February 27, 2013 Cloud News Report: Top Three This Week in Cloud

February 27, 2013 by Diana Nolting

Appearing each Wednesday, this Cloud News Report will compile our top three favorite cloud news stories from the past week.

Business Continuity Assessment Tool

How does your business continuity plan compare to the market average?  Use this interactive tool from EMC and you’ll be able to find out.  For example, how does your site’s average yearly number of outages compare?  How does your company compare to the market average for testing and validating your DR capabilities? Use this tool, share it around but most of all, make sure you’re fully prepared for whatever might happen.

To compare your BC program, click here.  


Cloud Adoption Increases as More Educators Use Cloud Services

Looking for information on cloud adoption across industries like K-12 education, higher education and state and local governments?  This Center for Digital Education article uses the latest CDW study to focus on these three industries, their latest adoption rates and their biggest barriers to cloud adoption. The top two barriers for all three industries are the same, but the third is unique for each, and may surprise you.

To read the full article, click here.


How to Beat 3 Disaster Recovery Roadblocks

Many experts predicted 2013 would be the year of hybrid cloud… but if buzzwords in news articles over the two months are any indication, this year will also be the year of cloud disaster recovery! This InformationWeek article tackles this popular topic by highlighting how to beat three common DR roadblocks.  The article cites the increased adoption over the past year based on increased technological capabilities.   Note, this article is part of a larger free download article from InformationWeek featuring disaster recovery,

To read the full article, click here.  (requires free download)