Infrastructure as a Service
The “cloud” can be utilized in many different ways and most likely have different meanings to individuals depending on their industry and level of computer knowledge. The average person knows the cloud to be this virtual storage space that allows them to share their photos, videos, and mobile apps between various compatible devices. On a
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon started when smartphones and tablets with more convenient form factor became ubiquitous among consumers. These devices with their touch-screen interfaces and powerful processors allow employees who brought them to work to be more productive on the go. Assuming of course they could somehow get connected to the in-house WiFi.
Most organizations spend a large portion of their IT budget “keeping the lights on” and maintaining the status quo, save for a couple of major initiatives. Each of those initiatives undergoes a business analysis and total cost of ownership review and with great fanfare begins the journey to completion. The fallacy of this planning approach
An active discussion on cloud computing use cases brings a somewhat more practical approach to what this service might offer to a company and how it might evolve over time. Not everyone can use salesforce.com or Google mail services, which are the most frequently cited examples of cloud computing. The NIST definition describes five essential
It does not matter how you start down the path towards cloud computing or outsourcing, but a written RFP that has been vetted by the stakeholders within the organization—IT, legal, compliance, information security, and all of the relevant business groups, is usually a helpful starting point. Listed below is a starter set of questions that
Like any good consultant or analyst, you can summarize the key benefits in three easy statements: 1) cost, 2) computing on-demand or scalability, and 3) access to expertise on virtualization and technology. The entire business model for cloud providers is to achieve economies of scale and provide processing power at a very low price. It