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How multi-cloud solutions enable more flexibility in the enterprise

How multi-cloud solutions enable more flexibility in the enterprise | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

What are the reasons behind an increasing trend for organisations to adopt cloud solutions from multiple providers? And are vendors happy to play ball?

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Those that have only just embraced the cloud and are still in their first iteration are learning lessons. They're realising they want more diversity rather than just one solution,

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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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Cloud vs traditional software - Part 1 of 2

Cloud vs traditional software - Part 1 of 2 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Most material comparing cloud-based solutions to traditional software concentrate on features such as lower costs, painless upgrades and a variety of other benefits; what’s not been discussed, however, is the software development experience...
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The author is correct there are huge advantages about being in the cloud, save one, privacy. Until the NSA incident is well and truly behind us.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts Of Cloud ERP

INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts Of Cloud ERP | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Infographic: The Facts Of Cloud ERP SaaS/Cloud ERP Customer Satisfaction vs. On-Premise ERP.  Here is a nice infographic courtesy of Plex.com     Infographic Source: Plex Online
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The results correctly suggest that SaaS is gaining popularity.

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iTWire - Netfira releases OmniShop - Cloud based technology turns websites into online stores.

iTWire - Netfira releases OmniShop - Cloud based technology turns websites into online stores. | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Netfira, a B2B and e-commerce software solutions provider with operations in Australia, Europe and the United States, today announced the immediate availability of Netfira OmniShop - a breakthrough cloud based offering which enables any existing website to quickly and easily add an online e-commerce store, which connects directly to a seller’s accounting system.
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ERP SaaS-Software as a Solution | Navy ERP

ERP SaaS-Software as a Solution | Navy ERP | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
ERP SaaS stands for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software as a Solution (SaaS). It’s quite a mouthful so you can see the need for the acronym for efficiency in pronouncing it in the same way that it creates efficiency for business operations.
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Will Disruptive Cloud Computing Kill Enterprise Resource Planning?

Will Disruptive Cloud Computing Kill Enterprise Resource Planning? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

It’s a just about a cliché at this stage to note that cloud computing has been one of the big technology disruptors in recent years. However, according to Gartner, the best — or worst, depending on your perspective — has yet to come. It seems Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications are doomed to legacy status or even the trash bin.

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By 2017, 70 percent of organizations adopting hybrid ERP will fail to improve cost-benefit outcomes unless their cloud applications provide differentiating functionality.

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Christian Verstraete's curator insight, February 4, 3:07 AM

Getting ERP in the cloud. Intriguing, are enterprises that spent millions establishing their ERP in the first place ready to move it to the cloud (which will cost quite a lot) or are they planning to circumvent the existing environment and slowly migrate functionality till nothing's left?

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My One Big Fat Cloud Computing Prediction for 2014

My One Big Fat Cloud Computing Prediction for 2014 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
It's that time of year that everyone issues their predictions for the year ahead, and there certainly have been some good forecasts about impending or continuing developments in the cloud market.
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Mainstream in 2014? I think that is rather optimistic, but getting there for sure.

 

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More Businesses Looking to Cloud Accounting Software

More Businesses Looking to Cloud Accounting Software | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A recent survey of 750 small businesses found that they are still wasting too much time on administrative tasks that can be handled with new technology.
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For obvious reasons the as a Service side of Accounting should be one of the more lucrative sectors over the coming years.

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Public-sector cloud computing: The good, the bad and the ugly

Public-sector cloud computing: The good, the bad and the ugly | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
From California and Utah to Ohio, Massachusetts and Maine, state and local governments are using the cloud to update antiquated systems, but the hurdles are high.
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How Cloud Software Can Make Small Businesses More Competitive

How Cloud Software Can Make Small Businesses More Competitive | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud based software and service providers provide a mean to small businesses to be self-sufficient, to become more competitive and to evolve quickly...
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