The Cloud For Young Entrepreneurs The next generation of outstanding businesspeople will have mastered the cloud, without a doubt. But these businesspeople aren’t just the set of twenty- and thirtysomethings who were wise enough to capitalize on cloud as its import became clearer. The young among us will also stand out among the crowd as they delve into how much cloud computing can offer their seedling enterprises. The moms and dads of potential business powerhouses parent their young with classic cliches of resilience: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Thanks to cloud computing, these youngsters can sell that lemonade
Research Report: Feds Rejoice The Cloud Way, With $5 bn In Annual Savings Statistics have it that the federal government is enjoying a definite cutback in expenditure, estimated to be $5.5 billion per annum as an outcome of their thoughtful shift towards cloud-based services. The numbers have been accumulated by interviewing 108 federal CIOs and IT managers. On top of that, an increased aggression in the pro-cloud stir is expected to result in annual savings mounting to a mammoth $12 billion. Entitled “Cloudy with a Chance of Savings”, the research report was published by MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange, and the
SaaS Business Apps Drive SMB Cloud Computing Adoption Much of cloud computing’s infancy was fueled by software development firms, enterprise tech companies, and large financial institutions. IBM sparked the trend in 2003 with its on-demand computing initiative. By late 2005, Amazon recognized the potential market for IaaS and PaaS solutions and launched its EC2 service less than a year later. Fast forward five years, and almost every tech startup relies in some way on EC2, Windows Azure, Google Apps Engine, or similar IaaS and PaaS services. But it’s SaaS solutions—and their popularity with SMBs—that have driven cloud computing adoption and
Customers and the Cloud: What Has It Done for Them Lately? Too often, in my opinion, does the conversation on cloud computing circle around the gurus on the top and the fanboys that chase their coattails. Cloud is no different than any other technological revolution in that it provides a nurturing forum for otherwise outcast yet knowledgeable nerds to unite in esoteric discourse. But people, the nerds aren’t alone in purchasing cloud product. They don’t even comprise the majority of cloud consumption. That distinction falls to that lowly, knowledge-challenged, directionless and impressionable flock of sheep known as the general public.
Emerging Markets Emerge Leaders in Cloud Computing Adoption – I Even ignoring my love for alliterations (“emerging leaders emerge leaders”), there’s no denying that developing nations are taking to cloud computing with greater vigor than developed economies. A recent study by Indian IT consulting giant Tata Consultancy Services, a company that is doing groundbreaking work in this field (See: InstaCompute: Simple & Instant Cloud Computing) and featured prominently in an earlier article about the growth of cloud computing in India (See: Is India The Next Cloud Computing Superpower?), has revealed that companies in Latin America (LatAm) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) far outrun Europe and the US
Cloud Anti-spam as an Alternative Anti-spam Technology Organizations with the flexibility to take advantage of cloud-based technologies, and without any legal or policy requirements to keep their email servers in-house, can find that cloud anti-spam solutions are a great fit for their messaging hygiene. Spam, phishing, and malware can consume significant resources when it comes to the bandwidth to transfer them, the disk space to store them, and the CPU and RAM required to scan them, and ultimately you are going to delete almost all of that junk. With cloud anti-spam, you can keep all that digital trash as far
Five Cloud Computing Trends Until 2015 With the continuous monitoring of trends and updates for cloud computing, service providers will be able to avoid expensive mistakes. These providers won’t be able to miss any opportunity the market is offering for the succeeding years. Gartner Inc., a world-renowned advisory and research company in the field of information technology, has outlined five trends which can affect cloud strategy up to 2015. According to David Cearly, Gartner fellow and vice president, cloud computing has changed the ways businesses and individuals choose to deliver or acquire IT services with less emphasis on traditional hardware
Microsoft’s Biggest Client, or Just a PR Stunt? – Part II This is the concluding part of a two-part article. For the first part, please see Microsoft’s Biggest Client, or Just a PR Stunt? – Part I . There is another possibility at play here. If Microsoft manages to sell the viability of its cloud offerings to the Indian government, this freebie can actually result in paying contracts in other areas. And as we all know, governments are big spenders, even on information technology (See: How Much Can the US Government Save By Going to the Cloud?). Getting buy-in is important