IT Decision Makers Survey Gives Insight to New Procurement Strategies The IT industry is undergoing a fundamental shift in the way companies buy IT solutions. This shift is driven by three trends: The decision-making process is being influenced by a diverse and larger set of individuals within the company, these individuals are increasingly tech savvy and self-educated, and easy-to-buy, cloud-based options are gaining market share. This is affecting the way IT vendors compete, forcing them to alter their sales and marketing strategy. Our firm, L.E.K. Consulting, the global management consultancy, conducted a study of 228 IT decision makers across all
Key Findings Of Study: Cloud Services Remains Elusive For Many Enterprises Companies Need A Unified Cloud and Network Strategy to Maximize Full Benefits of Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service, and Other Cloud-Based Services HERNDON, VA – October 2, 2013 – Although cloud-based services are now widely utilized by the vast majority of enterprises, a new study by Forrester Consulting has found that many organizations are not realizing the full potential value of these services because their networks are not prepared to support the increased bandwidth demands and complexity of multiple cloud-based services. The September 2013 commissioned study, “Building for the Future: What the New
How NGO’s Can Benefit From The Cloud Without a doubt, cloud computing is changing the way we work and the way we communicate through technology networks. Nowadays, almost every business is using cloud computing services, so it is no wonder the fact that many schools, charities, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations are using it as well. Instead of buying networking equipment and skilled ICT personnel to install, support and maintain the networks, Cisco Networking Academy offers an alternative in terms of cloud-based applications and services, for free, to NGOs, nonprofits or education institutions. As expected, this initiative has spread around the
Businesses With Their Heads “In The Cloud” Have An Advantage Cloud-based services are rapidly revolutionizing the business world. Although the concept behind the technology isn’t new (web-based e-mail, which has been around for more than a decade, is an everyday example of cloud technology ) the impact is only beginning to trickle down to businesses. A recent Robert Half International survey asked 1,400 CFOs about perks they are already providing or considering to strengthen employee retention and motivation. At 24 percent, the second most important consideration was flexible work hours and telecommuting. Recent IDC research indicates the world’s mobile worker
Mobile Cloud Computing: What Does The Future Hold? When industry pundits forecast in 2006 that the usage need of data would surpass that of the voice market, not many could not conceptualize such a market outlook. Five years later and the ratio would pitch data market at nearly 70% of the mobile market and growing. The mobile technology has witnessed tremendous advances in recent years such that experts have reckoned that mobile cloud will colligate cloud computing in the next few years. Mobile cloud computing is set to impact and transform the mobile communication landscape and the whole computing infrastructure.
Why Liaison’s Acquisition Of Hubspan Is Good For Cloud Integration Last week, you may have read about Liaison Technologies’ acquisition of Hubspan and wondered why? After all, the companies share many similarities in cloud integration and cloud services brokerage (CSB) offerings, so is Liaison simply trying to knock out a strong competitor? The answer is an unequivocal “no.” In truth, we’ve been dancing around the idea of combining our two companies for a few years now. A mutual respect grew as we discovered how close we are in our approach to the market and to serving our customers, but the time simply wasn’t right