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50% of Businesses Use Cloud Services to Store Sensitive Data

Here’s a roundup of today’s hottest IP news from the Twitterverse:

  • Almost half of organizations are now using the cloud to store sensitive or confidential data. Ponemon Institute’s “Encryption in the Cloud” survey showed that more organizations trust the cloud, and another one-third of the survey’s respondents said that they plan to transfer sensitive data to the cloud within the next two years.
  • The Cloud Industry Forum advised organizations that adopt cloud to educate employees about the new technology. Martin O’Donnell, Cloud and Hosting Services director at Phoenix, says, “Education of staff is essential — the move to a cloud platform will mean a fundamental change to how services are deployed, and as a result the flexible benefits of this on-demand cloud technology come with responsibility that needs to be appropriately cascaded to all teams involved. Existing processes will need to be shored up and new processes developed to support a new way of working with IT resources.”
  • AudioCodes and IntelePeer released the slides from their presentation, SIP Trunking: Considerations for Replacing PRIs with SIP. The presentation features a case study about an insurance provider that achieved $172K monthly savings from SIP. The insurance provider realized the bulk of these savings by replacing its existing service provider.
  • If you’d like to find out how much you can save with SIP trunking, check out the XO Communications SIP Savings Estimator. Simply enter your number of employees, number of locations and percentage of intracompany long-distance calls, and the tool will calculate your potential savings.
  • And finally, the number of IP-connected security cameras is on the rise. According to Axis Communications, only 40% of all security cameras are connected to the web. However, this number is expected to increase as IP-connected security cameras become more affordable and provide higher-quality video.
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