SAP and Birst Collaborate to Deliver Instant Cloud Analytics

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Oct 192014
 

SAP and Birst Collaborate to Deliver Instant Cloud Analytics on the SAP HANA® Cloud Platform

Birst leverages the SAP HANA® Cloud Platform to deliver instant access to cloud and on-premise data and an open platform that turns analytics into action

San Francisco, CA,
October 9, 2014
SAP (NYSE: SAP) today announced a partnership with Birst, a global leader in cloud business intelligence (BI) and analytics, intended to provide customers with instant analytics in the cloud on the revolutionary SAP HANA® Cloud Platform. With this new partnership, it is anticipated organizations will be able to leverage one cloud platform that can deliver instant analytics and the ability to more quickly turn insight into action on data, which is the key to enabling data-driven organizations. This collaboration intends to bring together SAP’s next-generation cloud platform and Birst’s comprehensive two-tier data architecture to provide instant access to an organization’s data and help eliminate BI wait time. The SAP HANA Cloud Platform is based on SAP’s breakthrough in-memory technology and is an open platform for customers and developers to build, extend and run applications in the cloud.

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SAP and Birst Collaborate to Deliver Instant Cloud Analytics

Birst’s patented analytics engine aims to build a user-ready data store in SAP HANA that can deliver visual discovery, dashboards and enterprise reports across a single business model, accelerated by SAP HANA. This solution is envisioned to be designed to provide instant analytics across on-premise and cloud data sources from large-scale data source vendors.

“Driving better business execution and enabling each and every organization to become data-driven is only achievable when leaders come together to innovate and achieve something that solves real business problems, and that is exactly what Birst and SAP plan to do,” said Brad Peters, chairman and chief product officer, Birst. “The real opportunity in BI lies in our ability to push data to the front lines, empowering every person to make every decision better. Together, SAP and Birst will give customers instant access to data and allow people to turn insight into action – that’s something today’s businesses have been waiting for and we are thrilled to be delivering it.”

“SAP HANA Cloud platform is an innovation platform open for customers and partners to develop and deliver cloud applications, extensions and solutions,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions Group. “Our partnership with Birst brings together two leaders in analytics to modernize the cloud analytics market and intends to give customers a single view of business data in real time, in context and in the cloud.”

For more information, visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.
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About Birst
Birst is a global leader in cloud BI and analytics. The company helps organizations make thousands of decisions better, every day, for every person. Birst’s patented two-tier data architecture and comprehensive BI platform sits on top of all of your data, to unify, refine and embed data consistently into every individual decision—up and down the org chart. Thousands of the most demanding businesses trust Birst Cloud BI to make metric-driven business execution a reality. Learn more at www.birst.com and join the conversation @birstbi.

About SAP
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 258,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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Australian Infrastructure as a Service market (IaaS) to reach $380 million by 2017

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Dec 102013
 

Australian Infrastructure as a Service market (IaaS) to reach $380 million by 2017

Key benefits driving IaaS adoption: reduced CapEx, better scalability of IT resources, independence, lower risk and mobility

SYDNEY, Dec. 5, 2013  Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is growing rapidly as organisations gain more confidence in the reliability and security of the cloud delivery model and realise the benefits of outsourcing their IT infrastructure such as storage, servers and networking components to specialist vendors who provide access to these resources over the cloud on an as-needed basis.

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Australian Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market to reach                                $380 million by 2017

IaaS can be used to host a variety of systems including corporate applications, websites and virtual data centres. The benefits IaaS offers include significantly reduced capital expenditure (CapEx), quicker and easier scalability of IT resources, location independence and lower risks of system failure associated with on-premise resources.

Frost & Sullivan’s latest report, Australian Infrastructure as a Service Market (IaaS) 2013, outlines the main drivers stimulating IaaS adoption as reduction of IT capital expenditure (CapEX), the greater agility and scalability IaaS offers in changing infrastructure requirements, higher levels of awareness of the benefits of IaaS, an increasing need for mobility amongst corporate employees requiring access to corporate resources from any internet-enabled location and public cloud infrastructure improvements such as the National Broadband Network (NBN).

