The demand for cloud computing is an undeniable, unavoidable trend in business IT. Business managers are hearing all about the benefits of the extensible, flexible and scalable features that the cloud offers. This puts pressure on the IT team to pull together some sort of cloud solution for the organization. However, without a clear set of benchmarks, a defined scope and a thorough assessment of needs and resources, building a cloud quickly turns into a stormy nightmare. Chuck Hollis of EMC recounts the story of what he saw at a large financial institution in a recent post on his blog.
Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 2 This is the concluding part of this article. For the first part, please look up Should You Train To Be A Cloud Computing Professional? – Part 1. My recommendation for a cloud computing career is not only because of its longevity, but also because of the high salaries on offer. During my recent internship, I was working on a project to analyze several high-growth industries and recommend the most attractive ones for the city of South Bend to target for its proposed tech park. Cloud computing was one
Lightweight Application Development Systems Ride the Cloud: IDG Report Cloud computing is gaining widespread adoption, and for good reason. Lower costs, increased flexibility, and the ability to scale IT resources up or down as needed are among the primary benefits that have a majority of CIOs leveraging the cloud. In a recent survey conducted by IDG Research Services, IT executives reported they’re well on the way to application development in the cloud, but significant challenges await, especially around data management in the cloud. While the virtualization of servers running custom applications is mature, we looked at the next logical step:
Infographic: Cloud Computing & The Public Sector Source: AMD and Redshift Research
Microsoft Creates Profitable Businesses with “Cloud CRM for Less” Microsoft is extending $150 cash per user seat to up to 500 user seats for each eligible customer through its “Cloud CRM for Less” offer. This offer is making it easier for Salesforce.com, SAP and Oracle customers to switch to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, which gives people required insight to gain an edge over their competitors.Available between now and March 31, 2012, this new offer promises to offer significant cost savings and help customers realize the benefits from using software and online services. Microsoft notes a report by Nucleus Research according
How Small Businesses can gain a competitive advantage with Cloud Computing In our increasingly globalized world, small businesses need an effective communications network to span the geographically spread regions of the business. But the business applications required to achieve this are an expensive proposition in our current economic climate. This is making it more and more troublesome for smaller companies to compete with big corporations who hold seemingly infinite budgets. But we are now seeing the emergence of multi-tenanted business applications based upon a price-per-user model, or in other words, the Public Cloud. This is allowing smaller firms to enjoy
Queralt Secures Apple iPads with Cloud A new cloud based management, tracking, and notification application by Queralt is enabling users to track and secure Apple iPads in schools and businesses. Queralt, a developer of value-based RFID and sensor technology applications, notes that it has developed iOs enabler for iQ3 framework to help businesses know where company owned iPads are. The cloud solution immediately notifies businesses if an iPad leaves a secure area, and this is made possible without having to invest in expensive additional hardware. The company is offering this cloud solution at an affordable price and notes that it provides
Amcom Provides Hosted Cloud Services to Australian University Amcom Telecommunications has signed a $9 million contract to provide hosted Cloud services to The University of Western Australia (UWA). The initial contract is for 3 years and has options for extending. Under the agreement, Amcom will deliver its hosted Cloud solution to UWA that will benefit from hundreds of computer servers and more than 400 terabytes of storage. These computer servers and storage will be delivered across the company’s secure, reliable dedicated geographical path diverse 10‐gigabit fibre network between UWA and Amcom’s Data Centres. “Amcom has been able to provide us