Not-for-profits and cloud computing seem to be made for one another.
The cloud IT delivery model is well suited to not-for-profits (NFPs) for a
number of reasons, according to an article on CMO.com. There are little to no
upfront costs with cloud services and consumption is usually billed on a
monthly subscription basis, allowing for predictable budgeting.
There are also fewer IT staff requirements; this is ideal for NFPs who might
not have the resources to hire skilled technical staff. In the specific case
of server hardware, no servers need to be purchased, maintained, or recycled
with a cloud service.
Other tangible benefits of the cloud for NFPs include rapid deployment of
services, and the convenience of being able to use the service from any
location - ideal for staff and volunteers.
Technology information resource for NFPs and libraries, Techsoup.org, makes a ... (more)
Talk about TMI.
Cloud computing is helping businesses combat a growing problem: Too much
information and not enough storage capacity, according to an article on
With businesses increasingly facing the prospect of running out of storage
capacity, adoption of cloud storage technologies continues to grow, according
to a report from cloud-integrated storage solutions specialist TwinStrata.
The survey found that 37 percent of respondents have been using cloud
computing for three or more years, more than a one-third increase over last
year's 27 percent number. When compare... (more)
Running a successful business, regardless of the type of business, requires a
handful of tenets that should always be embraced: enjoy what you do, hire the
right people and provide the correct tools.
These days, one of those tools businesses now rely on to succeed is cloud
computing. Many businesses are turning toward cloud computing, according to
an article on Cloudtweaks.com. Here are a few reasons why.
Expanding Storage Potential
With an increase in business comes more data. That data has to be stored
somewhere. Instead of regularly buying new hard drives and external hard
Cisco, like everybody else in IT, believes that cloud computing is central to
the Internet of Things (the belief that everything with an on/off switch will
eventually be wired or wirelessly connected and controlled by someone - or
some thing - somewhere in the world). This isn't a difficult concept to
Naturally, all of this plays directly into the products and services that
Cisco makes - all those switches, routers, random connectors, intelligent
network software and so on - that link devices to systems to people and back
again, according to an article on eWEEK.
Verizon is calling on the expertise of one of its recent acquisitions to
offer a cloud computing service to its customers.
Verizon has announced details about a new cloud computing service for
business, Verizon Cloud, an IaaS offering the company claims will offer
better end-user control over performance than any other cloud solution.
Currently in limited beta, Verizon Cloud features an IaaS elastic computing
system, Verizon Cloud Compute, and an object storage system, Verizon Cloud
Storage. But where Verizon Cloud differs, according to Verizon, is that it
delivers the performanc... (more)