Hybrid Cloud for the Next-Gen Enterprises: And why it will be a game changer

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Hybrid Cloud

Cloud is witnessing hyper growth. Forrester Research has predicted that the Cloud market will reach $191 billion by 2020. Clearly, Cloud and Cloud computing applications will play a game changing role in shaping the growth of businesses going forward. One of the reasons behind this exponential growth of the Cloud market is the host of benefits that it offers, especially to small and niche players which include: Continue reading

3 Ways How Cloud applications are Transforming the Mobile Workforce

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Cloud applications for a mobile workforce

Creating virtual office wherever employees go

The rising tempo of Cloud adoption enabling mobile workforce is transforming the way we do business. According to IBM, over the next four years’, workloads hosted on the public cloud will grow by 44%. This means that  almost half of the future mobile workforce will work outside from their office cubicles.Two of the most significant developments in Cloud technology to enable mobile workforce are email management and online work environments. And the third one is mobile security. Continue reading

Information Security – A Collective Responsibility

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Information Security - Collective Responsibility
Security breaches have turned to be regular news headlines. And these breaches occur everywhere, from small to big company, and in every industry, from retail to IT.

The threat posed by cyber criminals to critical IT infrastructure and business interest is a dangerous reality of today. It is further worsened by the fact that many businesses operate in different geographical locations. The applications and systems are accessed from multiple devices making businesses more susceptible to cyber threat than ever before. This has made cyber security a critical board room priority now.

The dual security challenges for organizations:

Nobody wants their business to get hit due to security compromise, and many companies are charting out strategies to deal with increasing cyber threats. Continue reading

SMB Cloud – More than just a Technology Platform

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SMB cloudWhen it comes to small and mid-sized businesses (SMB), cloud is a solution, not just a technology.

There is too much hype around cloud and not all SMB players understand just how moving to the cloud can translate into tangible business benefits for them. They are not interested in what your cloud solution can do – they are only interested in what precisely can your cloud solution do for them. For example: when a farmer in Rajasthan purchases a mobile for the first time in his life, all he expects out of the device is to be able to make calls and pay the bill at the end of the month. He also expects quick problem resolution should something go wrong with his phone. The workings of the mobile tower make no difference to him. Plain and simple! Continue reading

What Makes Hyperconvergence More Flexible Than a Regular Cloud Solution?

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Hyperconvergence

Hyperconvergence is the latest buzzword in the IT sector, especially among data center circles for its capability to seamlessly integrate all IT components. Since the infrastructure solution can be developed, delivered and supported by a single vendor, its operational efficiency and low-cost factors are driving more and more enterprises to adopt this trending technology.

What is Hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence runs as a software-defined data center that provides flexibility and agility to the new-gen businesses solutions. The economic model of hyperconvergence is based on a cloud-like model that mows down data-center expenditures and total ownership cost for the entire solution. The technology has exhibited higher performance, improved agility and increased reliability; attributes that every modern enterprise is in pursuit of. Continue reading

Top 5 IT Challenges for Small and Mid-Sized Business

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With emerging digital disruptions like cloud, mobility, analytics, and social media, IT challenges for Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB) have increased manifold.  They have to adapt to these new changes and ensure business continuity while looking for more growth opportunities.

Today, we bring you the top 5 IT challenges encountered by small and mid-sized business:

Data integrity challenges

70% of small firms that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year. The most common challenge is data loss, majorly due to absence of adequate back up in the first place. The situation gets even more complicated with many increasing data complexities like structuring varied data types from disparate sources. Since most of the SMB don’t have dedicated professionals to deal with data challenges, it becomes difficult to maintain a minimum service level in case of a data disaster.

Downtime issues

The average cost of per-minute downtime was $7,900 in 2013. SMB frequently faces database, hardware, and software downtime than their larger counterparts, as they don’t have the right kind of infrastructure or adequate investment in IT that allows them to maintain full-fledged IT maintenance services. Continue reading

Enterprise Mobility – The Future is Now

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Enterprise mobility - Future is now

The prediction then:“80% of business leaders predict that mobile-first companies will disrupt mature industries in 2013.”

_ 2013, IDC Report

The reality now:

“Enterprise mobility is the manifestation of a much broader shift to new systems of engagement.”

_ 2015, Forrester Report

How mobility is transforming the enterprise today?

Mobile has taken center stage in our lives. Today, mobile devices have become a personal extension. People communicate, share and interact through mobiles. They stay connected to internet 24/7, thanks to mobile. Continue reading

Evolution of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure from Converged Infrastructure

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In infrastructure management, the traditional practice has been to deploy IT resources in isolated fashions to keep pace with the growth of business applications and the mountains of data generated. Each set of resources was dedicated to one particular computing technology or application and could not be adjusted to support varying usage loads.

This style led to high operations costs, reducing productivity, and zero agility. Not surprisingly, according to a 2009 InformationWeek survey, maintenance and operations comprised two-thirds of an average IT budget, with only about a third of the budget left for new IT initiatives. This ratio hardly supported new business initiatives or responded to real application demands. Continue reading

Gamification in ITSM

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Gamification in ITSM

All Companies want to influence and drive both customer as well as employee behaviors to increase profits, cut down risks and enhance brand image.One of the most recent promising approach, which is gaining popularity, is the use of game design techniques and game thinking to enhance non-game applications and processes and make them engaging in order to encourage users to adopt them and it is called “gamification.” Continue reading

Configuration Management: IT Hygiene Reorganized

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Configuration Management

The IT security landscape is in flux and, subsequently, it affects how IT security experts function. Keeping data of companies safe is an increasingly uphill task given the growing number and intensity of threats. Configuration Management is an option that has been ignored for long due to its laborious nature. But, in the future, companies may no longer have this choice.

What is it?

Configuration Management (CM) is a systems engineering process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional and physical attributes with its requirements, design and operational information throughout its life1. In software engineering, software CM tracks and controls changes in software and included revision control. Continue reading