Storage Stalemate: Why Current Trends Are Breaking Old Storage Solutions While new technologies are being adapted at lightening pace across all kinds of industries, one thing has not changed: IT departments are expected to use antiquated storage solutions to meet their new storage needs. Just as we wouldn’t expect anyone to use a twenty-year old phone to communicate effectively, it is unreasonable to expect IT professionals to use tape and proprietary storage arrays to store massive amounts of data, especially in this era of powerful cloud computing. The simple fact is that it is impossible to manage today’s storage needs
CIAA: What Should Matter Most For Cloud Security Everyday there are more articles citing security as the top concern holding back public cloud adoption. While cloud means many things to different people, so does the term security. In discussions with business and industry experts, security concerns really boil down to the classic CIA—now CIAA—triad: confidentiality, integrity, availability and the more recently appended “audit”. Public cloud security concerns seem to be more focused on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for sensitive type workloads and on newer Software as a Service (SaaS) services. Even with the latest concerns around PRISM and the
Will Google Build A Cloud-ERP Solution For Small Businesses For far too long, Google has been playing catch-up to Microsoft in the business productivity segment. According to numbers released by analyst firm Gartner, Microsoft still holds close to 90% of the market with its Office suite of products. But the silver lining for Google is in the cloud-office space where the research firm predicts a market share of at least 33% for Google. There are several things going right for Google at the moment. Firstly, enterprises are still warming up to the idea of hosting their data in the cloud. Analysys Mason in a
The Importance of Monitoring Your IT Ecosystem “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” - Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product or process. Even the management doctrine of “What cannot be measured cannot be managed” has its origins in Kelvin’s pronouncement. Monitoring is a step up from mere measurement. In simple words, monitoring may be described as measurement of parameters and then comparing them against pre-established
What The Cloud Can Do For Your Small Business If your company isn’t utilizing cloud computing technology, you risk falling behind in the marketplace. The cloud makes it easier to manage, share and store content and data, and the figures show that your competition has most likely already moved to the cloud or is about to make the switch. Gartner predicts global IT spending will exceed $3.7 trillion this year, and the chief analyst at IDC estimates that 90 percent of the growth driving the IT industry from 2013 to 2020 will be driven by mobile, social, cloud and big-data technologies.
Actionable Analytics Emerging as a Corporate Cloud Computing Trend The major premise of cloud actionable analytics is having a budget-worthy processor and dedicated staff. The agility of businesses lies in the way they analyze their operations in and out. They have to strategize on ways to improve their productivity while cutting costs. In the past, it took data outsourcing to get a candid view of where the company stood and how it was likely to perform in coming years. This was costly: besides, the equipment was not as minimalist or set for big data projects like they are now. More
Gartner Cloud Prediction Places US Top in Public Deployment Trying to predict the cloud market can easily be likened to attempting to look for sufficient, clean drinking water in the Atacama Desert. All the same Gartner tries its best to tear through the numbers and somehow comes up with facts and figures that shape up the kind of predictions that business professionals and leaders can rely on to position their strategies. For 2013, Gartner has come out, this time round focusing its lofty analytical eyes on the public cloud segment and concluding that it will scale up with a growth
Cloud Trend: Global Logistics Companies In Search Of Optimal Performance Though logistics has always been an inherent part of Information Technology, supply and transportation niches, it has never been as international as it is now. Due to the emergence of the cloud as the preferential storage and communication network, changes are coming knocking. One may no longer hear in the next few years that a logistics entity wants to merely network a certain continent or neighboring nation. Rather, as the economic crunch takes toll of operations internationally, focus now shifts to optimal performance. Only the self-supporting infrastructure of the cloud