Eighteen months after her arrival, Diane Greene is clearly satisfied: “Our business is accelerating, and we have the sector’s highest growth rate,” says Greene, head of Google’s cloud services division. Still a distant third behind Amazon and Microsoft, the search engine company is nonetheless committed to trying to catch up with its competitors. Continue reading
The Cloud offers companies numerous opportunities to save costs and move into new markets. However, the perception remains that it’s complicated to implement Cloud policies and new ecosystems into any business. Continue reading
In a nutshell, the Cloud is a collection of massive computers, sometimes called server farms, that we connect to via the Internet. Where once we saved our files on a desktop computer (the hardware) and ran programmes on that computer’s operating system (the software), Cloud computing means we now just need a device to connect to the internet to carry out an array of applications. Continue reading
By 2019, China wants two or three of its national businesses to dominate the cloud computing sector.
China doesn’t want to be kept away from the rapid development of cloud computing and the explosion of data volume — nor to allow the sector to develop at the detriment of the country’s own businesses. While the sector grew nearly 30% in 2015, the Chinese authorities have just determined a roadmap for the next three years. Continue reading
Computers continue to move centre-stage in our world and it is difficult to remember how we ever managed without them. Indeed, it is obvious that most modern businesses could not function without them. Similarly, many average-sized enterprises would never have become the global corporations they are now without information communication technology (ICT). Such is the ubiquity of ICT these days that it has become all but invisible to us.
Using a few examples, here we will see how the Cloud, especially run by Microsoft Azure, is more than a simple virtualization solution (even though still a productive tool for IT Managers and professions).
Through changing its status progressively, the Cloud is no longer just a means to an end, or simply a means. Another new way of looking at the Cloud, would be as a shot of innovation to the system. Continue reading
This is the third of a series of blog posts discussing the five main considerations critical to successful cloud adoption by enterprises. If you missed them, the previous posts are here.
Today’s topic is about a common anti-pattern that we see – when organisations see cloud adoption as primarily a technology problem to solve. Continue reading