As the benefits and reliability of the cloud delivery model for infrastructure are better understood, concerns about sovereignty and security of data held in the cloud, the reliability and security of access to infrastructure delivered over the cloud and general management conservatism over migrating business functions to the cloud are eroding.

Frost & Sullivan estimates that IaaS vendors in Australia earned revenues of just under $65 million in 2012. Phil Harpur, Senior Research Manager, Australia & New Zealand ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan says, “Although the IaaS market is considerably smaller and much more nascent in comparison to the SaaS market, Frost & Sullivan forecasts that IaaS expenditure will grow at an compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 43% to reach $380 million by 2017, as an increasing number of clients switch to the IaaS provisioning model, and many more vendors enter the local market.”

Mayank Kapoor, Industry Analyst, Datacenter and Cloud Computing, APAC ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan says that IaaS vendors in Australia are categorised into four main groups.

Pure play IaaS cloud providers, which include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Rackspace  typically offer public IaaS service as core service, although an increasing number are offering private, virtual private and hybrid offerings as well.  Carrier cloud players on the other hand are essentially telcos offering cloud based solutions. They leverage their strong network capabilities. Examples include Macquarie Telecom, Optus, and Telstra.

The third group, traditional managed service providers, provides cloud-based services, and usually private cloud offerings, although an increasing number are also offering hybrid and public cloud deployments. Services range from cloud brokering and best of breed solutions to actual hosting and deployment. This is a rapidly growing segment. Examples include Brennan IT, Fujitsu, Harbour MSP, HP and IBM.  The final group of resellers and channels partners re-sell or white-label some of the first three categories providers’ offerings.

As growth of cloud computing threatens traditional revenue streams from on-premise system integration and maintenance services, many of the large integrators and channel partners are now developing cloud services. “Managed service providers and system integrators are adapting to the emergence of IaaS and have the advantage of being able to offer end-to-end IT services and support, and customising private cloud solutions in the Australia market. Examples of managed service providers and system integrators that are building or expanding their cloud services portfolio include Brennan IT, Dimension Data, HP, Fujitsu and IBM,” Kapoor added.

Frost & Sullivan’s Australian Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Report 2013 report forms a part of the Frost & Sullivan Australian Cloud Computing Research program. All research services included in this subscription provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies? Contact us: Start the discussion

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Top 10 Best Practices for Managing the Risk of Cloud Services

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Aug 142013
 

Best Practices for Managing the Risk of Cloud Services

Author: skyhighnetworks

The number and variety of cloud services offered to enterprises is growing at a staggering rate, and the adoption of cloud services by these enterprises is growing just as rapidly.  Gartner says that 72of enterprises use Software as a Service (SaaS) today and expect a Compound Annual Growth Rate for SaaS of 52.4off the current base of $14.5B.  What’s more startling is how much spending on cloud services occurs outside of IT.  Gartner predicted that a full 35of IT spending would take place outside of IT by 2015 – only two years away. By the end of the decade, that figure will hit 90  This segment of cloud services purchased outside of IT is often referred to as ‘Shadow IT’.

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Top 10 Best Practices for Managing the Risk of Cloud Services

Enterprise employees purchase cloud services for a variety of reasons.  They provide rapid scalability, reduce time-to-value, offer agility and ease of use, and enable a shift from capital expenditure to operating expenditure.  However, use of these services can come with significant security, legal, and business risks, especially when they are procured and managed outside of IT’s visibility and control.  In this whitepaper, we will share the best practices used by real companies to reduce the risk presented by the use of approved and unapproved (Shadow IT) cloud services.

