A few stories that caught our attention this week include how the cloud provides disaster recovery after Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy, the financial industry is utilizing QR Codes to present their services and a study reveals the main uses that organizations are using SharePoint.
In our Follow Friday series, we feature a few industry news finds to share with you. We are constantly finding interesting, fun, exciting, noteworthy, shocking and industry-changing articles all week long on the internet. Check us out every week to see what catches our eye around the web!
The Cloud Provides Disaster Recovery As Hurricane Sandy Rages - CRN
By Jack McCarthy Steven Burke
Although Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast this week, creating widespread damage, cloud networks held up for the most part. The very nature of cloud computing -- the ability to host data center assets off-premise in remote, distributed data centers -- can protect data from a disaster, even if it’s a hurricane that spans several hundred miles.
Auditors, CFOs Boost Their IQs on QR Codes - CIO
By Kathleen Hoffelder
QR codes are spreading to business services, including accounting. The codes can help speed up payment functions, measure parts of marketing budgets and present videos and other information about accounting services. Although selling a product or finding a retail store location are probably the most common uses of QR codes, interest is out there from accountants and CFOs in exploring how to present their firm’s tax or other accounting services through the codes.
SharePoint Costs More than Organizations Realize, Study Finds - Redmond Channel Partner
By Kurt Mackie
The main uses of SharePoint are for housing document libraries and collaborating (88 percent), document repositories (77 percent), business records (56 percent), discussion boards (47 percent), shared calendars (42 percent), MySites (35 percent) and social media (32 percent), according to a recent survey sponsored by Microsoft national systems integrator (NSI) partner Azaleos Corp and conducted by Osterman Research.