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How Advanced Clouds Make a Difference

Although the term “cloud computing” is often used to the extent that one may think cloud computing platforms are the same, the truth is that not all clouds are created equal.  Despite the difference that may exist, all clouds depend on the same server hardware that forms the backbone of any computer network. The difference between the traditional and the advanced cloud is the processing power and storage capacity of the available hardware over the internet.

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The Benefits and Limitations of Private Cloud Storage

When cloud computing is mentioned, many people immediately think of public cloud software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings available from major vendors like Microsoft and Amazon. These large providers offer any company a wide variety of computing solutions including the ability to obtain virtually limitless storage capacity. The popularity of these products is evident in the number of companies that are migrating systems to the cloud and taking advantage of new services rolled out by providers.

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Is Cloud Computing Good for the Environment?

There are environmental costs associated with almost every type of human endeavor. This is certainly the case with cloud computing, although this use of technology can also provide benefits to the world’s environment. Let’s look at the environmental benefits, costs, and how the greening of the cloud can change the equation in the future.

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Cloud Solutions Enable Any Company to be HIPAA Compliant

Organizations operating in the U.S. healthcare sphere are subject to data privacy regulations first defined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Failure to adhere to the standards reading the handling of Protected Health Information (PHI) can lead to substantial fines. Financial penalties are administered according to a tiered structure, with maximum fines exceeding one million dollars. 

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Consolidating Cloud Computing Systems

It’s no longer a secret that the cloud computing revolution has helped businesses achieve many things, most of which could not be attained through the traditional server systems. In the process, many on-premise software platforms have died a natural death leading to the rise of other cloud-based platforms such as Office 365 and Google Docs, among others. These cloud-based software systems have successfully sent the local word processors towards extinction, something that no one ever thought of a decade ago. Storage-as-a-service has replaced data servers used to fill server rooms in organizations’ back offices, while virtual machines have supplanted the on-premise app servers. With the rising adoption of the cloud, server consolidation has gained popularity. It is a way of making use of efficient hardware and software resources to save costs, considering the fact that many servers are often under-utilized.

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Consider Your Cloud Investments This Way

The efficiency of a business operation is crucial for productivity. However, the out-of-date systems that many organizations employ are sometimes the leading hindrance to performance and business productivity. However, cloud computing is an excellent way of improving and streamlining business operations by enabling staff to share documents and collaborate over the internet. Despite the usefulness of the cloud, how the enthusiasts think about the performance of the cloud and how they measure its ability is often wrong.

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Code42 & Stack Overflow Sail Through Remote Financial Statement Audits with FloQast

For companies across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed the way teams interact and collaborate. Some companies had remote-work contingency plans in place, and a handful already fully supported remote work. However, very few could have expected the need to have 100% of their teams start working from home overnight.

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Microsoft's Brings Quantum Computing in Reach of the Masses

One of the greatest benefits of cloud computing is how it has leveled the playing field regarding the use of cutting-edge technology. High-powered applications and computing methodologies that were at one time out of the reach of the average company or user can be accessed economically using the resources of public cloud providers. Quantum computing is joining other technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) as a cloud offering that anyone can use.

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Update Your Cloud Computing Knowledge

Cloud computing continues to unify the world in so many ways. This came out stronger during the coronavirus pandemic than any other time. Although vaccines will play a critical role in reopening the world economy, nothing will be more vital than technologies such as cloud computing, whose impact was felt as we needed to work but were forced to do so remotely due to social distancing. This technology has expanded during the pandemic because many people adopted remote work and meetings as the governments and companies tried to keep their people safe from infections. With the rising adoption, you, as a CEO, need to update your cloud computing knowledge. Here are a few things that CEOs need to know about cloud computing even as they run their organizations: 

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Solutions for Archiving Sensitive Data in the Cloud

Many businesses and individuals are familiar with the concept of cloud backups. All major providers as well as consumer manufacturers like Apple offer easy methods with which to back up data to cloud storage. Using the provider’s resources eliminates the need for clients to purchase hardware and keeps backups offsite where they are safely separated from the original data.

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