This Earth Day, Go Green with Cloud Computing

Today is Earth Day, the perfect time to start thinking about your business’ impact on the environment. Housing or paying for large hardware data centers is not the most environmentally-friendly way of storing your data. Instead, learn about how the cloud is a sustainable solution for your data storage. Photo credit: maf04 / Foter / CC BY Fewer Machines Are Used When you transfer your data over to the cloud, you can say goodbye to a room full of hardware. Cloud computing uses a remote server system with a much larger capacity. A cloud provider can host the same capacity as an entire data center on one server. Less energy…

The Benefits of Cloud Computing for Government

Cloud computing is growing exponentially, but many entities still have reservations about using the cloud for their data management and data storage.Many local governments fear that the cloud is unsecure and expensive, but there are just some of many misconceptions about the cloud. It is important for local governments to understand the benefits of cloud computing. Photo credit: Seansie / Foter / CC BY Increased Security The root of reservations about switching to the cloud comes from a misguided belief that the cloud is insecure. Many imagine a private, enterprise cloud the same way they view the cloud storage on their phones. Yet the enterprise cloud that a government would…