Why are companies moving their IT infrastructures to the cloud nowadays? There could be several reasons for doing so; however, the desire to increase productivity and enhance efficient collaboration are the primary expectations of some business managers entirely moving their IT systems to the cloud.
As we have seen in the Asian markets, particularly in Japan and Korea, in the last decade, software has systematically been taking over areas that traditionally have been controlled by hardware manufacturers and developers. Software, in fact, has started to take over many other markets, from finance to entertainment, it is all about new software, [...]
Once in a while, new technology comes with a number of benefits that were not part of the original specifications when the technology was being developed. Piracy control is certainly one such unintended benefit of cloud computing. The last few months have seen major initiatives on the protection of intellectual property. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy [...]
When it comes to gadgets and games, you just can’t beat Asians, especially the Japanese, as they have been frontrunners in the usage of Smartphones. Whether it’s an Android, iPhone or a Windows phone, Japanese always welcome them with open arms. With the increasing popularity of smartphones, applications from the mobile gaming industry is also booming in the land of the rising Sun. Where gaming market used to be a battle ground of PSP’s and Nintendo’s is now dominated by smartphone-based gaming apps.
Without much fanfare, cloud computing is making big waves in the field of education and we are now seeing the growth of virtual learning centers, the advent of personal learning systems and distant learning programs. Yet another big differentiator is information durability. This ensures that data can be stored in the cloud indefinitely and thus over time, a great data resource will be built up that will benefit several generations.
For a relatively tight-knit market where penetration of outside and unconventional services rarely succeeds, Japan has already warmed up to the idea of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) due to the various benefits it offers to any type of industry. Based on a recent study of Gartner, the SaaS market in Japan is expected to rise to $495.2 million this year, which is a 16% increase from last year.
A natural disaster or man-made disaster of intense magnitude can disrupt power supply, destroy hardware infrastructure, or limit connectivity and can cause entire business establishments to tumble down. For a country like Japan, which is among the world’s most technologically advanced nations, the impacts of outages in data centers can be catastrophic.
Over the last 20 – 30 years, pharmaceutical companies have heralded new breakthroughs in the discovery of new drugs. All of these were based on the promises made by modern advances in the computing capabilities of those times. However, compromises and approximations greatly affected the process of discovery. The entire scenario has changed with the advent of cloud computing.
The cloud is, by nature, flexible. This means that a transitional approach towards a successful migration to the cloud is usually the best option. The key to changing how we view computing is to start thinking of computing as a service, as one additional utility your company hires.
Cloud computing in Japan has been around longer than you might think. Though it seems like this buzz word has just exploded, it has been living inside our homes for quite some time now with the advent of the internet. For years, cloud computing has been serving the communication needs of the locals with the country’s capacity for revolutionary advancements in technology. One of the clearest manifestations of Japan’s super power abilities when it comes to cloud computing is how it is being utilized for the social media market.