Companies In The Cloud Reap Security, Privacy and Reliability Benefits

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    A study released today reveals that, in addition to time and cost savings, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. that use a cloud service gain significant security, privacy and reliability advantages compared with companies that have not adopted the cloud. The study, commissioned by Microsoft Corp., shows that perceptions of the cloud held by nonusers directly contrast with the real experiences of cloud adopters.
     
  2. SomeoneElse

    SomeoneElse [H]ard|Gawd

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    Not to mention the NSA can keep tabs on your business in case you start dealing with "terrorists". Microsoft is trying to save face right now.
     
  3. Wrecked Em

    Wrecked Em [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'm surprised that a study commissioned by a company that sells cloud computing services, would find that cloud computing services are in my best interest.
     
  4. Monkey God

    Monkey God Mangina Full of Sand

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    Microsoft marketing, you guys should really think twice about the timing of your ads. Come on. Pull your heads out of your asses.
     
  5. faugusztin

    faugusztin 2[H]4U

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    JayteeBates [H]ard|Poof

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    Maybe Google and the rest could offer cloud computing services to the NSA!
     
  7. lilbabycat

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    They gave a survey to their customers with generic questions like "Has moving to the cloud given you more time for other areas?" and they answered Yes/No. They then paired this with data from another study about people having concerns about the cloud, and are proclaiming "see they were wrong about the cloud".

    The only true benefit they are lauding here is that the antivirus software is kept up to date automatically, which, hey if you have a competent IT dept (or god forbid, computer literate employees in the year TWO THOUSAND AND THIRTEEN), should be a given, right?
     
  8. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    Right up to the point where the cloud goes down and they have to send 30,000 people home because they can't work.

    I'm not convinced.
     
  9. Outamyhead

    Outamyhead [H]ardness Supreme

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    How is putting your confidential and potentially damaging material onto a server you cannot control directly, a safe and secure alternative?
     
  10. raz-0

    raz-0 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Funny that, because we ran two similar systems in house, and one got put into the cloud. It regularly experiences about twice the number of maintenance outages (not under our control) as the in house system, and has had in two years more unplanned down time than the in house system it replaced had in ~7 years (which includes a UPS failure). It also requires, to date, more planned down time to maintain because maintenance is like sys adminining while wearing boxing gloves and forbidding any serious automation. We won't even get into backup and recovery issues. The cloud system is basically... you delete it, it is GONE. In house we can get you 8 weeks of backups.
     
  11. LeninGHOLA

    LeninGHOLA Vladimir Hayt

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    Because they are in the sky, which is hard to reach without a flying machine.
     
  12. phive0

    phive0 Limp Gawd

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    The cloud server we are being railroaded into using at work is located on the moon.
     
  13. CreepyUncleGoogle

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    I'd like to move there to live with the awesome people in Canada.
     
  14. Monkey God

    Monkey God Mangina Full of Sand

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    You realize the US Government installed packet sniffing equipment on the moon back in the 70's, right?