The storage requirements in businesses are growing manifold with the increasing information that companies access, collect and process. Cloud computing is now a rapidly growing and evolving concept now and its popularity is due to a plethora of advantages. The biggest feature of the cloud is the data accessibility from any part of the world that increases work efficiency and reduces costs of operations in the longer run. Another advantage of cloud storage is that remote data backup on the cloud reduces the costs associated with disaster recovery and backup units. Continue reading
Moving applications to Cloud is a compelling business proposition for many companies. Cloud migration gives companies new opportunities for increasing agility, improving business operations and enlisting more satisfied customers. On the flip side, there are hidden costs and challenges. If you are looking for migrating applications to Cloud, you need to think through the business case properly to make an informed decision. The key idea is to leverage the full benefits of Cloud with minimal disruption to your business operations.Below are 5 key points to consider as you develop your Cloud Migration Strategy:
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
Where businesses need to focus?
ITRC’s latest data breach reports revealed some serious findings: Continue reading
Cloud computing is developing at a fast pace, which is varying job roles in the IT sector. The business requirements also alter with the development of cloud computing. The changes brought in by cloud have affected the jobs being offered in many organisations. Hence, there is a requirement for professionals who can direct the business development than formulating its applications.
Cloud computing is rapidly changing the way organisations function and grow. The main advantages of cloud computing – such as remote access to files and data, easy data management and increased productivity are not only proving beneficial to companies in the long run but also offers better opportunities for managers and executives to upgrade their skills and outperform expectations. Continue reading
In the past, the term ‘cloud computing’ would have raised a few eyebrows in the IT domain. Today, most organizations are very much aware what cloud computing is and the several different cloud service models that are available. Enterprises have gone from asking ‘what is cloud computing’ to creating and executing their own cloud strategy using advanced technologies. When talking about cloud computing, people often view it as a 21st century invention. But going back in time, one will realize that cloud principles have existed in the past. From providing access to a central computer through dummy terminals in the 1940s, creating the concept of virtual machines to execute multiple operating systems simultaneously in the 1970s, and telecommunications offering shared access to users in the 90s, cloud made its presence known at various time periods. Today, this concept has evolved into something that most companies want to invest in because of the reliability flexibility, scalability and efficiency cloud offers. Continue reading
It’s well known that while contemplating a move to Cloud Computing, the first question that decision makers had to answer was – “is it safe?” Notwithstanding all the benefits offered by cloud computing, the proposition of shifting to it became unattractive because of the widespread perception that it would compromise enterprise security. However, there are some indications now that the apprehensions over cloud are clearing up and the industry is ready to foray into the next phase of optimization of resources possessed.While there are organizations that remain circumspect about the security concern related to cloud computing, there are others that hold the contrary view and even perceive the cloud as a security benefit: an investigation by standards body “The Open Group” has revealed that some members adopted cloud services as a way to overcome the lack of security of their own infrastructure. Continue reading
The Era of Cloud Computing is undoubtedly upon us, and with good reason. Moving to cloud may have become more common, but it is still a fundamental change— affecting entire business from within. So, carrying out such an exercise should follow a careful assessment of the company’s business and infrastructure goals. Following the trail that started with Public Cloud and then Private Cloud, the Hybrid Cloud is creating its own niche in the broad field of Cloud Computing.
In a 2015 study published by RightScale, a cloud automation vendor, it assessed how enterprises used cloud computing services and found that 82 percent of them have a hybrid cloud strategy, a sizable jump from 74 percent just a year ago. So, the hybrid approach definitely looks to be the answer to future cloud issues.- Continue reading
Cloud computing and storage means big business and if the following statistics are any indication, it is certainly heading the right way:
- A CompTIA survey reveals over 90% enterprise adoption of Cloud services at some level of business operations.
- Gartner’s research indicated that the market value for Cloud computing today stands at $131 billion.
- 2014 is the first year that has seen 51% of IT applications hosted on the Cloud.
- According to a 2014 SAP survey, 85% of surveyed organizations indicated that predictive analytics positively impacted their businesses.
Given how Big Data, Cloud Computing, Analytics and IoT are being discussed today, a non-technical audience may think they refer to the ephemeral clouds and some voluminous mass of data. In contrast, these terms represent some of the emergent “Technologies and techniques that make capturing value from data at an extreme scale economical.”
Since the operative word that attracts most businesses is ‘economical’, it is not surprising to find many organizations increasingly resorting to such new technologies. Not only do these fit their budgets but they are capable of handling and processing massive volumes of data from diverse sources. They offer real-time information while keeping critical data protected and secure. In fact, one of the most preferred, upcoming technologies in this context is the Cloud, which has been instrumental in generating interest as well as considerable returns on investment from Big Data Analytics. It may be hard to believe given the myths that abound but statistics reveal that the “public Cloud services market is expected to exceed $180 billion by 2016.” Continue reading