Solving Problems On The Cloud Part 2: PaaS Adoption Rates Lag Behind SaaS, Again Continued From Part 1 In the 1920s Gestalt Psychologists developed the concept that by reimagining a difficulty one could solve a problem. This meant restructuring a problem’s components by recasting one’s mental picture. Perhaps this is what’s needed when it comes to PaaS. With advent of the personal computer, the business dynamics of the cloud have long since moved away from its original expectations, but its return to the original vision may arrive sooner than we think. The idea then was a handful of networks running the
Companies That Pass On UCaaS Don’t Know What They’re Missing This post is sponsored by CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. As the helicopter hovers above the water, a young lieutenant checks his HUD. It shows an altitude at 8 meters with wind gusting at 17 knots. His eyes flick to the right and he checks his position. Right on target. “Team Alpha, this is Bravo. Are you ready?” The diver receives an affirmative response. But then a warning sounds, followed by a computerized voice: Priority message alert – Rescue target identified as known drug smuggler. Proceed with caution. “Did you hear that, Alpha?
The Sky is Infinite: Storage in the Cloud In the early age of computers, storage was a precious commodity. Programs were written with such tight coding so as to take as little memory and storage as possible. As technology advanced, storage and memory expanded, with the option for additional memory to be connected physically. Even this solution had limits and it requires carrying around USB memory sticks or portable hard drives. Imagine being able to save terabytes of data and have it available anywhere. Welcome to the age of cloud storage. File hosting used to be viable option only for
Cloud Collaboration: The Explosion Of Human Knowledge The Power of Me We This post is sponsored by the CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. “Are you a team player?” – If you’ve interviewed for any position in the last five years, chances are you would have heard this question. But have you ever wondered what has made teamwork more important in business over the last few years? Why is collaboration between people (Power of We) more valued over individual brilliance today (Power of Me)? I believe that the growing importance of teamwork in business can be traced back to two phenomena – one, the explosion of human knowledge
IBM Launches Global Initiatives To Help Managed Service Providers Capture Burgeoning Cloud Opportunity Comprehensive Program Arms IBM’s Global Ecosystem to Deliver A Simplified Approach to IT WALTHAM, MA — September 26, 2012 — IBM today announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is aimed at further expanding IBM’s cloud ecosystem, enabling organizations to develop solutions and services on IBM SmartCloud and PureSystems, built on open standards. As more clients embrace cloud computing, they are looking to local technology providers known as Managed Service Providers (MSP) to help them
Simple Ways For Businesses To Leverage The Cloud For A Competitive Advantage Cloud computing is one of the best technologies of the century. It allows companies to leverage their computing functions on other company’s servers. When corporations, small businesses, or nonprofit organizations adopt this technology, they get many benefits. The common ones are streamlined costs, efficiency, and security. This article looks at ways businesses can boost their competitive advantage by adopting cloud computing services. Cutting costs with cloud computing Cloud computing allows a business to use other company’s hosted software and hardware at a lower price than the one for
Cloud Stakeholders Paint A Picture Of Trends In The Latter Half Of 2012 There has been much ado about the direction that cloud computing is heading after it has received rave reviews. This trend seems to be at its hottest pitch, with companies from all sectors now showing more interest than ever to join the cloud. In mid June 2012, North Bridge Venture Partners revealed the results of a survey that sought to find out what business leaders see in the cloud, at least in the near future. It emerged that 50 percent of stakeholders in the tech sector believe