Five Cloud Computing Tips to Put Time (and Money) on Your Side
By Kristen Ramos
As your business grows, your technology requirements - and likely your
physical footprint - will grow along with it. Improving infrastructure often
means increased expenses due to additional physical data centers, expanded
network capacity and improved server efficiency. Many organizations turn to
the cloud as a less costly way to get better technology.
Whether you've already made the leap to the cloud or you're still considering
your options, you're probably wondering how to control cloud-related costs
and save money over the long haul. When it comes to doing business in the
cloud, everything from data migration to resource sprawl can strain a
Take control of your technology expenses with these cloud computing tips:
1. Optimize Your Migration Plan with Mapping
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The Value of Unlocking Legacy Applications
By Craig Marble, Sr. Director, Legacy Modernization Services, Astadia
There's an impulse to roll one's eyes and think of legacy applications as
problematic, almost by definition. They're old, and they may run on hardware
that's slower or more difficult to maintain. But in many instances, that's
too simplistic an assessment. Would you respond the same way to an older
bottle of a Grand Cru Bordeaux?
For many state and federal agencies, the data and the processes associated
with legacy applications take on a similar rarified value. There may be years
of insights bound up in that older database, processes that have been tried,
tested and streamlined over years of use. That data and those processes may
be an essential part of what enables an agency to meet its stakeholder needs.
Rather than viewing it as a creaky old system that ... (more)
Is On-Premise BPM Still Relevant?
By Manish Nepal
Cloud-based BPM platforms are taking the application development market by
storm. But does that mean on-premise software is becoming obsolete?
Like the daily newspaper that many thought would be dead by now, on-premise
business process management tools are probably here to stay for the
foreseeable future because a lot of enterprise IT directors are not convinced
that their enterprise data is ready to transition to the cloud. Many
enterprises prefer on-premise BPM software because it is tangible, visible,
and exists within the enterprise boundaries. IT leadership feels that they
have to have datacenters within their ‘jurisdiction' in order to keep their
corporate data safe.
On-premise vs. Cloud-based Offerings
A shipping company, with a team strength of 500 people, is looking for a BPM
solution to manage their custome... (more)
In a Scrum-Agile project management environment, the product owner acts as a
catalyst of change in the organization, enabling value creation through
projects and products. Product owners create the required link between how
the business would look like in the future and the current state. The product
owner is a key facilitator within the organization in bridging the client and
the business community with the Agile development team.
Most of what a product owner performs can be defined in the broader sense as:
1) Creating and increasing value for the business, and 2) Eliminating and
reducing costs for the business.
The product owner is required to identify business needs and determine
solutions to business challenges. We can characterize the role description of
the product owner as related to the above tasks into several key
responsibilities. The product owner needs t... (more)
As 2013 gets off the ground and we look at the year ahead, there can no
longer be any doubts that cloud computing has caused a paradigm shift in
computing. Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the Internet world - and
is having an impact on every form of business. Not only is it helping
organizations to fast-track revenue generation, but it's also creating new
business and growth opportunities as well.
Cloud adoption is gaining ground and ready to take a center stage. However,
many organizations are still bogged down with worry as to how they can create
or maintain differentiating business value for various stakeholders. This has
a profound impact on the future of their businesses - from their ability to
compete and even their very existence.
There's no short answer and no shortcut either. CIOs waiting on the sidelines
need to start looking at how they can expl... (more)
There is a burst of creative ideas emerging in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
space or what has become more affectionately known as the Internet-of-things
world. With so many opportunities around the globe to connect devices and
assets, many companies are starting to stake out claims in the M2M space.
However, while much of the attention has been focused on the machine part of
the equation, people are the ultimate stakeholders. After all, it is the
individual who will benefit and have the power to act on the information
through smart apps. Some of the most promising opportunities are in the
automobile, smart metering, eHealth, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
and home security industries, but many more examples are emerging.
In many of these cases actual deployment is still minimal, but the potential
is there for creative and exciting large-scale implementation... (more)
Tom Jenkins, the newly appointed PMO manager convened his team. Xavier, Paula
and Xing were eager to start work. Tom explained that the PMO rollout is a
change process. He gave his team assignments around stakeholder analysis,
mapping of communication requirements, and creation of the PMO newsletter.
While the team was somewhat puzzled with these activities they moved to
fulfill them. Working with the stakeholders, the team captured many
complaints pertaining to the current way of work and gathered numerous
requests for improvements. Eagerly awaiting their next meeting, which was
held virtually through a videoconference, they prepared a list of proposed
improvements. Xavier proposed to commence work on the work breakdown
structure and the software development lifecycle. Paula suggested to update
the risk register template and to implement a new tool for project
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Mobile apps aren't just for consumers anymore. Businesses large and small are
recognizing that mobile apps can heighten employee efficiency and
productivity. Mobile apps can give many companies a competitive edge through
more agile customer service, sales tools, and supply chain management. In a
Q213 Appcelerator survey of mobile app developers, 42.7% plan to build apps
that are B2B and B2E (business to employee), and more than 51% expect to
build apps for enterprise app stores.
Businesses face a number of challenges as they deploy mobile apps across the
enterprise. With proliferation of mobile devices, mobile technology
fragmentation, and the trend toward "BYOD," operability on multiple platforms
is essential to ensure broad adoption. Intuitive user interface is important
as well, since employees have expectations based on their experience with
consumer apps. To ... (more)
Red Hat, Inc., on Tuesday announced a comprehensive open source business
process management suite, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite 6, which includes the next
version of its business rules platform, JBoss BRMS 6. With JBoss BPM Suite 6,
Red Hat brings a combination of business process management (BPM), business
rules management (BRM) and complex event processing (CEP) technologies
together in a single product offering.
JBoss BPM Suite is a platform for business process management that includes
all the capabilities of JBoss BRMS and adds support for modeling, automation,
simulation, and monitoring of business processes. JBoss BRMS is a platform
for business rules management and complex event processing that is used to
host an organization’s business rules and to make business decisions based
on those rules, as an alternative to coding them directly in applications.
The comp... (more)