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Insurance is NOT the answer for the cloud

Two weeks ago Dr. Alexander Pasik, CIO of IEEE, posited that businesses would be more inclined to use cloud services if service providers carried insurance against data breaches. We could not disagree more.

Look! Is it an ASP? Is it SaaS? Or is it a Cloud? Two Simple Acid Tests

Countless companies now claim to provide cloud computing-based products. However, at first glance it is easy for ASP- and SaaS-based delivery too look like true cloud computing. How can you tell the difference: with two simple “acid tests.”

What is the difference between Simple ASP and True SaaS?

Many intermingle the terms “Application Service Provision (ASP)” and “Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).” However, these can be very different. It is important to confirm what your getting when you buy and ASP-based solution to ensure you avoid surprise costs…