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How cloud adoption trends are driven by strategic imperatives

How cloud adoption trends are driven by strategic imperatives | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As this year comes to a close, let's take one last look at the most pervasive cloud computing trends - including increased usage across the different cloud service models, the key business drivers and the impact of agile innovation strategies.
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That said, IT leaders perspective on barriers to bringing these advantages to fruition differs from their Line of Business (LOB) counterparts.

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Gartner Debunks Top 10 Cloud Myths

Gartner Debunks Top 10 Cloud Myths | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As cloud computing grows, so do the misconceptions. And Gartner believes it can debunk the top 10 ten cloud myths for businesses and channel partners. Here's what they found.
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Here's Gartner's list of top 10 cloud computing myths.

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Making a stress-free migration to the cloud

Making a stress-free migration to the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
What are some ways you can ensure a smooth move to the cloud?
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The four things you can do to ensure a smooth transition: Know what you want from the cloud, choose the right cloud platform, give security serious consideration and finally, have the right people on board.

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I am a domain investor.
I would like to develop cloudquery.com to allow people to search the for cloud data and  other information about the cloud. If possible the site could serve as a search portal in general.
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INFOGRAPHIC: EHR Software - The Future Of Healthcare Industry

INFOGRAPHIC: EHR Software - The Future Of Healthcare Industry | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

EHR software has been a revolutionary introduction in the healthcare industry. Not only does it help doctors with easy access to patient records and more accurate treatment delivery, but also aid patients with automatic billing at reduced costs. Adoption of EHR in the United States has gained a lot of momentum off late, and at this rate, patient care is going to have a safer and improved future. 

 

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EHR software has been a revolutionary introduction in the healthcare industry. Not only does it help doctors with easy access to patient records and more ....

 

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Thanks for the mention, Peter :)
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You're welcome Agnipravo Sengupta
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Organizations Use SaaS More Than Any Other Cloud Technology

Organizations Use SaaS More Than Any Other Cloud Technology | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A new Kable Market Intelligence report revealed software-as-a-service (SaaS) is the most used cloud computing technology within organizations.
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Researchers also examined the annual procurement budget allocation for cloud computing and highlighted projected cloud computing budget patterns for 2014 and 2015 across industries.

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Moving toward cloud computing: 6 tips for planning your ascent (Part 1)

Moving toward cloud computing: 6 tips for planning your ascent (Part 1) | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Learn how to define a cloud computing strategy for your company, including how to select a vendor to assist in the development and execution on that strategy.
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Karl Bickmore, a partner at IT support and solution company Premier IT, advises reviewing three areas when planning your strategy. “....

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Don't kill Exchange yet! Migrate to Office 365 step by step

Don't kill Exchange yet! Migrate to Office 365 step by step | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The best way to take advantage of Microsoft's cloud service is to move to it incrementally
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"CIOs need to recognize the move to Office 365 as an evolution, not a revolution," says Jay Gundotra, CEO of ENow, a provider of monitoring and professional services.

 

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SAP remains tight-lipped on cloud extension policy adoption

SAP remains tight-lipped on cloud extension policy adoption | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SAP refused to disclose the amount of companies who have extended their on-premise services to the cloud through the cloud extension policy launched last summer, the company said the numbers were irrelevant.
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Sven Denecken, ....told ComputerworldUK: “It was important to have that offering to lower the barrier for customers to go to cloud. The extension policy allows flexibility.”

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INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Adoption & Risk

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Adoption & Risk | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud Adoption - Cloud adoption is big part of many businesses agenda in 2014
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Excellent Infographic that illustrates the high a number of cloud services available in the marketplace.

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'Government as a Platform': How Cloud Computing Is Progressing Inside The Beltway

'Government as a Platform': How Cloud Computing Is Progressing Inside The Beltway | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is more than just the latest in a series of attempts to pare down government spending -- it's a gateway to unprecedented innovation in a sector known more for bureaucratic inertia. That's the view of Dr. Rick Holgate, president of the  American Council for Technology (ACT), an independent [...]
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How is the adoption of cloud progressing inside the Beltway, among government agencies? While launched with great promise several years ago, a recent Accenture survey of 286 federal IT executives suggests that progress has been slow to date.

 

 

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Cloud Isn't Just for Techies Anymore

Cloud Isn't Just for Techies Anymore | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The cloud isn't just for techies anymore. Understanding what's next for cloud computing is crucial for businesses at all levels. Managers are responding to the real opportunities that the cloud offers to develop new business models, forge closer ties with customers and tap into the expertise of employees and partners.

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.... five of the biggest things we see happening in cloud:

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The evolving role of savvy business technology leaders

The evolving role of savvy business technology leaders | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

As the chief executive at your company, if you discovered that you had some major financial standards compliance issues within your organization, would you be concerned about the risks associated with that exposure?

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Who is championing this cause from a horizontal organization perspective? According to market research from last year, it's primarily the marketing leadership.

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SMB Cloud Adoption Changes the Playing Field

SMB Cloud Adoption Changes the Playing Field | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Cloud adoption by small and midsize businesses (SMB) continues to march forward and is projected to reach almost 80 percent by 2020, according to an Emergent Research and Intuit report detailed in Forbes.

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The flexibility of cloud platforms to scale resources or services quickly is allowing SMBs to compete where only larger businesses with extensive resources have historically been able to deliver.

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Is Your Company Ready For The Cloud: A 12-point Checklist

Is Your Company Ready For The Cloud: A 12-point Checklist | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As cloud computing crosses the chasm from “pi in the sky” to mass adoption, companies are beginning to approach technology purchases with a “cloud first” or “why not cloud” strategy. But …
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The cloud can offer tremendous opportunities for strategic efficiencies, cost savings and enhanced decision-making capabilities for companies who are poised to take advantage of it. If you’re not ready now, use these 12 points as a framework for getting there.
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6 tips for planning your ascent into cloud computing (Part 2)

6 tips for planning your ascent into cloud computing (Part 2) | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Here are some tips to consider as you move forward in your efforts to take advantage of cloud infrastructure in your enterprise.
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....... In this second part of our four-part series, I present the remaining three tips. Consider them as you move forward in your efforts to take advantage of cloud infrastructure in your enterprise.

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VIDEO: Cloud computing in enterprise environments

VIDEO: Cloud computing in enterprise environments | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Dell's Ian Clatworthy shares his thoughts on why businesses should migrate their IT systems to the cloud and questions that factor into that decision-making process.
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"A hybrid-cloud is really where it’s going to sit and for many years to come. So what we need to do is, for me anyway, I don’t want to be tied to that expensive tin that I have to invest in"

 

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Industry’s Largest Cloud Computing Survey Reveals 5X Adoption of SaaS

Industry’s Largest Cloud Computing Survey Reveals 5X Adoption of SaaS | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

North Bridge Venture Partners, in conjunction with Gigaom Researchand a record 72 collaborating organizations, today released results for its fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing survey.

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"With four years of data, we're now really beginning to see some interesting trends, such as the five-fold increase in SaaS adoption to 74% and the nearly six-fold increase in PaaS adoption to 41%."

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Turning the legal industry tanker around on cloud adoption

Turning the legal industry tanker around on cloud adoption | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Due to the very nature of law firms, the storage of sensitive information in an external environment has naturally been met with some caution.
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...... despite adoption levels growing rapidly over the past few years, it is only recently that the legal sector has begun to give cloud services serious consideration.

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Financial services move to the cloud

Financial services move to the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Senior IT executives in the financial services industry understand that cloud computing infrastructure can boost the value of their services and offer
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Another inhibitor of cloud computing among financial services organisations is the question of data residency.

 

 

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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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