• 22 Nov 2017


    Cloud Trend

    5 tech trends that will redefine your business

    Organizations across industries are undergoing digital transformation, typically it is viewed as a technical problem, but the most progressive companies have learned how to embrace the cultural adjustment on business processes and talents, and capitalize on it. 5 key tech trends that business leaders need to consider and experiment with are: AI (Artificial intelligence), Robotics Process Automation (RPA), Cross-functional Analytics, Mobility and Agility.

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  • 14 Nov 2017


    Cloud Trend

    How the ‘cloud-first enterprise’ continues to gain traction

    A hybrid cloud study found that for companies with 500 or more employees, public cloud services are becoming bigger part of their IT portfolio. 75% of respondents said they would expect to work with different cloud providers for their business needs, with Microsoft Azure, again, the most popular.

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  • 07 Nov 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Back up your datacenter to the cloud? Why not?

    Data is doubling every 2 years and will reach 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020. Some chose to backup in a traditional datacentre environment against fire, flood, and other weather-related events, but a disaster can be due to a loss of communications, massive failure in datacentre hardware or so. There are more pros than cons to backup with cloud, restoring data from cloud with 7X24 monitoring and SLAs saves you time and money.

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  • 01 Nov 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Squaring the hybrid cloud circle: Getting the best out of all scenarios

    Organizations, especially those heavily regulated ones, are increasingly looking for hybrid solutions that seamlessly interconnect public and private clouds. They would retain their private cloud infrastructures and certain legacy systems, while use an internet-based public cloud development platform to test new applications. Since a considerable amount of data is moving back and forth in the trans-facility network, having a fast and predictable connection, such as Azure ExpressRoute, will be fit for purpose.

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  • 24 Oct 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Centralized security in the cloud is the best security model

    The cloud is the perfect place to have centralized trust, the ultimate security defence model that provides proactive and automated security to corporations, both for small threats such as DDOS and for larger threats such as data breaches.

    It is not yet a practice for enterprises in majority due to the fear of losing local controls, but centralized security can indeed provide much better protection and greatly reduce risk.

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  • 17 Oct 2017


    Cloud Trend

    IDC: Public cloud accounts for just over a third of worldwide IT infrastructure sales

    IDC found that public cloud providers are reshaping the IT market, those companies increased worldwide IT infrastructure sales by 34.1%. Private cloud sales has increased by almost 10% y/y, and there is a 3.8% decrease in the demand of traditional or non-cloud customers.

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  • 09 Oct 2017


    Cloud Trend

    How demand has grown for superior managed cloud services

    Companies are moving their IT applications from on-premises data center to public cloud service providers, not just because of low-cost these days. Researches show comprehensive solutions are preferred even if they cost more to achieve the goals. Companies now evaluate service providers on total value, like guaranteed level of performance, security and support.

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  • 03 Oct 2017


    Cloud Trend

    How finance executives are embracing multi-cloud service models

    In the latest worldwide market study done by Gartner, shows that enterprises select their financial management applications, with a migration to cloud applications happening faster than expected. One of the key findings in the study is organization of all sizes moving their financial management to cloud for transactional systems of record, and it helps to put more control in hands of the end-user. Ongoing adoption of cloud services has changed the environment for financial management business applications.

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  • 28 Sep 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Stronger cloud security and guaranteed uptimes? Yes we'll pay more, say organizations

    Most of the organization would be willing to pay extra cost to enhance their cloud services and security guarantees. Rather than blindly following the pack, IT managers were seeking for a mix of on-and off-premises computing resources for their companies, and most of them evaluate vendors on value but cost, as it can reside in services like guaranteed levels of performance, security and support.

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  • 18 Sep 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Proving value from the cloud

    Migrating to the cloud benefits most executives become more flexible and effective. To fully maximize the benefits, organizations need to have a strong business case that can be secured larger budgets required to invest in sizable transformation.

    To build up a success business case, organizations should look at the value realization, ensure the financial benefits are planned, captured, tracked and utilized.

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  • 29 Aug 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Cloud confidence: Overcoming the need to control

    Moving to cloud requires companies to rethink their IT models, which included cost, scalability, transparency. The ideal way in cloud world is not to have any infrastructure and the capital model replaced to monthly usage fee for everything. You can select the suitable cloud product to fulfill operation needs.

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  • 25 Aug 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Cloud computing reversal: From 'go away' to 'I can't miss out'

    Most of the companies have a major change in cloud computing market, they have no more doubt and started to fear the lack of it. More than two thirds of IT leaders worried about missing out the latest cloud products and iterations across the major cloud providers.

