Category: Cloud Computing

How to Keep Cloud Costs Under Control

How to Keep Cloud Costs Under Control

Cloud Computing
How to Keep Cloud Costs Under Control Are you planning to migrate to the cloud? If so, you’re in good company: spending on public cloud computing services continues to increase each year in Canada and is expected to reach $10.3 billion in 2023. However, it’s natural to feel concerned when you start exploring a new way of working, no matter how popular it is. You may feel concerned about potential challenges and issues that could affect your business — including the impact on your finances. But don’t worry: you can keep your cloud costs under control if you’re careful. In this post, we’ll explore five ideas to help you manage your cloud spending more effectively. Understand Your Exact Requirements Before You Commit One of the biggest mistakes you could make…
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How Can The Cloud Help Your Small Business Grow?

How Can The Cloud Help Your Small Business Grow?

Cloud Computing
How Can The Cloud Help Your Small Business Grow? Around 92% of Canadian companies have adopted cloud computing in one way or another. Switching to cloud services can be a big step for small businesses that rely on traditional solutions. But cloud computing can help you discover exciting new technologies that streamline your operations, save money, and ultimately grow your enterprise. How? Let’s find out. Empower Staff With the Latest Solutions to Boost Your Productivity Remote working became critical for countless businesses during the pandemic crisis. Thirty-two percent of Canadian employees worked mainly from home in January 2021, compared with just 4% in 2016. The proliferation of cloud-based solutions enabled companies to switch to an efficient remote working model with little preparation time. And your employees can continue to leverage…
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How Does Cloud Storage Work?

How Does Cloud Storage Work?

Cloud Computing
How Does Cloud Storage Work? The cloud storage market is expected to be worth more than $222 billion by 2027, driven in part by the sheer number of businesses incorporating cloud technology into their daily operations. For example, 94% of enterprises already use at least one cloud service and 30% of all IT budgets is spent on cloud computing.  Cloud storage offers companies a number of impressive benefits, which we’ll get into later, but it can be a difficult area to understand if it’s new to you. In this post, we’ll explore how cloud storage works and what it could do for your business. What is cloud storage? Cloud storage is an online solution for keeping files of all types safe and secure. It’s similar to storing them on your…
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What Benefits can you Expect to See After Migrating to the Cloud?

What Benefits can you Expect to See After Migrating to the Cloud?

Cloud Computing
What Benefits can you Expect to See After Migrating to the Cloud? Cloud migration is a top priority for 65% of companies questioned for a recent survey, with more than 80% of IT decision-makers increasing their budgets in 2021 to accommodate it. A key reason for this is the COVID-19 crisis: the pandemic accelerated cloud adoption for businesses across different sectors, with entire workforces forced to work from home as social distancing regulations rendered offices unsafe. Almost 30% of business leaders have allocated more funds for cloud spending as a result. But migrating to the cloud can seem like a complex process if the concept is new to you, and you might wonder what benefits you can expect to see down the line. Let’s look at the top six. Improved…
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7 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Cloud Computing

7 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing
7 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Cloud Computing How many cloud-based services does the average person use each day? A jaw-dropping 36. And believe it or not, research shows more than 80 percent of all enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy or are preparing one. That’s no surprise. Cloud computing offers businesses a number of key advantages: Save money on purchasing and maintaining hardware Flexibility to access software and data from any online device Files will be backed up online for efficient disaster recovery Scale your cloud computing to match company growth Improve data security with the latest safeguards But switching to cloud computing can still be a daunting process if you’re new to the concept, and you may be unsure how to get the most…
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7 Key Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Business

7 Key Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Business

Cloud Computing
7 Key Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Business Cloud computing has gradually become the go-to solution for countless businesses across the globe — and with good reason. Multiple good reasons, in fact. Such as? Join us as we explore 7 key benefits of cloud computing for your business, whether you’re a new startup or an established company hungry for growth. Improved security for sensitive data Cybersecurity is a major concern for businesses in Canada, with almost one in five coming under attack from hackers within the past couple of years. Close to 40 percent of those suffering a data breach estimate the attack’s cost at more than $100,000. And 20 percent have no idea how much they lost. Hackers continue to employ increasingly sophisticated technologies and techniques when targeting…
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Cyberattacks on Cloud Collaboration Tools See Major Surge

Cyberattacks on Cloud Collaboration Tools See Major Surge

Cloud Computing
Cyberattacks on Cloud Collaboration Tools See Major Surge The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government-mandated home quarantine have pushed many organizations to adopt cloud collaboration tools to accommodate employees working from home. With the adoption surge, cyberattacks on cloud collaboration tools also see major increase. What Is Cloud Collaboration Tool? Microsoft's Office 365 is an example of a cloud collaboration tool. Office 365 allows users working in different geographical locations to work as a team, sharing files and attending meetings via chat or via videoconferencing. Slack is another example of a cloud collaboration tool. In addition to sharing files, Slack allows users easy conversation among groups or among certain members of a group. Cloud Collaboration Tools Adoption Cloud collaboration tools such as Office 365 and Slack have been around for…
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Here is Why Cloud Data Security Is Important

