While cloud computing has brought several benefits to the way small businesses (and non-profits alike) operate, there are some disadvantages to consider prior to becoming completely dependent on the cloud.
Perhaps the most well know concern end-users face when considering cloud migrations involve data sovereignty. As these concerns have been addressed in previous posts, we will focus here within, on other roadblocks that operating on cloud-based technology can present.
The Open Source community has been integral to the advancements we’ve seen in technology. Since enabling technology is essential to your business, it may be time to think further about how these tools are created, who profits, who contributes and more importantly, who doesn’t. Read more +
Data privacy and the governance of personal or business data is challenging to manage in today’s global landscape. Users generally entrust their data to third parties (i.e. Internet Service Providers). The level of privacy to be expected has caused much debate. Further complicating data sovereignty concerns, are world governments using their own interpretation of privacy laws. As a result there is often confusion and overreach during investigations where data is stored on other countries’ servers.
In what has been referred to as a landmark decision, an appellate court ruled this July that the US government could not obtain personal data held overseas by issuing a domestic warrant. Read more +
File sharing, remote access and collaborative environments have quickly become a top requirement for businesses operating in today’s mobile landscape. The need to access valuable business assets from any device, or location, whether the internet is accessible or not has lead the way for file sharing services to enter the marketplace with a plethora of options. It is no longer a business requirement to have an on-site server to give members of your organization secured access to its data. Our consulting team takes a closer look at how to share files without the investment of a server. Read more +