    Companies should catchup from the very beginning, or it may harm the business as they are not in the trend and unable to change the business on a dime to follow market changes, as well as dominated by competitors.

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  • 12 Aug 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Best practices for migrating data to the cloud

    Enterprise are migrating their massive corporate data to cloud and it may cause lengthy, complicated and risky process. To migrate data, enterprise need to have enough dedicated bandwidth to cater multiple transfer data smoothly, below are the tips to help enterprise to migrate data to cloud.

    1. Static data

    2. Production data

    3. Features for easy integration

    4. Hybrid cloud or multicloud support

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  • 21 Jul 2017


    Cloud Trend

    The top three approaches for improving cloud migration and security

    For many enterprises, migrating towards a cloud delivered approach for IT systems is an attractive proposition. Cost efficiency and business agility are big drivers for CIOs to make the move. Most modern companies have either started migrating toward a public cloud or they are in the early planning and analysis phases of doing so.

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  • 13 Jul 2017


    Cloud Trend

    451 Research argues ‘everything as a service’ as next cloud opportunity

    The concept of ‘everything as a service’ has been around the industry for a few years – yet according to the latest note from 451 Research, the increased demand for managed security, disaster recovery and networking is forcing its rise to the mainstream..

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  • 7 Jul 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Public cloud infrastructure spending continues to rise, says IDC

    Public cloud services will be the fastest growing market segment for IT deployment in 2017, according to the latest note from IDC.

    Spending on traditional data centres, which ranked at more than 60% of the market in 2016, will dip to less than half by 2021, the analyst firm argues, with public cloud taking the majority of the slack.

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  • 28 Jun 2017


    Cloud Trend

    New ransomware strikes after WannaCry

    Dozens of organizations have reported computer outages due to cyber attacks that appear to come from ransomware that uses the same Windows exploit as WannaCry.

    Following initial reports of affected systems in Russia and the Ukraine on Tuesday, organizations from the UK, Denmark, Spain, France, and the US reported similar attacks on computer systems.

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  • 20 Jun 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Security SaaS booms as new tech pushes spend: Gartner

    Cloud-based security services are set for another bumper year in 2017, with current growth above the total for the total cyber security market.

    According to analyst firm Gartner, cloud-based security services will hit US$5.9 billion in 2017, up 21% from 2016 and will reach US$9 billion by the 2020.

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  • 7 Jun 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Why companies are shifting to ‘IT as a service’ – and what you need to do about it

    ‘IT as a service’ (ITaaS) is on the rise as companies realise the benefits of contracting an IT service provider for all their business technology needs. While ITaaS is not a new concept, it has become a go-to operational model for medium-to-large sized companies that need 24/7 monitoring, managing, and sustaining of company technology.

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  • 30 May 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

    If you skip doing cost governance and cost monitoring, any savings you get upfront will evaporate over time as your actual costs grow.

    Amazon Web Services really leads the way in determining market price for cloud services, and the second-, third-, and lower-tier cloud providers try to price their cloud services below that of AWS to steal its business. That is, until AWS drops prices—again.

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  • 26 May 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Cybersecurity a key pillar in Hong Kong’s smart city development

    Local cybersecurity professionals in the public and private sector were urged to keep pace with the constantly evolving threat landscape to protect the city against all types of cyber risks.

    Cyberattacks are getting more and more sophisticated, and it is crucial that our defenses to such attacks be fast, flexible and evolving,” said Victor Lam, deputy government CIO, at the recently concluded Total Security Conference held in Hong Kong.

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  • 15 May 2017


    Cloud Trend

    HK security experts offer advice to avoid WannaCry

    About 14 months after the Locky ransomware hit Hong Kong, another ransomware WannaCry struck the world over the weekend. This large scale cyberattack has infected 75,000 computers in 99 countries, affecting global companies like FedEx and government like Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and the numbers continue to rise.

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  • 10 May 2017


    Cloud Trend

    In-house lawyers become top influencers in HK cloud decisions

    An IDC study on Asia-Pacific legal, risk and compliance professionals found that 18.9% of these professionals in Hong Kong viewed cloud applications and platforms as being more trustworthy than on-premise solutions because of better security and other reasons.

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  • 8 May 2017


    Cloud Trend

    Email, email, in the cloud

    As my company continues to move enterprise applications to the cloud, the latest development presents a security opportunity. We are giving up our on-premises Microsoft Exchange email in favor of the Microsoft Office 365 service. With the transition, we might be able to curtail the common employee practice of communicating and storing sensitive business-related data in email.

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