Can the CIO Position be Saved?

Can-the-CIO-Position-be-SavedToday’s world is ever changing and so is the role of the CIO these days. Now they have to incorporate cloud computing, but simultaneously, shouldn’t relinquish their control over the way their systems handle processing, storage and retention of data.

The roles have evolved CIOs

In today’s business market, CIOs  have been afforded the luxury of regaining control of the situation. In the past, rogue clouds were the real deal. Departments used to go around IT specialists in order to merge with SaaS and IaaS cloud providers. Things have gradually changed, because  IT  has to deal with the fact that there are literally hundreds of cloud services that are now required to have these managers look after them.

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Web Hosting Technology Trends to Follow

Web Hosting Technology Trends to Follow

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How to Keep Business Data Safe in the Age of Cloud Backups

Cloud Backups

Data backups and keeping it safe is one of the biggest challenges that small business owners face today. With the rise of technology and several tools available today, it is a struggle in itself to find a reliable and affordable backup solution that one can rely on.

  1. When doing backups, one need to understand what data is important and how frequently it should be backed. For example, files that don’t change often does not really need to be backed up frequently. On the other hand, things like database where new entries are added everyday need to be backed up daily. So, identifying data and deciding on backup frequency is very important.
  2. The backups can eat up several GBs worth of space in a few short months if regular backup is done. In a case like this – older backups has to let go. This is where knowing which data can be removed is very critical.
  3. Cloud isn’t the only place to keep all backs of the data – certain data, especially if it is too big or too important – needs to be kept off line.
  4. Make sure the responsible department of the company knows about the data backups and they are provided with the necessary details to manage it. Training the staff for such a task is very important.
  5. While keeping data backup is important – knowing the data is secure and whole is even more important. The backup data can become corrupt or hacked and injected with malware if it isn’t checked regularly.
  6. Keeping data backed up and safe is the first step, keeping is secure and whole is the next step – doing these things regularly will make sure your business is running smoothly. Software’s like Cloud backup helps in this regard and completes all these steps. Install and use it before your business data gets compromised.

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3 questions that will tell you if your workload is ready for Cloud


Most, if not all application workloads need some tinkering before they are ready to be moved to the cloud, but most IT people will opt for speed and try to get the workloads to the cloud without properly modifying the application or data. Not properly modifying the data and application will prevent you from taking advantage of certain cloud features that could really boost your return on investment. Of course, there are some disadvantages to changing applications and data and you have to consider the pros and cons associated with moving to the cloud.

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Gartner’s Report on IT Spending by Transitioning to Cloud Computing


Recently, Gartner, an Analyst firm, has predicted that by 2020, there would be a direct or indirect impact on over $1 trillion in IT spending by the transition to cloud computing.

Cloud Shift, a process which the Gartner team has invented, defined on the steady shift of IT expenses from traditional IT offerings through to the cloud, the rate of enterprise organizations transition through to the cloud is expected to steadily rise year-on-year. In 2016, the aggregate amount of the cloud shift in 2016 is expected to reach $111 billion which further in 2020 will rise up to $216 billion. Since the initial days of digitalization, cloud computing will be one of the most upsetting components of IT spending as per Gartner team.

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