Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Monday, 9 December 2013

Will Cloud computing kill the IT department?
This is most Hot topic this days and still it is unanswerable here is the summary about this from the data available on various website there are different viewpoints on this topic by different individuals blog won't come up with the answer
What if the cloud becomes the primary data center, and SaaS is the only way applications are sold? Will there be a need for an IT department?
There are two very different sides to this topic
IT departments are toast:
The cloud is quickly transforming how information is stored, processed, and managed. Gone do the days of companies need large data centers, with thousands of servers and an army of people to manage them. Gone are the days of ridiculously complex software customizations, integrations, and teams to manage local applications. There will be no need for most of the IT roles that exist today. The technical experts and developers will mostly work for the companies who make the software or provide the infrastructure. The small IT team will still coordinate activities and manage vendors, but the business departments will run the show and interface directly with the vendors. It's not shadow IT, because the IT department of the old days is gone!
It's going to be as simple as online shopping and banking. Need an ERP system of CRM? No problem, here is what you do. Visit the web site and select new customer sign-up. Enter in all your corporate information and company details, select the plan size such as the 70,000 user plan. Then select all your integration SaaS vendors such as banking, corporate reporting, and HR system. For an additional fee, select the option to automatically create a data warehouse and business intelligence reporting system. Enter a PO number and verify payment. Then, within about an hour, the system is online and in production.
The cloud is just another technology to be managed:
IT departments aren't sitting around wondering what the next project will be. We're all very busy, with years of projects queued up. The global economy is rapidly changing, and on a daily basis it's getting significantly more challenging and complex to run companies of any size. Well managed IT departments are spending more time on business initiatives that drive the company's growth and revenue instead of work that just maintains the status quo. So the cloud is great -- and the right direction -- as it allows a shift from lights-on type work to more value-add work.

However, the cloud is just another technology. Sure there is less work to do with servers and storage, but it will be a very long time before the impact is substantial enough to make a difference. There will be situations that require cloud services, and situations that require work to be done in-house. It won't eliminate the IT department, or most of the roles. Over time, the cloud might even increase the IT department's headcount needs. Think about the major shifts that have happened in the past. Standalone to the Internet, mainframes to servers, PCs to tablets, and phones to smartphones—each was supposed to make things easier, but instead it seems each has added to the complexity. The cloud will do the same.

Thursday, 14 November 2013


How to use CRM in Retail Sector

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Will Cloud computing kill the IT department?
This is most Hot topic this days and still it is unanswerable here is the summary about this from the data available on various website there are different viewpoints on this topic by different individuals blog won't come up with the answer
What if the cloud becomes the primary data center, and SaaS is the only way applications are sold? Will there be a need for an IT department?
There are two very different sides to this topic
IT departments are toast:
The cloud is quickly transforming how information is stored, processed, and managed. Gone do the days of companies need large data centers, with thousands of servers and an army of people to manage them. Gone are the days of ridiculously complex software customizations, integrations, and teams to manage local applications. There will be no need for most of the IT roles that exist today. The technical experts and developers will mostly work for the companies who make the software or provide the infrastructure. The small IT team will still coordinate activities and manage vendors, but the business departments will run the show and interface directly with the vendors. It's not shadow IT, because the IT department of the old days is gone!
It's going to be as simple as online shopping and banking. Need an ERP system of CRM? No problem, here is what you do. Visit the web site and select new customer sign-up. Enter in all your corporate information and company details, select the plan size such as the 70,000 user plan. Then select all your integration SaaS vendors such as banking, corporate reporting, and HR system. For an additional fee, select the option to automatically create a data warehouse and business intelligence reporting system. Enter a PO number and verify payment. Then, within about an hour, the system is online and in production.
The cloud is just another technology to be managed:
IT departments aren't sitting around wondering what the next project will be. We're all very busy, with years of projects queued up. The global economy is rapidly changing, and on a daily basis it's getting significantly more challenging and complex to run companies of any size. Well managed IT departments are spending more time on business initiatives that drive the company's growth and revenue instead of work that just maintains the status quo. So the cloud is great -- and the right direction -- as it allows a shift from lights-on type work to more value-add work.

