5 Reasons Why Cloud ERP Is Perfect For Your Start-Up Investing in inventory and accounting ERP software can be a daunting process – especially for small and start-up businesses as they struggle to set up processes and invest in company growth while working to minimize spending and expenses. However, systems previously only affordable by large, established companies are now available for small and start-up businesses at less cost, thanks to the cloud. Cloud based ERP software (sometimes referred to as hosted or SaaS) provides all the same benefits of on-premises ERP with the added benefit of predictable monthly fees, remote
Mobile Devices & BYOD – Bring Your Own Desktop? The plethora of mobile devices with smartphones and tablets leading the wave of a new era of computing, CIOs and IT managers wake up to a nightmare i.e. mobile management. Mobile management spans both, the platform or the mobile devices and content which in the case of enterprises would be sensitive business data which an employee accesses and perhaps stores on the mobile device. PC sales are in slump while mobile devices have made their inroads, landing right into the hands of consumers around the globe and then strategically seeping into
Cloud will allow the smallest companies to compete against the largest My previous article about the 3 greatest reasons to move to the cloud made me realize that one of the main advantages Cloud providers offer for smaller companies is to be able to compete against their large competitors. Cloud computing is leveling the playing field between large enterprises and SMBs. Now a SMB can afford the same infrastructure as a large enterprise. This might sound a bit far-fetched but I believe that it really makes sense and there is evidence of this. Here are, in my opinion, the main
Swedish High Schools Deploy Google Cloud Many schools in Sweden have deployed secure cloud login solutions from Google. These schools are using cloud technology from Google, online identity provider Svensk e-identitet and strong authentication company Yubico to make significant cost savings and protecting the online identity for staff and students. Online identity theft is a global concern as more e-services move to the cloud. Google notes that fraudsters have made online identity theft the fastest growing crime today. This growing concern has driven the Swedish Data Inspection Board to ask all Swedish local e-governments and schools to move from username
65 Reasons For NOT Moving To The Cloud While navigating the Cloud Computing, VMware, Virtualization and Enterprise 2.0 Group on LinkedIn, I ran across this question, originally asked in Focus, a network of business and technology experts, thought leaders, and veteran practitioners. “What is a good reason for NOT switching to a cloud computing system?” Let me begin by saying, that is an excellent question, and one that I recommend should be well thought out during your analysis of any potential Cloud migration. That being said, the question also inspired me to have a little fun, and include some additional reasons why you should
Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud Cisco, EMC and VMware have teamed on helping KPMG Australia, part of a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, to evolve its data centre to a private cloud with a Vblock infrastructure platform. The companies claim that this platform successfully blends cloud computing with integrated, consistent enterprise security and compliance. This blending enables KPMG to easily meet or exceed all security and regulatory requirements. The Australian firm is already using IT to boost its business and with this Vblock deployment it expects to grow even further.
The Majority of IT Departments now Use Cloud-Based Applications, with Users Reporting Better Security and Lower Costs Waltham, Mass., July 22, 2010 – Mimecast®, a leading supplier of cloud-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving, today announced the results of the second annual Mimecast Cloud Adoption Survey, an annual research report examining attitudes to cloud computing services amongst IT decision-makers in UK and US businesses. The survey, conducted by independent research firm Loudhouse, reveals that a majority of organizations (51 percent) are now using some form of cloud computing service—and the levels of satisfaction amongst those companies is high