Multiple Cloud Solutions Bring New Challenges

March 26, 2018

Cloud computing in general offers an affordable and efficient alternative to local computing. Hybrid and multi-cloud alternatives can offer those advantages too. Likewise, a multiple cloud strategy can address many of the ongoing concerns about security and data protection in the cloud. But both hybrid and multi-cloud solutions can create new...

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The Hybrid Cloud

March 19, 2018

The Hybrid Cloud: Comprehensive Solutions from Combined Resources

The hybrid cloud is a combination of a public or private cloud service that manages a company’s data and computing functions on remote servers and a network of on-premises computing facilities managed by the company’s own IT professionals. The hybrid cloud is a cloud services...

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Single Cloud Solutions

March 12, 2018

Whether public or private, single cloud solutions that claim to meet all of a user’s cloud computing needs in one place have inherent limitations. In these situations, a user has access to only the tools and services a particular service provider offers, and those tools and services are updated and serviced only when the provider decides to do so.

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Checklist for Finding the Right Cloud Provider (CSP)

March 08, 2018

Increasingly, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are relying on cloud service providers (CSPs) to help accelerate their growth. A CSP provides smaller enterprises with greater business agility to respond to competitive pressures, to exploit advances in IT, and to enter new markets and grow their businesses.

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One Cloud or Many: Expanding Options in Cloud Computing

March 05, 2018

In today’s business world, simply taking a company’s computing needs “to the cloud” with a single cloud services provider may not be enough. A recent survey of U.S. IT professionals found that in 2017, 85 percent of enterprises are now embracing a multiple cloud computing strategy, and of those who do not, a majority are planning to adopt some...

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Opportunities for Accounting and Financial Services

February 26, 2018

Using the considerable data management tools of a comprehensive cloud services provider, accounting and other financial professionals can expand their scope of services, using authority and expertise to help clients find meaning in data and use it in meaningful ways to shape business decisions. Cloud tools can also help accounting services stay...

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Challenges for Accounting and Financial Services

February 19, 2018

Do Benefits Outweigh Risks?

In all their forms, cloud computing services offer clear benefits in terms of constant accessibility, security and support. But these kinds of services also present their own risks, some of which seem to directly contradict their benefits. A persistent worry for new cloud adopters is security – and while one reason for...

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The Cloud is Many Clouds

February 12, 2018

The “cloud” is simply a term for remote storage of data on third party servers, so that a company doesn’t have to maintain an in-house IT infrastructure to manage all aspects of data storage and other essential functions. For that reason, many clouds exist, maintained by a growing number of cloud service providers worldwide – and the cloud a...

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The Evolving Cloud

January 22, 2018

The Cloud Provides the Framework

The network is at the core of interactivity in the Internet of Everything. It needs to offer a scalable and reliable framework that can support the movement and storage of constant masses of data flowing from billions of linked, smart devices.

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Accounting in the Cloud: New Challenges and New Opportunities

January 18, 2018

Cloud computing offers businesses of all kinds new opportunities to expand their reach and redefine their brands. At the end of 2017, IT experts predicted that by 2020, cloud computing will be the default for business data management, and overall, the growth of cloud services and cloud technology continues to far outstrip the growth of other kinds...

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The Internet of Everything: the Next Step

January 15, 2018

The term “Internet of Everything” describes a more complex, interactive digital world that encompasses not only the machine to machine connections of the Internet of Things, but also a communications between machines and people (M2P) and between people (P2P) with the assistance of technology. By incorporating people and processes into the world of...

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The Internet of Things and Cloud Computing

January 08, 2018

Some computer experts claim that by 2020, the number of everyday devices that are connected to the Internet could reach 50 billion, with some placing that number at closer to 200 billion.

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