Top 10 Best Practices for Managing the Risk of Cloud Services

1. Identify all cloud services in use & evaluate risk

2. Block all high-risk services & suggest lower-risk alternatives

3. Confirm all corporate data removed from newly-blocked services

4. Alert employees using recently compromised services

5. Detect and remediate policy inconsistencies

6. Search for anomalies in user behavior

7. Conduct investigations into anomalous behaviors i.e. cloud usage patterns

8. Encrypt data going to key services

9. Use Data loss prevention software (DLP) to avoid compliance risk

10.  Track progress regularly

Leading companies in a variety of industries have reduced their cloud services risk through the use of the Cloud Services Manager. By implementing the best technology and leveraging these proven best practices, you can help your organization safely deploy, use, and manage cloud services leading to increased agility, scalability, and ease of use, and decreased overall costs for your IT and Security departments.

Enterprise employees purchase cloud services for a variety of reasons.  They provide rapid scalability, reduce time-to-value, offer agility and ease of use, and enable a shift from capital expenditure to operating expenditure.  However, use of these services can come with significant security, legal, and business risks, especially when they are procured and managed outside of IT’s visibility and control.  In this whitepaper, we will share the best practices used by real companies to reduce the risk presented by the use of approved and unapproved (Shadow IT) cloud services.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/security-articles/best-practices-for-managing-the-risk-of-cloud-services-6702284.html

About the Author

This article has been brought to you by the Skyhigh Networks cloud visibility and control company. We are leader in helping accelerate the safe and profitable adoption of cloud service by businesses and also we use Data Loss Prevention Software(DLP) to avoid compliance risk.  For more information on Cloud Security services, call Skyhigh Networks experts at 1.866.727.8383, or visit http://www.skyhighnetworks.com.

The Benefits of Cloud Storage Australia Services

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Aug 022013
 

The Benefits of Cloud Storage Australia Services

Author: Unified IT

Data needs to be stored safely for quicker retrieval when need arises. There are numerous IT services Australia has on offer for companies and businesses that are keen in minimizing risks associated to data loss. There are numerous benefits that come with cloud storage in Australia. First of all, you’ll only be required to purchase the capacity that you require. This means that there is no wastage of resources. Another benefit is that service providers will get your system up and running in a matter of few minutes. The programs are easy to use and seldom necessitate assistance from the representatives of the company.

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The Benefits of Cloud Storage Australia Services

Convenient

Many companies agree that cloud storage Australia is convenient since the data remains within the region. No entity is capable of accessing it in another region outside of Australia. In case you need to share content with your contacts, this option will come in handy in enabling you to do so via email and even social media networking sites. Archiving of important files has also never been easier as it is now. Although the process of uploading, sharing and retrieving data is simple, free live support is still available on a 24-hour basis. This basically includes: – email, live chat and telephone assistance.

Efficient

Cloud backup storage in Australia will also ensure that large data is uploaded efficiently. In such a case, the company will ask you to provide your hard drive so that they can handle the entire process and return the component as soon as the process is complete. Data will be controlled in a much more effective manner because of the reliable high speed access and first class security. There are many features that ensure errors are corrected quickly. The software programs enable users to undo previous actions meaning that any files that are deleted by mistake can be retrieved instantaneously.

Easy to use

In general, the amount of training required for operating the programs is quit minimal. After the initial installation process, the software will function just like the traditional computer hard drive. In addition, there is no need to worry about compatibility issues since the service providers design the cloud storage Australia software to work with PCs, Android and even iPhones. You’ll also enjoy viewing your files just the way they are since there is no need of compressing them prior to uploading them. Now, you have the power of setting privacy controls for all users.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/data-recovery-articles/the-benefits-of-cloud-storage-australia-services-6531288.html

About the Author

Mike Simmon is a professional author lives in Melbourne, Australia. He loves to write about IT services in Australia. For more information visit unifiedit.com.au.

