What Cloud Consumers Need To Look Out For In Cloud Contracts Many people think cloud computing contracts look out for service providers alone. There are different factors that fuel this attitude. Even then, many consumers still feel like they have no choice. Providers tell them what they can and cannot get. This development is negative for the industry. However, if you want to be a consumer for cloud products, the future is looking bright. With more providers on the market, competition will force some of these dominating companies to think twice. In the meantime, you need to look out for
Managed Service Providers Poised To Benefit Most From The Booming Cloud The opportunities ignited so far by the ever expanding cloud are best evidenced by the increasing number of companies that are fast making what is now turning out to be ‘a clever leap to the cloud’. Providers of high end cloud solutions on the other hand are constantly evolving their products as the demand for scalable cloud products grows at record pace. A good example is an announcement by global giant IBM that it is embarking on a number of revolutionary worldwide initiatives all aimed at according its partners a perfect platform to
Can the Cloud Help a Marketing Professional? “Absolutely!” is the answer to this article’s titular question. Cloud computing’s natural talent in rendering everyday essential business maneuvers automatic, more flexible, and more timely makes it a downright essential for successful modern-day marketing campaigns. Here are a few reasons why. Selection of services is one of the primary advantages of the cloud to marketing professionals. Many cloud products allow prospective parties to test-drive them before committing financially via nifty free trials, inviting you to sample them and gauge their appropriateness for your particular marketing aims. Much of these professionals’ affairs involving data
Customers and the Cloud: What Has It Done for Them Lately? Too often, in my opinion, does the conversation on cloud computing circle around the gurus on the top and the fanboys that chase their coattails. Cloud is no different than any other technological revolution in that it provides a nurturing forum for otherwise outcast yet knowledgeable nerds to unite in esoteric discourse. But people, the nerds aren’t alone in purchasing cloud product. They don’t even comprise the majority of cloud consumption. That distinction falls to that lowly, knowledge-challenged, directionless and impressionable flock of sheep known as the general public.
The Cloud Gets Green We are all, at this point, at least fairly well aware of cloud computing’s capacity to slash wasted time and spending for both homes and businesses. But many of us are now wondering if this significant boost in economy and efficiency could potentially translate into an environmental advantage. For the fourth year running, technology products vendor CDW has staged a report that investigates if the cloud can actually make good on its green promises. Its Energy Efficient IT Report this year says much to corroborate the understanding that cloud computing can make a positive, potentially sustainable
Bill Gates Caves In to the Cloud? Apparently, even Bill Gates battled his own personal Bogeyman. A new article penned by Austin Edwards, aka “The Motley Fool,” alleges that the technological legend was forced into an early retirement by a fear of the then unknown and upcoming “cloud.” Apparently Mr. Gates had sent a foreboding message to the top flight members of his company, alerting them to a “disruptive wave [which was] about to wash over the entire world, forever changing the way we get information and do business.” To save face, Gates would never publicly name the cloud as
How 9-to-5 Workers Can Win with the Cloud: Friday FAQs Several close friends of mine, currently maintaining full-time office jobs, have wondered about this whole “cloud computing” thing. Specifically, they question its usefulness for them, how it can empower them at work, and how it can potentially fuel a progression in their careers. These FAQs, I hope, will kick-start a discussion on just how the cloud meets these concerns and addresses them charmingly. Q: Can the cloud help me get home sooner, or get more done? A: Without a doubt. One word works best to summarize cloud computing’s assets to