Cloud Computing Strategy
I just finished reading a book by Bob Lutz called Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business. Lutz is a former vice chairman of General Motors as well as an ex-fighter pilot (VMA-133) and genuine gear head.
In one chapter, he talks about an imaginary dog food company where the ‘food chemistry’ is brilliant and the product is optimized for healthy contents and costs. The company’s marketing and advertising functions are fine-tuned and its operations and supply chain systems are the envy of all its competitors. The line staff is highly motivated and management is filled with high-achieving graduates of the nation’s finest business and engineering schools. There’s just one thing the company forgot to consider: Do dogs like the end product. Maybe this is a fundamental truth the company should have recognized earlier. After all, if the dogs won’t eat the food, the company is yesterday’s kibble.
1. Stephen Felice President/Consumer, Small & Medium Business: No doubt, the SMB market is critically important to VARs and managed services providers (MSPs). And it’s increasingly important to channel partners focused on Cloud computing.
For internet the phrase ‘Cloud‘ is used as a metaphor to them and this Cloud computing infrastructure is generally based on Cloud drawings to represent the telephone network system used in the past times. And later Cloud computing was used to depict internet in computer networking diagrams as an underlying infrastructure. Common business applications online are delivered from Cloud computing providers accessed from another software like a web browser or from web service.
In Cloud computing the data and software are stored on servers.
The ‘best practices’ title is one of the most overused white paper titles today. Its use goes back twenty years to describe recommended data practices in an era when unproven proprietary technologies drove IT managers nuts finding ways to get one system to talk to another. As a result, the use of the ‘best practices’ title gives your white paper that ‘old traditional, me-too’ feel.
While it may be accepted with an aging baby boomer audience that remembered that bygone era, it will surely disconnect with today’s younger, social media savvy audience.
Udayan Banerjee is CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd, an IT industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience. He blogs at http://setandbma.wordpress.com. The blog focuses on emerging technologies like Cloud computing, mobile computing, social media aka web 2.0 etc.
It also contains stuff about agile methodology and trends in architecture. It is a world view seen through the lens of a software service provider based out of Bangalore and serving clients across the world. The focus is mostly on… .
Bottom line: The greater the hype, the more the analystinquiries, and the faster a given technology ascends to the Peak of Inflated Expectations. After reading this analysis it becomes clear that vendors who strive to be accurate, precise, real and relevant are winning deals right now and transcending the hype cycle to close sales. They may not being getting a lot of attention, but they are selling morebecause enterprisesclearlyunderstand their value. Read more on Cloud Computing Strategy
At present, they are focus strictly on providing application Cloud solutions for telecom services, which include: SMS, MMS, 139 Internet, mobile market, IPTV, etc. Huawei provide supporting Cloud that includes: network management systems, OSS systems, BSS systems, etc; and IDC Cloud that includes: network storage, web hosting, virtual data centers, etc. The Cloud desktop includes a virtual desktop and a virtual calling center desktop.
The Federal Government’s current Information Technology (IT) environment is characterized by low asset utilization, a fragmented demand for resources, duplicative systems, environments which are difficult to manage, and long procurement lead times These inefficiencies negatively impact the Federal Government’s ability to serve the American public Cloud computing has the potential to play a major part in addressing these inefficiencies and improving government service delivery The cloud computing model can significantly help agencies grappling with the need to provide highly reliable, innovative services quickly despite resource constraints. More can be found in the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy Report (Feb. 2011) by Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer.
The study reveals that not only is Cloud adoption expanding rapidly, but also growing in strategic importance. Eighty-seven percent of the European respondents say that Cloud computing is either a critical, high or moderate priority for their organizations over the next 18 months. With the increasing emphasis of performance, business-level security and quality of service for deploying mission-critical applications in the Cloud, the strategic importance is greatly increasing.