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Cloud Trends to Watch Out for This Year Experts predict that the cloud computing will continue to grow this year. According to the Computerworld Forecast Study, spending on cloud computing is expected to rise by 42% in 2015. Moreover, Esna projects that in a bid to increase the use of mobile, social, customer-facing and collaboration technologies, 40% of IT teams will spend more on software as a service and a mix of public, private and hybrid solutions this year. With the upsurge of new, mobile-oriented technologies, as well as the mainstream business emergence of previously niche technologies, it's obvious that 2015 will see new cloud computing challenges and opportunities. Here we look at some of the key trends that will disrupt the industry in the coming year. Increased Containerization or Sandboxing of IT Resources Employees are using mobile devices both for pers... (more)

Why Startups Need Cloud for Growth | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Cloud for Startups - Why Cost Savings Is Not the Only Factor Driving Growth In a recent article on the Entrepreneur, Bask Iyer, the CIO and Senior Vice President of Technology at Juniper Networks responded to the question, 'what entrepreneurs should put in the cloud?' His answer: "Everything." Bask elaborates by pointing out the ability of cloud to scale-up and scale-down at ease, the ease with which you can deploy plug-and-play cloud solutions for almost everything and its ability to offer a level playing field to companies, big and small. We have known and understood the benefi... (more)

How to Optimize ERP/CRM with Cloud and Big Data | @CloudExpo [#Cloud #BigData]

Trends indicate that enterprise solutions, particularly enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software are still largely hosted on-premises. A 2014 study by Gartner found that only 2% of respondents ran their core ERP systems on the cloud. More enterprises are looking to shift to the cloud, with half of those surveyed indicating the intention to move to a cloud-based platform within the next five years. The role of big data in ERPs until now, has been largely separate. Most of the time, Big Data becomes an input for ERPs, but data from an ER... (more)

Five Ways Cloud ERP Can Assist in Business Intelligence

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)

Hybrid Cloud to Pick Up Steam in 2015 | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

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 agreem... (more)