Given the Propensity to Go BOYD, Knowing What Belongs to Whom Is Paramount
Every company needs to keep track of the assets, least they have a new equipment purchase program that is not of their choosing.
Cloud technology is beginning to dominate the business world, with various estimates suggesting that its combined services market will be worth $180 billion by the end of 2015.
While this represents a substantial figure, however, it still does not do justice to the level of influence that Cloud computing has within companies nationwide.
From human resources to customer relationship management, there are a growing number of Cloud based systems that are enabling businesses to cut their operational costs while also optimising efficiency.
Asset management software provides another relevant example, as it is available in numerous forms and affords companies the opportunity to control their physical and intellectual property.
This is a tranlated posting from a business associate on his blog “TI por Hora – o movimento do mercado de TI & Interet“.
Like my friend, I have also worked with computers before the existence of Windows or Apple… and if you mentioned the people who run around the mouse looks at the ground…
Which also makes both of us think twice about many of the words used today — like cloud…
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Guess What? Your Tech Savvy Customer Is No Longer Predominantly a PC User
With BYOD now a given, there are many advantages of producing you own apps
In this article, remember that your customer can be the public — as well as your own employees.
In spring 2013, Apple reported 50 billion apps have been downloaded from its App Store.
Even more interesting, is that 800 apps are downloaded every second, and 2 million are added each month.
Besides being a useful piece of techie trivia, what does this popularity mean to today’s business leaders?
First, it means your customers are likely heavy users of mobile phones and tablets.
Second, it means that your employees are likely to be just as familiar with apps.
Security Just Doesn’t Happen
You have to deal with it, every day…
It seems that everyone is in the cloud.
Most business owners, even those who haven’t actively sought out the use of cloud storage, still use cloud computing in their business.
Communication methods such as email and text messaging fall under the cloud computing umbrella because they take place over the internet and the information is stored remotely.
As cloud computing becomes more predominant, it’s also important to consider cloud security.
Cloud security, also referred to as cloud computing security, is a rapidly developing sub-domain of computer information security.
Included in cloud security are controls, technologies, and policies that protect the applications and information of individuals and businesses everywhere.
There’s really no way to get around the issue of dealing with cloud security, making the topic one that’s important for all business owners to understand.
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More Evidence of the High Rate of Change In Cloud Computing
Out with the old and in with the new is challenging the concept of the database as well
Cloud technology is experiencing a wide range of directional shifts, but perhaps the most pressing shift in the cloud has to do with database technology and management.
This is largely due to the fact that the modern database is becoming increasingly complex with the rise of big data.
Cloud database offerings – now being labeled under Database as a Service (DBaaS) cloud-computing model – are offering new ways for IT pros to manage databases in the cloud.
Historically, database management was a job reserved for the Database Administrator (DBA), but now there is some question as to how DBaaS providers will change the nature of DBA’s.
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The chances are, if your job involves the use of an office suite, you will have used either Microsoft Office or Google Drive (formerly Google Docs), or both.
And, if you haven’t used either, you’ll almost certainly have heard of them.
Google Drive is a constantly iterating thing, with updates coming in small bites, rather than larger, one off updates, so it’s difficult to tie this suite down to a version.
Microsoft Office on the other hand, has been restricted to major updates (Office XP, Office 2007, Office 2010… you get the idea), and its latest offering, Office 365 (2013), is about to go up against Google Drive in the online space.
Jon Smith makes comparisons on the pros and cons for each…read more
Soon after the cloud computing fever took over industry giants like Microsoft, small business owners have also followed the trail.
Eying the growth prospects associated with this technology, entrepreneurs are exceedingly following measures which can help them adopt it into their business model.
In the era when private, public and hybrid solutions are readily available, establishing your own cloud system might sound an idle suggestion.
But, if you go about thinking of it, there are numerous benefits associated with an exclusive space.
First and most important, you can run your own storage hardware and servers.
Secondly, you get unparalleled flexibility to switch workloads among servers and deploy new applications as and when required.
