Cloud Business 101: Storing The Data You’re new to CloudTweaks — to cloud computing, for that matter — and you want a quick, simple way into the tech trend right now. Well you’ve got it, cloud-curious businessperson. Here’s a primer on how the cloud benefits businesses new and old, small and large. Cloud computing launches new businesses more quickly with greater efficiency. This technology virtually eliminates the need to install new software or download it anew elsewhere, as all of a company’s vital applications can be immediately accessed via the cloud. There is no cap on virtual storage space within
The State Of SaaS Adoption The most common problems with the adoption of SaaS and how to overcome them. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is not just a cloud-based delivery model, but also a service that allows organizations to meet their IT service management needs. Without a doubt, SaaS applications have a lot of benefits: saving money and time, focusing technology budgets on competitive advantages rather than infrastructure or gaining immediate access to the latest innovations. Without a doubt, adopting SaaS brings great benefits to enterprises. However, there are also some problems organizations may face while dealing with SaaS. So before choosing a provider, try
Differences Between On-Site And Cloud Computing Accounting Software Software-as-a-service, with regards to accounting applications, simply means that accounting software is not installed in the business premises. It is run through an internet connection but still makes used of desktops, laptops, or any device which can access the internet. There are, however, basic differences between an accounting application installed on-site and accounting software installed in the clouds. If you’re a business owner, you have to take time to differentiate between the two before choosing one over the other. Cloud computing accounting software is highly accessible anywhere, anytime as long as there
The Cloud’s Tipping Point I always enjoy hearing from those of you who have come to the conclusion that Cloud computing will not work, and decided you will not be developing plans to shift your business to the Cloud. Sometimes the analysis is sound. More often than not, it omits key variables. Perhaps you relied too much on vendor input for key variables in your analysis, or on your own in-house staff that may not necessarily have the skills, experience, or vested interest in such analysis. After all, how often do they undertake such an analysis in the first place?
Private Cloud Interview with Mr. Joe Weinman As the founder of Cloudonomics.com, Joe Weinman is one of the most known cloud computing evangelists in the world. Weinman researches the economics of the cloud. Among other cloud aspects he examines, he also relates to the cloud financial operational costs together with its business benefits. Following I Am OnDemand last posts summarizing and discussing several Cloudonomics researches, we asked Mr. Weinman to meet for a brief discussion. Last week I had the honor to interview him for about an hour and hear his clouds’ perceptions and vision. What is a private cloud ? I
June 6, 2011 – Ipanema Technologies today announced that ANS™ (Autonomic Networking System™) 7.0 is now available to guarantee application performance as enterprises roll out SaaS projects. ANS 7.0 guarantees the performance of critical applications and maintains business continuity while enterprises migrate their key applications to the cloud. Enhancements to ANS 7.0 include native SLA enforcement for popular SaaS applications such as Google Apps, Microsoft® Office 365, IBM®LotusLive™ and SalesForce®. Enhancements to SALSA, the ANS multi-tenant management platform, include central application performance dashboards (including an iPhone/iPad version) able to monitor the performance of SaaS applications. Also announced is the new
Dell Improves Enterprise Efficiency with its Cloud Application Dell is helping organizations to achieve enterprise efficiency by introducing new capabilities in its cloud computing solution. New and improved Dell Boomi allow enterprises to leverage cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) to significantly improve enterprise efficiency while leveraging existing IT investments. Dell claims that its latest version of Dell Boomi’s cloud integration technology, AtomSphere Spring 11, simplify the move to cloud computing through easy integration with existing enterprise IT environments. This is made possible thanks to its new capabilities for middleware connectivity and large-scale data management and migration as
What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers? “The number one thing leaders can do to facilitate balance is to support flexibility and understand the needs of your people.” – Jim Mitchell (1946-2002), Irish politician. Now, the above words may have been spoken in a context far removed from Information Technology (IT), but it outlines one of the most important requirements of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and his staff – flexibility. Flexibility is one of the crucial requirements of business today when information changes at the drop of a hat and critical decisions have to be taken