Many enterprises are starting their cloud computing journey with a private cloud. But what is a private cloud? Are they real or just “IT as we always knew it” ?
Now that corporate IT is finally taking cloud seriously, we’re starting to see development of more explicit enterprise-wide “cloud strategies”. Whether driven internally or with the help of external consultants, many of these take familiar IT strategy development processes and direct them at cloud. Here are some common pitfalls we’re seeing with many of these [...]
It was an interesting week last week at Cloud Connect Silicon Valley. In addition to the keynotes and track sessions, we also saw the release of the summary results of the latest joint Cloud Connect / Everest Group survey on enterprise cloud adoption. Here are the seven things we took away from the conference, the [...]
For many enterprises the cost to operate and maintain complex ERP systems consumes a large part of the IT budget. Given security and application performance requirements, you wouldn’t think that ERP would be on the top of the CIO’s list for cloud migration. Domino Sugar thought otherwise, and successfully migrated their SAP ERP environment to [...]
Assuming you have a good knowledge of what cloud computing is all about, the next question is, “Which cloud service should I use?” The answer depends on many factors, including the size of your enterprise, what cloud characteristics are most important for you (security vs. reliability vs. cost, for instance), and whether you have developer [...]
Cloud computing promises to deliver a new, modern, 21st-century IT infrastructure for your business. Before investing heavily in this technology, you need to make sure that you fully understand cloud computing benefits and risks so that you can reap the most gain while avoiding unintended consequences. Cloud Computing Benefits People cite a number of benefits [...]
The entire information technology industry is talking about “the cloud” these days. Many businesses are asking the fundamental question, what is cloud computing? And most importantly, how can I use it to make my business more competitive and better serve my customers? If you’re struggling to understand cloud computing technologies, this tutorial will give you [...]