Technology

An increasingly popular business trend right now is BYOD (bring your own device), where employees use their own smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices at or for work. BYOD may have tremendous benefits, as it may increase efficiency by allowing companies to provide greater flexibility and anytime, anywhere access to company resources. Even if companies do not anticipate efficiencies from permitting the access of company resources with personal mobile devices, social pressures may force companies’ hands. A Fortinet survey of 4,000 workers from ages 20 to 29 found slightly more than half view it as their “right” to use their

One increasingly popular business trend right now is BYOD (bring your own device), where employees use their own smartphones, tablets, laptops and other devices to access company resources for work purposes via the Cloud.  BYOD can increase efficiency, as it allows companies to provide greater flexibility and anytime, anywhere access to company resources.  Even if companies do not anticipate efficiencies from permitting the access of company resources with personal mobile devices, social pressures may force companies’ hands.  A Fortinet survey of 4,000 workers from ages 20 to 29 found slightly more than half view it as their “right” to use

For years, Cloud service providers have had standard terms of use and service level agreements that were generally accepted by companies just as easily as a consumer accepts the terms of use for an iTunes account. This continues to be the case for Cloud services targeted at consumers and Cloud services subscribed for over the Internet. However, at least for larger customers (relative to the size of the provider), there is usually an opportunity for some negotiation of terms for Cloud services designed to store and process important enterprise data used in business communications or used to stage and distribute

Running a business today is about being better, faster and staying competitive. Companies of all sizes are currently evaluating the prospective efficiencies of moving their business operations to a cloud-based environment to save time, money and resources – as well as leveraging the expertise of specialized information technology companies. In fact, a 2012 study from IDG Enterprise found that 71 percent of U.S. companies expect to increase spending on cloud services in the next 12 months. The technology benefits of migrating to cloud-based operations are considerable, but it is also important to perform proper due diligence around these process and