Trying to Stay Above the Clouds

Tom Caper

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When businesses think of cloud computing they think of the efficiency, stability and accessibility that it represents. Often the trust in the cloud is so great that it's easy to forget that there should be a backup plan in case an outage occurs. Although cloud providers offer service level agreements, this is not enough to guarantee continuity of service, and businesses still need to prepare for a situation where they experience a cloud outage. Know the Impacts Depending on what you've moved to the cloud, the impact of a cloud outage can vary. If your email services or office productivity software is cloud based, the impact can be minimal and simply be some delayed emails or late reports. On the other hand, if you are completely cloud based, and have your entire IT infrastructure offsite, the impact of a cloud outage would be more severe and could impact your accoun... (more)

Common ERP Software Problems and How to Overcome Them

If you are a budding entrepreneur or company representative looking to weed out the problems in your Enterprise Resource Planning software solution and turn around your company's fortunes, you will be surprised to know that you are not the only company struggling to find the ideal solution that is perfectly tailored to serve your business' needs. According to recent research, organizations using ERP software solutions were receiving less than 50 percent of the benefits promised to them prior to implementation. Unfortunately, the core cause of this situation in almost 100 percent... (more)