Five Ways Service Providers Are On Course To Miss The Boat In Cloud Services Service providers (SPs) have a golden, but short-lived opportunity to commercialize the $30B cloud services market before AWS and others call it “game over.” By being more agile, able to scale and playing to their strengths, SPs can use the cloud to not only consolidate their existing revenue streams but create new ones. Trouble is, outdated mindsets and a lack of customer-first innovations are causing too many SPs to let the cloud services opportunity sail away without them. Here’s a look at the five ways SPs
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How to Navigate the Alleyways of Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery Two years back, in the aftermath of the Fukushima earthquake in Japan, I had written about how Cloud Computing offers a credible Disaster Recovery option. For companies which cannot afford to spend millions on their own collocation facilities, the Cloud remains the best option. Of course, a lot has changed since then. Now, the ability to recover from disaster within stipulated timelines is no longer a business necessity, but a regulatory mandate, especially for any company operating in finance. Also, there has been a spate of standards, regulations
The Double-edged sword that is the Pay-as-you-go Model We always open up with something like “Cloud Computing offers cost savings because you pay-as-you-go and because of economies of scale” or “Cloud Computing offers elasticity and seemingly infinite computing resource as long as your wallet is also infinitely flowing” in our write-ups and articles. I know I just did. This is because one of the unspoken tenets of Cloud Computing is “minimal barrier to entry and economic scaling”, so it is ingrained into everyone who knows about Cloud Computing that the main reason for moving to the Cloud is cost savings.
The Opportunities And Losses Caused By Cloud Computing In Disaster Recovery Superstorm Sandy has been the center of global news through October/November, 2012. It has caused massive damage to property, loss of income, and lives. In fact, the storm has become more relevant than this last weeks US presidential race. To businesses, the storm has elucidated another debate as far as sustainability in aftermath of the disasters. How safe is our data? How important are data backups to business recovery? How will we bounce back after the storm? How sustainable is our cloud computing policy as far as disasters are
Why Cloud Computing Projects May Fail Cloud Computing offers a large number of benefits which make an enterprise switch over to the cloud. From startups to medium and large enterprises all are keen to adopt it mainly due to the cost saving in cloud computing. However it is very important to realize that like any other new technologies there are some risks of failure. Some of the likely reasons for the failure of cloud computing projects are mentioned below. 1. Lack of managing and monitoring applications It is a common belief that developers can start coding immediately after switching to
Cloud Computing Enables Business Scalability And Flexibility The most common meaning of the term cloud computing refers to the delivery of scalable IT resources over the Internet as opposed to hosting and operating those resources locally. Cloud computing enables your company to react faster to the needs of your business, while driving greater operational efficiencies. Cloud computing has a great impact on business thinking. It facilitates a change in the way companies operate, by offering shared and virtualized infrastructure that is easily scalable. It is also changing how we manage these resources. The challenge is no longer about how many
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,