In terms of business models, the Internet of Things (IoT) shift is generating unprecedented opportunities that can be seized by companies to develop new services, enhance productivity and efficiency, improve real-time decision making, solve critical problems, and develop new and innovative user experiences.
We have all heard the stories or witnessed them first hand. Perhaps it has happened to you. A once promising executive suddenly comes crashing to earth in a blaze of spectacular failure. Sometimes there are ethical or moral failures. Sometimes, as I noted in an earlier post on executive derailment, the problem stems from a failure to build and maintain peer relationships. But sometimes it is something else.
When it comes to emerging technologies, cloud computing has drawn more controversy than any other tech out there. These two words have driven countless debates, caused numerous arguments in IT departments and, more often than we like to admit, have left many in the industry profoundly confused.
There has been a lot of talk about cloud automation, what it is and how to know if it’s the solution for you. Cloud automation is a must have for all cloud environments, and gives you advantages over companies that don’t have this technology by providing automatic scaling and simple infrastructure management.
Cloud storage is easy to come by these days, and there are many fluffy options up there in the proverbial sky. Maybe you need unlimited storage, or maybe you need a free service to store your data. However, the best cloud storage providers give you more than just storage. They offer availability, multi-platform support, security, app integration, and more. Here’s a list of the popular cloud storage apps and what they can do for you.
In today’s business world agility is everything. Clever businesses are discovering that a cloud-app strategy pushes the concept of collaboration, improving workflow and idea sharing among the office, while remote workers are taking productivity to new levels. Requiring only a web browser interface, cloud-based apps paired with a communication-centric device are prompting companies to update how their employees communicate, collaborate and stay productive.
Whether you are pursuing cloud computing for the sake of convenience, added security, economic reasons or all of the above, it’s worth asking: What are the capabilities and what are the limitations when it comes to the cloud?
The 21st century business person has to accept the fact that many of our assets and means of production are being wrapped up by the digital tendrils of the information age. But no matter the era, the timeless truth remains: knowledge is power, sometimes you just have to know what questions to ask.