Tag: private cloud hosting

The deadline draws near – September 23, 2013 marks the date of when both business associates (now including cloud service providers) and covered entities must meet the HIPAA Omnibus rule, released in January to update the 15-year-old law. A refresh is needed particularly to meet advancing technology and the push to electronic health record systems (EHRs) to streamline patient care and increase the healthcare industry’s efficiency in hopes to reduce healthcare costs. The cloud is a big player in this …

According to a recent survey by IT research firm Neovise as reported by CIOInsight.com of over 800 IT decision-makers in the U.S., enterprise cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the most widely adopted form of cloud computing. Thirty-seven percent of organizations use private, on-premise IaaS, while 35 percent use private, off-premise IaaS clouds. Another 37 percent use public IaaS clouds. When it comes to the importance of enterprise private cloud attributes, security for sensitive data is rated as highly …

Customer Big Switch to Managed Services “Customers don’t want to deal with equipment anymore,” says Yan Ness, Online Tech’s Co-CEO.  We are seeing customers more focused on buying applications than dealing with their servers.  They want to use our fully managed services and HIPAA, PCI and SOX compliant managed server hosting environment rather than do it themselves. “They just want to pay the price and have someone else take care of it.” Online Tech offers a full range of secure …

Michigan data center operator Online Tech will be exhibiting a range of secure hosting solutions for mission critical applications, including cloud hosting, colocation, managed servers, compliant hosting and disaster recovery, at the Midwest Technology Leaders 2013 symposium for IT executives and CIOs held in Detroit, Michigan. Online Tech’s Director of Operations, Jason Yaeger, participated in a rapid fire Q&A session this morning at the Midwest Technology Leaders conference in Plymouth, Michigan. Matt Roush introduced Online Tech as being a long …

A recent article by CIO.com reports on the growing trend of outsourcing IT infrastructure to service providers – according to the IDC, service providers currently account for 13 percent of new data center space, with projected growth to be more than 30 percent by 2017. The State of Michigan’s Mi-Cloud initiative saw the consolidation of data centers and the widespread use of the cloud across its agencies for increased efficiency and lowering costs. Shifting mission-critical applications to service providers means …

According to a recent guest blog on CrainsDetroit.com, the top ten manufacturing job postings in the Southeast Michigan region are related to the information technology field, including positions such as software developers, computer programmers and system analysts. The Michigan auto and parts manufacturing jobs increased by 22,500 from November 2009-12, according to University of Michigan economist Dan Grimes. High-tech jobs within the manufacturing industry are driven by demand and evolving auto technology – mobile software applications and energy management are …

The latest report from the Ponemon Institute, located in Traverse City, Michigan, sought to analyze trends in cloud computing security among organizations that use software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Only half of organizations are assessing the effect of the cloud on the ability to protect confidential information, and similarly, 51 percent are concerned about the security of cloud computing resources, per usual. Only 43 percent of organizations audit or assess cloud computing resources before …

Forbes.com released an article on Cloud Computing and Enterprise Software Forecast Update, 2012 with tidbits of information about current and projected market growth by different verticals as it relates to IT spending. The takeaways include: Projected 81 percent increase in the global server market from 2011-2016 ($5.2-9.4B), fueled by public and private cloud computing, according to IDC’s Worldwide Enterprise Server Cloud Computing 2011–2015 Forecast. Projected 36 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), cloud management & security devices, and Platform-as-a-Service …

Online Tech COO and President Mike Klein will present at the KBS (Kraft Business Systems) Technology Summit on the benefits of cloud computing for businesses. Held at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, the summit will commence at 7:30 AM ET on Thursday, June 14. Mike will discuss the several business advantages of cloud hosting, including: Reduced Costs Flexibility Increased Storage & Mobility Deploy Projects Faster Shift in Focus for IT Disaster Relief Remote Access Complimentary breakfast and parking available. …

Over 34 percent of IT budgets are spent on cloud computing solutions, according to a recent article by Forbes.com and the IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing study conducted in January 2012. More specifically, the majority of the budgets are allocated for private cloud hosting solutions, at 24 percent, as deduced from the survey of 1,682 IT and business executives. When it came to what type of cloud activity the respondents expected to conduct over the next five years, 27 percent planned …

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