Here is Why Cloud Data Security Is Important

Cloud Computing
Here is Why Cloud Data Security Is Important Cloud solutions, including cloud-based data backup, email, virtual desktop and other communication tools, have increased dramatically since 2015. The 2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study conducted by Ponemon Institute found that companies, on average, are using 27 cloud applications. The study showed that the number one reason for selecting a particular cloud provider is efficiency (42% of respondents), followed by cost (39%), and cloud data security is only ranked fifth (23%) out of 9 criteria. While efficiency and cost are important in choosing a particular cloud provider, it’s equally important to factor in security along with these top criteria.   Thinking about Cloud Data Security for your business? Call us now at 416 920 3000 to see how we can help your…
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Importance of Cloud-Based Data Backup

Importance of Cloud-Based Data Backup

Cloud Computing, Data Backup
Importance of Cloud-Based Data Backup The deluge of digital data in today's digital economy is unprecedented. Cloud-based data backup creates an opportunity to support both fast disaster recovery and business continuity for organizations of all sizes. In a study conducted by IDC and commissioned by EMC, in 2020, digitally created data is expected to reach an astounding 40,000 exabytes – that’s equivalent to 40 trillion gigabytes or over 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman and child in 2020. Not all digital data are created equal. Some are meant to be kept for a long period of time, while others are short-lived. For instance, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European Union (EU) law that’s scheduled to be implemented on May 25, 2018 requires EU and non-EU based organizations that…
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Cloud Computing: What’s in the Cloud

Cloud Computing: What’s in the Cloud

Cloud Computing, Servers
Cloud Computing: What’s in the Cloud Cloud computing, often referred to simply as “the cloud”, is the delivery of computing services – from storage to software applications – over the internet. Without you realizing it, you most likely use cloud computing at some point in time. For instance, when you listen to online music, watch online movies or play online games, it is likely that cloud computing is making it all feasible behind the scenes. Cloud providers – referring to companies that offer these cloud computing services – typically charge cloud users based on usage, similar to how your electric utility company charge you for your electric energy consumption. “As a segment of IT services, cloud computing generates billions of dollars in revenue annually and is showing very few signs…
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Category: Cloud Computing

How to Keep Cloud Costs Under Control

How to Keep Cloud Costs Under Control

Cloud Computing
How to Keep Cloud Costs Under Control Are you planning to migrate to the cloud? If so, you’re in good company: spending on public cloud computing services continues to increase each year in Canada and is expected to reach $10.3 billion in 2023. However, it’s natural to feel concerned when you start exploring a new way of working, no matter how popular it is. You may feel concerned about potential challenges and issues that could affect your business — including the impact on your finances. But don’t worry: you can keep your cloud costs under control if you’re careful. In this post, we’ll explore five ideas to help you manage your cloud spending more effectively. Understand Your Exact Requirements Before You Commit One of the biggest mistakes you could make…
Read More
How Can The Cloud Help Your Small Business Grow?

How Can The Cloud Help Your Small Business Grow?

Cloud Computing
How Can The Cloud Help Your Small Business Grow? Around 92% of Canadian companies have adopted cloud computing in one way or another. Switching to cloud services can be a big step for small businesses that rely on traditional solutions. But cloud computing can help you discover exciting new technologies that streamline your operations, save money, and ultimately grow your enterprise. How? Let’s find out. Empower Staff With the Latest Solutions to Boost Your Productivity Remote working became critical for countless businesses during the pandemic crisis. Thirty-two percent of Canadian employees worked mainly from home in January 2021, compared with just 4% in 2016. The proliferation of cloud-based solutions enabled companies to switch to an efficient remote working model with little preparation time. And your employees can continue to leverage…
Read More
How Does Cloud Storage Work?

How Does Cloud Storage Work?

Cloud Computing
How Does Cloud Storage Work? The cloud storage market is expected to be worth more than $222 billion by 2027, driven in part by the sheer number of businesses incorporating cloud technology into their daily operations. For example, 94% of enterprises already use at least one cloud service and 30% of all IT budgets is spent on cloud computing.  Cloud storage offers companies a number of impressive benefits, which we’ll get into later, but it can be a difficult area to understand if it’s new to you. In this post, we’ll explore how cloud storage works and what it could do for your business. What is cloud storage? Cloud storage is an online solution for keeping files of all types safe and secure. It’s similar to storing them on your…
Read More
What Benefits can you Expect to See After Migrating to the Cloud?

What Benefits can you Expect to See After Migrating to the Cloud?