Hybrid and public systems fail to render such advantages.
Jason Roiz discusses 5 points to consider in your pursuit for a cloud system…read more
The next step in the evolution in computing has taken us into the era of “The Cloud”. So why is cloud-based computing becoming so important, and is it really as good as it sounds?read more
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As technology continues to develop rapidly, increasingly businesses regularly have to reassess their IT needs and critically appraise the effectiveness of existing systems in order to stay ahead of the game. This is particularly true of private businesses, whether sole ownerships, partnerships, limited liability companies or cooperatives. It makes sense for businesses to look for ways to update and upgrade their technology and actually reduce their costs at the same time, and cloud computing can do just that.read more
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With Cloud Computing, What Do You Need to Know About IaaS — and several other forms of cloud computing. Regular contributor Ben Jones discusses the various forms of the cloud system and provides a few suggestions for cloud providers in Europe.read more
SAP Launches Latest Version of Industry-Leading SAP® Afaria® Mobile Device Management Solution Customers Anticipate Enhanced iOS and Android Device Management and Security, New App Portal Design for Familiar App Storefront Experience, New Self-Service Portal for Simplified Device Onboarding and Management WALLDORF, Germany, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today introduced the latest version of SAP® Afaria®, the industry-leading mobile device management solution.1 Enhancements to the industry’s most widely deployed...read more
With new technology comes — sometimes — a need for a new approach to handling your business processes as well as handling your troubleshooting. Are you thinking, “Why is troubleshooting part of business processes?” Then continue reading — otherwise, if you already know this you can skip to the next section. Business processes are just — processes… And troubleshooting is a what? shot in the dark? If you answered anything but a process, then you probably try to resolve things with emotions (yes, I am...read more
Shift to Service-Based Structure Disrupts Software Industry, PwC Series Explores Sales Model Upheaval Reports Evaluate Factors Affecting the Pricing, Valuing and Delivery of Software and Offer Strategies and Tactics to Combat the Challenges Providers Face in the Changing Landscape SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – PwC has released the first of a series of reports evaluating the significant shift in the enterprise software sales model from license to services, citing the trend as one of the most momentous upheavals in the...read more
SAP to Deliver Enhanced Enterprise Security, Apps and App Platform for Windows 8 SAP® Mobile Apps for Windows 8 to Help Increase Mobile and PC Worker Productivity MADRID, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced plans to deliver 6 new SAP® mobile apps for Windows 8, bringing new innovations for SAP customers. SAP also announced forthcoming support for Windows 8 development on the leading SAP® Mobile Platform1 as well as security enhancements to the SAP® Afaria® mobile device management solution. Through these...read more
This is a guest post by Sarah Ambler, writing for Cezanne OnDemand Choosing a HR software system can be a challenge – particularly if you are a first-time user or haven’t explored the market for some time. Significant changes in computing have led to an array of new products and a variety of delivery models and it can be difficult to pinpoint the solution that will best suit your business. This list will help you identify the key issues to consider and features to look out for… Pricing Make sure you fully understand the pricing...read more
Besides the obvious economic benefits of a cloud computing system, why does HR need to seek look effectiveness — and efficiency — from the Cloud? After all, as with any system, you want to be sure you have a system that serves you and your business — and not one that requires and drains services and attention from your business.read more
This is a guest post by Kate Willer, blogger Are you stumped by the apparent complexity of email encryption services? All you really need to know is that cloud computing email services have the ability to protect your sensitive email data and ensure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Have you company secrets contained within private emails? If so, allowing hackers to access your email could ruin your enterprise. Do you believe that your data protection is already up to scratch? Dozens of large corporations felt the same only to find that...read more
The continued growth of cloud applications and platforms is revolutionizing the world of work.
Cloudsourcing, the practice of sourcing complete solutions – personnel, hardware, software, services — to run your business from the public cloud is quickly reaching critical mass as a number of organizations are leveraging the technology to access a widely distributed workforce.