Future of Cloud Testing: Testing as a Service (TaaS)

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May 102013
 

Future of Cloud Testing: Testing as a Service (TaaS)

Author : knowledge sharing team

The three major types of cloud computing are Software as a service (Saas), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a service (PaaS); and now Testing as a Service (TaaS) is a new evolved fourth category of cloud testing. TaaS, in simple terms, is delivering testing with tools and people included as part of the service. Companies label their testing services as TaaS; TaaS is elastic by its definition; it is targeted to accomodate changes that frequently occur during consumption of services. If a client needs  testing services for a particular period, they pay for only what they consume. The TaaS provider must have a flexible execution model to contain changes according to the client’s needs as they themselves are driven by  ever-changing customer requirements.

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Future of Cloud Testing: Testing as a Service (TaaS)

Cloud testing for purposes of a test services vendor  is a combination of  IaaS and TaaS. IaaS provides the testing environments in which TaaS can be practical. IaaS and TaaS are provided as cloud testing, but eventually, the cost depends on the overall utilization. The main goal is to provide each service according to the client’s needs and flexibly scale up or down.

Cloud testing services  has no meaning without the following three facets:

  • The system or application which is under test is accessible online. In addition to this, it includes testing at different levels; for e.g., performance testing. Also, this might either be a SaaS (hosted) or non-SaaS (behind the firewall implementation) software
  • Testing environment or infrastructure/platforms are hosted across different deployment models of the cloud
  • Cloud environment should be tested and considered for their availability, security, performance in order to ensure efficient service delivery

Cloud testing is a step-by-step process. First step is to develop the user scenarios; once the user scenarios are ready, service providers will leverage the cloud servers to generate web traffic from around the world. When test is completed, the results and analytics are handed over to the client team for complete analysis of how their application will perform during peak times. However, cloud can be leveraged by the service provider not just for performance testing but for varied other tests including functional, security, localization etc.

Steps :
Develop user scenario -> Design Test Cases -> Select Cloud Service Provider -> Setup Infrastructure -> Leverage Cloud Servers -> Start Testing -> Monitor Testing Goals -> Deliver Results.

TaaS is already gaining popularity in providing testing services to the client.  It is an effective model not just due to the pay-per-use feature, but also due to the faster delivery that now becomes possible cutting down on infrastructure setup time, resolving queries/reproducing issues etc. all of which are now possible on machines accessible to both the client and the vendor.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/software-articles/future-of-cloud-testing-testing-as-a-service-taas-5658636.html

About the Author

Knowledge Sharing Team at QA InfoTech is responsible for research on new tools & technologies for effective Software quality testing services across all industry verticals. QA InfoTech (an ISO 9001:2008 & CMMI III certified) is one of the leading Software Quality  Assurance and Testing Companies with five testing ‘Centers of Excellence’ in the United States and India.  It offers end to end Cloud testing services.

For more visit us at : http://www.qainfotech.com/cloud_performance.html

The Benefits of Cloud Storage Australia Services

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Apr 282013
 

The Benefits of Cloud Storage Australia Services

Author: Unified IT

Data needs to be stored safely for quicker retrieval when need arises. There are numerous IT services Australia has on offer for companies and businesses that are keen in minimizing risks associated to data loss. There are numerous benefits that come with cloud storage in Australia. First of all, you’ll only be required to purchase the capacity that you require. This means that there is no wastage of resources. Another benefit is that service providers will get your system up and running in a matter of few minutes. The programs are easy to use and seldom necessitate assistance from the representatives of the company.

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The Benefits of Cloud Storage Australia Services

Convenient

Many companies agree that cloud storage Australia is convenient since the data remains within the region. No entity is capable of accessing it in another region outside of Australia. In case you need to share content with your contacts, this option will come in handy in enabling you to do so via email and even social media networking sites. Archiving of important files has also never been easier as it is now. Although the process of uploading, sharing and retrieving data is simple, free live support is still available on a 24-hour basis. This basically includes: – email, live chat and telephone assistance.

