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
Increased Containerization or Sandboxing of IT Resources
Employees are using mobile devices both for pers... (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)
How important is an entrepreneur to the growth and success of a startup?
There is the story of how Steve Wozniak remained a kid in the basement making
computers till Steve Jobs came along. There is also the story of how Jeff
Bezos started Amazon without the need for a co-founder to help him out. So
what's the verdict? Well, the answer is - it depends.
Trust In Partnership
Partnering in a startup is all based on trust. And who better do you trust
than a friend or a close relative who could possibly complement your skills?
But according to Jay Barnett, the founder of Priority Pickup... (more)
Symantec last week announced that its cloud-based backup storage service,
Exec.cloud, is winding down and the service will not be available to new
customers moving forward. As for existing customers, the service will be
available for a year's time. The announcement is seen to be a part of
Symantec's reassessment of its cloud strategy and is therefore not likely to
greatly impact the revenues of the $7 billion company. It is however an
uncomfortable scenario for the thousands of Symantec customers who relied on
Exec.Cloud for their backup storage options. These customers have to s... (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)