However, the cloud is just another technology. Sure there is less work to do with servers and storage, but it will be a very long time before the impact is substantial enough to make a difference. There will be situations that require cloud services, and situations that require work to be done in-house. It won't eliminate the IT department, or most of the roles. Over time, the cloud might even increase the IT department's headcount needs. Think about the major shifts that have happened in the past. Standalone to the Internet, mainframes to servers, PCs to tablets, and phones to smartphones—each was supposed to make things easier, but instead it seems each has added to the complexity. The cloud will do the same.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

5 Takeaways: CFOs are getting into the Cloud

Cloud is becoming more popular and beneficial these days. In previous blog we have seen that how you will get good ROI when invested in cloud technology, here are some take a ways for the CEOs this are the real this experience shared by Tom Brennan when he was on “Cloud Power Series tour” From Boston, to Chicago, to Philly, to San Francisco, Atlanta and NYC, below listed are some of his biggest take away and this will help CFOs in their businesses.
1. CFOs are getting more involved with cloud strategies at their companies.
CFOs are eager to learn and get ideas on how they can improve their businesses with the cloud.
2. The cloud’s value proposition.
Most of the people now see cloud as a strategic way forward, and not just a way to reduce costs.
3. Some companies will inhale the whole cloud while others will take small steps.
The most interesting thing is observed that small and midsized companies tend to take in the whole cloud, while larger companies are looking for ways to step into the cloud incrementally by joining up specific functions with existing cloud apps e.g. billing apps for Salesforce.
4. Choosing a cloud platform is one of the most strategic decisions a company can make.
Cloud platforms are a foundation and source for all of a company’s business apps, operations automation and competitive differentiation going forward so go cloud
5. Companies are tired of the barriers between departments, especially between sales and finance.

Companies are trying to brake barriers between the departments now sales and marketing are going hand in hand the best example is for this is the Salesforce Platform including accounting, billing, sales commissions and expense management so the inter department work is now getting easy

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Latest trends of the cloud computing world


As we all know that world is moving on to the cloud very fast. According to survey it’s expected that cloud computing market will become $150 billion market by 2013. There are several key trends which are seen in this cloud computing world
1.      The personal cloud will replace the personal computer at the Centre of users’ digital lives. 
According to the Gartner’s report, TheNewPCErathePersonalCloud, that predicts by 2014, the personal cloud will replace the personal computer. The personal cloud will have features of storing, connecting, streaming, and synchronizing content across multiple platforms at different locations.so the personal cloud is latest trend and will grow in coming years. One more important trend includes an increasing number of companies having a hybrid cloud which provides them more benefits as compared with public as well as private cloud.

2.      Big Data Will be processed on cloud
 Big data workloads will force many companies to consider alternatives to traditional databases, and cloud deployment models will simplify the rollout. So, large cloud databases will centralize huge amounts of information and analytics will be moved to the cloud. Thus Big Data will be on cloud.

3.      Executives demand reliable cloud data security. As cloud is expanding day by day but making it more secure is also important. So there will the concerns about protecting both the security and integrity of this data source on cloud. But with the wider adoption and the increasing awareness of cloud, providers will surely focus on security innovations and make cloud more secure in coming years.

4.      The growth of Mobile Cloud. 
The greater number of people operating their social and professional lives via mobile devices and tablet PCs is going to speed up the demand for faster, more user friendly and storage applications so mobile cloud will grow at alarming rate.

5.      The move to platforms is increasing.
 PaaS (platform-as-a-service) will have further boost in popularity and necessity as it continues to provide companies with scalable data translation and transformation on a cloud platform. The public and private mixture of cloud (Hybrid Cloud) will have more growth because of the benefits it provides.






 source:

http://www.rickscloud.com/latest-trends-of-the-cloud-computing-world/

Thursday, 5 September 2013

5 Benefits of BYOD with Cloud Computing


            Bring Your Own Device, commonly known as BYOD, and cloud computing are changing the way we use technology in the workplace. 60% of businesses in U.S currently use a BYOD model, and forecasters suggest that number will rise to 90 % by 2014. Fifty-four percent of American companies also use public or private cloud computing systems.
1).Cloud Computing Can Make BYOD More Secure
            Security is the biggest objection put forward by organizations around the world to have a BYOD model. If an employee’s device falls into the wrong hands, it may cause problem. Cloud computing can improve this concern by making sensitive corporate data much more secure. As information isn’t stored on any employee’s device, corporate documents enjoy greater security.

