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According to a recent KPMG report, SMAC, or Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Computing, comprises around 80% of total ICT (Information & Communications Technology) spend. SMAC is not only promising a modern way for enterprises to leverage information technology, but it's also revolutionizing the way business will be done in the future. However, getting there is not as easy as S, M, A, and C. Enterprises need to fully understand the power and potential of these technology areas in order to make sense of their intended dominance in the next few years ahead. The values SMAC elements really offer are: Social - Ecosystem Collaboration and Listening Capability Mobile - Reach and Appeal Analytics - Insights and Rapid Action Empowerment Cloud - Fast-track GTM, Scale, and New Service Models The benefits SMAC offers to businesses - to build and leverage next-gen products... (more)

How to Make the Most of the Cloud in 2014 - A Five-Point Strategy

Many technologies have made their presence felt this year and continue to excite us with the promises they hold for the future. Cloud computing has now reached a stage where businesses are seriously experimenting and are starting to reap the transformational benefits it can deliver. If you are in the process of determining how and what to do to get the most out of cloud computing in 2014, then here are five key strategic points to get you started immediately: Cloud-centric design of your business - whether you are a software product vendor, service provider or even an enterprise... (more)

Cloud Computing 2013: What’s Next for Enterprises and ISVs

Having made it past the 2013 midpoint, it's time for technology-driven and/or technology-enabled organizations to evaluate plans and review outcomes so far, look at what has changed in the industry or business landscape; and realign for what the rest of the year has to offer. Here are some checkpoint trends, observations and tips to help you review and adjust plans for rest of the year. These observations and suggestions are based on field work, intelligence gathered working with customers, partners, prospects and industry leaders. Key Trends and Observations - Mid Year The clo... (more)

The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery in the Age of Cloud Computing

Disaster Recovery (DR) has typically only been used by organizations for applications deemed to be mission critical. This was because organizations didn't want to incur the expense associated with DR for less important applications. Today, because of cloud computing, many organizations are considering the use of DR for as many applications as is essential for the business. DR in the cloud is relatively a new concept still and, like many technology trends we've seen so far, there's a lot of hype and misinterpretation out there. Multiple schools of thought exist on whether or not ... (more)

Open Source, the Fuel for Cloud Disruption

Open source has proven to be a good option for building, managing, and delivering scalable infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) clouds and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) clouds. Typically, most open source cloud platforms support multiple virtualization technologies, giving enterprises a range of choices from multiple vendors of closed as well as open source technologies. Some examples are Eucalyptus, OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, OpenNebula, Red Hat OpenShift, Xen Cloud Platform Project (XCP), and the newest kid on the block, Citrix Cloudstack 3. While some apprehension still exists a... (more)