Category: Cloud Computing

How Managed IT Services Can Help Enterprises Move to the Cloud

The term “Managed Information Technology Services” covers a range of product offerings that busy IT departments can take advantage of. Third parties offer managed IT services as a way to outsource some aspects of the IT infrastructure in order to save money, cut down on mundane tasks and focus a business’ technology resources and investment on corporate directives instead of day-to-day operations.

The Benefits of Unified Cloud UI Standards

These days, the number of Cloud applications on the market is rapidly expanding as businesses warm up to the Cloud delivery model. While the proliferation of Cloud options on the market is great for spurring competition and innovation in the Cloud, it has resulted in a diverse array of user interfaces (UIs). For users that interact with multiple Cloud apps on a given day, it can be disorienting to switch in between disconnected UIs.

Will the cloud render much of today’s business software obsolete?

With the skyrocketing popularity of cloud computing, and with every major vendor talking about cloud strategy, have we reached the point where business software is approaching obsolescence? The short answer, in my opinion, is “no.” In this article we’ll look at reasons why the cloud is going to present new opportunities for business software to reach markets that the on-premise version might not, but also at why those on-premise applications will be around for years to come.

Seven Cloud Computing Trends in 2022 (Part 2)

Continuing from Part 1 of this blog post, here are the three remaining trends for 2022:

Package pricing

Cloud hosting providers will continue to offer a la carte pricing to allow companies to purchase only the level of service they need, but most web hosting providers will also offer packages incorporating the most popular cloud computing services. Scheduled backups and upgrades, virtual private server arrangements and full-scale infrastructure environments will be available in custom packages designed to suit the needs of business. These customized cloud environments will provide even more choices and more scalability for corporate customers.

Seven Cloud Computing Trends in 2022 (Part 1)

With 2022 well underway, a few new trends in cloud computing have already been identified. At all levels of implementation, cloud hosting continues to dominate the industry. More than mere storage space, these hosted solutions now offer software-as-a-service (SaaS) and even platform-as-a-service (PaaS) functionality for business. As more business is accomplished using cloud computing technology, many companies are developing a higher comfort level with these advanced systems and are willing to entrust more of their operations to professional cloud computing providers. Here are four of seven of the hottest trends in cloud computing for 2022.

Getting Started with Microsoft MVC and Cloud Computing

The MVC framework is a new challenge for .NET developers responsible for cloud applications: Microsoft ditched its old web forms standards and restructured the way an application is designed and developed.

The interesting part about the new MVC standard is the separation of data, front-end layout and business layers. The concept can be hard for long-term .NET developers to understand, but what follows is a short primer to the new MVC and to how it relates to cloud services.

Migration to the Cloud: Evolution Without Confusion

The rapid rise of cloud computing has been driven by the benefits it delivers: huge cost savings with low initial investment, ease of adoption, operational efficiency, elasticity and scalability, on-demand resources, and the use of equipment that is largely abstracted from the user and enterprise.
Of course, these cloud computing benefits all come with an array of new challenges and decisions. That’s partly because cloud products and services are being introduced in increasingly varied forms as public clouds, private clouds and hybrid clouds. They also deliver software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions, and come with emerging licensing, pricing and delivery models that raise budgeting, security, compliance and governance implications.

Office 365 or On-Premise? Which one is right for me?

Good question! You are not the only one wondering. I see many of my clients asking me which one is the best choice for them. To be able to choose the right solution for yourself, you need to understand them correctly. To shine some light over this difficult choice, I am going to go over advantages and disadvantages of each possible solution. One thing is very important, this article will not tell you which one is the best, there is no better solution, only the one that’s best for you and your need.