Cloud Computing: Just a fad or the real deal?

Nov 2014
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Cloud Computing: Just a fad or the real deal?

 

The following is a guest post from George Georgiou of TIG

Everywhere you look these days there is cloud, cloud, cloud… But is cloud the latest fad or should you be including cloud into your strategic plans? TIG

Did you know?

  • According to SiliconANGLE, by 2014, businesses in the United States will spend more than $13 billion on cloud computing and managed hosting services
  • 82% of companies reportedly saved money by moving to the cloud
  • 80% of cloud adopters saw performance and commercial improvements within 6 months of moving to the cloud
  • From 2012 to 2017, data centre workloads will grow 2.3-fold; cloud workloads will grow 3.7-fold

Companies are constantly reviewing their strategy to ensure that their key business systems are delivering value and providing a competitive advantage. The pace of data centre technology has become so rapid that technology increases 3-fold in performance and scalability – approximately every 12 months. Organisations also need to factor in changes in vendor software developments that allow greater integration and offer high performance such as VMware VCloud which allows VM’s to be moved from client site to vCHS seamlessly (VMware’s cloud offering).

A financial challenge can be in the form of professional services. Organisations find themselves making provisions for core systems enhancements on an annual basis which can be become a very costly affair. This is in part due to bad planning and not having a clear technology and vendor technology roadmaps aligned to the business and release dates.

Another challenge faced is the integration with services delivered by external suppliers. In my next blog I will talk through an example of a client that has handled such a challenge.

To learn more about TIG and their product offerings, visit their website here: http://www.tigl.com/atriacapture

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