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The Future Of Cloud Project Management

The Future Of Cloud Project Management | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Project Management (PM) is undoubtedly the best option when thinking of Project Management, as the traditional solutions offer much lower quality of services and variety of tools.
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But is Cloud PM just another Technology trend or is it here to stay?

 

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Boutara Nour Eddine's curator insight, August 7, 2015 10:56 AM

But is Cloud PM just another Technology trend or is it here to stay?

 

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MS Dynamics CRM – Does it really help Turbo Charge Your Salesforce and Marketing?

MS Dynamics CRM – Does it really help Turbo Charge Your Salesforce and Marketing? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Few days back I was just thinking over, as to if the CRMs were so very effective at driving sales, and so the commission attached to it, why does every sales person detests it? It is one of those tools that makes everyone’s job a lot more easily and hence empowering them to earn more in form of commissions. After all we all love earning more and more money – conveniently.

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CRM is the effective tool been offered by organization to their sales team to track prospects – close sales – generate appropriate referrals and also manage existing customers.

 

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UK cloud adoption continues to rise – and WS2003 shutdown will accelerate it further

UK cloud adoption continues to rise – and WS2003 shutdown will accelerate it further | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Newly released figures from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) show that cloud computing adoption rate in the UK currently stands at 84%, with that number expecting to sizeably increase due to the shutdown of Windows Server (WS) 2003.
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CRM is the most likely application to become cloud-based over the next 12 months, according to respondents; followed by disaster recovery, data storage, email, and collaboration services.

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Cloud Services Migration, Integration Troubles IT, Study Finds

Cloud Services Migration, Integration Troubles IT, Study Finds | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

A new survey revealed that cloud services migration and integration was a top challenge for most IT professionals. Additionally, CDW researchers found that the majority of these professionals said they would make more use of cloud services, but the complexity they perceive around enabling and integrating those workloads with legacy systems holds them back. Here's everything you need to know.

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The CDW survey included responses from more than 1,200 IT professionals across various industries.

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Sydney Clutterbuck's curator insight, March 26, 2015 3:35 AM

This article by Dan Kobialka provides insight into the troubles faced by the integration of cloud services with legacy systems. A new survey by the CDW revealed that most IT professionals could make use of cloud services if it wasn’t for the complexity of integrating those workloads with legacy systems. 

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 - Amongst Ten Business Breakthrough Technologies In 2015

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 - Amongst Ten Business Breakthrough Technologies In 2015 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

In my last article about Social CRM compared with ICE Bucket Challenge I tried bringing on table my thoughts about customer centric approach. It is the constant improvisation and updates that has made technological evolution a big time success..!!!

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..... some of the features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM for the Enterprise which are believed to bring in some path-breaking changes.

 

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Salesforce Cloud Takes on Patient Relationship Management

Salesforce Cloud Takes on Patient Relationship Management | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Salesforce.com recently made a strong push in retail with its Salesforce1 platform. Now, the CRM  company is making moves in the healthcare industry through a strategic alliance with Royal Philips, also based on Salesforce1.

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Going forward, Salesforce.com and Philips envision apps that will cover the healthcare continuum, from prevention and self-care to diagnoses and treatment all the way to recovery and wellness.

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Cloud, Big Data firms causing 'big-time disruption' in IT

Cloud, Big Data firms causing 'big-time disruption' in IT | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The tectonic shift caused by cloud computing is paving the way for a few years of "big-time disruption" among systems and infrastructure software companies.
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Switching from on-premises software to Internet cloud-based applications has become easier because legacy software providers got too greedy, .....

 

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Midsize Insider: Cloud Computing: Can Networks Keep Up?

Midsize Insider: Cloud Computing: Can Networks Keep Up? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Spending predictions favor the cloud. Research firms have been reporting that big numbers are to be expected from cloud computing over the next few years. This increased spending means bigger software-as-a-service (SaaS) deployments, larger infrastructure implementations and greater expectations of uptime.

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As noted by a recent SearchCloudComputing article, networking technology may prove to be a stumbling block for all-in cloud deployments. This is partly because network connections don't fall within the purview of cloud providers.

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Five Ways Cloud Platforms Are Extending Sales Effectiveness

Five Ways Cloud Platforms Are Extending Sales Effectiveness | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Bottom line: Sales effectiveness is going through an inflexion point driven by rapid advances in cloud computing platforms and applications.  Changing business models, emergence of everything-as-a-service, the subscription economy, and revenues...
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Here are the five lessons learned for these and additional companies spoken with regarding how cloud platforms are giving them the agility to redefine sales effectiveness for their unique requirements:

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ConnectWise, Autotask Embrace Salesforce.com Platform Model

ConnectWise, Autotask Embrace Salesforce.com Platform Model | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
ConnectWise and Autotask each are trying to build ISV ecosystems and platforms that emulate Salesforce.com's AppExchange success.
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When Salesforce.com was emerging as a top cloud CRM system, CEO Marc Benioff met with Apple CEO Steve Jobs. At the time, Jobs told Benioff that applications come and go -- but platforms survive for the long haul.

