Friday, August 26, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, Aug 26, 2011

The technological shift in enterprise software has been brought about by the web-based architecture of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). There are vendors with older client/server products which have evolved their architectures to offer web-based deployment. Some are just better than the others. Why is then SaaS or cloud application vendors moving ahead with greater momentum? SaaS is not just about the web browser. What makes SaaS unique is how SaaS companies are bringing to market new applications that are developed, marketed and consumed in a new way.

Read more to know the five reasons why the real impact of SaaS goes well beyond the web-based architecture and browser-based user interface.

Customers ditch resellers for cloud computing

The study, from web services firm Rise, showed 77 per cent of businesses would head straight to IT vendors when looking at purchasing cloud products, rather than going through the channel. As a further kick in the teeth, 15 per cent would ignore both resellers and IT vendors completely, seeking advice from the internet. This would leave only eight per cent heading to resellers for their cloud needs. Resellers and distributors that fail to recognize these facts and extend their portfolios accordingly will be failing their customers and themselves, and presenting these opportunities to resellers that do.

5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Make Your Business More Agile

Cloud computing has been increasing in popularity in recent years. The rise of server virtualization, the increases in bandwidth and broadband reliability and hardware advancements have led to increased power, availability and practicality of offsite data processing and online file storage. Cloud computing increases the efficiency of a business’s IT department and, in turn, makes the business as a whole more agile. Five ways in which cloud computing can aid a business are through
  • Data protection/recovery 
  • Availability of access to data 
  • Scalability 
  • Reduced cost, and 
  • Allowing IT staff members to focus on higher-level tasks. 
Experts help clear air on cloud computing

Cloud computing is an umbrella term referring to the technology that allows IT services such as computation, software or storage to be handled by data centers offsite. These resources can be accessed by an individual or organization through the internet. William Fellows, co-founder of technology analyst firm The 451 Group, believes that, along with economic conditions and the service delivery model, the consumerization of IT is another reason why growth of cloud computing is inevitable.

Cloud computing India has bright outlook

Netscribes (India) Pvt. Ltd., a knowledge consulting solutions company, announces the launch of its report Cloud Computing Market in India 2011. Rapid expansion and need to concentrate on the core business will persuade organizations to outsource their IT services and infrastructure to third party cloud service providers. The factors influencing growth of the industry including reduced IT budget allocation, large number of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), improved broadband penetration and availability of large pool of talent for cloud, while the major challenges identified for the industry includes security issues and various transactional and service level issues.

We hope these short sum-ups on cloud computing will help you to take a more knowledgeable approach towards moving to the cloud. Stay tuned for more sum-ups on in the forthcoming weeks.

Don’t forget to add your comments and suggestions. I will have more around the cloud a week later.

Santanu Das
Marketing Evangelist, WOLF Frameworks

NOTE: The views expressed above are purely personal and for informational purposes only. WOLF FRAMEWORKS INDIA PVT. LTD. MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.


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Unknown said...

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