Posts Tagged Under: cloud

Why Cloud Doesn’t Equal Savings for a Finance-Driven Mind

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The biggest roadblock in cloud adoption everywhere is said to be lack of knowledge at an executive level. Technologically speaking, business leaders don’t always know what’s good for them in the long term. Clinging to outdated systems and processes is a sure way get left behind. Worst of all, the finance sector doesn’t feel it needs any transformative effects whatsoever.

The recent Cloud Business Summit held in New York saw financial and IT leaders debate the ripple effects of cloud adoption in corporate financial systems and processes. Finance is not an area in sync with technology, and nor should it, according to those working in this segment

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Pizza as a Service [Infographic]

Remember the first time you landed on a paper about cloud computing “as a service?” How much of the tech jargon in there could you decipher? Chances are, not much, especially if your line of work rarely crosses paths with digital innovations.

Albert Barron, Sr. Software Client Architect at IBM, realized this on a bicycle ride when he rambled terms like SOA, WS, REST, JSON, SaaS, PaaS, and TLA to a friend who could barely articulate them back, let alone get the point of the story

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IDC: Every Company on Earth Will Be a “Software Company”

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Soon, the most precious resource of any business will not be physical, but informational. Today, only 1% of developers are focused on implementing cognitive systems to provide assistance in dealing with data. By 2018, that number will rise to 50%. In a few more years, every organization will essentially be a software company, IDC predicts.

This forecast from the fine gents at International Data Corporation (IDC) comes with the addendum that business is becoming more and more about arming yourself to the teeth with technical prowess, or else. Here are the most important predictions from IDC’s November 4 market intelligence briefing

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5 Reasons Why Cloud Equals Operational Efficiency

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Cloud computing is having a field day. Around 90 percent of the companies in North America use cloud services in one form or another, predominantly private cloud solutions – or a privately-hosted cloud. Of those, nearly half have had a two-year run with the trending technology.

RightScale’s 2015 State of the Cloud report indicates that 88 percent of companies are using public cloud services, while two thirds are using a private cloud. 58 percent use both, and more than 80 percent have a hybrid adoption strategy set in place. It’s clear that one cloud doesn’t fit all, which is why it’s important to outline some basic facts about successful cloud deployments

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Yes, It’s Possible to Go 100% Remote And Get Instant Benefits

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At 4PSA, we are strong proponents of remote working. We develop solutions that assist this culture and we know first hand that it works to the benefit of modern companies – where most of the workforce uses a computer to carry out its duties.

20 years ago, remote working was a luxury that few could afford. As a culture, it didn’t even exist. Firstly, there weren’t nearly as many types of businesses that could benefit from it. Then there’s the aspect of mobility – namely, the lack thereof – back then. Neither the hardware, nor the software (let alone the Internet) could sustain a telecommuting culture in the 90s, or even in early 2000s. Cloud computing was virtually inexistent, laptops were clunky, wireless Internet was scarce, tablets were still in their prototype stages, and because of this, people were forced to come into the office 8 hours a day, 5 days a week to do their job. Not anymore

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BYOD Programs Responsible for 53% Higher Revenues in 2015

Tech juggernaut Dell has published the results from its annual Global Technology Adoption Index for the year 2015. According to the study, mobility is currently responsible for a 50% difference in performance between the companies that have a BYOD policy set in place and those that don’t.

The Dell Global Technology Adoption Index (GTAI) 2015 report shows how IT and business decision makers of mid-market organizations around the world perceive and use four key technologies: the cloud, mobility (BYOD), security and big data

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Hosted PBX – The Cloud’s Coolness Factor

New data from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) shows that companies everywhere are scooping up solutions like SaaS, IaaS and UCaaS to move their operations to the cloud – in part or in whole – marking an unprecedented uptick in adoption.

Industry analysts are baffled at the growth rate of the cloud industry in the past five years. In the UK alone, 84% of businesses have adopted at least one cloud solution to give themselves a technological edge. Five years ago, that number was 48%. Four in five companies have adopted two, or more such applications. These include

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Companies with Digital Growth Strategies Make All the Money [Study]

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New research reveals that companies with a digital transformation plan set in place are the ones raking in the most cash annually, compared to regular organizations that use traditional tools and methods to do business. It’s not the first time a market study reveals this, but then why isn’t everyone doing it? Simple: because it takes technology-literate executives to drive these initiatives. And they don’t grow on trees.

The study, conducted by Freefrom Dynamics, has produced a measurement tool capable of assessing the digital effectiveness of companies worldwide, showing the impact that digital investments have on a company’s bottom line. The Digital Effectiveness Index (DEI) reveals that the companies achieving high returns from digital investments drive the most market disruption, securing them as “digital distruptors” in the study

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You Won’t Believe How Many Cloud Apps We’ll Have By 2019

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Software as a Service (SaaS) is a software distribution model where apps are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available over a network to a range of customers / end users. SaaS is one of the most lucrative cloud businesses today. Right now, the global SaaS market is worth an estimated $49 billion, but in 2018 that valuation will rise by 37% to reach $67 billion, according to research done by International Data Corporation (IDC), Forrester, Gartner, Ovum, and Wikibon.

This is not the first time we’ve heard good news for the cloud industry looking ahead at a five-year roadmap. Just last week

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The Cloud Becomes the Go-To Platform for Growth

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The ‘cloud-first’ strategy doesn’t work everywhere and for everyone, but where it does, it works wonders. Recent studies have found that cloud-centric strategies (SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS) are paying off big time for those with vision. So much so that organizations are now using the cloud as a strategic platform for expanding sales channels and growing customer demand.

Ten years ago you could count the available cloud applications on the fingers of one hand. Today, they are everywhere. CIOs and CTOs in 2015 are as much geeks as they are businessmen – because cloud investing has become a lucrative business in and of itself.

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