SmartGlance supports both Hosted Model and Onsite Installation (View Architecture)
For customers who feel that they need to keep data within their own premises and need more control, SmartGlance offers an On-Site Solution. You will use your own hardware and we will offer SmartGlance service as a traditional enterprise software package allowing you to expand your reports and data into a cutting edge mobile solution delivered directly to any smartphone. This architecture has two major benefits - (1) Peace of mind (2) Single login/password
Peace of Mind:
Since the SmartGlance server is setup within your own premises, you do not have to worry about security at all. Your company's standard security mechanisms including firewalls will apply. Also, it gives you full control over the data. Overall, you have the peace of mind that your data in not leaving the building.
On-Site SmartGlance server has the option to connect with your Active Directory (AD). Once integrated with AD, users use their current logins and passwords to login to SmartGlance. It is also a single step process to add and delete employees.
Organizations considering using cloud services face making a decision similar to the choice of outsourcing key services. Choosing to place information in the cloud requires an informed decision to transfer operational risk to the cloud provider. Meanwhile, risks to information security and concerns about privacy remain high on the list of issues cloud customers are evaluating. Weighing the benefits and costs of operational risk transference involves closely reviewing trustworthiness of a cloud provider.
Security tends to be something that people focus on a lot, and they should," says Modruson, CIO of Accenture. "You want your information to be secure. " The perception that something under your control is inherently more secure is misguided, he says. Is your money safer in the bank or under your mattress? Cloud vendors, because of their scale, may invest much more in security than a single enterprise ever would, Modruson says. The key is to approach cloud security diligently: test, monitor, review.
The SmartGlance service hosts data on a server owned and operated by Microsoft and located at a Microsoft Data Center in Chicago. The SmartGlance service is also powered by Windows Azure, a cloud services operating system that has numerous security features implemented within the platform.
This strategy eliminates your capital costs completely and reduces the on-going costs significantly. It also places your data with a provider whose trustworthiness and best practices are the best in the world.
No Capital Costs and No On-Going Maintenance costs:
Improve Reliability & Security
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