Starting a new job is always an exciting and stressful experience. You are excited about the potential opportunities and your employer likely has high expectations of you. A large percentage of new CIOshave been recruited or promoted into the job because of some problem or perceived failure on the part of their predecessor. For this reason, getting off to a flying start is critical to your long-term success.
Can you imagine having to simply wade through all of this to make a decision about approving a new drug? I was involved in some of the early "Computer-Assisted NDAs" in the late 80s and early 90s. These basically consisted of scanning all of the documents and cross-indexing them. We then put the whole thing on a PC and "loaned" it to the reviewer. They were hugely successful. Now, all of the reviews are conducted electronically. The more complex drugs and biologics become, the more complex the approval process.
A great amount of companies have outsourced their IT services and infrastructure to the cloud providers in the past few years. And the trend is just at the beginning - many IT teams will have their responsibilities diminished or even eliminated in the following years.
As I stated a few months ago in one of the articles on my blog, DaaS would have been one of the hot topics in 2013. And the main reason for that is owed to the fact that Desktop as a Service is considered to be the ideal platform for cloud computing in small and medium-sized businesses.
Businesses are heading to a more holistic perspective as they get more comfortable with the cloud. Increased ROI is still the primary business driver, but enterprises are going further. Therefore, it is in their interest to learn how to best optimize the performance of a cloud deployment. Let’s look at some strategies that will help businesses with this process.