Hybrid cloud has taken over from public and private cloud to become the
fastest growing cloud solution among enterprises. This was one of the
critical findings in a new survey report released by Wakefield Research that
conducted the study on behalf of Avanade Inc. The study, released during the
recently concluded Microsoft Canada : Cloud and Mobility summit held at
Toronto, points out that 69% of the companies surveyed saw hybrid cloud as
one of their biggest focus areas for 2015.
However, not everything is rosy at the moment. The study also found that
despite the general agreement that hybrid cloud was the future, 58% of the
surveyed companies still did not have a hybrid cloud strategy in place.
Further, only 16% of the companies interviewed globally were in a position to
identify the full range of potential benefits that a hybrid cloud solution
will bring to thei... (more)
As with every facet of doing business, accounting too has been moving to the
cloud over the past few years. With the advent of services like QuickBooks
and Wave, more and more accountants find it easier to log into such services
over traditional accounting platforms. According to a report on Statista, the
cloud accounting industry has grown to a 1.7 billion dollar industry in 2014.
By 2016, this is expected to multiply to 2.16 billion dollars.
What is driving this growth of cloud accounting? A survey of decision makers
by YouGov showed that one of the biggest influencing factor... (more)
When Marc Benioff launched Salesforce back in 1999, his goal was simple –
he wanted to make enterprise software as easy to use as consumer websites
like Amazon.com. The service itself was pretty fundamental and addressed one
function – it made it easy for customers to access, manage and share the
organization's sales information. Over time, the CRM industry exploded and so
did cloud computing. Today, Salesforce caters to a wide number of industry
requirements including relationship management, B2B prospecting, customer
support and marketing automation.
This is a story that is tr... (more)
A study of 1358 respondents have shown a dramatic rise in cloud adoption over
the past few years. North Bridge Venture Partners, in partnership with GigaOm
Research have published the results of the 2014 Future Of Cloud Computing
Survey – according to this report, SaaS adoption has grown fivefold since
the 2011 to 74% today. PaaS, on the other hand, has seen an even higher rate
of growth; a six-fold increase over the past four years to 41%.
The study throws some interesting insights on the growth of various
cloud-based services. IaaS, which stands for Infrastructure-as-a-Service, ... (more)
The focus of a BI professional in an organization is to help get the right
information to the right decision makers at the right time. In modern times,
Big Data analytics has been one of the primary sources of business
intelligence acquisition. Tools like Hadoop have revolutionized the way
enterprise businesses interpret the millions of data points that they own
about customer behavior and turn them into meaningful inferences. But before
the data reaches this stage, it passes through the several modules of an ERP
system - an ERP system handles the whole gamut of operations right ... (more)