Efficient

Cloud backup storage in Australia will also ensure that large data is uploaded efficiently. In such a case, the company will ask you to provide your hard drive so that they can handle the entire process and return the component as soon as the process is complete. Data will be controlled in a much more effective manner because of the reliable high speed access and first class security. There are many features that ensure errors are corrected quickly. The software programs enable users to undo previous actions meaning that any files that are deleted by mistake can be retrieved instantaneously.

Easy to use

In general, the amount of training required for operating the programs is quit minimal. After the initial installation process, the software will function just like the traditional computer hard drive. In addition, there is no need to worry about compatibility issues since the service providers design the cloud storage Australia software to work with PCs, Android and even iPhones. You’ll also enjoy viewing your files just the way they are since there is no need of compressing them prior to uploading them. Now, you have the power of setting privacy controls for all users.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/data-recovery-articles/the-benefits-of-cloud-storage-australia-services-6531288.html

About the Author

Mike Simmon is a professional author lives in Melbourne, Australia. He loves to write about IT services in Australia. For more information visit unifiedit.com.au.

Oct 152012
 

The new technology stack – SaaS and cloud computing

Author:Laksh

There were times when the majority of the commercial technology stack was controlled by Microsoft and Intel, this combination of two companies was so powerful that they were often referred to through a single term; Wintel. However, things have changed.This is probably more true of the technology industry than it is of others.

The new technology stack - SaaS and Cloud Computing

The new technology stack – SaaS and Cloud Computing

Cloud computing represents commoditisation of server infrastructure and has been enabled by the increasing power of processors coupled with the maturing of virtual machine technologies. In the past software companies that were offering a serious online service were forced to commission hardware pay for OS licences and other dependencies such as database servers. The costs associated with this were significant and required a long term contract to be signed with the data centre or company hosting the infrastructure. Better, more powerful processors and virtual machines allowed multiple clients to be hosted on a single set of hardware. In turn the hosting companies could adjust their pricing model to reflect their new found agility. Cheap computer power on demand has changed everything, from players to the technology stack being used.

With computer power as a commodity, new pricing structures become viable and attractive. In the past large sums of money were required up front by a provider to cover the costs of commissioning hardware and other one off costs associated with the infrastructure. The cloud allows providers to reduce or in some cases eliminate the upfront fees and provide their technology or service for a monthly cost. The Software as a Service or ‘SaaS\’ model holds significant benefits to both the provider and the client. A major headache for software providers in the past has been around funding on-going development of their technology. A SaaS model provides them a steady revenue stream around which they can plan the forward development of the product. Their clients see a steady improvement in the service offered and don\’t have to weigh up the ROI of upgrading to a new version of software when it is released.

One of the design goals behind the workflow management and operational improvement product b-workflow was to utilise cloud technology so that they could offer an attractive software platform at an affordable price. The cloud provides users anywhere anytime access to b-workflow. With database backups and product updates all included in the monthly per user fee, users of workflow software can concentrate on their procedures and checklists and can conduct them from where ever is convenient, the office, at home or on the road.

With a WYSIWYG style editor to design checklists, dashboards and a clean intuitive interface accessed through a web browser or smart phone, b-workflow is a highly flexible solution for mapping an organisations procedures and checklists. Date and time that items are completed at are automatically gathered by the system. Checklists can also obtain the geo-location that a checklist was completed at, giving a greater level of accountability for out of office employees, such as area managers or sales people completing remote checklists.

