Cloud First: the public sector secure software revolution

Posted by John Glover on 12-Apr-2013 11:12:00

It’s a no-brainer for any government wanting to save money to move services and public sector software to the Cloud. 

The cost-efficiencies can be quite simply startling. In this video, US Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundracites cites the examples of two agencies that moved their email systems to the Cloud, saving $45 million, and explains how his department has identified 800 data centres that will become surplus to requirements and shut down by 2015, saving billions of dollars.

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Topics: public sector, business file sharing, g-cloud

The future of business file sharing

Posted by John Glover on 25-Mar-2013 11:02:00

Do Cloud apps mean simple file sharing just isn’t enough?

Over the last few years, it has become commonplace to share files using the Cloud.  It’s easy to see why. It cuts down on server costs, files are accessible from anywhere, you can share information without having to worry about email size or firewalls, and it’s simple to share business documents with external stakeholders.

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, improving productivity

Business File Sharing - are security worries holding you back?

Posted by John Glover on 18-Mar-2013 10:56:00

Did you know that November 2012 research by IT advisory firm ESG found that security concerns are the biggest barrier to businesses wanting to make the leap into online file sharing?

Worries about data loss or theft, plus the risk of falling foul of data protection laws are making many businesses cautious about entrusting their data to the Cloud. In fact, a huge 57% of non-deploying organisations cite reasons of this kind for not venturing into online business file sharing.

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, security in the cloud

Business File Sharing that takes you further

Posted by John Glover on 12-Mar-2013 10:53:00

Don’t just share files — put them to work

In the last post, we looked at businesses taking their first plunge into file sharing. Many start looking for ways of sharing files securely online because the limitations of email start to hinder the way they do business. They realise that they can’t send large files, or that corporate firewalls block documents at the recipient’s end.

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, improving productivity

Why is file sharing software better than email?

Posted by John Glover on 11-Mar-2013 10:50:00

 

Almost every business shares files by email, and in many cases it’s the most quick, convenient and effective way to do it.

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Topics: workplace innovation, business file sharing, improving productivity

Business file sharing. Are your employees using it already?

Posted by John Glover on 20-Mar-2012 10:59:00

Productivity gains encourage staff to bypass IT departments
A survey of 323 small and medium businesses by Spiceworks has revealed that 52% of respondents are using cloud-based file sharing software in their businesses.

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Topics: business file sharing, improving productivity, security in the cloud