Top 6 Business Intelligence Solutions in the Cloud Despite the buzz around cloud computing, the adoption rate of cloud Business Intelligence solutions is relatively low, according to recent reports - Wisdom of Crowds Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study. We discussed about the advantages of cloud-based BI solutions in a previous article but today, I would like to present the top providers. Here are five services that deserve a closer attention: IBM Cognos IBM works with Industry partners like ConnectEDU in the education space to deploy reporting, visualization BI and predictive anayltics solutions to solve real world problems by leveraging IBM Cognos and IBM SPSS.
Major Trends For Cloud Computing In 2013 2012 has ended and the IT industry is now ready for 2013 and its challenges. I looked over some analyst predictions for 2013 and have identified the predictions I think are more likely to happen: Hybrid clouds on the rise Industry leaders expect most of in-house private clouds to be abandoned in favor of more strategic hybrid mixes of public cloud services and more commercially packaged private clouds services. Tracy Corbo, research analyst at Enterprise Management Associates, declared she’s convinced that 2013 is going to be the year of the hybrid cloud infrastructure. Private clouds In 2013, there will
Outsourcing data center infrastructure Setting up your own data center is expensive in terms of money, time and deployment of human resources but it is more efficient to outsource this service, which will save your company costs and allow the business to focus on core competencies. According to WiseGEEK answers, infrastructure outsourcing is a subcontracting service in which the management of an organization’s IT systems and applications are handled by a third party. This service enables enterprises to achieve high performance, to cut costs and sustain profitability. Besides reducing costs, IT infrastructure outsourcing provides a management model that allows organizations
Tips for Migrating Microsoft Exchange to the Cloud I have previously discussed cloud migrations, mostly from the perspective Infrastructure as a Service(IAAS) for mid to large size companies but what if you have have a very specific need for a migration that is not IAAS such as migrating to an outsourced exchange provider? The trend of most SMB’s are migrating away from their own exchange server but surprisingly it is not uncommon now for even large companies with thousands of employees who for years have been managing their own exchange server within their facility and staff to move towards this
Evolution and Revolution with Cisco Data Centre Fabric Flexibility, scalability and security are the words most used in relation to cloud computing. However, flexibility and scalability are usually mentioned as advantages and security as a possible problem, but which the cloud computing industry is managing well. Data centers are all about scale and security, which forms the base of Cisco’s recent announcement, introducing innovative data centre fabric. The solution is presented as the most scalable and secure fabric in the industry, ready for physical, virtual and cloud environments. So what does it mean for cloud computing? Scalability and flexibility –
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
How is the Software Outsourcing Industry Embracing the Cloud One of the cloud computing trends I identified referred to custom cloud computing services and I believe that outsourcing providers will gradually turn into experts in migrating to the cloud and offering this type of services. Whether you wish to migrate some of your applications or build new ones, a software outsourcing company can help you during this process. But is the IT outsourcing industry ready for the cloud? Here are some guidelines on how an outsourcing provider can help you with your cloud migration: Now that you can store your