Cloud Computing
What Benefits can you Expect to See After Migrating to the Cloud? Cloud migration is a top priority for 65% of companies questioned for a recent survey, with more than 80% of IT decision-makers increasing their budgets in 2021 to accommodate it. A key reason for this is the COVID-19 crisis: the pandemic accelerated cloud adoption for businesses across different sectors, with entire workforces forced to work from home as social distancing regulations rendered offices unsafe. Almost 30% of business leaders have allocated more funds for cloud spending as a result. But migrating to the cloud can seem like a complex process if the concept is new to you, and you might wonder what benefits you can expect to see down the line. Let’s look at the top six. Improved…
Read More
7 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Cloud Computing

7 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing
7 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Cloud Computing How many cloud-based services does the average person use each day? A jaw-dropping 36. And believe it or not, research shows more than 80 percent of all enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy or are preparing one. That’s no surprise. Cloud computing offers businesses a number of key advantages: Save money on purchasing and maintaining hardware Flexibility to access software and data from any online device Files will be backed up online for efficient disaster recovery Scale your cloud computing to match company growth Improve data security with the latest safeguards But switching to cloud computing can still be a daunting process if you’re new to the concept, and you may be unsure how to get the most…
Read More
7 Key Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Business

7 Key Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Business

Cloud Computing
7 Key Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Business Cloud computing has gradually become the go-to solution for countless businesses across the globe — and with good reason. Multiple good reasons, in fact. Such as? Join us as we explore 7 key benefits of cloud computing for your business, whether you’re a new startup or an established company hungry for growth. Improved security for sensitive data Cybersecurity is a major concern for businesses in Canada, with almost one in five coming under attack from hackers within the past couple of years. Close to 40 percent of those suffering a data breach estimate the attack’s cost at more than $100,000. And 20 percent have no idea how much they lost. Hackers continue to employ increasingly sophisticated technologies and techniques when targeting…
Read More
Cyberattacks on Cloud Collaboration Tools See Major Surge

Cyberattacks on Cloud Collaboration Tools See Major Surge

Cloud Computing
Cyberattacks on Cloud Collaboration Tools See Major Surge The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government-mandated home quarantine have pushed many organizations to adopt cloud collaboration tools to accommodate employees working from home. With the adoption surge, cyberattacks on cloud collaboration tools also see major increase. What Is Cloud Collaboration Tool? Microsoft's Office 365 is an example of a cloud collaboration tool. Office 365 allows users working in different geographical locations to work as a team, sharing files and attending meetings via chat or via videoconferencing. Slack is another example of a cloud collaboration tool. In addition to sharing files, Slack allows users easy conversation among groups or among certain members of a group. Cloud Collaboration Tools Adoption Cloud collaboration tools such as Office 365 and Slack have been around for…
Read More
Here is Why Cloud Data Security Is Important

Here is Why Cloud Data Security Is Important

Cloud Computing
Here is Why Cloud Data Security Is Important Cloud solutions, including cloud-based data backup, email, virtual desktop and other communication tools, have increased dramatically since 2015. The 2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study conducted by Ponemon Institute found that companies, on average, are using 27 cloud applications. The study showed that the number one reason for selecting a particular cloud provider is efficiency (42% of respondents), followed by cost (39%), and cloud data security is only ranked fifth (23%) out of 9 criteria. While efficiency and cost are important in choosing a particular cloud provider, it’s equally important to factor in security along with these top criteria.   Thinking about Cloud Data Security for your business? Call us now at 416 920 3000 to see how we can help your…
Read More
Importance of Cloud-Based Data Backup

Importance of Cloud-Based Data Backup

Cloud Computing, Data Backup
Importance of Cloud-Based Data Backup The deluge of digital data in today's digital economy is unprecedented. Cloud-based data backup creates an opportunity to support both fast disaster recovery and business continuity for organizations of all sizes. In a study conducted by IDC and commissioned by EMC, in 2020, digitally created data is expected to reach an astounding 40,000 exabytes – that’s equivalent to 40 trillion gigabytes or over 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman and child in 2020. Not all digital data are created equal. Some are meant to be kept for a long period of time, while others are short-lived. For instance, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European Union (EU) law that’s scheduled to be implemented on May 25, 2018 requires EU and non-EU based organizations that…
Read More
Cloud Computing: What’s in the Cloud

Cloud Computing: What’s in the Cloud

Cloud Computing, Servers
Cloud Computing: What’s in the Cloud Cloud computing, often referred to simply as “the cloud”, is the delivery of computing services – from storage to software applications – over the internet. Without you realizing it, you most likely use cloud computing at some point in time. For instance, when you listen to online music, watch online movies or play online games, it is likely that cloud computing is making it all feasible behind the scenes. Cloud providers – referring to companies that offer these cloud computing services – typically charge cloud users based on usage, similar to how your electric utility company charge you for your electric energy consumption. “As a segment of IT services, cloud computing generates billions of dollars in revenue annually and is showing very few signs…
Read More