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Today’s guest post is brought to you by Matt Johnson, VP of Global Cloud Advisory Services at Cloud Sherpas. You can find more of Matt’s work on the Cloud Sherpas blog. Moving to the cloud? It all starts with developing a strategy. Here are five tips to get started: 1) Ensure business and IT alignment […]

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As GigaOM’s Derrick Harris notes, cloud computing companies are not much different from other types of companies. And with a startup failure rate of 75%, many of the cloud companies today are bound to vanish into thin air.  There are many examples of vanishing cloud companies:  in 2011, 4 cloud storage providers shut down, in […]

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ZDNet defines rogue clouds as public cloud applications that are not managed by or integrated into a company’s IT infrastructure.  Some call it BYOA (bring your own application), as employees are deploying their own clouds without consulting with IT.  Rogue cloud deployments are usually not done maliciously but rather are done to save time and […]

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Earlier this month, BetterCloud wrote an article about how Google will win the Enterprise game when it comes to Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office 365. Four reasons were cited declaring Google Apps the winner: A generational shift wherein students coming out of university are already using Gmail and other Google products in their personal lives. […]

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According to Symantec’s 2013 Report “Avoiding the Hidden Costs of the Cloud“: 47% of enterprises lost data in the cloud and had to restore their information from backups 37% of SMBs have lost data in the cloud and had to restore their information from backups 66% of those organizations saw recovery operations fail According to […]

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