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How Cloud Computing can empower end users?

Wednesday, 18 March, 2015 - 10:45

Cloud computing is one of the strategic digital technologies considered important enablers for productivity and better services. The most substantial impact of cloud technology could come in the cost savings and increased competitiveness of IT services available to public and private organisations, as well as opportunities leading to new services, but cloud technology could positvely increase other benefits for end users.

Startups Can Grow Faster When Their Roots Are in the Cloud

Wednesday, 18 February, 2015 - 12:45

The cloud is the great equalizer for today’s startups. It is one of the few areas where a startup can access the same resources as large corporations. When you are thinking about starting a new business, there are a lot of factors and decisions at play that can seem overwhelming. But there are some basic guidelines that will help you maximize the value of the cloud, approaching it strategically to tap into its full power.

ENISA top 8 cloud risks

Thursday, 12 February, 2015 - 16:00

 

A brief introduction into the top cloud risks according to the European Network and Information Security Agency. This is part of CCSK (Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge).

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MobiCloud delivers the Costain Site Diary

Costain is an international engineering solutions provider company, which needed to streamline existing construction processes and provide post-build maintenance and infrastructure management services. 
 
In this article, we look at how Costain chose to replace existing site diaries with a novel Site Diary application. Site engineers use these diaries to record at the end of the day all the events that have happened on site.
 

Construction company transforms workforce efficiency with MobiCloud

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  • To move with the times, global engineering solution provider Costain needed to streamline existing construction processes and provide post-build maintenance and infrastructure management services. 
  • It worked with MobiCloud to build context-aware, cross-platform and cloud capabilities so it can take full advantage of mobile devices, increasing efficiency while reducing costs.

Cloud security fears subside once businesses get on board

Thursday, 13 November, 2014 - 09:15

 

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said: ‘The only thing we have to fear is...fear itself,’ and this certainly seems to be true in the case of cloud adoption.

New research from Databarracks found that the perceived security threats associated with cloud suddenly abate once an organisation adopts a couple of cloud-based services.

The Data Health Check report, which surveyed over 400 IT decision makers across the UK, found that 81% of organisations with no cloud services at all rated  security as a top factor to consider.

Cloud Computing - Benefits, risks and recommendations for information security

ENISA, supported by a group of subject matter expert comprising representatives from Industries, Academia and Governmental Organizations, has conducted, in the context of the Emerging and Future Risk Framework project, an risks assessment on cloud computing business model and technologies. The result is an in-depth and independent analysis that outlines some of the information security benefits and key security risks of cloud computing.

Cloud Usage: Risks and Opportunities Report 2014

Users believe that few cloud apps are used by employees and BYOD devices, while other studies noted show that hundreds of cloud apps are in use within each enterprise today. This tells us that cloud application discovery tools and analytical tools on cloud app policy use and restrictions are crucial in the workplace, especially when it comes to sensitive data being used by these cloud applications. With sensitive data being uploaded and shared by these apps with authorized and unauthorized users, policy enforcement becomes a major role in protecting your data.

CSA'a survey was circulated to over 165 IT and security professionals in the U.S. and around the globe representing a variety of industry verticals and enterprise sizes. The goal was to understand their perception of how their enterprises are using cloud apps, what kind of data are moving to and through those apps, and what that means in terms of risks.

Four in five SMEs “fully adapted” to the cloud by 2020, report forecasts

Wednesday, 20 August, 2014 - 13:00

Four in five small businesses will be “fully adapted” to the cloud by 2020, according to a new forecast from software firm Intuit.
The figures, posted in a deck entitled ‘Small Business Success in the Cloud’, prognosticated that 78% of US SMEs would be au fait in six years, as opposed to the current adoption rate of 37%.

EU Cloud Scout and that 4 inch pair of high-heels - making everyone’s life an experience to run for!

Monday, 28 July, 2014 - 11:15

Imagine tripping up in your favourite pair of stilettos - unthinkable right?! Well the EU Cloud Scout lets SMEs stroll through a simple online tool providing them with guided, tailored information and recommendations on their use of Cloud without tripping up along the way.

CloudScoutEU new on-line tool, tailor-made to fit every country’s requirement

Thursday, 17 July, 2014 - 17:45

Imagine tripping up in your favourite pair of stilettos - unthinkable right?! Well the EU Cloud Scout lets SMEs stroll through a simple online tool providing them with guided, tailored information and recommendations on their use of Cloud without tripping up along the way.

New guidelines to help EU businesses use the Cloud

Friday, 27 June, 2014 - 11:15

Guidelines to help business users save money and get the most out of cloud computing services are being presented to the European Commission today. Cloud computing allows individuals, businesses and the public sector to store their data and carry out data processing in remote data centres, saving on average 10-20%.
European Commission Vice-President @NeelieKroesEU said: "This is the first time cloud suppliers have agreed on common guidelines for service level agreements. I think small businesses in particular will benefit from having these guidelines at hand when searching for cloud services.”

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