Five Big Business Principles For SMEs Using The Cloud With cloud computing, small businesses can implement principles that used to apply to enterprises. One of the most impressive things about cloud computing is the way it flips our assumptions about company size. Traditional enterprises have an enormous resource advantage over SMEs, but cloud computing is so efficient that entrepreneurs are able to bring products to market alongside their global competitors. If you are a small or medium-sized business looking to get the most out of your cloud platform, follow these five principles championed by large enterprises. You might be surprised
What Successful Businesses Have Been Developed By Providing SaaS, PaaS and IaaS We have written quite a few articles about the 3 most significant service models it presents, SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Yet the thing that makes understanding these models difficult is the fact that there are so very few examples of companies that are actually making a successful business out of providing one or all of these services. And it is so difficult to find a palpable example for each category because most of these service providers are focused on the business market so, as individuals, we don’t really have the chance to interact
Why IaaS Is The Easiest Phase Of Data Security In Cloud Computing The cloud is expanding everyday and no longer looks like the shapeless puffy fleece that was until recently. The post-millennium years have seen cloud computing tighten to the bursting point since many entrepreneurs have been trying to rent space on their own. There are many ways to approach the topic but the easiest is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)—the network in layman’s language. Everything that happens on the web has to pass through the many channels going to and fro the data centers. This is why when approaching
How Mobile Cloud Computing Is Set To Change The Telecommunications Ecosystem Cloud computing has impacted the telecommunications industry across crucial fronts and now is in the process of amply changing its ecosystem. The ecosystem here is broad and spans business models, human behavior and technical issues like the Networks versus the End-user devices, Access points, core networks and the services. Just like in a natural ecosystem, adverse changes in the environment will cause organisms to change traits and behaviors in order to adapt to the change. The telecom world is now experiencing the ‘cloud wave’ and will inevitably have to
Does PaaS Get Rid Of Ops? In the past, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) was the real king of the hill. Clouds were created with cost reduction and rapid deployment in mind. For instance, companies that needed servers no longer needed to worry about red tape or even system administration. All it took was signing up for a new account, and within a few clicks a hardware profile with the OS image needed would be available and ready to use. This kind of setup was perfect, provided that your needs were generic and could match the OS images that the cloud provider gave.
Accountability In The Cloud Shouldn’t Be Overcast The cloud has radically shifted the definition of software since the early days of computing, when it was once generally thought of as a program that came to us on a disc. The disc would transfer the program to our computer through an arcane process of whirling motors and moving magnets or lasers. Then as time went by, the physical medium was replaced by downloadable software. But, at the end of the day, you’d still have a running application that lived on your computer, and you owned it forever. For a company, this
Cloud Computing Market Size – Facts And Trends Although estimates of the overall cloud market size vary considerably, the consensus is that cloud computing is growing rapidly. I came across interesting statistics while reading about this topic. Market Research Media, cited in the Bloomberg report, says the cloud market will reach $270 billion in 2020 while Forrester is not that optimistic, predicting last year that the market will hit $241 billion by that time and says the market will hit about $55 billion by 2014. So, what are the trends in the cloud market? Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offers more growth opportunities
IBM Me: Cloud Computing Basics IBM has come up with great and easy ways to understand cloud computing and make it functional as well. IBM is a leader when it comes to cloud computing, so it is no surprise that they have managed to do this. Cloud computing can also go beyond cost savings by allowing your users to access the latest software and infrastructure offerings to foster business innovation. Think about what that simple statement means. Yes, saving money is good – even important – but even more important is how the end user uses software and infrastructure. Do