It's hard selling anything to the businessside today, with tightened budgets and cost-cutting measures in place at many enterprises in the U.S. and beyond. But approaching the business leaders with something like cloud investment, for storage and backup needs, can be even trickier, explains Randy McGraw.
According to a study by Accenture, 77 percent of the C-level executives in chemical companies surveyed think cloud computing and big data analytics are necessary to remain competitive. 87 percent said that failing to use them may lead to a company's extinction.
Chambers Gasket, a 77-year-old auto parts company, is on the cutting edge of technology. It recently integrated its cloud-based customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning systems so that employees could access them using their mobile devices from anywhere.
Booker, a cloud-based software company, now offers a mobile app complete with point-of-sale features, calendar management and customer data.
A report by Accenture Research released earlier this year indicated that federal agencies aren't ready to move to the cloud, despite the fact that soon they won't have much of a choice.
Dropbox is denying reports of a security breach this week, saying that the leaked usernames and passwords were "stolen from unrelated services... and are not associated with Dropbox accounts." Not surprisingly, the mere mention of a breach is enough to keep the conversation going on in boardrooms about the security of enterprise-level cloud storage.
Some files were inadvertently deleted from a limited number of Dropbox accounts due to a bug in certain versions of the Dropbox app.
The top news stories for Oct. 13, 2014.
Code42 announced this week a new version of its enterprise-level sync and share platform, SharePlan. With new tools in place to support compliance concerns for initiatives like Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPPA, the Code42 takes aim at other popular cloud storage services like Dropbox and Box.
The top news stories for Sept. 25, 2014.