Organizations migrate to the cloud to achieve cost-efficiency, higher application performance and scalability. It is a complex process and enterprises must plan carefully for successful migration. The benefits of inter-operability, security, responsive service levels, along with a variable cost structure for both services and assets in cloud will make it easier for the IT leaders to take up the cloud journey. Some of the key IT imperatives which lead an organization to embrace cloud services are: Continue reading
The cloud is an invaluable solution for today’s evolving business needs, but adopting the cloud platform can spell big changes for an organization. Here are some factors businesses should seek clarity about before moving their workloads and applications to the cloud.
Cloud pricing model structure
Adopting cloud has the benefit of reducing costs drastically. Paradigm of cloud is scalable based on the needs of the business. However, the minimum threshold quantity for the IT economics should be worked out with the Cloud Service Providers. It is advisable to understand the pricing models of cloud providers for Infrastructure, Platform and Application that can unearth key pricing assumptions and hidden fees of subscription if any. In many a cases the software is provided at a nominal rate but the security, auditing and archiving aspects of the subscription are heavily priced. A keen understanding of the pricing model will help the decision makers to list the needs and break the pricing structures before they make their decisions.
Possibility of breaking the components
Cloud presents the option of breaking up the components and subscribing them as per the needs of the enterprise. While the market is mature to give an itemized level costing for Infrastructure, Platform and Software – choosing support services for each of these categories in the form of a Service Catalog is still a challenge. IT leaders should look for reducing service costs also while breaking up their needs on services. For example: A workload may need Disaster Recovery Drill once in a year whereas the backup restore verification service may be subscribed quarterly. Allowing the IT leaders to choose the components across the stack of cloud from Infrastructure to Services and an itemized invoicing helps in better charge back mechanisms and optimizing the budgets.
Experimenting on newer paradigms
Internet of Things, Analytics, Mobile Application Marketplace are some of the paradigms that make cloud platform their foundation. Many of the cloud providers as part of their portfolio expansion offer to use and evaluate these newer services at no costs or lower costs to promote their business. IT leaders should be equipped to understand and identify such possible services when they speak to their cloud service providers and utilize their roadmap to suit their needs.
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2016 witnessed a huge number of enterprises shifting their businesses to cloud based architecture. Experts believe 2017 will be an even bigger year in terms of cloud adoption. And, one of the biggest factors driving this change will be cloud architecture vendors competing to provide infrastructure-as-a-service at lower costs. Continue reading
Enterprise mobility is taking the IT world by storm. One of the most prominent trend shifts over the last year has been the wide-ranging adoption of enterprise mobility in the business world. An on-the-ground transformation of this trend has been the shift away from the tunnel-like focus on mobile applications. A complete digital transformation is required within the enterprise, and enterprise mobility is a definite way forward. Continue reading
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 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
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
In a technology world, where change is the only constant, it is hazardous to forecast how technology will play out in 2016. However, the disruptions will be an extension of trends that took off in 2015, albeit with higher adoption rate and stronger reinforcements.
The top 5 technology trends India can expect to see in 2016 are:
Mobile will get bigger and more diverse. And it doesn’t just mean the rising number of smartphone users, but also the host of other reasons behind this growth. Continue reading
In the current digitalized world, businesses are encountering some big challenges.
- Business must be in constant touch with their customers
- Customers are looking for fast and quick solutions
- Real-time information is the key to give real-time solutions
- Employees must be empowered to work form anywhere, anytime
- Scalability is the key to meet rising and unexpected business demands
- Enterprises don’t have the time, money and expertise to design, develop and deploy all business software and IT platforms
What does it mean for the businesses? They must be able to function faster in lesser time with fewer resources, greater flexibility and high-performance level. Continue reading
2015 was the year of technology disruptions. This past year has made businesses rethink strategies and forced many top executives to change their outlook towards the markets, technologies, competition and most importantly, customer behavior. Many of these technological trends created tectonic shifts deeply unsettling the existing business models and impacting them in unprecedented ways.Organizations had to reset their strategies based on the rapidly changing technological landscape, and align it with their business goals. Continue reading