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At least once per decade (I’ve been at this evangelism thing for a long time), a potential customer will ask me1 if we have ever thought of building a cloud of mainframe computers. They recognize the benefits of cloud computing,…
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Cloud computing is real. It’s here to stay. It’s turning out to be the biggest gift that ever fell into the lap of business. But there’s still a fog of vagueness about the best way to use cloud computing to support the business.
See on www.forbes.com
Hillier: The recent TOSCA initiative has made interoperability for cloud computing closer than ever; however, until players like Amazon and Google join in, it will be difficult for organizations to move from one cloud to the other without risks to their data and infrastructure. The development of application and infrastructure templates will make the idea of public cloud computing more palpable to larger organizations, and the possibility of experiencing the true cost savings the cloud has promised more of a reality
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Despite the inexorable move to the cloud, some companies cling to the idea that the risks outweigh the benefits.
Insanity #1: These big outages mean we should keep things in house
Insanity #2: I need somebody to talk to when a service interruption occurs
Insanity #3; Cloud is OK for non-critical applications with non-sensitive data
See on gigaom.com
New generation application platforms and standalone providers could beat up consultants, hasten internal processes of governance… I am seeing more evidence day to day that enterprise software and services, both the platform and best of breed varieties, are increasingly maturing toward industry or vertical-centric solutions. Some of this could put a kink in traditional software/service delivery and it wouldn’t surprise me to see it blossom in the next 12-24 months.
Cloud Computing’s role in this revolution is one of security. Because of services like desktop hosting which allows the entire desktop environment of your office pc to be run on any device with a large enough screen and internet connectivity, that fear of data breach has been lessened somewhat.
See on www.cloudtweaks.com
The world of CRM better take note of general availability of an innovative and entertaining OpenSource CRM software Zurmo. The product differentiates itself by gamifying the aspects of CRM, incentivizing its users built on gaming mechanics.
See on www.toolsjournal.com
Here’s some of the top technology challenges IT managers need to think about in 2013 and over the next decade.
1. Cloud Computing
2. Online applications
3. Social networks and software
4. Document Management and Collaboration
5. CRM 2.0
6. Unified Communications
7. Web 2.0 to Web 3.0
8. Business Intelligence
9. Virtualisation / Green IT
10. Enterprise Mobility
See on www.eradar.eu