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Cloud computing

News, opinion pieces and case studies aimed at helping members gain a better understanding of cloud services.

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Banking on the cloud

Tim Fouracre explores the notion of accounting banks and how they could revolutionise the way we manage our finances in the future.

Cloud adoption

Read our three guides to cloud adoption – what are the risks and how to choose a cloud platform?

GDPR – Client files

Helpsheet issued by ICAEW’s Technical Advisory Service to help ICAEW members to understand the requirements of the GDPR as it relates to client files applied to common situations experienced by a member.

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Private cloud choices: Private cloud makes consumption of storage easier for the user and simplifies delivery for the IT department

In this article, the author discusses the features required for private cloud storage and the existing products offered by suppliers. It highlights the self-service storage architecture in the form of application programming interfaces (APIs) and command line interfaces (CLIs), elasticity and its service levels. It mentions the main considerations for private cloud storage including service catalogue, multi-tenancy and quality of service (QoS)..

Why you really need cloud to cloud backup

The article discusses the emergence of cloud-to-cloud backup. Topics discussed included cloud-to-cloud backup for full protection of data generated by cloud-based applicaitons; advantages of cloud-to-cloud backup over local backups and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers’ own offerings; and cloud service having multiple datacentres and multiple redundant data stores to ensure business continuity.

Plan your move to the cloud

The article discusses the importance for business companies to have a proper plan when considering to adopt cloud services. The experiences of several chief information officers (CIO) in dealing with the challenges and complexities associated with the adoption of the cloud are offered.

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