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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 business's budget. Take control of your technology expenses with these cloud computing tips: 1.  Optimize Your Migration Plan with Mapping Unexpect... (more)

Data Reduction Improves the Cloud Business Case | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Analytics

Data reduction delivers compelling cost reduction that substantially improves the business case in every cloud deployment model. No matter which cloud approach you choose, the cost savings benefits from data reduction should not be ignored and must be a component of your cloud strategy. IT professionals are finding that the future of IT infrastructure lies in the cloud. Data reduction technologies enable clouds - public, private, and hybrid - to deliver business agility and elasticity at the lowest possible cost, making cloud the deployment model of choice for IT infrastructure going forward. You probably have already made a commitment to the cloud because it enables you to flexibly deliver IT resources more quickly and at a lower cost. IT buyers are steadily shifting towards cloud-first strategies where they can rapidly adapt to market dynamics as they are no longe... (more)

[slides] Offshore #Mobile Development | @CloudExpo @MobiDev_ #AI #IoT

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Offshore Development: How Not to Screw It Up In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, presented a success story of an entrepreneur who has both suffered through and benefited from offshore development across multiple businesses: The smart choice, or how to select the right offshore development partner Warning signs, or how to minimize chances of making the wrong choice Collaboration, or how to establish the most effective work processes Budget control, or how to maximize project results within possible constraints Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here You will see how it is possible to find your perfect software development partner and establish a long-term business partnership in the world of offshore development. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Alan Win... (more)

Massive Content Stores | @CloudExpo @Alfresco #ECM #BPM #IoT #BigData

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Scaling Massive Enterprise Content Stores in the Cloud Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here He addressed the challenges of scaling document repositories to this level; architectural approaches for coordinating data; search and storage technologies, Solr, and Amazon storage and database technologies; the breadth of use cases that modern co... (more)

[session] Business Transformation in Banking and Financial Organizations | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #FinTech

Enabling Business Transformation in Banking and Financial Organizations Through Connected Devices In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen will discuss how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics will be covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations. Discuss an execution strategy, maturity model and using a reusable approach to achieve the scale as desired, while carefully considering enterprise security as fundamental pillar driving adoption. Briefly discuss the use cases as applicable for BFS organizations Speaker Bio Arvind Radhakrishnen is an adviser ... (more)

Announcing @CRIAuditwerx to Exhibit at @CloudExpo NY | #API #AI #Agile

SYS-CON Events announced today that Auditwerx will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Auditwerx specializes in SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 attestation services throughout the U.S. and Canada. As a division of Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI), one of the top 20 largest CPA firms nationally, you can expect the resources, skills, and experience of a much larger firm combined with the accessibility and attention of a boutique firm. For more information, visit http://www.auditwerx.com. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Hall ▸ ... (more)

Compuware Launches Mobile Application Performance Monitoring Service

"Our customers tell us they need better solutions for managing mobile applications. They started with crash analytics, but as mobile applications have become mainstream, they now want crash, performance and business analytics all in one easy-to-use solution," said Steve Tack, Vice President of Product Management for Compuware's APM business unit, as Compuware announced the availability of the free Compuware APM Mobile Application Monitoring Service, a solution that combines crash, performance and business analytics for native mobile applications. "As mobile applications become industrialized, operations, development and business teams are looking for all three dimensions in a single Mobile APM solution," explained Tack. Compuware pioneered mobile APM, first delivering solutions more than three years ago. This new free offering enables mobile application and operati... (more)

Project Management Is Not Business Management

One of the most prominent characteristic of a project as a concept is its sharp delimitation in time. It has clear start and end dates and is designed to achieve a unique scope, unlike the ongoing operations specific for business management. Sometimes, the end date of a project is the most important characteristic of the project. It is the starting point when designing the project deployment, any other characteristic being subordinated to this. In fact using a project management software allows a project manager to add a higher level of transparency regarding the interaction between various factors that interact when developing a project. Keeping some of this variables constant (like the end date of a project), allows to the project managers to determine and control the others (like cost or scope of the project). Because of it’s very limited nature, a project durat... (more)

Business Process Outsourcing and the Shared Services Center

Business process outsourcing (BPO) of shared services centers (SSC) is not really something new, but lately BPOs and SSCs have become particularly popular as discussion topics in large organizations with complex and simple business processes. In reality, the BPO function is nothing more than the contracting of specific business tasks, typically back office business tasks, to a 3rd party service provider. Companies like a payroll bureau and recruitment agencies have been effectively performing these kinds of services for decades. In the late 1990's improvements in computing technology, the internet and global communications allowed an explosion in outsourced customer services centers. This in turn led to an increased focus in businesses not just looking at the BPO function but also in the breaking down of traditional organizational processing silos and the creation ... (more)

Understanding Business Intelligence and Your Bottom Line

The term "Business Intelligence" and its acronym "BI" are so pervasive in today's data-intensive lexicon that it's a challenge to know just what to make of it. If you add in all the new trendy terminology such as business process management (BPM), data mining, data warehousing, business process automation, decision support systems, query and reporting systems, enterprise performance management, executive information systems (EIS), business activity monitoring (BAM), modeling and visualization, and so forth, your head can start spinning. Here is a workable definition of BI that was provided in a Technology Evaluation report from a January 10, 2005, Technology Evaluation Centers article by Mukhles Zaman entitled, "Business Intelligence: Its Ins and Outs": "BI is neither a product nor a system. It is an umbrella term that combines architectures, applications, and databa... (more)

The Optimization and Integration De Facto Business Standard

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services A newly established firm sent out some basic information collateral to introduce itself this summer - and a new type of business model would seem to be emerging. The company here in question described itself as a non-integrated silo-based business that was disparately fragmented into a variety of separate business units each with their own non-standard information stream. Working across an international base of operations, the new business promises to evidence "innovation through diversity" by using a wide variety of operating systems and software applications. With no provisioning for ecologically aware practices at this stage, the business may be open to "business transformation" processes that could elevate some of its technology stack to cloud-driven service-based operations, but ... (more)