A Cure For Small Business IT Aches & Pains: It’s In The Cloud New technology can make the lives of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) more complicated. In a survey conducted by Techaisle, a small and medium sized business (SMB) market research organization, 54 percent of SMBs claimed that their IT difficulties actually increased over the past 3 years. Another 39 percent said these IT struggles outweighed their business challenges. As these small businesses constantly find themselves dealing with IT issues rather than reaping the benefits of these solutions, precious time and resources are being diverted from identifying new market opportunities
Open Source Business Models Open-source business models are employed by companies that rely on development of open source software to make profit. These models are essential for these companies to remain economically viable. These companies are known as Commercial Open Source Software (COSS) or Professional Open Source Software (POSS). The following are some of the models that they use. Dual Licensing: The POSS provide two different licenses for the same open source software. The software is available under both open source and commercial licenses. The POSS make profit by selling software under commercial license. It is important to understand why
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
Key Features Of Cloud Computing The most talked-about term currently in the IT industry is cloud computing. Everyone is thinking about cloud computing from different perspectives. Some emphasize the cost benefits associated with it, while others are still cautious about security and privacy. It has become extremely important to understand the key defining features of cloud computing. 1. Resource Pooling and Elasticity In cloud computing, resources are pooled to serve a large number of customers. Cloud computing uses multi-tenancy where different resources are dynamically allocated and de-allocated according to demand. From the user’s end, it is not possible to know where the
Cloud Computing For Small Businesses And Why Penetration Remains Low Past 2012 In the last decade, cloud computing has become a hot topic, both in the media and at individual level. It’s estimated that close to 80 percent of all modern businesses use a form of cloud computing. The most surprising thing here is that most of them don’t even know they are using it. This has denied most of these businesses a chance to move forward, compete with peers, and grow. In the face of the benefits cloud computing offers to your business, the choices are wide open. However,
Cloud Storage Has Turned Into A Throw Down Between Providers The cloud storage battleground has started to really pick up over the past few years. With more providers entering the marketplace and offering a variety of features (most of which are free), it is no wonder that cloud storage providers are conducting a throw down of their own against the competition. Now with Google’s Drive making its way into the marketplace as well as Microsoft’s SkyDrive, the competition is only going to heat up further. Though there are the bigger cloud storage providers, they are not the only ones out there offering the cloud