Are cloud based services the right place to store important company data? Google CIO Ben Fried is cautious – even though Google itself is a provider of several cloud technologies.
PDFs have all but replaced paper when it comes to paperwork and inter-office educational materials. They've even taken a bite out of the printing market and are used as brochures, proposals, and other marketing collateral.
Cloud document management is very likely in your company's future, if not already. In a recent Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM) report by Doug Miles, called Content in the Cloud -- Making the Right Decision there were some astounding growth predictions made. The report stated that the number of companies using cloud and other Software as a Service applications will grow from 7% today, to 41% in three years, and eventually be 77% in six to eight years. That type of growth doesn't come without pains, however.
Business plans, sales forecasts, engineering data, strategic alliances, trade secrets, design documents and new product ideas are just a few critical pieces of cutting-edge data used in high-tech manufacturing industries.
Mobile devices are an essential mainstay for most major enterprises, and even mid-sized businesses. However, mobile devices aren’t always secure. They can be hacked, stolen or otherwise compromised – along with the data they contain. Smartphones and tablets can be the gateway to major data breaches, which can put an organization at risk for regulatory fines, damaged reputation, loss of revenue and more.