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Analytics on cloud: Better insights at the speed of SaaS

In a 2014 Association for Finance Professionals (AFP) Risk Survey 45 percent of finance executives reported that corporate earnings were exposed to more uncertainty today compared to three years ago. From uncertain customer demand for products and services to volatile commodities prices and exchange rates, every aspect of business in every geography and industry is […]

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Should you move your existing applications to the cloud?

There are many factors to consider when determining whether or not to migrate your existing applications into a cloud hosted environment. Not all applications can necessarily thrive in a cloud environment, so a careful analysis of the application and any benefits is needed. Here are a few topics to keep in mind: Identity management Where […]

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Why small and midsize businesses (SMB) should consider the cloud

It’s becoming increasingly clear that cloud solutions provide significant benefits to companies of all sizes, but a recent study shows that less than 10 percent of organizations believe their existing IT infrastructure is fully prepared to address the proliferation of mobile devices, social media, data analytics and cloud computing. This was formerly considered the IT department’s responsibility, but business […]

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5 considerations when choosing between a SaaS or on-premises

Adoption of software as a service (SaaS) is accelerating and many organizations are realizing the transformative benefits. A recent IBM study highlighted how leading organizations (Pacesetters) are leveraging SaaS deployments to unlock benefits such as reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), increased enterprise collaboration and enhanced market agility. Enterprise software vendors are realizing that deployment […]

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Top benefits of software as a service (SaaS) for IT consulting

Information technology (IT) consulting measured on a per-day basis is becoming rare since customers want to know how much they will spend on each project. It’s more common to find fixed-price IT consulting contracts or per module and project phase pricing with a well-defined scope and activities. In this scenario, IT consulting companies do not […]

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7 benefits of cloud from an enterprise architect point of view

I was recently asked to provide an overview of the benefits of cloud. In all fairness, it would be difficult for anyone to answer this question and provide a thorough overview as cloud benefits continuously evolve with the addition of new services, uncompromising research and innovations that relentlessly push the boundaries of the underlying technology […]

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IBM Power Systems: Oscar-worthy in the cloud engine category

If you already have IBM Power servers in your data centers and you’re running your workloads on this platform, you are probably well aware of its Oscar-winning performance.

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Is a hybrid cloud model right for you?

For those who remain reluctant to adopt cloud, the hybrid model offers a way to ease into this brave new world.

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Cloud computing for $50 or less?

There’s not much you can buy for a dollar these days, but $50 can still score you something pretty decent—namely, cloud services.

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How I convinced my imaginary friend that cloud is cheaper

I never had an imaginary friend as a child—apparently imaginary friends require having an imagination, which more or less disqualified me.

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Motivations for moving the desktop to the cloud

When you ask CIOs or CTOs, who plan to introduce desktop cloud within their enterprises, about their motivation, they tell you about all sorts of value they expect to gain from that project. However, if you dig a little bit deeper about their goals, it turns out that their main driver is cost reduction.

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