What a difference a year makes! Almost exactly a year ago, we were sharing reasons why small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) should consider including cloud in their IT plans. Today, virtually all U.S. SMBs are making use of cloud in one way or another — and by virtually all, we mean 96 percent. That’s not […]
By Lanny (William) Short We’ve all have an idea of where things are heading in technology. We see terms thrown around like “cloud,” “SaaS” and “social media,” etc. But what if your business is not in the world of IT? You know that you need to have some sort of web presence, and you need it to be […]
Your company does not need to be very large in order to use cloud, not even IBM Cloud. This series of blog posts provides real-life examples of how small and medium businesses (SMB) are using the cloud. My first example starts with a small software company called WorldTicket that was founded in Denmark in 2002. […]
By Doug Clark & Robert Tickell Is cloud and the innovation to market that cloud helps enable a “killer app” for the UK’s midsize businesses? Midsize business is the often unsung hero of the UK economy. In fact, Deloitte estimates that some 300,000 companies in the UK fall into this category—each driving turnover between £15 […]
What are the key parameters that define cloud computing? Security, data locations, agility? More specifically, how do each of these issues change when we compare enterprises to small and medium businesses? Check out the transcript from our lively chat below to get a sense of some of the challenges SMBs face, and the solutions that […]
Cloud computing’s arrival has been transformative for all kinds of businesses. But when this chapter of business history is written, it seems likely that our smallest enterprises will be the ones most transformed by the cloud. These are the companies that range from two guys in a garage, to a mom and pop operation, to any […]
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 […]
When it comes to using a cloud to provision managed and unmanaged servers, which option is right for you?
I would like to share my thoughts about the cloud ecosystem in general, and provide an internal view of a “cloud data center.” As an introduction, I’d like to write a few lines about the motivation of providing and consuming cloud services.
Going into 2013, I want to share my thoughts on who in the French cloud ecosystem is likely to struggle or to flourish in an ever growing cloud tsunami.
54 percent of SMBs claimed that their IT difficulties actually increased over the past 3 years.