A Primer for ISVs moving to the cloud

by Sanjeev Kumar

There is a tectonic shift taking place in the IT industry with the advent and adoption of cloud computing. According to IDC, a leading global market research firm, worldwide sales of public IT cloud services will reach $55.5 billion in 2014 [...]

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The European Commission’s panel on privacy is planning to promote the concept of cloud computing and aims to endorse it as legal under the continent’s privacy law. In line with this, the commission also encourages organizations and companies to learn how to police themselves better in order to protect data and personal [...]

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These past few years, a number of enterprises have already made the jump to cloud computing, and are now focused on managing the cloud and maximizing business value out of the services. As the IT field moves past the theoretical phase and entered management and implementation, enterprises who have made the jump [...]

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IBM continues its strategy of betting on intelligent computing and announced a wide range of improvements in performance and efficiency of their storage systems and technical systems to deal with Big Data.

IBM announced Smarter Computing, a new strategic approach to design and manage storage infrastructures. The new offering delivers more [...]

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The cloud computing or cloud technology represents a new direction for business. This technology not only allows both SMEs and large companies organize more effectively their work but also the ability to generate employment.

Microsoft released the results of a study commissioned from IDC about the growth prospects of cloud computing [...]

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Asia Pacific region including the world’s two upcoming superpower China and India are slow in adopting some form of cloud computing services despite increase in resource allocation by IT vendors to scale-up their offerings.

According to the results of IDC’s latest cloud survey, Cloud Adoption in the Asia Pacific – Retail [...]

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Over the past five years, the cloud strategy of SAP revolved around Business ByDesign, a suite of management applications designed for medium-sized companies which offer demand oriented packages including financial solutions, human resources, supply chain management, business analysis and compliance management.

When SAP announced the decision to buy SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion [...]

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IDC, an analyst firm, conducted a study that revealed the possibility of Cloud Computing creating 14 million new jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015… and it won’t be IT jobs. This is over and above the $1.1 trillion business revenue that cloud computing will generate. There is one caveat… we need to [...]

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IT experts around the world have almost the same predictions that cloud computing will continue to create thousands of jobs in the coming years. A research study was commissioned by Microsoft, which was conducted by IDC in India, Canada and South Africa to determine how many jobs will be available in these [...]

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This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to assess the capabilities of vendors to support midrange to complex process improvement scenarios using business process management software. Business process platforms provide development and runtime environments to improve and automate a wide range of processes and support advanced use cases around orchestration, process [...]

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IDC stated in a recent report that the convergence of Western European mobility enterprise and security-based platforms will hit a rapid growth as cloud computing continues to thrive.

A research paper conducted by the firm predicted that the enterprise mobility and security market in this region of the globe will attain a [...]

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IDC’s Asia Pacific Cloud services and technologies principal analyst, Chris Morris predicts that the future challenges to be faced by the chief information officer (CIO) of 2015 will be trends in outsourcing, the cloud giants dictating the trends with cloud vendors and the converged IT infrastructure.

According to Morris who spoke at [...]

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According to data compiled by the research firm IDC, the global revenue for servers deployed in public and private clouds is expected to approach $9.4 billion by 2015. This revenue will mainly be driven by IT managers’ growing view of cloud computing as a the best way to simplify managing and administrating of [...]

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A recent research study from IDG stated that business IT solutions in Europe should have the agility in providing its end-users the powerful forward motion through cloud computing. The study surveyed 600 IT mangers as their respondents, and out the 600, 90% agreed that the cloud clearly provides the means to access [...]

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Today’s IT departments have smaller staffs, tighter budgets, and an increasingly complex installed base composed of aging PCs with outdated operating systems (OSs). Many are struggling just to keep things running, let alone making the desktop environment better for users. Vendors have long  promised harried IT managers that thin clients and virtual [...]

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Cloud computing has become a major discussion thread in the IT world, but it has been redefined in recent years to speak to the increasing number of deployment scenarios – and their practical uses for business workloads.

The business benefits of cloud computing are clear: the ability to leverage virtualized infrastructure for [...]

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