Smooth BPM The Silver Lining Of Cloud Computing Businesses rely on the implementation of processes. Cloud-based software provides a way for easy management and alleviates issues companies face trying to improve these processes, particularly when it comes to prototyping and modeling. A question many businesses are trying to address is: How can cloud ensure smooth Business Process Management? The speed of getting started is a huge benefit of bringing cloud technology to BPM. Typically, BPM-in-the-cloud providers offer this capability “as a Service,” meaning that companies can start with BPM without the need to install and set up the software themselves.
Wall Of Confusion And The DevOps Tea Party As an I.T management model that expands on the Agile Development framework, DevOps has seen much increase in hype in the last two years. In contrast to how Social Media and the Web 2.0 concept defined content generation and content consumption, the collective approach to I.T operations and software development systems looked to enhance the systems based approach to building and operating software systems. The critical acclaim that DevOps received beyond its initial steps were further endorsed by movements like DevOps Days and DevOps Meetups, with each of these movements consistently gaining
IBM Delivers New Services to Help Clients Move Enterprise Applications to the Cloud Financial, healthcare, government and electronics clients tap IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+; IBM SmartCloud for SAP applications is now available globally ARMONK, N.Y. – 29 January 2013: IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced global availability for its cloud service on five continents—plus a new center opening in Spain– based on its industry-leading sourcing business to host SAP® applications and other core operations. Now clients can turn to cloud computing for enterprise applications while they reduce the overall cost of IT and at the same time, expand online access, while they invest
Software Overload: Containing The Cloudy Chaos There is little argument about whether business applications are useful in cutting costs and boosting profits. Even small businesses are at a serious disadvantage if they don’t make use of any. Most small businesses start out with simple accounting software and an office suite. As a business grows, it begins to incorporate more and more applications to suit the needs of a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) such as customer relationships managing, human resources, and shopping cart software, etc. On top of those, large businesses employ applications designed for business process management, enterprise resource
Cloud Computing Won’t Kill IT, But It’ll Definitely Transform It Around the country, many corporate and small business IT professionals are downright scared about the future of their careers. Due to slow adoption in the corporate world and general unfamiliarity with administrating cloud services in the small business sector, the IT field has yet to undergo any massive shifts. But IT workers shouldn’t count on that pattern holding forever. According to Gartner’s research director, Bryan Britz, “Public cloud adoption is accelerating and public cloud services do, and will, cannibalize IT services spending in the coming years.” In other words, more
Open Source Software In Cloud Applications Providers of cloud-based solutions will bring in more than $241 billion in 2020, according to Forrester Research’s report on “Sizing the Cloud”. Since the emergence of cloud solution providers like Amazon, Rackspace, IBM and Microsoft, software development and deployment is increasingly taking place in the cloud. And, in the next few years, we are likely to see more and more innovative technology companies completely suspended in the cloud. What makes the cloud particularly attractive to enterprises is that it enables companies to lease access to infrastructure, platforms and software, drastically reducing their overall operating
Telecommuting: Everyone Wins Work From Home Cloud Computing Options Cloud computing is all the rage If you have the chance to work from home would you? Many people would say yes, and with good reason. You can make your own hours, dress how you want, be your own boss and pretty much you have life in the palm of your hand. Now let’s come crashing back down to reality. Cloud computing has opened a true work from home opportunity. Many small to midrange businesses have adopted cloud computing as part of their IT department and company structure. What does
Cloud Computing Guidelines From The Information Systems Audit And Control Association Among the slew of guidelines on cloud computing floating around, the recent one published by industry body Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has a lot of credibility. Established in 1965, the association has a long history of delivering guidance to its huge membership (more than 95,000 across 190 chapters in 75 countries) of Information Systems professionals and is well positioned to offer advice on the dynamic paradigm of cloud computing. The whitepaper “Guiding Principles for Cloud Computing Adoption and Use”, available for free download on the ISACA