Signs of falling victim to identity theft
Identity is a crucial element in most computer security mechanisms. Access controls depend on identifying the users or devices that are allowed to view or use resources and keeping others out. We’re asked to “prove” our identities every time we board a plane, check into a hotel, make a purchase via check or credit card, or log onto a computer or secure web site. But the standard of proof is often very low, and in the IT world, we seem to have a misconception about what identity really is – and isn’t
An introduction to identity management
Identity management (IdM) is a major bottleneck and an area of concern for organizations of various sizes. Often there is a confusion and cloud of understanding among some practitioners. Is the current prioritization of activities effective in addressing identity concerns? Define clearly and precisely what identity management is for the enterprise and then correlating those explicit functional definitions can provide a starting point for initial planning decisions and approaches to both identity management and security.
5 Ways To Know It’s Time To Switch To NetSuite
If your job or the company you work for have anything to do with technology, you’ve probably heard the word “Cloud” several dozen times by now. It is today’s buzzword and it’s spreading like wildfire. More and more companies are jumping onto the cloud bandwagon either for the incredible value it offers or because of the increasing “peer” pressure they face from the cloud adopters in their industry. Either way, it’s a win-win situation for them. Let’s drill down and take a closer look at what cloud adoption means for growing businesses.
Top 5 Reasons For Choosing Cloud ERP Over On-Premises ERP
In the world of business management software, it’s not uncommon to hear the term ‘on-premises ERP’ being tossed around frequently. But what exactly is it? If we strip it down to its very basics, it is nothing but software that’s installed in the customer’s data center. It is implemented, managed and maintained by internal resources or outsourced to third-party consultants. Two well-known examples of on-premises ERP would be Oracle and SAP. This setup has long been favored by companies partly because of a lack of a viable substitute. But that’s no longer the case today.
2014: The Year Of The Hybrid Cloud
About a decade ago, prevailing IT traditions dictated that businesses use on-premises infrastructure for their enterprise applications. However, a paradigm shift has occurred with the emergence of IaaS and on-demand cloud providers such as AWS, etc. It has given birth to a new virtualization strategy that most businesses have been quick to adopt – use servers provided by third-party cloud vendors, eliminate infrastructure limitations, develop and deploy applications on a single hardware. The fact that businesses can do all this and more without spending millions of dollars on IT systems is proving to be the proverbial icing on the cake.
Tracking Your EAaaS Payback – Software Metrics
Although this series is about the payback of migrating to the cloud, not every aspect of moving to the cloud will save money standing alone. In certain situations, the software costs can be greater in the cloud. The main drivers of increased software costs in a cloud environment are the virtualization software and the service management software.
Tracking Your EAaaS Payback – Hardware Metrics
Although enterprise applications running on the public cloud are still in the early adopter phase, IT Executives are under pressure to develop a cloud strategy for their enterprise applications. It’s up to them to untangle the cloud “spaghetti” and comprehend the basic economics and capabilities. To effectively start tracking Cloud Payback, first examine the hardware metrics.
The Truth Behind The TCO
Why EAaaS is More Advantageous than Premises-Based Applications
If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re a business process or IT applications professional. Or you’re an innocent bystander interested in Enterprise Applications. Either way, you must be wondering how EAaaS (Enterprise Applications as a Service) can provide a better TCO than traditional infrastructure or private cloud alternatives. To skip this blog post and read the full paper, download it here!
What Is EAaaS? Clearing Up The Cloud Confusion
What does the term “cloud” mean? This terminology has become a marketing buzzword, being constantly used by salespeople to attract attention, but the true meaning behind the word is rarely understood.
The term “cloud” is used to describe the supply of technology as a service, rather than a product. Since “cloud” can be such a broad term, we will examine how it relates to one entity: Enterprise Applications. Today, many of these types of applications are available, such as Workday, NetSuite, QuickBooks, and Oracle On Demand. Instead of manufacturing or maintaining in-house IT infrastructures, companies can buy what software they need as a service. Now, companies do not need to invest millions of dollars in hardware or IT resources, but rather they can just pay operational expenses. Small to mid-size companies especially see the value in this; they get all the advantages of a large corporation without the exorbitant cost.
Private Versus Public Cloud: A Comparison
You can get the same results using public cloud hosted IT. Cost savings occur by eliminating the upkeep of physical servers – public cloud hosting is a pay-as-you-go service where you have the flexibility to scale when needed. Your data is securely stored in the cloud and your applications are run through virtual instances also hosted in the cloud.
The Cloud Phenomenon
Technology has been the core and the center of modern day development. Information systems and mechanisms have been the significant game changers irrespective of the industry and the business process. From the fundamental information systems to the complex mechanisms, there exist demand, facility and sophistication….time and again!