Cloud migration refers to the process of moving data and server workloads from physical or virtual environments into and between cloud environments. Without the right plan and solutions, migrating to the Cloud can be quite complex and costly. For medium and large enterprises, migrating to the cloud becomes a compounded effort. For example, it is very important to document what the end goal will be for the servers being targeted for the migration process. The organization needs to work towards a migration plan that will achieve the most efficiency, agility and cost savings.
In the work I do with entrepreneurs and start-up companies I find that they are frequently unable to clearly articulate their value proposition. We see this most frequently in the “pitch clinics” we conduct to help entrepreneurs prepare for business plan competitions or funding request presentations to venture capitalists. They clearly understand their business, at least in their own mind, but have great difficulty clearly explaining it. For instance, last year we had a young Ph.D.
Although enterprises are still in the early stages of adopting Big Data solutions, these technologies are among the fastest-growing cloud-based tools. The move to cloud computing is challenging the computer industry, and at the heart of this are the Big Data and the built for cloud scalable database platforms that enable it. As demand grows, applications are able to add new computing nodes, and each additional node adds capacity to serve more clients.
I would agree with some of the other comments - Google glass, as with other innovations in wearable technology, is a sign of how things are rapidly evolving. It may seem like a toy now, but lets face it, it was only a few years ago when cell phones were a novelty and a luxury!
John, I am not sure I would agree with ZDNet - in fact one of my posts from a few months ago actually argues the opposite!
Whilst cloud based services may be increasingly easy to procure, we still have a long way to go before an end user in any business function can bolt together numerous services to make a complete IT ecosystem.
I would go further and suggest that now more than ever a company needs a top class IT Organisation in order to ensure the interconnectivity and appropriate security that a business needs.
The major driving factors for the health care sector to move to cloud-based platforms is the need to increase storage while reducing costs and the ability to centrally manage patient data. The large amount of data health care providers own and manage can cause huge costs in managing physical machines and storage. The health care sector could get a much higher rate of return on investments from cloud adoption even more so than other industries.
Cloud based social and communication tools help companies improve their performance in terms of efficient communication, reducing budget and increased collaboration. Businesses are not obligated any longer to pay separately for business tools, such as teleconferencing and videoconferencing, but they now have the flexibility to leverage cloud communication tools and apps that offer them more availability, flexibility and scalability.
IBM, Google, Microsoft - the major IT players have all launched team collaboration cloud solutions to help individuals and organizations interact and ease online teamwork when it comes to collaborative creation, editing, sharing of word, spreadsheet and presentation documents, instant messaging, web meetings, mail and calendar.
Productivity is at a premium in every business, the top priority for most every businesses we might say. :) Cloud development in the last few years has directly influenced the productivity in every workplace. Cloud computing applications and solutions had a positive impact upon technology integration and made life easier and improved productivity in the workplace.
There are several ways businesses can increase their productivity using the cloud. Here is a snapshot of them;
Angesichts der Entwicklung Cloud-basierter Datenspeicherung und Datenwiederherstellung (Data Recovery = DR) sollten Unternehmen das Thema Disaster Recovery überdenken und Kosteneinsparungen, Collaboration und Effizienz in diesem Zusammenhang verbessern.
Every business needs to protect its data, and the cloud is a viable option to support this requirement. In addition to keeping information safe, cloud computing is also affordable, thanks to its pay-as-you-go service model. With cloud computing, businesses can back up data in multiple locations throughout different regions, keeping information accessible regardless of geography.