Businesses are starting to get spooked by the cloud

When the Edward Snowden leaks first went public last year, the buzz began almost immediately: Will businesses still trust the cloud knowing that it could easily be subject to snooping? And the answer came just as quickly. Of course they will. Well, now that picture’s been clouded a bit. 

Satisfaction with IT vendors dropping, report says

How would you rate your company’s relationships with its IT vendors? If you’re like most of the respondents in this recent survey, they probably need some work. 

Will IT outsourcing pay off? 5 key questions to ask

IT outsourcing can be a great way for many companies to save money and access new technologies – or it can create huge headaches and cause more problems than it solves. Here’s some help for organizations to decide when to outsource and when to keep services in-house. 

4 critical steps for cloud security, according to the feds

Organizations of all types could probably learn a lot from a massive cloud computing security guide being prepared by the federal government.

The top benefits of VoIP for small businesses

Services such as voice over IP (VoIP) telephone systems can give small businesses and startup companies access to functions that used to be reserved for larger enterprises. In this guest post, Lewis Edward of The Office Providers describes the major benefits of those systems. 

Survey: IT outsourcing often costs more than companies plan for

Outsourcing some IT functions can be a great option for many smaller businesses. But if the company doesn’t properly communicate with the provider, problems and confusion about costs can arise. 

Moving to the Cloud: 21 point check list

As the number of cloud computing vendors continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to ask questions above and beyond the standard terms and conditions when evaluating service providers. 

5 ways cloud computing can backfire

Many businesses have moved to the cloud to save money. But are some of them actually paying more than before?