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, [...]
In October 2011, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched a rare Digital Malaysia Initiative (DMI) that is meant to turn this South-East Asian country into a hub for e-commerce activities in Asia. This giant, one-of-its-kind project aims at creating an initial 160,000 high-value jobs by 2020 and subsequently increases the country’s Gross National Income contributed by the IT sector by about 17%.
Not so long ago, only the very large companies could afford to set up ERP systems. The reasons were simple – costs were high, risks were even higher and some implementations even resulted in abject failure and bankruptcy. The situation is very different now. ERP delivered as a service – essentially a subset of SaaS has changed the game and leveled the field.
For many years there was stability in the database segment of the IT industry. Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL (to name a few) had proven themselves to be capable of handling vast amounts of data and that seemed to be all that modern businesses required.
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) involves hosting remote virtualized desktops through a remote server simultaneously. This makes IT tasks exponentially easier since there is no need for IT professionals to have to go physically to each computer in order to carry out repetitive tasks – for example, applying a major upgrade.
Small to medium-sized businesses now have disaster preparedness in mind in adopting technology particularly cloud computing and virtualization. Results of a disaster preparedness survey concludes this inference as 2,053 organizations with an employee range of 5-250 are interviewed and asked about their motivations on embracing new technology.
Cloud technology is considered as the third great shift in computing. An article in ZDNet emphasizes the importance of technology in creating strategies that will enable businesses to become faster, smarter and more agile.
Cloud computing allows businesses to move away from managing servers and towards managing services. Discover the key parts and drivers in cloud adoption as one author shares excerpts from an interview with a cloud expert.
A study on the insurance industry shows that cloud computing will allow insurers to become more agile to enter new markets. The study also identifies some recommendations to address primary technical hurdles to moving more assets to the cloud.
The learning curve of businesses in cloud migration is advancing as little by little they discover ways on how to efficiently manage their processes.