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 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.