Regulatory compliance requires that various historical records be retained while current conditions demand efficient and secure remote access. Thus, organizations with legacy archiving systems reaching end of life or that lack modern functionality should acquire the best cloud archiving solution to meet those requirements. There is no question that a cloud archiving solution saves in systems and storage costs over the on-premises variety. Add in the benefits of immediate scalability, availability, increased security, and disaster recovery, and cloud archiving develops a compelling value proposition. But which cloud archiving solution? In this post, we consider eGovernance Cloud and the factors of
Organizations nursing legacy archiving systems that face end-of-life or no longer provide modern functionality must decide. Regulatory compliance demands the retention of historical records. Should they reduce archiving costs by moving legacy archives to the cloud or continue to maintain costly existing systems. Sooner or later, the limitations of a legacy archiving solution will outweigh the benefits it provides. Outdated systems rack up costs in several ways, including a lack of technical support, expensive upgrades, and an inability to support today’s file types. Furthermore, they bring compliance challenges, require costly additional storage, and lack modern search capabilities. Why Archive in
In 2018, a journalist predicted that by 2020, nearly seventy-five percent of the workforce would work remotely. While the future he envisioned likely looked substantially different than our current reality, here we are. The majority of the global workforce has left the office. And forward-thinking organizations are realizing the benefits of cloud computing for remote work. Consider a typical workday for a member of a marketing team. In the course of the day, she will likely conduct video conferences with team members and external consultants. She might work with a colleague to edit a presentation for next week’s executive meeting.
You know about Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. However, you may not be as familiar with some of the other gems waiting for you when you migrate from GroupWise to Office 365. Moving to the cloud provides the perfect opportunity to explore some of these powerful Office 365 apps that promote collaboration and productivity. 1. Sway Microsoft introduced this web-centric alternative to PowerPoint in 2015. While PowerPoint still works best for data-driven presentations, Sway offers an intuitive option for presentations, brochures, newsletters and more. Some exciting features of Sway include: Works on multiple platforms – Users can access Sway from
Reports of the state of business cloud security in 2019 show a good news/bad news scenario. The good news for GroupWise users contemplating a move to the cloud and possibly Office 365? Specifically, security offerings have improved. In addition, most cloud service providers stay on top of infrastructure security. In fact, none of the high-profile breaches of 2018 resulted from cloud service provider negligence. The bad news? Organizations have largely failed to keep pace with emerging security technologies. For example, misconfiguration ranks a close second to credential hijacking as the most common cause of security breaches. Less than half of
Tips for cloud computing security from Greg Smith Congratulations! Your organization made the leap to the cloud. Employees from multiple offices are collaborating with ease. Your data is safe from fires and floods. And with reduced need to maintain costly data centers, you have adjusted your IT budget to explore new areas of innovation. But before you celebrate, be sure you have addressed cloud computing security. The collaborative benefits of the cloud also bring significant risks. Without specific controls, sensitive business and customer data may make its way into unauthorized hands, risking both intellectual assets and organizational image. Make cloud