With this entire buzz about public cloud computing, some fetching assumptions have been made, fingers have been pointed at, and much has been talked about the ridden risks. Although it offers several benefits, public cloud computing can be a tricky business. This comprehensive guide explains the scope of public cloud computing model and also offers real business insights about its adoption.
- Public cloud computing adoption success secrets
- Build effective IT infrastructure roadmap to the cloud
- Top 10 public cloud computing risks (and how to deal with them)
Indian case studies
- Cloud magic: A rapid expansion of sales network to 1,500+ towns
- Kotak Bank achieves transparency, cost advantage with public cloud
- Public cloud adoption methodology for SMBs
- CRM on public cloud at Sterlite
- Public cloud computing aids business needs of Viva
- Download PaaS platform guide for free
- Cloud vendor migration tutorial
- What is public cloud computing?
- IBM to fight Amazon in public cloud computing market
- Can you trust your public cloud computing vendor?
- The flattening world
- HP, IBM offer data protection services through public cloud model
Although public cloud computing promises many advantages and is believed to be an easy and cost-effective substitute to building your own IT infrastructure, it is not free of threats. Since the devil lies in the detail, note these tips when adopting public cloud computing model.
Need help building an IT infrastructure roadmap to the cloud? Look no further. This guide, compiled by our experts, will teach you all that there is to know about managing, storing, and securing data to the public cloud. When preparing for public cloud computing, be sure to plan out a proper IT roadmap and understand storage, management and cost concerns. Use this guide to roll out your public cloud computing strategy quickly and effectively.
Public cloud computing is not free of threats. It is not your internal IT infrastructure that you can modify and control. Do not let public clouds degrade your organization’s performance. Read this list of top 10 public cloud computing risks ranging from security to management to liability. Come to grips with public cloud computing with these tips.
Indian case studies:
A sales network of 2,500 medical representatives spread across 100 Indian towns needed to be managed effectively. The company had plans to spread it further to 1,575 towns within a short span. Find out how Elder Pharmaceuticals managed this mammoth task by deploying sales force automation using public cloud computing model.
The Institutional Equities arm of Kotak Mahindra Bank deployed Oracle CRM on Demand, a sales management tool on public cloud. Project yielded benefits ranging from transparency in operations to tangible savings. Get the inside story.
How does a small and medium-size business (SMB) adopt public cloud computing services without hassles and delays? Read this real business methodology of a small communication solutions provider who successfully uses public cloud infrastructure for productivity and efficiency gains.
When Sterlite started evaluation of a CRM solution, it had CapEx savings as the key consideration. Discover how the company not only achieved this target but also managed to streamline its pre-sales activity by adopting a public cloud computing model.
Viva Infomedia, the Mumbai-based provider of enterprise mobility solutions, relies heavily on SMS and email alerts to reach out to lakhs of consumers in a single day. Find out how the company leveraged public cloud computing model when latency and high scalability IT infrastructure became roadblocks for their business.
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Although less discussed in media, platform as a service (PaaS) is an important public cloud computing topic and of great relevance to the Indian market. A public cloud computing model, PaaS has evolved from software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This must have guide for managers zips PaaS fundamentals, market trends, deployment tips, and info on PaaS platform vendors. Download it for free.
With the evolution of the public cloud computing model, it’s become a relevant need of organizations to switch their public cloud computing vendor mid-way. But this simple looking task is saddled with several risks and difficulties. Use these tips for a smooth, glitch-free cloud vendor migration.
Get the basics. Know what public cloud computing is all about. A detailed description on what can qualify as a public cloud. Get to know about its advantages to organizations and how the technology has been evolving.
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The Big Blue has entered the public cloud computing business, challenging the stalwarts like Amazon, thereby making this market more dynamic. IBM has added the new Smart Business Cloud (SBC) - Enterprise, an Infrastructure as a Service offering, which is a pay-as-you-go, self service (for registered IBM customers) online platform that can run virtual machines (VMs) in a variety of formats, along with other services from IBM.
Many sweeping generalizations have been made about public cloud computing, with mostly fingers being pointed at vendors. So can the public cloud vendors really be trusted? The two major public cloud concerns today are data security and data ownership. Find out what must be and must not be done to be successful with your public cloud computing strategy.
Being at the right place and at the right time, and being agile to take advantage of an opportunity has helped to somewhat level the small and medium-sized businesses with the large organizations. Discover how public cloud computing is proving to be a great leveler where large and small alike enjoy the same technology advantages.
With the aim to enable customers to search, analyze and recover critical data quickly and efficiently, IBM and Hewlett-Packard have rolled out information protection services using public cloud computing model for their large enterprise customers. IBM’s services are for backup, archiving and virtual machine disaster recovery while HP brought out PC backup service.
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This was first published in July 2011