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Cloud Step 7: Why is Cost analysis of the Cloud so Important?

The business case for cloud application migration is never complete without taking the target cloud platform into consideration. The migration and overhead costs vary widely based on the target cloud platform and thus will skew the estimated cost savings. Cost analysis helps decide whether to go ahead with moving a particular application to the cloud…
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Cloud Step 6: Helping you answer your Compliance Queries in the Cloud

Companies considering using Cloud services should perform a gap analysis between the specific requirements identified in relevant regulations and the set of controls provided by the cloud service provider. Virtually every regulation requires organizations to adequately protect their physical and informational assets. You should be asking yourself these questions: What information is stored on a…
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Cloud Step 5: Is any part of the Cloud infrastructure Outsourced or Subcontracted?

Cloud computing can often involve chains of sub-processors or sub-contractors. If you work across Europe, it would be wise to look into this. In some parts of Europe, data protection law requires the controller to independently authorise all subcontracts and to enter into direct contracts with all processors. In most member states, it is left…
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Cloud Step 4: Understanding what Fluctuating Data Volumes means to you

We have established that cloud computing is a new way of doing business and of course it is important to understand what you are letting yourself in for. It differs from conventional outsourcing since it separates your data from your IT infrastructure, so your data is replicated ‘in the cloud’, which could be anywhere in…
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Cloud Step 3: Do you have Ownership and Access to your Data in the Cloud?

Delivering data and software services over the Cloud does have inherent security risks, which are important to understand….. however the irony is your data is most likely far safer in the cloud than in your own office! There are different types of clouds which carry different risks. For instance, public clouds mean that your data…
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Cloud Step 2: How Important is Technical Support for Cloud Success?

Many cloud-based services are known for their ease of use, but there will come a time when you will need some technical support. When you use cloud-based services, you’ll be entrusting a lot of your business data to its servers, so it’s only right for you to have a service representative to consult in the…
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Cloud Step 1: Are your Applications Ready to run in the Cloud?

Cloud computing is a new way of doing business and, as with anything new, you need to be clear about what you are letting yourself in for. For some, the business benefits of the cloud are many, but for others it may be simply that it allows small businesses to stop worrying about its IT…
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10 Steps to Success with Cloud Computing

If you feeling submerged by all the information which has been written about cloud computing, you are not alone. Not only is cloud computing a new concept, but also the information about it is often confusing and is weighed down with new words and ideas like virtualization, multi-tenancy, scalability etc. Since cloud computing is a…
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Why is PCI Compliance so Important?

When it comes to electronic payments, Web-based threats, attacks and crimes are escalating. To combat this, the Payment Card Industry has created the Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for all companies that process or store credit card data. These standards enhance payment account security and protect cardholder data. Companies that are not PCI compliant, even…
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Why Choose a VPS?

If you are looking for a hosting package and want the control of a Dedicated Server, but with the affordability of Shared Hosting, then VPS may be the answer. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server, and has become the preferred hosting solution for small to medium sized businesses. It effectively provides a solution which successfully…
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