Over the past decade Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions have become more popular and are rapidly becoming the telephone solution of choice for businesses.
VoIP has been credited with providing substantial cost savings for many businesses by combining features such as call forwarding and voicemail to email; that would have incurred an additional cost using a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) line.
Despite security concerns sparked by the prism scandal, a recent Claranet study found that cloud adoption increased by 20% between 2011 and 2013. 72% of IT professionals surveyed stated that data privacy and security was still a concern and 53% stated data sovereignty affected migration to the cloud.
Data sovereignty concerns are certainly not new. Organisations have worried about the security of their data since they started storing it. However, there may have been some level of complacency about where data was stored as security policies and procedures took precedence.
Internet connectivity has come a long way in the past few years, moving from dial-up to ADSL and then onto fibre optic broadband. The ever increasing consumption of the internet is driving the development of faster and more efficient ways to provide connectivity, unfortunately there’s an upgrade and download bias.
As we’ve said in previous blog posts, cloud computing is the latest trend to emerge in the technology world. It’s not just a buzzword; it has the potential to fundamentally change how businesses operate.
Supporters and sceptics alike have been fighting their corner in the cloud computing debate; depending on the provider there is some merit to the security concerns of the sceptics.
Gone are the days of miles of filing cabinets to store business data. As technology evolved businesses moved critical files to company networks and are now utilising cloud platforms, just as they changed from mainframes to servers.
In the early 1950s the first transistorised computer was developed which paved the way for substantial advancements for commercial mainframes. Further developments with local area networks and personal computers created a boom in the microcomputer industry. These microcomputers began replacing mainframes and the modern data centre was born.