Why Your SMB Should Relocate to the Cloud The number of decisions small business owners must make is seemingly endless. They are the authority on whom to hire, how to run the business and with whom to do business with, so choosing tech tools may not always be at the top of their priority list. With the use of the cloud on the rise, small business owners are more eager than ever to take advantage of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions – essentially software that is delivered and maintained over the internet rather than running on a server in the office. For
Cloud Networking Changes Everything The public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market is booming and expected to grow by 47 percent, from $6 billion in 2012 to $9 billion in 2013, according to Gartner’s Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 4Q Update. Additionally, the overall public cloud computing market, including software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), IaaS and other related services, will grow from $110 to $131 billion over the same period with a CAGR of 41.3 percent through 2016. While this projected growth is significant, cloud computing still represents less than three percent of the $3.7 trillion spent on IT per year.
Cloud Collaboration – The Necessity Of Teaming Up “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever. For the vast majority of Americans, Michael Jordan needs no introduction. For the very few who haven’t heard of him (is that even possible?), he is the epitome of individual brilliance who has shined brighter on the basketball court than any man before or since. But even for such a paragon of perfection, teamwork was a necessity for success. I’m sure that Jordan’s impressive statistics would be far less impressive if he didn’t have
SaaS on a EULA? Get Some New Pants! A good contract is like a good pair of pants. When the pants fit right and look good, you wear them all the time and hardly notice them. But if they’re too tight, you won’t buy them and if they’re too loose they fall down and leave you exposed. And if they’re just wrong – like trying to pair hockey pants with a suit coat – nobody knows what to do with you. As more and more software companies deliver SaaS instead of software CDs, why do I still see so many
The Service Level Agreement Purchasing goods and services online has become very easy, just a click here and there, input some credentials, and your bank account is now lighter. This is exactly the same with purchasing Cloud Computing services. It has become a bit worrisome if people actually know what they are getting into or are getting their money’s worth. Sure, you have certain expectations on the service based on what the service provider has advertised. But are you absolutely sure that you are getting what you want or need and are you interpreting those service descriptions accurately? That is
Google Cloud Platform – Cloud Services To Go One Up Against AWS Google unveiled its Google Cloud Platform and Google Compute Engine at I/O Conference in San Francisco to take on Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s AWS in the cloud platform. Google said that it has been working on global-scale services for more than fourteen years and launching cloud services is just another step in that direction. Google said that the prime motive behind improvising their cloud services was to open up infrastructure for SMEs and enthusiastic developers. Google’s new Compute Engine provides a sophisticated, highly powerful environment for running virtual