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Why Salesforce is Winning the Cloud Platform War

Why Salesforce is Winning the Cloud Platform War | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The future of any enterprise software vendor is being decided today in their developer community.

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Bottom Line: Enabling developers to attain greater revenue growth, while creating an extensive mobile app development platform is further proof Salesforce has turned the corner from being an application company to a platform provider.

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Employees Accessing the Cloud

Employees Accessing the Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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If cloud usage means Gmail or a similar service, it is going to be very difficult to control. Even more so when BYOD is considered and implemented.

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Roundup of Cloud Computing & Enterprise Software Market Estimates and Forecasts, 2013 - Forbes

Roundup of Cloud Computing & Enterprise Software Market Estimates and Forecasts, 2013 - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
When the CEO of a rust-belt manufacturer speaks of cloud computing as critical to his company’s business strategies for competing globally, it’s clear a fundamental shift is underway.
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Customer Relationship Management Technology; a Failure…!!!

Customer Relationship Management Technology; a Failure…!!! | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
CRM – Customer relationship management solutions have been a total failure, as you would hardly find its association with the word ROI – Return on Investments. Does that ring a bell in your mind about what I want to convey?
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

One of the biggest failures of any CRM solution is; unchanged mind set of your people/employees and vendors – who are the end users. How inclined are they on using this solution customized and designed to empower them?

 

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5 Questions for Cloud CRM

5 Questions for Cloud CRM | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The value of cloud CRM solutions advanced the quality and efficiency of customer management in both small and larger businesses.
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Cloud Technology is constantly changing, so how does this affect cloud CRM and what does the business owner need to be aware of?

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Moving the help desk to the cloud: Companies reticent to adopt SaaS models

Moving the help desk to the cloud: Companies reticent to adopt SaaS models | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
More than two thirds of respondents in a survey from Software Advice currently use on-premise help desk systems despite the prevalence of cloud-based systems in the market.
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The most frequently used help desk software functionality, according to those polled, is ticket management (66%), followed by reporting and analytics (51%) and live chat integration (45%). ....

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The problem of a thousand tiny apps

The problem of a thousand tiny apps | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Too many apps caused serious problems to businesses
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.... Depending on your department you may have to login to your crm, your project management, your ERP

 

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Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Wave uses a search-like medium along with extensive visualizations
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

The new service is different from other approaches to analytics: It's search based, with data stored in a schema-less fashion. This allows for rapid, iterative exploration by users who are in search of answers to questions .....

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Importance of ERP in Large Organization

Importance of ERP in Large Organization | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a system which integrates various business data in a single database and it improve the efficiency of the whole organization by efficiently integrating its various sections.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

....... When business processes are operating at full-fledged as a single cohesive unit; the organization will yield greater results. .....

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Salesforce to open three data centres in Europe

Salesforce to open three data centres in Europe | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Salesforce is expanding its investment in Europe, in the hope of attracting more business from regulated industries
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Salesforce is best known for its customer relationship management (CRM) software, which helps sales teams to track each individual customer -- who they are, their requirements, where they are in the sales process, recent social media activity, notes from previous calls and records of email conversations.

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Cloud computing still has a mainframe lining

Cloud computing still has a mainframe lining | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
For all intents and purposes the Australian cloud computing market appears to be thriving. But while the pundits continue to claim it’s the way of the future, tech infrastructure run on businesses’ premises is far from dead.
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

And if you choose any cloud acronym – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, UCaaS, DCaaS, DaaS, (I’m sure there is also an XXXaaS there somewhere) – there are any number of adoption case studies spruiking the good things cloud can do for you.

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Oracle builds a bridge to Salesforce.com with new adapter

Oracle builds a bridge to Salesforce.com with new adapter | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Kicking off an initiative to better bridge cloud services with its own software, Oracle has released an adapter that allows organizations to copy data between their Salesforce.com accounts and Oracle software.
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The Oracle Cloud Adapter for Salesforce is an extension of the Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle's software for integrating enterprise applications through the use of Web services standards.

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Is cloud computing for your business?

Is cloud computing for your business? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SOME advice on the ins and outs of cloud computing, from a business owner who took her firm completely to the cloud in 2009.
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..... For me, going cloud i.e. putting all of our systems onto the internet was actually driven by my lifestyle. As a parent raising two young children and building my business at the same time, I needed to access my systems i.e. account systems, project management systems, operations, CRM, etc, online anytime .........

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Cloud computing will kill the IT department. True or false?

Cloud computing will kill the IT department.  True or false? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
What if the cloud becomes the primary data center, and SaaS is the only way applications are sold?  Will there be a need for an IT department? 
Peter Azzopardi's insight:

Although the landscape has changed, IT will not be led out to the pastures. With its wings clipped, IT can transform itself to meet the requirements that the Cloud will bring.

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Cloud Computing: Rethinking Control of IT

Cloud Computing: Rethinking Control of IT | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Executives are still dead set on building Private Clouds. The true reason for this stubbornness is the battle over control.

Peter Azzopardi's insight:

It is not all that surprising, in a way IT have wielded power that cloud might take from them.

 

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