A look at 5 cloud trends in the coming year courtesy of Computer World Would you recognize a significant IT business trend if you saw one? Over the years, many products, technologies and IT-related business trends have been hyped beyond their significance. But the killers are the ones that go unnoticed and wind up being transformational. It’s difficult to know the difference, but there’s an old journalism adage: Follow the money. With that in mind, here are five things to keep an eye on as we march toward 2011. 1. The recession is transformational. Since late 2008, many companies facing
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What online matchmaking did for love, Rackspace Hosting does for productivity, matching business users with relevant SaaS apps SAN ANTONIO – October 7, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the launch of AppMatcher, the matchmaking engine that helps businesses quickly locate the apps they need for everything from accounting to project management and human resources. Users of AppMatcher will be able to provide details about their organization and job function, quickly review a variety of relevant apps, and consult comments from those that are already using those apps.
Just about every person in business these days has heard the buzz about “cloud computing” and all the benefits it can deliver. The hype surrounding it would have you think that everyone is using these application or infrastructure services-for-hire. The idea behind cloud computing seems to make good sense, given the economic pressure businesses are under to do more with less. The cloud is just another way of saying “the internet.” And cloud computing basically involves paying for access to internet-based services in order to share computing horsepower, information and programs, from word processors to complex accounting and customer-relationship-management systems.
Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part I Cloud based Business Intelligence (BI) and SaaS offerings are getting more and more popular. Benefits of Cloud BI: The quick fire benefits of Cloud Computing are getting extended into various sectors. The enterprise software stalwarts like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, SAP etc… are making big noise about their cloud strategies. As far as the BI space is concerned, there are two great enablers as pointed out by Forrester blog. The first is that the business climate is changing fast for enterprises. So, there may not be enough time to
Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: CLOUD CALL CENTERS. Part I Modern day Contact Centers are highly capital intensive and people intensive business. IT- Information Technology is an enabler for this business and so sometimes referred to as an IT Enabled Industry. The marketplace for call center technology is huge since this industry started in the 1970s. The big names like Avaya, Nortel, Siemens etc… were ruling the technology marketplace in the yester decade. It use to take several months time or even a year’s time to plan and start a voice based call center. With plain call center technology consisting
SaaS: Software as a Service SaaS – Software as a Service From the old term of ASP or Application Service Provider, the service of providing Software Applications On-Demand over internet dates back a decade or more. However, with Cloud Computing entering with real time zeal, SaaS is banging enterprises with resurgence. During the year 2009 – 2010, the significant industry buzz has turned towards Cloud Computing – a wider and broader concept than SaaS or ASP itself. As per Gartner, SaaS revenue within enterprise was pegged at around $ 7.5 Billion in the year 2009 and for the current year