SaaS For Startups: 6 Things Every CEO Should Know SaaS packages have evolved from large enterprise commodities to must-have solutions for businesses of all sizes. Once reserved for large corporate infrastructures, the evolution in cloud technology and the BYOD trends have changed how businesses use and license out SaaS platforms. That being said, with all of the choices out there, it can be difficult to choose exactly which service platform is really the most efficient and cost-effective for a small startup. Image via Flickr Office Now For startup CEOs, it’s your job to weigh the cost of investments in hopes they’ll support the future
Cloud Computing Trends Of 2012 This year, the winds of change have blown the cloud to a higher level. Studies predict that cloud computing will be on the rise for some a long period of time and that it will be a major source of revenue and employment globally by 2015. Industry experts also say that ultimately everything will be in the cloud, including migrating all physical hardware, software, platforms, services and processing. There is no question that cloud computing evolved enormously this year. In 2012, we’ve seen: Increased confidence in cloud for mission-critical applications, according to the second annual Future
Cloud Infographic: The BYOD Revolution As new innovations continue to fill the technology marketplace, a shift in how business and the IT consumer alike utilize technology is shaping the face of a more connected. We are becoming more streamlined in our day to day processes, thanks largely in part to the power of mobile computing. Computing technology available off the shelf is pound-for-pound, far more powerful and as such more sustainable, than ever before. Take into consideration the power of virtual computing and it would seem that the journey is just beginning. Read: Managing Mobile Devices Connecting to the Cloud In
Cloud Worth Billions: Emerging Trends In Cloud Computing Investment Cloud technology and its associated service market are flourishing with each passing day due to significant contributions from a broad spectrum of vendors. The rate of maturation of this vibrant and promising market is surprisingly fast and is primarily due to the fact that the technological shift towards the cloud itself contains a plethora of opportunities for start-ups and established businesses alike. The diverse range of inventive solutions for software, platforms and infrastructure is a clear indication that a custom, tailored cloud service is bound to exist in order to meet venture
Microsoft ventures big into the Indian cloud market On April 12, Microsoft announced its biggest collaboration in the cloud segment by working with India’s AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) to setup up its Live@Edu cloud solution at over 10,000 colleges in India. This could potentially bring 7.5 million new users to its cloud and can portend a big expansion in this market in the future. Though Microsoft claims it as a corporate social responsibility initiative as the solution is given for free, it is a smart business move that could open up a huge market for cloud computing.