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Christmas time is only round the corner. Advent calendars are on sale and before we know it. The Fairytale of New York will be blasting out of radios across the land. This got me thinking to how the world will be using the cloud at Christmas. Below are my top 5 uses for cloud services during the festive season. Sharing is caring Many cloud services focus on sharing especially storage services such as Google Drive and Drop Box. These services are perfect for sharing photos and videos you have taken over Christmas whether it’s photos of...read more
This is a guest post by Farrah Pappa, editor Small-to-medium businesses are starting to consider expanding their ERP implementations to cater to today’s more mobile workforce. There’s no doubt that taking your ERP to the cloud and offering employees mobile access can increase productivity and allow you to be more adaptive to your customer’s needs. Pros Lower Upfront Costs – When you choose a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model for your ERP solution, you pay for only what you use, and you save money because you’re not...read more
This is a guest post by Rosa Smith, blogger With the increasing popularity of social networks, blogs, web-based email systems, and other applications you use to keep your business connected online, it’s becoming harder to find enough space for everything on your hard drive and you are probably looking for a way to change how you do business. You can add external drives to pick up the slack, but even this solution has its limits. A more practical solution when it comes to finding the extra space you need to keep your business connected...read more
Regular contributor Ben Jones continues his discussion here from his previous article, Have Any Clue What Cloud-Based Services You Already Use? (http://bit.ly/QtfBQr), where he shares systems many are using but may not be aware of that they are using a cloud system. Here, he groups more systems into their functional categories, giving you some means to associate each type of cloud system. Be sure to catch his other article as well!read more
Jon Smith is a regular contributor to The HRIS World. Anyone involved with technology and business is hearing about the cloud — what many do not know is how the cloud is giving small businesses a competitive advantage. As technology changes, which it so rapidly does, it is important that small businesses keep up-to-date with the latest trends opening up opportunities to innovate, diversify, gain, and keep a competitive advantage. Cloud computing is one of these trends it is extremely cost-effective for small businesses, reducing IT...read more
This guest post is by Nick John, MD The typical office working day has long consisted of an office block as a base with working hours between 9 and 5. Thanks to Cloud computing, this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case should you want more flexible working options. In a nutshell, Cloud computing – sometimes known as cloud-based software of SaaS (Software as a Service) – enables users to access applications via the internet, creating opportunities for employees to work from home, should they need to. Workplace Flexibility...read more
It’s refreshing to hear that 86% of businesses have already started to plan for implementation of RTI Payroll (real time information payroll), which kicks in from April 2013 in the UK.
RTI is one of the biggest shake-ups in the way businesses large and small interact with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and its implementation is quick.
From April next year, businesses will no longer have to send an annual PAYE submission to HMRC – they will have to do it every time someone is paid.
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Jon Smith is a regular contributor to The HRIS World. What do IT professionals seek to gain from cloud computing? What does the future hold for the cloud? The infographic below helps answer these questions. 174 IT professionals across North America were surveyed by a Global provider of information technology (IT) to find out what they thought about cloud computing and its uses, here are their results… Related Posts: Strategic Shifts in IaaS, PaaS, SaaS to Advance Early Stage Cloud Adoption In Asia: IDC The 5 Most Valuable Questions To...read more
When it comes to the world of IT, nothing stays the same for long. So are we seeing the next stage: A rapid shift in the development of software services with the advent of Cloud computing. And if so, who are the big players, potential losers and how did it all happen? Regular contributor Ben Jones takes a look at this transition. Catch the 2nd part of his article More Cloud-Based Services You May Be Using at http://bit.ly/QRWyEmread more
TribeHR Secures $2.5M in Financing to Drive Advancement in Social Human Resource Management Relay Ventures and Matrix Partners provide funding to further develop and market HR platform for SMBs WATERLOO, Ontario and BOSTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – TribeHR (www.tribehr.com), pioneer of the industry’s first social HR platform, today announced it has secured $2.5 million in financing led by Relay Ventures, with participation from Matrix Partners. The funds will be used to accelerate the development of new social and mobile...read more