2) Cloud Computing Can Improve Visibility for Employers
             Cloud computing can minimize time wasting behaviors as it provides greater visibility for employers. Businesses with cloud security systems which offer URL or website filtering can keep track of the websites their employees visit during work time. Also can implement the cyber security by using solutions like Cyberoam.
  3) BYOD and Cloud Computing Cut Costs
            Both BYOD and cloud computing structures have the potential to save companies serious dollars. It’s clear that BYOD saves a company from the outset, as they no longer need to spend money on employee devices. The savings continue through the life of each device as the company is no longer required to spend money maintaining, supporting, or even repairing their workers’ laptops or smartphones.

4) Cloud Computing Makes BYOD Work More Efficiently
            As Employees love using their own computers and smartphones, they will be happy and it results in more productivity. If a worker’s preferred device become lost, stolen, or inoperable, they can simply start working on another machine. Thus the device or machine failure will not be problem for doing work.
5) Cloud Computing Can Make Desktop Virtualization Possible
            Currently, workplaces typically use cloud storage to house key corporate files, folders, and documents. However, forecasters believe we’ll see entire workspaces housed on the cloud. An employee’s device would become simply a terminal he can connect by using ID and password and start work.
By using latest technology trends of BYOD and cloud computing, businesses can enjoy all these benefits and more.



Thursday, 22 August 2013


3 mistakes in cloud migrations how to avoid


                               Now a day’s cloud migration is done by major companies and they succeed with cloud computing strategies and first-generation implementations. But while migration there is a bit of trial and error in the process, and one needs to do experimentation while cloud implementation and migration processes. The proper use of cloud computing technology is not something that one can find in a book. So here are the some mistakes done by companies in current cloud adoption efforts and there are solutions for these issues.
1. They jump to the technology too fast   
                The most common mistake done is while choosing a proper cloud service provider. Companies usually hurry in making discussion and don’t perform cloud readiness consulting, and don’t analyze their core business requirements. Companies should do proper planning before choosing there cloud partner and choose technology that suits their business and then adapt to cloud with proper consulting
2. They get involved in the cloud provider drama
             One should focus on the technology in terms of fit, function, and value -- not the hyped industry drama that continues to be a characteristic of the cloud computing market or should not get biased by  the cloud service provider that are not suited for your business
3. They focus to the wrong degree on security
            Security seems to have two extremes in the world of cloud computing. Some businesses focus too much on cloud security, to the point of being unreasonable. Thus, they spend more money unnecessarily. On the other side, some companies spend too little time dealing with cloud computing security. They end up exposed, and their cost of risk rises significantly. So one should opt for the security level according to the requirement by proper consultation.
            So the bottom line here is, pay attention to your business requirements and use that to drive your technology, security, and other decisions. But the reality is often that business requirements remain disconnected and many are out of track while they make decisions.



Friday, 16 August 2013

5 Takeaways: CFOs are getting into the Cloud




Cloud is becoming more popular and beneficial these days. In previous blog we have seen that how you will get good ROI when invested in cloud technology, here are some take a ways for the CEOs this are the real this experience shared by Tom Brennan when he was on “Cloud Power Series tour” From Boston, to Chicago, to Philly, to San Francisco, Atlanta and NYC, below listed are some of his biggest take away and this will help CFOs in their businesses.
1. CFOs are getting more involved with cloud strategies at their companies.
CFOs are eager to learn and get ideas on how they can improve their businesses with the cloud.
2. The cloud’s value proposition.
Most of the people now see cloud as a strategic way forward, and not just a way to reduce costs.
3. Some companies will inhale the whole cloud while others will take small steps.
The most interesting thing is observed that small and midsized companies tend to take in the whole cloud, while larger companies are looking for ways to step into the cloud incrementally by joining up specific functions with existing cloud apps e.g. billing apps for Salesforce.
4. Choosing a cloud platform is one of the most strategic decisions a company can make.
Cloud platforms are a foundation and source for all of a company’s business apps, operations automation and competitive differentiation going forward so go cloud
5. Companies are tired of the barriers between departments, especially between sales and finance.
Companies are trying to brake barriers between the departments now sales and marketing are going hand in hand the best example is for this is the Salesforce Platform including accounting, billing, sales commissions and expense management so the inter department work is now getting easy

