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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)

What's In Store For Cloud Accounting In 2015

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)

Are We Moving Towards A Software-Suite-As-A-Service Future? | @CloudExpo

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)

New Cloud Study Shows Fivefold Increase in SaaS Adoption Since 2011

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)

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)