Electric utilities companies considering cloud computing  [05/31/2012]
Smart meters and information that needs to be accessed on a consistent basis may drive the need for cloud computing for many electric utilities companies, according to Electric Light and Power.
BYOD needs support to prevent malware attacks  [05/31/2012]
With more malware attacks coming by the day for tablets and smartphones, companies that subscribe to the "bring-your-own-device" method for employees may want to start using a mobile device management program. Transamerica, a Baltimore-based life insurance company, told Insurance and Technology that mobile device management has been key in helping to prevent attacks and malware from making its way onto employee devices.
Companies need to choose the right pricing model for cloud  [05/30/2012]
When first bringing in a new cloud computing solution, companies need to be sure that the service level agreement is right for them. One important aspect of this, according to InformationWeek, is figuring out a satisfactory pricing model. The key thing for a business is to not to get in over its head. They also need to work to set up a system that will not shock the company when the cloud bills start coming in.
BYOD gains steam, concerns  [05/30/2012]
As more companies start to introduce a "bring-your-own-device" program to their company, more are starting to become concerned about the ramifications of employees bringing their own smartphones and tablets to work. A mobile device management program should be sought out by these businesses to help ease their minds.
How to manage devices in a BYOD environment  [05/30/2012]
When bringing a mobile device management program into a business, there are many complexities that the IT department and management will have to figure out with regard to managing devices without making employees feel like their device is being crippled.
Figuring out if the cloud works for a business  [05/30/2012]
Before jumping into any business decision, companies should first look to see if it will work for them. Cloud computing is no exception, and ZDNet said each company needs to ask itself some questions before moving into a cloud computing solution. The first, and perhaps most important question that needs to be asked is, "does the cost benefit justify the disruption?"
Important security tips for cloud computing  [05/29/2012]
With more enterprises opting for a cloud computing solution these days, they need to start considering how security can work for them. A guide by Network World said companies should start by dealing with issues pertaining to virtual machine security.
When it comes to the cloud, one size does not fit all  [05/25/2012]
Although many companies may go into the cloud with a "standard contract," this may be a bad idea, according to new research by the Cloud Legal Project at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London.
BYOD policy vs corporate reality  [05/25/2012]
Many corporations have their own sets of policies that look to address the bring-your-own-device trend. Greg Ferro, a networking professional, writes on Network Computing that many of these policies may not work out very well in the reality of corporate IT. Companies should bring in a mobile device management program, but be realistic when setting up rules of a mobile policy.
Cloud computing helpful for solar industry  [05/25/2012]
For green IT, not much has been bigger than solar panels and arrays over the past five years. Danny Kennedy, Sungevity's president and founder, told AOL Energy recently that he believes the current state of the solar industry is similar to the computer chip industry of 20 to 30 years ago when innovation was starting to leap forward. Kennedy believes cloud computing can only help move this innovation forward.