is that the utilization of cloud-based computing is not an all or nothing conversation. Between total cloud-computing and total on-site infrastructure exists private vs.
Cloud computing, while introducing users to new conveniences and efficiencies, has also given rise to several new outlooks about security concerns. Protecting information that is shared on the cloud becomes a combined responsibility, some security issues must be dealt with at the cloud provider’s end while others must be addressed by the customer or business hosting data on the cloud.
In the past couple of years, two trends have dominated the headlines when it comes to business technology: the proliferation of cloud-based computing, and the growing prevalence of cyber security breaches. Neither of these two concepts is truly foreign to internal IT teams or end-users, but they have started to gain traction in the media.
Cloud computing has yet to reach its metaphorical altitude, quickly becoming one of the most essential business tools for growth and efficiency. Unsurprisingly, the rapid expansion of this relatively young industry has also created uncertainty around the idea of data loss and cyber security - ultimately revealing a greater need for ethical and reliable IT support.