Work Shifting, Business Continuity, And The Cloud Cloud computing’s inherent property of accessibility is one of the key motivators for its adoption by the general public and smaller businesses alike. Businesses and organizations often have offices for all of their employees. But employees are sometimes not able to come to the office to work due to a family emergency, sickness, transport strike, or an extreme weather event. Thanks to cloud computing accessibility and services like Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and application hosting, employees can do their work remotely when they are unable to go to the office. All they
Lessons from the Hobbit for Cloud Computing Education Though he penned it in 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien had much coming for the writer on cloud computing topics of this time and age, in the twenty first century. The Hobbit movie, a Middle earth tale of the coming-out-of-the-hole, fear and snugness of a hobbit which leads to far-reaching exploits that cut across dangerous and fantastic lands, has come out. One can trace parallels between the production and cloud computing, key among these including the following, according to a Windows IT Pro article. Okay, in the beginning “there lived a hobbit in a hole.” This is the
The Storage Wars: Microsoft Hops Onto The Price-shed Bandwagon Last week’s wrap-up of the on-going cloud storage price wars between Google and Amazon ended off with a humble suggestion for Microsoft: wait for nothing and plunge straight into the cloud storage price-drop showdown. It turns out that the software giant actually did make up its mind to join the party real soon, responding to the soaring market competition in style. Microsoft made a pronounced entry into the ballroom by announcing price sheds for its Windows Azure Storage, and that as well, as much as a hefty 28 percent (how’s that for a stunner). “Reducing prices
Renewal And Growth In The Cloud Flow It is almost impossible to exist as a business today without the help of one cloud service or another. Even as individual users, there are cloud services that are simply irreplaceable in making our modern lives possible. But even in the approach we take towards the cloud there are differences that show just how open we are to accepting the cloud revolution. One of the best characteristics of the cloud is its ability to simplify almost any process that we were used to. For companies this means less money spent on software and
Cloud Infographic: Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO) Let’s look at some ways to calculate ROI from cloud computing. Cost savings and rate of adaption. By reducing costs brought about by delays in decision and quick transitioning to new capabilities to keep up with market trends, organizations can rapidly improve the standing of their company against the competition which brings about more revenue quicker and gives them a chance to grab important market share. Total cost of ownership. Because of a virtually non-existent barrier to entry and low technical skill requirement, cloud computing ensures that even non-IT staff can configure and run
The Future Decision Makers in the Cloud: Managing Expectations as Power Shifts from IT to the Executives Could the reign of the IT department over cloud computing business decisions be coming to an end? Writing for ZD Net, Sam Shead reported on a survey that demonstrated a dramatic changing of the guard when it comes to decisions about implementing cloud technologies. Rather than leaders in the IT department, executives are taking charge of critical decisions involving the cloud signaling both the importance of cloud technology and up coming changes in the way this medium will be managed. The report, issued by
A Short Summary: What Is Desktop as a Service? Desktop as a Service or DaaS is a concept put in practice through the cloud computing paradigm and is largely similar to Software as a Service (SaaS). It has the same concept as SaaS, there is a product, and it is not just the software, but the entire desktop environment to be made available on demand to any user regardless of geographical location or organizational separation. Desktop as a service or desktop virtualization uses a client-server model and all computing power being used for processing is that of the server. The client device is merely
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