Although cloud computing is still in its first flush of youth, it’s continually evolving at a fast pace and has made a large impact on the modern business – as has its cousin, cloud-based software as a service (SaaS). Many organisations are actively considering adopting the cloud, with Gartner predicting cloud computing as one of the ten strategic technology trends for 2015.
There can be very few people left that doubt cloud computing is well on its way to becoming an integral part of the IT environment. And it’s becoming harder to argue against as the momentum for cloud continues to build.
One thing we can be sure of in a business is that employment law and compliance with that and other legislation – health and safety, for example – can take up an inordinate amount of time. A larger small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) can outsource that problem to an HR firm, or leave it to its in-house HR staff to address [or use both].
For businesses today, the decision to deploy cloud services no longer sits solely within the IT department. Having technology knowledge when it comes to getting the most from the cloud is not essential and more often than not, demand is coming from the business functions themselves who are realising the benefits that cloud based services could bring to their day-to-day operations.
Backup and storage providers fully understand the difficulty IT professionals can experience when trying to demonstrate to a Finance Director the value of an online backup solution, particularly when comparing it to a traditional in-house regime.
Posted on 27th July 2015 in Cloud Computing.
No matter what stage your company is at, building efficiency into your approach to doing business will help you keep a tight handle on your finances, and in turn accelerate your performance, rate of innovation and open up opportunities for growth.
Posted on 17th July 2015 in Cloud Computing.
In a sector that never stands still, many retailers find their in-store technology falls behind consumer demands almost as soon as it’s deployed. So how can businesses implement a point of sale solution that meets future shopper needs, even if their challenges are not yet known?
A recent survey* has revealed that accidental data sharing by staff now produces a greater amount of lost data than software vulnerabilities. 29 per cent of respondents to the Kaspersky study reported they had suffered accidental data leaks by staff during 2014.
Posted on 14th July 2015 in Cloud Computing.
A recent study by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found that 38% of SME’s are sceptical about the introduction of cloud technology, with the report confirming that 61% see data security as their top concern.
Posted on 9th July 2015 in Cloud Computing.
The 2015 Wimbledon finals are just a few days away and the sun is expected to keep shining on SW19. Unfortunately, unlike the 490,000 who have managed to get a ticket for the two week tournament, the majority of us will not be able to soak up the live action courtside. As a result, most will be checking the checking our phones and tablets for apps and social media, desperate not to miss any key points or shock exits.
Do what you love. Love what you do. And while you might be doing just that, accounting is probably not among the things you love. Dancing or baking might be your calling, but you’re likely to find yourself spending more time on bookkeeping, if you are like many business owners. It’s here that an easy-to-use accounting software can help you by doing most of the heavy lifting, so you can get back to your passion.
The cloud is an attractive business proposition for many. But time and time again, companies express concerns about how secure their information is in the cloud. Issues arise such as data co-mingling, privileged user abuse, snapshots and backups, data deletion, data leakage and geographic regulatory requirements.
Posted on 2nd July 2015 in Cloud Computing.