Friday, September 16, 2011

WOLF Weekly Cloud Sum-up, Sep 16, 2011

Though cloud computing is still relatively new, it’s already been advertised in so many ways that it can be difficult to know if it should be used as a tool for business or personal use. The answer is simple: it can (and should) be used for both! The Wall Street Journal recently polled a small group of their online readers to see if they were using cloud computing, and, if they did, whether they used it for business or personal purposes. Practically half of the people responded saying they used the cloud for both, with the next largest group saying they don’t use either. Perhaps it’s because they aren’t aware of the benefits…

Read More to find how you are using Cloud Computing in your business and personal lives.

Benefits of Private Cloud Computing: Compliant & Cost-Effective

When it comes to security and compliance, private cloud computing trumps the public cloud. According to a recent study by the Aberdeen Group, the private cloud saves a total of 12% combined annual cost savings over public clouds on a per-application basis. When it comes to computing costs, everything adds up fast – including personnel and training, process and technology, hardware, software, services and support.

Cloud Computing in Healthcare

As Cloud adoption in healthcare evolves, we expect a major chunk of healthcare services to move onto the Cloud, allowing healthcare players to focus on providing cost effective and efficient healthcare services, says Vishal Gupta, VP Advanced Services and Leader Healthcare Practice (East), Cisco. More and more vendors are offering healthcare solutions and services such as telemedicine, electronic medical records, medical imaging, and patient management that can be consumed or integrated by healthcare providers, payers and customers over a cloud.

Cloud: Accessibility, Availability and Scalability

As the world of industry changes, the outsourcing sector has found it increasingly important to adapt to new technologies which are continuing to drive forward new, innovative services. As such the industry is now beginning to implement cloud computing, rather than just talk about adopting cloud services, and the benefits of accessibility, availability and scalability are more evident than ever.

Cloud computing can make flexible working easier

With so many benefits of Cloud Computing for businesses and organizations, what’s there for the employees? Here is some refreshing news. Employee engagement and motivation can be dramatically improved with the adoption of cloud computing and other flexible IT technologies. According to mobile phone operator O2, the growth of cloud computing has pushed remote working up many businesses' agendas. Many companies are now offering work-from-anywhere policies as a flexible benefit and, according to Nicola Mortimer, head of ICT and business development at the telecoms operator, office based working appears to be quickly becoming a thing of the past. So Cloud is bringing good news for all - employees and employers.

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

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