Enterprise Adoption

Tune into the Cloud – Something Got Me Started

Grazed from SysConMedia.  Author: Gregor Petri.

By now it is widely acknowledged that cloud enables a fast (agile) start. But more important than a fast start is getting results quickly. We are talking then about high productivity platforms, a category of PaaS. Funnily enough, several cloud providers – such as Microsoft and Google – launched a PaaS platform first and only later – when they saw how quickly the virtual machine based IaaS services from Amazon were becoming popular – technically did a step back to launch a lower level IaaS service.

Achieving cloudiness aspects such as scalability, elasticity, pay for use and service orientation is however quit difficult if your building blocks consist of merely virtual machines and load balancers...

Does the cloud even exist?

 Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Stanton Jones.

As an IT leader, how often have you heard “move it to the cloud” in response to mounting pressures to reduce operational costs and increase delivery speed?   Having grown up in an operational IT role, I'm willing to bet you’ve heard that said hundreds of times by now. Here’s my recommendation: The next time you’re asked this question, respond with something cheeky like, “Which one?” After a few moments of uncomfortable silence, break the tension with a more constructive discussion on the merits of using “a cloud” in lieu of “the cloud.”  Here’s why:
 
“The cloud” is increasingly used as a panacea for nearly all ills associated with legacy computing (as well as legacy IT outsourcing): too expensive, too slow, too complicated. The problem with this approach is that it fails to take into account the nuances inherent in a massive and complex ecosystem with very little standardization...

Rise of cloud computing liberates companies

Grazed from New Zealand Herald.  Author: Adam Gifford.

Chief information officers who have spent years filling up their data centres are now clearing out space so they can do new things.  That's the picture Jim Thompson, chief engineer and vice-president for engineering and supply chain at technology vendor Unisys, brought to last week's ninth annual CIO Summit.

He talked on the rise of the digital business and how that is transforming the data centre.  Data centres, which are like fridges full of computers, have been changing physically anyway under the effect of Moore's Law, which describes the steady rate at which silicon chips become smaller, more powerful and cheaper...

9 Reasons to Choose Cloud Computing

Grazed from The Geek Desire. Author: Editorial Staff.

Data and the process of processing that data is the most vital aspect of any organization. Achieving this in the last time, with least efforts, and finally, at lower costs is all what makes an organization stronger. Cloud computing is the most recent technology, which doesn’t mean anything else but hosting data, or services not on the local storage elements, but the Internet and servers.

Cloud computing came into action some time back when the organizations felt the need of decreasing the hardware costs, improve efficiency in data processing, and keep everything global. Cloud computing also enables an organization to easily access its data anywhere, anytime. You need not carry those sensitive hard disks anymore, but just this access credentials to your cloud server...

Cloud Computing: Acer shifts to IoT with enterprise focus

Grazed from ComputerWorld.  Author: Michael Kan.

 Acer is still producing PCs, but the Taiwanese vendor is far more bullish about the Internet of Things (IoT), a market the company doesn't want to miss out on.  On Thursday, the Taiwanese vendor held a news conference not for a new consumer product, but to promote an upcoming miniature PC that will be sold to developers.

The PC, called the aBeing One, will arrive in the third quarter, and is aimed at developers working in the IoT area. It's designed to connect to smarthome and wearable products, and act as a hub that can analyze incoming data from the devices...

Dropbox opens up on enterprise cloud strategy with security and integration updates

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: James Bourne.

Dropbox has announced new features in administration, security and integration in a bid to change the way the cloud storage provider works for business. The company is introducing tighter account security through two-step verification, tiered administrative controls, as well as an extension to the Dropbox for Business API, with new capabilities for shared folders.

CloudLock, Netskope and SkySync are among the data migration providers who are already beginning to build integrations, alongside Israeli firm Adallom, which recently announced it was looking after the security for Dropbox for Business. “This is a major milestone for Dropbox for Business,” said UK country manager Mark van der Linden...

As Enterprise Cloud Computing Adoption Matures, Investments In Application Development Increase

Grazed from Forbes.  Author: Louis Columbus.

Application development (34%), managed services (27%), ERP implementations (22%) and cloud (20%) are the highest spending priorities for enterprises in 2015 according to the latest Cowen & Company IT spending survey.  53% of enterprises plan to purchase Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) services from an IT services provider.

21% year-over-year spending growth on SMAC technologies is forecast between 2014 and 2015.  Funding is expected to increase 7 to 8 times vs. average IT Services budgets for digital and SMAC-based initiatives this year.  These and other insights are from Cowen & Company’s Mid-Year 2015 IT Spending Survey published May 26th (client access)...

Tune Into the Cloud: Thinking out (c)loud

Grazed from SysConMedia.  Author: Gregor Petri.

Unlike in the current hit song “Thinking Out Loud” – where singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran declares his love to last to well into his seventies – it remains to be seen how long the love will last when it comes to “Thinking of Cloud”. IT loves are often short-lived.

In fact so short, we call them hypes. At Gartner we even created the hype cycle, a curve that shows how after a first spark (the technology trigger) many new infatuations quickly reach the peak of unreasonable expectations followed by a period of considerable disillusionment. In that hype cycle cloud computing is now at the beginning of the plateau of productivity (or as Sheeran would say more poetically: the beginning of lasting love)...

How do you avoid cloud evaporation?

Grazed from CCI. Author: William Rabie.

The pace of businesses migrating to the cloud is accelerating. In the UK in particular there certainly seems to be a larger and faster adoption of cloud services. A recent survey from the Cloud Industry Forum stated that more than eight out of ten UK companies currently store some or all of their data in the cloud. Published in May this year, the research found that 84% of firms have now adopted one or more cloud services – that’s up from 78% in June 2014 and an increase of 75% since 2010.

These statistics don’t surprise me at all. With increased cloud adoption we are also seeing an acceleration of take up of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). Whether safeguarding against human error, cyberattacks, small scale events or even big natural disasters, companies are now turning to DRaaS as a way to avoid serious risk without breaking the bank...

Cloud Computing: What future ready enterprise means to me

Grazed from TechPageOne. Author: Daniel Newman.

We are in a world that knows no bounds. Technology is driving the growth engine, helping small companies become large enterprises faster than ever before. Companies like Uber and Airbnb quickly grew from humble startups to major market players in their industries. What catapults their growth? It’s that these brands have an eye for the future. This insight works in their benefit. However, it’s not just what you know about the future; it’s also prepping for the future. This sets a future-ready company apart from ones that are not...

Focus on the next, not just the now

To #BeFutureReady, an enterprise needs to be constantly looking to see what lies ahead. Everybody can see what’s directly in front of them, but how many know what’s coming up next? Technology allows us to see further into the future, but it’s also a moving target. Traditionally, companies purchase the latest tech every five years. Now, businesses need to keep their ears firmly to the ground to get the latest tech trends before competitors...

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