Monday, 12 August 2013

Cloud Computing And ROI

Cloud computing and ROI





According to the new report released from Nucleus Research finds that cloud computing delivers more than just fast deployment and low upfront costs. Nucleus in the report published that companies who opt for cloud technology find 1.7 times greater ROI than on-premise deployments. The research firm looked at 70 cases studies ranging from $30,000 to $10 million.The report says that, the Overall companies spent 40% less on consulting fees and 25% less on application support personnel when cloud computing is adopted .  Also Report mentions that four out of five cloud deployments found an incremental increase in benefit without a corresponding increase in costs.So the biggest advantage of cloud can be concluded from the report as ROI improves over time as cloud technology is implemented. Nucleus points out three major differences with cloud computing:As cloud project are iterative in nature and the business users can expand and adapt their use over time, companies are more likely to expand the footprint or workflows of cloud applications without additional consulting costs, in short companies can save their consulting costIn cloud computing technology the new users can easily be added over timeline, one can scale up and scale down the resources easily, companies are more likely to expand the user footprint as they identify opportunities for more value.Also one more advantage is most cloud upgrades are relatively transparent to end users, companies can take advantage of incremental upgrades to drive greater productivity in areas such as mobile access, integrated analytics, improved workflows, etc.Nucleus concludes with a stinging assessment of on-premise benefits: “Only organizations that plan to never grow, change, or upgrade their application after its initial deployment are likely to achieve better ROI from on-premise applications than cloud ones”.So best ROI is with cloud computing implementation.


Saturday, 18 May 2013

CLOUD COMPUTING


                                                       CLOUD COMPUTING


What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is computing based on the internet which delivers IT as a service with pay-as-you-go pricing. The name “cloud” represents “Internet having indefinite shape and size with complex structure”.  Cloud computing technology allows for much more efficient computing by centralizing data storage, easy data processing and higher data bandwidth. A simple example of cloud computing is Gmail, we do not require to install it, we just need a web browser to run it.




Cloud computing has the power to access with any of the devices mobile, laptop, tablet desktop etc. we need just an internet connection.
The idea behind cloud computing technology is similar to the electricity that we all use at home, we don’t know how it is generated, where it comes from, we just pay the bill for what we use. Same is the case with cloud computing, we can use storage, connectivity and computing power, all the services are available on demand as you require and are delivered economically without compromising for security or functionality. Various cloud service providers are Rackspace, SkyDrive, and Amazon etc.

 Why cloud computing?


  • Complete virtual infrastructure: No Software = no onsite installation.     Cloud computing slashes the capital costs of getting up and running.
  • Reduced cost: Cloud computing can reduce both capital expense and operating expense costs, because the resources are used when needed and are paid as per use.
  • Highly scalability: Cloud computing allows for immediate scaling up or down, at any time when we require.
  • Improved accessibility: we can have access anytime, anywhere, making our life much easier provided we have an Internet connection.
  • Security: cloud computing technology is highly Secure than other traditional systems applications.
  • Easy Maintenance: cloud computing applications are very easy to maintain as they are not needed to be installed on computer and there is auto up gradation.
  • Highly customizable: Cloud computing allows deep customization one can customize the applications very easily on world-class cloud platform such as Salesforce .com etc.


CLOUD MODELS

There are basically four types of clouds that can be subscribed according to the need of an organization or individual.

1.Public Cloud - A public cloud can be accessed by any subscriber and it is shared across multiple organizations, it is managed by an external service provider.
2.Private Cloud - A private cloud is established for a specific group or organization and limits access only to that group or organization, in short we can say it is for private use.
3.Community Cloud - A community cloud is shared among two or more organizations that have similar cloud requirements.
4.Hybrid Cloud - A hybrid cloud is basically a combination of at least two clouds; the clouds may be the mixture of public, private, or community.

Cloud service models:

The cloud computing services are segmented into three categories based on service types namely Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service.



Fig: Layers of cloud computing along with examples.
Software as a Service (SaaS): In SaaS service model, applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network, typically through Internet. A subscriber has access to both resources and applications, but has a least control over the cloud; there is no need to have a physical copy of software installed on devices. E.g.: Salesforce .com, net suit.

Platform as a Service (PaaS): PaaS is the platform that hosts applications provided in (SaaS). PaaS provider gives subscribers access to the components that a developer requires to develop and operate applications over the internet. Subscriber has more control over the cloud as compared with SaaS 
layer but lesser than (IaaS). E.g.: Google App Engine, Force.com and Heroku.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): (Iaas) deals primarily with computational infrastructure. In cloud infrastructure service model the subscriber completely outsources the storage and resource components, such as hardware, software, servers and networking components that are required by him. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)enables businesses to move information from on-site servers into the Cloud. In this service layer the subscriber has most of the control on cloud as compared with the other two layers.
E.g.: Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage and Google Big Query are major examples of cloud infrastructure provider.