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What does your business need to consider when adopting SaaS?

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Of all public cloud services, Software as a Service — or SaaS — is the offering with the biggest potential. It truly is IT-as-a-utility, like water from the tap or power from a socket. SaaS applications provide end users with standardized functionality. They don’t require any involvement of the IT department. And every so often new features are […]

What’s ahead for security and cloud adoption?

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2017 is believed to mark a major turning point in cloud adoption, bringing a rapid acceleration even among those companies and industries that have been reluctant to adopt the cloud in the past due to data security and privacy concerns. Marking a major shift from just two years ago, numerous CEOs and CIOs of global […]

2017 will be a cloud buyer’s market as providers simplify and add capabilities

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In 2016, four clear leaders emerged in the cloud provider market, and in 2017 we can expect these leaders to innovate and differentiate through simplicity, automation, analytics and cognitive computing. Without question, the clear leaders in enterprise cloud at the end of 2016 were Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM and Google. In terms of […]

Hints and tips for developing your cloud strategy in 2017

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Are you developing a cloud strategy? Have you defined clear decision criteria to determine if your organisation can migrate specific IT services to the cloud? Let’s take a look at cloud services from a few perspectives; it can help you in your journey to the cloud. What is a Cloud Service? Today, cloud is a common term […]

Avoiding the ‘Hotel California’ experience in cloud

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JP Morgan advisors recently released a 50-page document outlining the results of a CIO survey. The headline: Public cloud solutions are growing by 20% at the expense of traditional on-premise vendors. This is remarkable but not surprising. During a conversation I had recently with a CIO, we validated this trend. In fact, he had attended an event […]

Hazards that slow the journey to public cloud

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The journey to public cloud consumption, especially to AWS, now follows a well-travelled road, and most forward-thinking organisations recognise the benefits that can be achieved by embracing what the public cloud offers. Perks span from moving IT infrastructure spend from a capital expense to operational expense to setting up server-less infrastructure estates, as well as […]