Author: Lauren Hemingway

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Single Cloud Solutions

Single Cloud Solutions Whether public or private, single cloud solutions that claim to meet all of a user’s cloud computing needs in one place have inherent limitations. In these situations, a user has access to only the tools and services a particular service provider offers, and those tools and services are updated and serviced only…
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Checklist for Finding the Right Cloud Provider (CSP)

Increasingly, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are relying on cloud service providers (CSPs) to help accelerate their growth. A CSP provides smaller enterprises with greater business agility to respond to competitive pressures, to exploit advances in IT, and to enter new markets and grow their businesses. This white paper lays out questions SMBs should ask…
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One Cloud or Many: Expanding Options in Cloud Computing

Executive Summary In today’s business world, simply taking a company’s computing needs “to the cloud” with a single cloud services provider may not be enough. A recent survey of U.S. IT professionals found that in 2017, 85 percent of enterprises are now embracing a multiple cloud computing strategy, and of those who do not, a…
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Opportunities for Accounting and Financial Services

Using the considerable data management tools of a comprehensive cloud services provider, accounting and other financial professionals can expand their scope of services, using authority and expertise to help clients find meaning in data and use it in meaningful ways to shape business decisions. Cloud tools can also help accounting services stay accessible at all…
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Challenges for Accounting and Financial Services

Do Benefits Outweigh Risks? In all their forms, cloud computing services offer clear benefits in terms of constant accessibility, security and support. But these kinds of services also present their own risks, some of which seem to directly contradict their benefits. A persistent worry for new cloud adopters is security – and while one reason…
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The Cloud is Many Clouds

The “cloud” is simply a term for remote storage of data on third party servers, so that a company doesn’t have to maintain an in-house IT infrastructure to manage all aspects of data storage and other essential functions. For that reason, many clouds exist, maintained by a growing number of cloud service providers worldwide –…
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