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A Cloud Hopping Guide for the Modern Enterprise Everyone has stayed in a standard hotel room - they all have similar qualities, with similar prices and amenities. You can expect a good night's sleep, HBO movies on the TV, and a free muffin in the morning.  While I may be taking a few liberties with this analogy, I'd argue - the cloud is equivalent to the standard hotel room. There's nothing wrong with plain, run-of-the-mill accommodations, but you'd be amazed to find Tim Cook shacking up at the Holiday Inn, and he definitely wouldn't sign a contract requiring him to stay every time he lands in New York. The same goes for enterprises and how they interact with clouds. Sure, they can benefit from the use of a single cloud provider, but why sign a year agreement with so many options at their disposal? An enterprise has ample amounts of data to store, and security requ... (more)

A Business Continuity Plan Plus the Right Cloud Solution

It's an oft-cited FEMA statistic that 40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster. Almost certainly contributing to this eye-popping failure rate is the fact that an estimated 74 percent of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) lack a disaster recovery plan, while 84 percent haven't bothered to obtain disaster insurance. On an annual basis, flooding ranks as the most common and costly type of natural disaster in America. This hurricane season alone is expected to boast 10 named tropical storms and five hurricanes. Those SMBs that don't want their data to wash awa... (more)