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Cloud IT Week in Review: IBM, Cisco, AWS, Intermedia & More

July 02, 2016

Whether you use the cloud for personal or business related reasons, it has many functions. As the Fourth of July weekend rolls around, it will likely be used for backing up photos of barbeques and beaches. Whether you’re relaxing at a family picnic this weekend or spending time with friends, Cloud IT has you covered for the latest cloud related news.

IBM led off the week by introducing its MobileFirst Foundation Systems. This newly introduced generation of systems looks to help developers speed up development while simultaneously improving the cloud and its functionality. IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 offers some great new options to let businesses get more use of the cloud. You can get all the details HERE.

Cisco and ZK Research recently partnered to conduct more than 50 interviews with small business owners to establish their need for cloud-based communications products and services. The findings showed that the majority of surveyed companies were interested in the cloud for their communication needs. Casey Houser has all the details on how the cloud could benefit small businesses HERE.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is already established as one of the leaders in cloud services. However, it is about to become even more massive thanks to Intermedia, a leading provider of Hosted Exchange email, VoIP, file sharing and other essential business cloud services. These two giants coming together can only mean great service and endless possibilities for users. Find out all the details HERE.

Do you still backup your photos and documents the traditional way, by flash drive or external hard drive, because you’re unsure of sending data out into some “cloud” somewhere? Well, it is safe to put your skepticism to the side and embrace the cloud. A majority of small and medium-sized businesses have announced that cloud backup is more secure than the alternatives. Steve Anderson has all the details on the cloud’s security HERE.

Remember to check back often for the latest Cloud IT news! Have a great holiday weekend!

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