I love finding validation for my business ideas, especially when it comes from such a respected resource as AICPA. Recently, an article was posted under their "The Practicing CPA" column called "Improving Your Firm's Technology Strategy by Dispelling Myths". In his article, Donny Shimamoto, brings up 4 points that we come across all too often.
Disaster Recovery ain’t what it used to be. Long gone are the days where a DR solution cost over a hundred thousand dollars and predominantly relied on tape backups. With the onset of cloud computing, today’s DR landscape has dramatically changed.
From hosting websites, email, applications and online file storage, the cloud has become a popular alternative to traditional IT services among businesses. In fact, it is almost impossible to find a company’s data center that does not employ cloud-based services of some kind.