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Cloud Security: Who is Behind the Curtain?

Imagine a sinister-looking man. Sporting an ominous Hawaiian shirt, he lurks through the halls of your organization seeking a way to pilfer through your precious data and extract what he needs to sell for profit. He auspiciously finds one of your workstations, boots it up, and logs in to the network using a sticky note... Read More

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4 Reasons for SMBs to Love IaaS Solutions

When it comes to cloud computing, businesses are not shy on options. But which service model is right for your organization? Infrastructure as a Service (referring to the hardware and software that powers cloud computing) providers continue to dominate the SMB market, simply because they have a lot to offer. An IaaS solution allows you... Read More

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Data Recovery in the Cloud

MSPs claim to practice securing users’ cloud-based data and showcase their data center’s best security features. But, what happens if even industry best practices fail and customers experience data loss? Data recovery contingency planning needs to be an integral part of cloud storage security. Because some vendors scramble to work the angles and avoid answering... Read More

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3 Ways Associations Are Benefitting From the Cloud Today

While Cetrom exhibited this week at the annual ASAE Technology Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C., attendees frequently asked this seemingly loaded question: Why should associations use cloud computing solutions? Our response: there are many reasons why migrating to a cloud solution is a smart business move. In fact, most organizations are already benefitting from... Read More

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Cloud Computing for Nonprofit Organizations?

Cloud computing for nonprofit organizations has become increasingly popular in recent years. The cloud’s versatile nature offers many benefits for all types of organizations, but has proven to be particularly successful for the nonprofit industry. Cetrom has been working with nonprofits and associations for over a decade, and we occasionally hear about associations who are... Read More

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PaaS and Vendor Lock-In

Some cloud vendors will go to great lengths to ensure you continue to use their services.  If their methods include maintaining good business relationships and delivering great customer service, you probably have nothing to worry about. However, if a provider attempts to keep your business by creating obstacles and eliminating alternative IT options, that’s another... Read More

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NSA vs. Cloud Computing

Back in June when Edward Snowden publicly exposed some of NSA’s activities, the controversy caused an uproar in the media. Even though it has now been several months since Snowden blew the whistle, NSA’s snooping is hardly “old news.” This is particularly true for companies that provide cloud computing services, because some consumers are now... Read More