4 Ways That Cloud Hosting Has Changed How We Do Business Cloud hosting has lowered the barrier to entry for IT provisioning, provided improved collaboration tools and platforms, driven innovation, and increased choice. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding the concept and implementation of cloud technology. Marketers have grasped the potential messaging and branding benefits of the cloud with both hands. As is often the case, cloud boosterism has produced a predictable backlash from traditionalists in the IT world. No one wants to be thought of as bandwagon jumping or buying into the flimflam of marketers, but there’s
Business Transformation and the IT Journey When we look at significant business model changes during the past thirty years, technology has often been at the core. From mainframes to mini-computers to microcomputers to client/server to the Internet – technology change has been a major driver for business change. Today, while there are certainly new technologies, it’s the way we access and consume those technologies that provides a significant impact on our business and revenue models. In other words, the business value of technology has become the driver for business change. We can see this most clearly when we look at
Oracle Introduces Oracle Government Cloud For North American Region Tech giant Oracle launched the Oracle Government Cloud today in the North American region with an aim to strengthen its connection with government agencies as the top cloud service provider. The Oracle Government Cloud, in its essence, is an advanced form of the Oracle Cloud solution, delivering a broad and complete portfolio of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings. Through a news release on its website, Oracle claimed that its new cloud solution is the ‘best-in-class’ option available in the market that offers ‘integrated capabilities across multiple service options’ for government agencies.
IBM Announces a 10-Year Strategic Partnership with UniCredit to Deliver New Services The multi-billion dollar agreement will enable UniCredit to leverage innovative solutions and Cloud technology, gaining significant levels of efficiency and competitiveness ARMONK, N.Y. – 18 Jul 2013: IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced today a multi-billion dollar, 10-year agreement to transform the IT infrastructure that supports all of UniCredit’s commercial and private banking activities in Europe. As a result of this transformation, UniCredit will gain dramatic efficiency and flexibility with the introduction of new service models and a cloud-based infrastructure for its data centers. As a result, Unicredit clients would be able to
Parent-Teacher Communication in the Cloud As the cloud continues to expand and touch more and more of the practices that make up education in American high school classrooms, a natural place for innovations in cloud computing was always apparent in streamlining communication between teachers and the parents of their students. With communication needed on everything from in-class assignments and homework, to behavioral or grade conferences, to excursions or special class information like assigned readings, getting important info to parents is a constant worry and essential part of any teacher’s normal routine. As such, finding ways to bring that process to
4 Major Issues that are Problematic in Cloud Technologies We’ve heard pretty much about cloud deployment that it is not the end at all and means a lot for many enterprises. But the cloud still causes quite enough difficulties. In last months Oracle research, 1355 pollees from different countries with the proceeds of $ 65 million have faced the problem of silos. Cloud apps adoption all over the world is quite way-up, but many companies have not imploded cloud apps and business peculiarities. It shows the problem of integration still remains global. Without a shadow of doubt, all enterprises want
Understanding Technical Debt: Cutting Corners That Can Cost You Later Cloud technologies are known to offer many benefits, but it’s safe to say that two words dominate expectations when it comes to development cycles: faster and nimbler. As more organizations implement agile development, it’s becoming clear that expedited time to market is an expected standard – and so is the speedy development that goes along with it. As fast turnarounds and flexible production become a baseline of cloud development, so does the necessity for developers to fix, tweak, change and adapt as they go. On a sprint, it’s tempting to
Cloud Collaboration – The Necessity Of Teaming Up “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever. For the vast majority of Americans, Michael Jordan needs no introduction. For the very few who haven’t heard of him (is that even possible?), he is the epitome of individual brilliance who has shined brighter on the basketball court than any man before or since. But even for such a paragon of perfection, teamwork was a necessity for success. I’m sure that Jordan’s impressive statistics would be far less impressive if he didn’t have