Demystifying Power BI

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Microsoft Power BI

Moving from Opinion-Driven to Data-Driven – The Way to Strategic Business Decision!

Data has become the new battlefield in today’s competitive business environment. More and more enterprises are leveraging Business Intelligence (BI) tools to combat data explosion and make sense out of it.

Some of the current business challenges on analytics: Continue reading

Do the New Paradigms of SMAC Improve Productivity of Enterprises?

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SMAC
An omnipresent internet has enabled corporates and communities to connect, collaborate and communicate regardless of geography. Multiple case studies have shown the increasing power of technology to achieve the outcomes, and bring in a viral response for the greater good. Continue reading

Why Microsoft Cloud is a Dream for Start-ups

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microsoft cloud for startups

Why Cloud is the best option for startups?

One of the biggest challenges for start-ups is the lack of resources to procure and manage IT resources.  A start-up with only 10 or 20 employees usually end-up dealing with an avalanche of IT tasks like website hosting, data storage, BYOD, CRM applications, numerous communication channels, online collaboration tools, payment processing and more. That’s where Cloud solutions can come into action. Continue reading

Why Cloud Makes Sense for Small and Medium Businesses

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 cloud for SMB

Numbers don’t lie! The SMB Cloud market is growing faster than ever…

At present, the SMB market for Cloud-based software is pegged somewhere around $28 billion. In 2015, the SMB market was at $25.2 billion, and it is expected to reach $34.9 billion by 2018, according to a new report from Cloud software specialist Odin.

RightScale’s annual State of the Cloud Report™ for 2016 has also some interesting numbers to share – 82 percent of enterprise companies have a multi-Cloud strategy (or hybrid Cloud). For SMBs, research finds that overall multi-Cloud adoption has risen from 58 percent to a staggering 71 percent year-on-year. Continue reading

3 Key Innovations That Changed Data Centers Forever

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Data Center Innovations

Before we discuss the innovations that changed data centers forever, let us consider the following average annual growth rate (AAGR) workloads on data centers:

  • 10% in server workloads
  • 20% in power demands
  • 35% in network bandwidth
  • 50% in storage

_ David J. Cappuccio, Gartner Continue reading

Can Data Centers Meet the Growing Expectations?

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Top Data Center Trends to Watch out for in 2016

Data centers are both shrinking and expanding simultaneously. They are becoming smaller and leaner, and yet the performance is getting better and efficient.

Forward-thinking enterprises and industry leaders have started to overhaul their current data centers with technologies like virtualization & hybrid cloud solutions. There are two specific reasons behind this move:

  1. Cloud provisioning, expanding adoption of Social Media & Mobility, ballooning Big Data, increasing Automation & Analytics, and the constant need to do more with less – have become the new business challenges.
  2. Most of the data centers are dangerously outdated to handle these dynamic challenges.

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Leading Global Food Chain Restaurant Increase Revenue by 15% with Advanced IT Management

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IT Management

How CMS IT Fixed the IT issues of 50 stores of a global food chain restaurant and increased the revenue by 15% of 200 stores in return.

What was going wrong for the client?

Our client is a leading global fast food chain restaurant serving a huge market in India. As their business expanded, more stores were introduced in the tier II and tier III Indian cities. Soon they were faced with challenges of broken service streams due to several IT issues, resulting in business downtime and customer dissatisfaction. The client identified 50 of their stores with IT issues and approached CMS IT Services for potential solutions. Continue reading

The Emergence of the CSO and the future of Data Security

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future of data security

Data is the essence of all businesses across the world. Protecting it from theft, exploitation, and misuse is now top priority for the organization. Client data that has been hacked can wipe out crores  in revenues, and stolen intellectual property can impact competitive advantage. This can lead to needless privacy abuses that bring scrutiny and penalties from regulators, causing damage to the organization’s reputation.

Managing data is no longer confined to the multifaceted ecosystem of privacy-conscious consumers, digital staff and suppliers; data today is fuelled by mobility and the cloud. Perimeter-based security is no longer applicable. Data-centric security, where security is positioned closer to the data itself, is now the new reality.

The future of data security

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Technology for Sustainable Cities

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Technology for Sustainable Cities

A scene from the future

In today’s building boom, high-rise structures are all like small townships, with households, shops, workspaces – even parks and farms – all under a single roof. The spaces around us are malleable, designed to suit our needs. In place of owning stuff, we pay to use a space or a product, then return it, give it away, or recycle after use. People can car pool as a matter of course, and even rent out space in community gardens. We even order products from each other’s community farms! Continue reading

Converged IT infrastructure Vs. Hyperconvergence

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Hyperconvergence

Gone are the days of struggling with complex hardware, software and data integration, and piecing together makeshift data centre systems. Convergence has arrived — in the form of hyper-converged and converged IT infrastructures –with greater and effective benefits for your data centre systems. Streamlining of management, scalability and expenditure are all the dynamics concerned when an enterprise has to decide on whether or not to go for converged IT infrastructure vs. Hyperconvergence. Continue reading