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Self-powered Cloud Systems? Perhaps…

publicado por Garrett O'Brien

LiveOffice, a SaaS provider of email archiving, was bought recently by Symantec for $115 million. Not to be confused with Microsoft Live nor Microsoft Office, LiveOffice offers both cloud and on-premise email archiving. They have established themselves as a value-added service in managing the implementation from current provider to cloud provider by almost eliminating all risk of losing sensitive information during such processes.

This manageability and agility of LiveOffice also provides an unexpected bonus. Remember, the provide archiving to both on-premise and cloud environments. Let’s say you have a primary cloud-based e-mail hosting service, and are using LiveOffice to archive your e-mail. And as Amazon and a few others have experienced, you e-mail hosting services experiences a power outage. In most cases, that’s like being in a sail boat and suddenly and without warning finding yourself without a hint of wind anywhere — nothing can move, you’re dead in the water.

However, with LiveOffice, there’s a difference. If you are using LiveOffice, they keep all your e-mail configurations updated in their system in order to properly archive the messages and attachments — they do this whether you have elected an on-premise or cloud archive system. This means when your primary e-mail provider has lost power, LiveOffice can be your backup. Your company is still able to continue messaging and sending attachments until the primary provider has regained their power (LiveOffice can do this from the archive). Once your e-mail provider is back online, the emails between the last archive and the time of the power outage are moved to the archive — or can be made available for a while longer.

This places a whole new perspective on cloud systems. If the architecture is properly constructed, then archiving systems (or even backup systems) can become a parallel auxiliary system. That being the case, then the logistics that everyone will need to consider when hiring a cloud-based archive provider (that has a on-premise option as well), would be the same as any real estate – location, location, location. This would truly revolutionize the cloud systems into a more stable and trusted system when a power outage is experienced.

What are your thoughts? What do you see as a benefit of similar cloud services such as LiveOffice? What are other cloud services might be able to emulate the possibilities that LiveOffice provides? Let us know!

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Garrett O'Brien é consultado por implementações SIRH pelas empresas e as empresas (Fortune 100, 500 e 1000) desde 1991. Seus clientes anteriores incluem Lubrizol, ADP, Case New Holland, a Cushman & Wakefield, MAHLE, Honeywell International, Sodexho, e muitos outros localizados em os EUA Garrett é • Editor e escritor de 4 blogs mundiais focada em SIRH e gerenciamento de projetos, que são lidos em 160+ países • Exec VP para EUA CGServices enfocando multi-fornecedor, o sistema de multi-linha para sistemas HRIS • membro do Conselho de Gerson Lehrman Group Conselho, o que ajuda a instituições dos líderes mundiais se reunirem, engajar e gerenciar os especialistas em uma ampla gama de setores e disciplinas. Garrett se concentra em SIRH global Garrett está trabalhando em alguns projetos em Brasil. Um deles é focando as melhorias necessárias na gestão de projetos, especialmente as fases mais iniciais. O outro projeto se concentra no uso de tecnologia dentro do sistema de ensino para melhorar a educação de tecnologia para estudantes e professores. Ambos os projetos serão locais no Brasil, mas será global em perspectiva. Atualmente, o Sr. O'Brien reside em o estado de São Paulo e funciona a partir de Home Office. Não hesite em contactar-lo diretamente no LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/garrettobrien/pt) ou por e-mail (gobrien@thehrisworld.com) twitter: @thehrisworld @hriscareerworld @thw_research @thwrn_news

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  • Muito boa colocaçao. Veja meu artigo sobre Cesar Asfor Rocha respondendo a todas as duvidas
    que as pessoas podem buscar. Facilita muito encontrar as informaçoes necessaria em pouco tempo.

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