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)
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)
Enterprise Resource Planning has traditionally been a software for large
corporates with million dollar technology budgets. But that has been changing
over the past decade with the advent of cloud based ERP systems. According to
a survey conducted by Sage, nearly 30% of finance managers at UK based SMEs
believe that cloud could make ERP more affordable or viable to them. In
another study published by Gartner, the top five fastest growing ERP vendors
today are all SaaS companies. Even the larger, mature SaaS players like
NetSuite have registered exponential growth rates of nearly ... (more)
Oracle has sounded extremely optimistic about their future; one that is going
to be dominated by the cloud. The company has reported cloud revenue growth
of anywhere between 35% and 50% over the past few quarterly financial
reports. Safra Catz, the Chief Financial Officer at Oracle is noted to have
said that her company is focused at increasing market share on the cloud at
this point “unlike all those cloud companies” like SalesForce that are
focusing on profits.
So is the company seeing a paradigm shift in their revenue pie? Not really.
Despite the buzz about Oracle’s focus be... (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)