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  • The Perils Of Saving Your Data On The Cloud

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    For the last six months, I have been looking through the different types of commercial clouds, trying different software, machines and running benchmarks. During these expeditions, I found out that the claims that companies make are not worthy enough. The performance of these commercial clouds, software and machine are not up to the mark. Getting onto the cloud is not that easy, simple and carefree as it is claimed. To be honest, these machines have not such capability to match the hype created by their makers. The ones who think that cloud is the other name of perfection may be they are living in a fool's paradise. My statement does not mean that companies are making false assertion; however, the scenario is not as bright as the companies say.

    Here are some of the facts about the cloud that you need to know:

    Varying performance of different machines
    Cloud computing offers many choices to choose from, that generally go into shopping from the server. You just need to choose your operating system which leads you to the root to password and username. Everything else is supposed to be managed automatically by the cloud. All the machines should work in a similar passion, but, I have concluded that machines with the same amount of money to work differently. There is some difference among the machines regarding their soul i.e. the chips they contain.

    Not foolproof security
    If you give a single sight to cloud computing, you will think that data stored on the cloud is fully secured. You think that you are the only person in the world who knows your password. If the operating system is secured and all the patches are properly installed, you might be right. But all the cloud techs do not work on the same principle. According to a cloud tech, his company has blocked all the alternative passages to access the data that the user himself/herself has arranged. This step is in the favor of the user, the companies are working hard to make their cloud cent percent secure.

    Estimating the cost
    it is almost impossible to estimate the perfect cost that should be charged for the cloud facility. A company can offer a fast machine for the cloud technology at a higher rate per hour. On the other hand, a company may offer a lower rate for a slower machine but for a more time span. This all will come to the calculation of the opportunity cost of the company, which package suits whom.

    Difficulty in moving data
    you must have been infatuated by the idea of renting the machine on per hour rate but getting a machine is just the first step. But, if you want to store huge amount of data on the cloud, you need to spend hours to perform this task.

    No guarantee
    if you think that by securing your data on the cloud will give you freedom from the stress of losing your data, then you need to know the reality. The cloud server does not offer any kind of guarantee in terms of data loss. If your username or password gets leaked, you may face the trouble of losing your confidential data. However, if you can use software that has the capability of saving the Lock Folders and folders on the cloud technology, you will be able to keep your data leak proof even if your username and password gets public.

    Cloud computing is no doubt a big revolution in the field, but, this is an infant technology and it will get better and better as the days pass by.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

    Jan 10 4:42 AM | Link | Comment!
  • The Perils Attached With The Use Of Portable Drives

    As the technology is getting advance, the devices are getting more and more mobile. In the current era, the most used portable devices are thumb drives, sleek and stylish MP3 players, and the tablet computer that gives a great facility to carry personal and professional data around. Everything has a drawback, so these technologies also. As the use of these portable devices is increasing, the risks associated with them are also getting disclosed. Use of such portable devices would likely to increase the probability of losing your data. When a piece of information gets leaked of a company or an individual, there are fair chances that the company or the person would get hit by a hacker attack.

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    The portable devices have two main categories, i.e. simple media devices and smart media devices. He social media devices include devices that do not have Wi-Fi facility such USB flash drives, DVD, CD and similar portable devices. The smart media devices that have WI-Fi facility and can transfer data wirelessly or without getting plugged in. It includes personal MP3 players, Tablets, some gaming players and other identical small devices. The laptops and the smart phones do also lye in the category of portable devices, but, they are totally different.

    The majority of the home and business users use the simple media devices for carrying data. The majorly used simple media device is the USB flash drive. These USB flash drives are small in size but can impose bug threat to data and can make the user suffer big losses. A website regarding technology revealed that US flash drives are responsible for more than the 25 percent of the spread malware programs. The USB flash drives are plugged into the computer contain malware software start functioning automatically and make the computer infected.

    These portable data storing devices also prove to be dangerous for the data security because of their small sizes. There is always a possibility that you might drop your USB flash drive in somewhere on the way to office or some other destination. Studies have revealed that a large of small data storing devices are found the in the cabs, public buses and the trains. If any USB flash drive or some other sort of portable data storing device is lost or stolen that had the confidential information, it may cause you or your company a loss of millions of Dollars.

    Here are some simple and best practices that might save from suffering big losses because of a data breach through portable data storing devices. Never plug in any alien USB flash directly into your computer; it may have some malware that makes your computer infected and give a safe passage to the cyber criminals to your database. Disable the Autorun option of your computer so that you can see what program the device contains. Equip your portable memory stick with security software that can make Secure USB. Keep your personal and professional data in different databases; leakage of personal data may not harm you much as compared to the professional data.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

    Jan 10 2:01 AM | Link | Comment!
  • How To Avoid And Overcome Loss In Business

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    There is an obvious risk in every sort of business, as wise people have said 'there is no gain without pain'. But, no business would like to experience just pain without much of a gain. If a business sees continuous losses, it is expected to be wind up soon. The biggest goal of the business is to make enough profit to get the business going. To fulfill the purpose, companies must master the act of overcoming loss as loss is an inevitable part of the business. Loss usually gives a big trauma to the entrepreneur and the whole organization, but, a successful leader is the one that moves on and do not repeat the same mistakes. Here are some of the tips to overcome big losses.

    Make New Strategy

    If you have suffered some heavy loss, it clearly illustrates that your strategy might have failed. You need to come up with a new idea altogether. Try to generate the maximum revenue, as profit is the greatest motivation for the company to carry on its business. Make amendment that can help you in not repeating the old mistakes. If a company has suffered loss due to some data breach incident, it should opt for data security software that cans Lock Folder. Otherwise, the same mistake may dishearten entrepreneur to shut the business down.

    Investigate for the Cause

    To avoid the identical losses in the future, the company needs to find out the core reason of the suffered loss. It is a basic principle that you cannot solve a problem until and unless you have the concrete knowledge of reasons behind it. When you have got the reason of the loss, explain your investigation results to ever your staff carefully. Try to fix the issue and make sure that you or any member of the organization does not make the same error again.

    Do not Trust your Employees Blindly

    To run an organization, you need to trust your employees, but, with keeping your eyes open. You should never trust anyone blindly, a loyal employee does not take much to turn into a criminal and make you suffer loss. Money has some real power and can literally buy anybody. So keep your faith on the facts and figures rather than what you see, the world is full of illusionist that can make you see what they want you to see.

    Be Strong

    That is where the quality of leadership counts the most. A leader (entrepreneur) should be strong enough to absorb all the trauma of loss does not let his troops to split apart. A great boss is not the one who leads his team towards loss, but, the one who gathers the set impassionate people and make them successful team. It is not about how you earn profit, the impressive thing is that how move on again after suffering a big blow. Business owners need to compose themselves every single day as every day is a new day, and they need to believe that they can do it. As psychology suggests that the positive intent helps people to achieve their goals.

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    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

    Jan 09 4:17 AM | Link | Comment!
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