The combination of powerful mobile devices, cheap compute power and the SaaS pricing model enable software solutions such as b-workflow to be delivered in a convenient, efficient and cost effective manner.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/software-articles/the-new-technology-stack-saas-and-cloud-computing-6240178.html

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As a professional content writer I wrote many articles. This article throws light on workflow software. For more info visit here: Business process improvement, process improvement software

Aug 062012
 

4 Steps: How Cloud Computing Software Has Enriched K-12 Class Registration

By Jonathan Reynold

The term Cloud computing is specific to activities that involve delivering hosted services via the internet. Nowadays, Cloud computing interfaces are growing in demand as it allows organizers across the globe to effectively execute conferences, seminars, classes and training programs. Organizers feel more inclined towards these computing interfaces as they are flexible and cost effective. In recent times, an ample number of K-12 education institutions are resorting to Cloud-based class registration software to effectively streamline learning programs to their potential candidates. Let me now discuss how Cloud computing has enriched K-12 class registration:

Ease of Usage

The Cloud-based interface gives educational institutions an ease of usage. The K-12 instructors do not have to be technologically sound to successfully execute their training programs via this interface. Further, the service does not require installation of any additional hardware or software program. There is also no additional cost involved in using this service. The service however involves a one-time subscription.

How Cloud Computing Software Has Enriched K-12 Class Registration

How Cloud Computing Software Has Enriched K-12 Class Registration

User-friendly Registration and Payment

The usage of Cloud – based class registration software facilitates the automation of entire process of registration right from creation, procession and submission. This somewhat eases out the registration process of K-12 classes. Not only that the service is available 24 hours. Interested students and their parents can register at any time at any hour of the day from any convenient location. Moreover, the registration service comes embedded with online payment service that allows institutions to accept payments via credit/debit card or via reputed payment gateways from prospective registrants.

Easy Viewing Class Schedules

The web based class registration software facilitates K-12 class attendees and well as instructors with a calendaring tool that makes the learning process enchanting. The distinguishing features of this tool are that it helps in systematic viewing of the class schedules, examination details etc.

Effective Tracking of Last Minute Cancellations

The smart web based solution also helps organizations to keep a track of the number of seats filled. Sometimes it may be the case that the number of K-12 registrants exceeds the number of seats available. Such instances can be effectively managed by the wait list manager tool offered by the class registration software. The tool helps institutions to keep a tab on the number of seats filled. Any last minute cancellation is also taken care of by registering the wait list candidate.

The emergence of Cloud computing software has made K12 Class Registration so much more rewarding.

Jonathan is a professional trainer. He employs latest technology for online class registration and online training registration that results in more attendance and ROI.

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Jun 272012
 

Why Growing Companies Need Managed Services and Cloud Computing

By Chris Slocumb

There aren’t many organizations, regardless of their size or the industry they’re in, that can’t benefit from using smarter outsourced IT in the form of managed services agreements and cloud computing. For growing businesses, however, they are especially important. Why? Because even more than cost savings and productivity gains, they give something even more valuable: flexibility.

Managed Services and Cloud Computing

Managed Services and Cloud Computing

Using cloud computing and outsourced IT partner, your company’s technology becomes scalable. That means that no matter how fast your sales grow – or even if you need to scale operations back for a while – you can do so without incurring big costs, while still being able to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise.

Consider any of these four situations:

1. Your sales grow quickly and you need new IT investments. With traditional technology arrangements, too much business can actually turn into a big problem. Here’s why: Investing tens of thousands of dollars in new servers, software licenses, and communications upgrades is a bigger risk when you don’t know the long-term viability of the new accounts. With managed services and cloud computing, however, you have the flexibility to ramp up operations for as long as you need, without breaking the bank.

2. You need to save on IT expenses. Of course, things go the other way sometimes, too. It could be that a competitive landscape, lost customers, or investments in other parts of the company are forcing you to cut back on technology. With a scalable managed services and cloud computing platform, you can make this decision easily – and without the costs associated with letting full-time employees go.

3. Your company has a sudden need for new technology. It isn’t just that your business can get bigger or smaller with managed services and cloud computing, either. Sometimes, what’s needed is something completely different. Particularly with cloud computing, you can explore new applications, software ideas, and collaborative platforms for a low monthly fee, rather than having to invest big money in them while you’re unsure whether they’ll be a great fit or not.

