Why Liaison’s Acquisition Of Hubspan Is Good For Cloud Integration Last week, you may have read about Liaison Technologies’ acquisition of Hubspan and wondered why? After all, the companies share many similarities in cloud integration and cloud services brokerage (CSB) offerings, so is Liaison simply trying to knock out a strong competitor? The answer is an unequivocal “no.” In truth, we’ve been dancing around the idea of combining our two companies for a few years now. A mutual respect grew as we discovered how close we are in our approach to the market and to serving our customers, but the time simply wasn’t right
The Cloud Is Going Global – Cloud Computing Developments From A Geographical Perspective Interesting developments and predictions in the cloud computing industry! We are witnessing a new era in the way computing is performed worldwide, as evidenced by the growing propensity among consumers and enterprises to access their information technology resources through cloud computing. A Market Research Media survey says the cloud market will reach 270 billion dollars in 2020. Forrester is slightly less optimistic, predicting that the market will approach 241 billion dollars by that time. Visiongain thinks the cloud services market will be worth about 83 billion dollars
Cloudless Europe: Most Europeans Have Yet To Hear Of Cloud Computing Europe has been at the forefront of global development, having led the colonization of a huge portion of the world. Economic and social empowerment has been on an upward scale, making it a developed country. Surprisingly, a huge proportion of the population is yet to venture into cloud computing. Considering that, there is only one Europe, and most of us would not expect such slow uptake of a game-changing innovation, let me state that again. A study by BSA, 34% of Europeans were aware of cloud computing service and had actually consumed such.
Cloud Computing: A Quiet Game Changer In Education? Cloud computing or simply ‘the cloud’ as is often referred to in IT circles, is increasingly changing the education landscape. Many classroom educators didn’t see this coming, safe of course for a selected few technology professors who have consistently sought to bring the light of cloud to the academia. But isn’t this the beauty of technology? It sneaks into hitherto organized systems, rips them apart, and creates new opportunities that only the wise can grab upfront and walk to the bank. This is the exact kind of ‘harm’ that cloud computing is
Companies That Are Revolutionizing Cloud Computing As cloud computing continues its rapid growth in the public consciousness, industry leaders know they must be consistently fast and innovative with ideas, products, and services. A company that is slow to react to the ever-emerging changes and challenges will find itself quickly playing a dangerous game of catch-up. Three of the biggest names in setting the industry pace, EMC, Amazon, and Cisco have all made headlines in recent months for their newest contributions to the cloud sector. Earlier this summer, EMC made a splash with their acquisition of Syncplicity, a cloud storage company.
Moving In To The Cloud? Choose Wisely Most organizations which have entered into cloud computing are seeking a competitive advantage. Sooner or later, cloud computing will graduate from a strategic imperative to an operational norm. Regardless of the rationale behind the migration, it is important for any organization to be well aware of the intricacies and elements of cloud computing before committing resources and expectations. Stakes are always high, and the nature of the choices we make has a major impact on the future. The cloud computing transition has dawned upon most organizations, immediately following the internet transition. Regardless of the change, there is association
What Does The Wizard Of Woz Have Against Cloud Computing? – Part 2 This is the concluding part to an earlier article (See: What Does the Wizard of Woz Have Against Cloud Computing? – Part 1). Now that we know what Steve Wozniak, one of the greatest technical minds of our time, had to say about cloud computing (and why he said it), let us look at the issue through several different lenses. One is the lens of frivolity. This may be an easy way to dismiss Wozniak’s criticisms by citing the casual nature of the interaction and the range of
What Does The Wizard Of Woz Have Against Cloud Computing? – Part 1 When Steve Jobs died last year, the world mourned. And rightfully so. Very few in the history of personal computing and consumer electronics have had as profound an influence as Jobs, and his journey to make Apple the most valuable company in the world, even after being forced to leave the company he co-founded followed by his triumphant return, is a lesson that will be taught to business leaders for generations. Even before the anointment of Jobs as the “Father of the Digital Revolution” after his death, he was edified as