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RSS Has Developed a Whitepaper on the State of the Cloud in 2014, in conjunction with a research partner, recently developed a whitepaper on the State of the Cloud in 2014 and a website,, to educate business owners on the importance of cloud computing. Cloud computing can be a powerful tool, and in 2014, every financial professional should be thinking of ways it can benefit their organization. Cloud services have become an important part of the technology landscape. In 2014, experts are predicting an increase in migration to cloud-based computing, but security and compliance remain amongst the top concerns.

With cloud computing, a business contracts with a third-party provider for technology services, generally paying a monthly subscription fee. This eliminates the need for a business to purchase, house, and maintain their own IT infrastructure and support staff on site, potentially leading to cost savings and operational efficiencies.'s research partner conducted extensive research in developing this whitepaper. Readers will learn three major areas of cloud computing that concern businesses today; cloud market valuation; leaders in IAAS; leaders in SAAS; and leaders in cloud hosting for SMBS/DAAS, which include:

  • ExternallT
  • VMWare Desktone
  • DinCloud
  • CloudBees
  • Egnyte
  • OneLogin

Suzanne Rudin of LLM Capital Partners LLC says, "'s 100% cloud based solution we chose is a perfect fit for our entire team. It provides safe and fast access to all company data and email regardless of location. The Customer Service team is responsive, knowledgeable and above all helpful. No more IT related headaches, wasted down time and needless capital expenses. The transition was quick, painless and I felt very confident throughout the process. If you are considering moving towards cloud computing I highly recommend as the company to go with.  There are many vendors out there vying for your business and all will tell you they have the best solution for you. We are very happy with our decision to go with and confident we did indeed find the best solution." concludes the whitepaper with predictions for 2014, which they concurred from their extensive research. As cloud computing becomes more affordable and powerful, businesses will find it a more enticing option than on-site solutions. When cloud affordability is coupled with the fact that software and hardware prices will continue to rise, 2014 will likely become the year that smaller businesses begin make the move, as well.

The war between cloud services providers will benefit businesses, who will enjoy cost savings as competing provider's battle to win them over. This makes 2014 a great year for companies to consider moving their entire computer infrastructure to the cloud. Cloud service providers can offer reliability and security that many businesses are unable to support in existing environments. For larger businesses, it is increasingly becoming clear that outsourcing operations to a cloud service provider is a more attractive option than buying hardware and software, and hiring, retaining, and managing IT staff long-term.

To download the whitepaper, visit
Published Thursday, January 16, 2014 6:30 PM by David Marshall
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