4. You aren’t sure what the future will bring. This is probably the most common situation where managed services and cloud computing come into play, and the most important. Because few of us can accurately predict what the challenges will be in the next 12 to 24 months, having the option to switch up the size, configuration, or capabilities of your technology setup can be a huge advantage. Change is the only constant in today’s world, and you need to be prepared for whatever is around the corner.

To find out more about the many ways that managed services and cloud computing can bring flexibility and scalability to your organization, contact one of our account managers for a free consultation.

Chris Slocumb is the VP Marketing for Vision Computer Solutions – one of the leading Michigan IT service companies based in Northville. Founded in 1995, Vision Computer Solutions offers managed business IT consulting and information technology services in Michigan. Headquartered in Northville, Michigan, Vision Computer Solutions is a Microsoft Certified Partner and Microsoft Small Business Specialist. They can be reached at 248-349-6115.

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Jun 232012
 

Point to Notice When Choosing Your Cloud Computing Partner?

Author: Swet Nath

Cloud Computing is becoming progressively prevalent even in the olive-sized business world that is the small businesses. Underneath is a guide to choose the right vendor for this job.

The commitment of cloud computing is that it can be like a shaft of light for a business that wishes to amplify information technology capacity or capabilities speedily without being bogged down by the disbursal of buying new-fangled infrastructure, licensing software, and training staff. These days, businesses can find a heap of savings at the end of the rainbow by shelling out for these IT services – that comprises of infrastructure, software, security, and even collaboration platforms – that is on a subscription or a pay-per-usage basis. When it comes to picking a cloud computing vendor, although, there are multiplicity of options. And determining the apposite one can be as tricky as forecasting the weather.

Point to Notice When Choosing Your Cloud Computing Partner?

Point to Notice When Choosing Your Cloud Computing Partner?

This implies small and mid-sized organizations need to do some homework before getting into a cloud computing agreement with a vendor. There are various primal factors you need to reckon before you start looking. There’s a comprehensive landscape of services out there, and you want to essentially stay true to how you run IT today in terms of availability, safety, performance, and overall business suitableness.

The first question you require to respond is whether a cloud computing solution is right for your business or not. For various small and mid-sized businesses, or even start-ups, managing computer systems and networks can put off from running other, more central aspects of running a business. Between the computers that clang, software that has to be upgraded, and morphing security risks from Internet connectivity, it’s a full-time job. If you don’t have an IT department or you don’t have the resources to germinate that department, it will definitely make more sense to outsource some of your IT needs. That’s one ground why the idea of cloud computing is so catchy to a large number of companies.

There are other business concerns that advantage with cloud computing, as well. Cloud computing providers can often proffer businesses with reduced prices for entree to more urbane technology because you share those IT resources with other companies, thereby reducing the overhead costs to the vendor of licensing software or buying servers. In addition, the pay-as-you-go quality of some cloud computing contracts permit businesses to pay for only what they utilized, for example, if only six staff members need accession to the financial software, they can pay for only those six people instead of purchasing a license for 80 users. Many contracts can also permit businesses to roll up rapidly to help alleviate speedy growth.

In order to accomplish these merits, business leaders require to realize what types of cloud proffering would be germane, what the company’s requirements are, and which vendors tender the best fit.

Some of the chief questions to inquire when looking for a vendor must comprise of the following:-

  • How does the cloud service provider determine performance?
  • What metrics do they employ?
  • How does their definition of performance associate to end user contentment?

The perfect vendor will proffer the best cloud computing solution by utilizing a germane cloud computing technology. Cloud computing SaaS is also tendered by cloud computing service providers. With cloud computing services in rage the business cloud computing has propelled immensely.

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Swet Nath is a Technology Expert at B24 e Solutions, leading SaaS Software Development Company India. B24 E has been providing the best Cloud Computing Services , iPhone App Development to different sectors and is well known for offering Custom Software Services.