Cloud Governance Should Be Prioritized When businesses move existing applications and resources to the cloud, they always do it in phases, moving the most stable applications first in order to minimize down time. The transition is a slow process which enables users to have enough time to adapt to the new system. Because of this, cloud governance is also staggered per application or phase. The problem here is that people will get used to the staggered way governance is being implemented with many people overseeing governance for each different application. The correct method is a centralized approach to managing cloud
Virtualization Spells “Money” for SMB IT Consultants in 2013 Listen up, SMB IT guys. Consider this: The typical small and medium business server uses about 10% of its computing power. But small businesses continue to segment their servers—one server per core function—as companies like Microsoft, Dell, and HP have recommended for years. And while that’s definitely a best practice from a technical perspective, it’s a horrible waste of resources from a financial one. Enter Virtualization Ask any 10 small business owners about whether they have dedicated or virtualized IT infrastructure, and at least nine of them are likely to blink stupidly at you. That’s why
4 Whitepapers CIOs Must Read “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), author, politician and scientist. At CloudTweaks, we are ardent believers of collecting, and disseminating, knowledge about cloud computing. That is why we have engaged writers from different industries and geographies to offer their unique perspectives on the subject. From info graphics to opinion pieces, from interviews to cartoons, we have used multiple tools to spread the light of cloud computing. Now, we are offering readers access to whitepapers from reputed sources to augment their cloud knowledge. In this article, the first of a planned series, we look
Cloud Computing – What is Ahead! Top cloud computing trends of the current year Experts have started to believe that 2013 is going to be the year when enterprises are likely to cease worrying about cloud related security issues, and the market will see increasing popularity of cloud services. These speculations are based on industry surveys conducted by many reputable market analysts and technology reviews. It is predicted that year 2013 will witness growing popularity of hosted services and solutions, and more companies to migrate their prime IT assets to the cloud as they see more returns from cloud technologies.
Cloud Computing Proving to be Major Resource for Hedge Funds As we near the end of Q1 2013, hedge fund managers continue to generate higher returns. Following several years of sub-par performances from global hedge funds, investment managers have turned to cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service providers to not only cut costs, but also boost productivity. Many of the concerns that managers once had about migrating to cloud-based IT solutions, such as security, privacy and application performance, have been alleviated, and the benefits, such as cost predictability, business continuity and scalability, are tangible. Cost Predictability As small- to medium-sized hedge funds
Using The Cloud For Better Business Continuity Planning for your cloud application or website to go down seems like it should be a no brainer. We assume that every business is aptly prepared; in fact most people reading this probably believe theirs is. It is, right? Right? Turns out it only takes one extreme incident to show us that keeping websites and applications online no matter what the circumstance really is an after thought for many organizations. For instance, sites like Gawker, Gizmodo, and Huffington Post all went down during Hurricane Sandy last fall, as did hundreds of other businesses’
Tips For Implementing Cloud ERP Software Offering a host of benefits in terms of cost and convenience, cloud ERP is growing in popularity; more and more vendors are offering cloud solutions, which can be customized, for a variety of industries, and needs. However, many companies have made mistakes in implementing cloud ERP systems, and these mistakes can be costly in terms of budget and staff time. Here are some things to think about before deciding to implement a cloud ERP system: Know Your Requirements: You need to understand what your company needs from an ERP solution before you begin your