Corporations are finding the value from moving their enterprise systems from on premises to the cloud. There are several reasons for companies to do this; professionals need to be engaged in activities that will drive the company’s business instead of keeping hardware running. Lipsitz (2011), Cloud service providers can provide business ready alternatives more securely, efficiently, and at a better price. IT organizations should be investigating those alternatives and redeploying IT staff to more business critical projects. The concept of anytime, anywhere on any device is no longer a concept, it is a necessity. Many enterprises have employees that work remotely, are mobile and need to get their information on many different devices. The cloud has the correct architecture to deliver services to employees while keeping them productive and enabling them to collaborate on the move. Cloud services also provide scale to allow businesses to resize their services when needed.
There are many cloud offerings available to corporations; this paper focuses on Microsoft Office 365. For the reasons written about in this paper, you will see that moving the Exchange and SharePoint environments into Microsoft’s offering will benefit CompanyA Green Mountain, Inc.
Microsoft (2014) “has provided enterprise-class productivity solutions for more than 25 years, and Office is the most widely-used productivity suite worldwide. Office 365 is an enterprise-grade service, designed to
When you're a small business, you have to work smarter than your competitors. Often you're competitors might be bigger with a larger budget for various expenses like advertising or training. That means you'll have to find ways to enhance your business creatively with products that will help streamline productivity so you can get the most out of the existing budget. Microsoft Office 365 is a product that can help streamline your worker's productivity as well as make it easier for you to run your business on the go.
The focus of cloud computing is providing with scalable and a cheap on-demand computing infrastructure with a good quality of service levels. The process of the cloud computing involves a set of network enabled services that can be accessed in a simple and general way. Cloud computing provides with a unique value proposition for any organization to outsource their information and communication technology infrastructure. Moreover, the concept itself provides with a value proposition for an organization as using the cloud saves on cost, resources, and staff, and business opportunities for the organization (Katzan). An extensive connectivity of
Cloud computing has set a trend in the information technology arena that has sparked the interest of all who utilize the internet on purpose and unsuspectingly. Initially, the primary purpose of cloud computing was to provide a centralized data bank that organizations could use for quick data access. Its use has been quickly adapted, however, beyond business use to become the first option for personal use. The advantages and disadvantages of implementing such a shift from business to personal are varied, yet, statistically, according to the CISCO Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2014-2019 White Paper, its public use is on the rise. The report notes that “by 2019, 56 percent of the cloud workloads will be in public cloud data centers, up from 30 percent in 2014 and by 2019, 44 percent of the cloud workloads will be in private cloud data centers, down from 70 percent in 2014”. Though disadvantages with regard to data security is prominent, users have deemed that its implementation will still promote greater benefits than loss.
This research paper tackles the issues that faces Cloud Computing today and gives the experts and industry’s point of view on the matter. The aspects explored are the significant industry questions that have risen about the use of Cloud Computing, business value, organization impact, adaptability, limitations, initial cost of implementation, and the severe business security risks
Cloud Services and Virtualization continue to grow in popularity but are they right for your business? These technologies can reduce overhead operation costs, improve utilization of resources and provide a level of flexibility to the organization’s Information Technology (IT) system. Understanding that these technologies do and their pros and cons is the foundation of choosing the right features for your business. Cloud services offer three types of services; Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to meet the software, infrastructure needs of a business and provides them on a lease type of payment plan. Virtualization has three types of server virtualization, Full virtualization, Para-Virtualization and OS level Virtualization. Similar to Cloud services Virtualization types have features which may suit one business over another. Comparing the features provided by these technologies to total ownership of the IT system is also crucial in selecting the best services for your company as there can be an array of combinations of services contracted and internally owned features. While the perks of these technologies can be beneficial for an organization they should be carefully researched and tailored to the business strategic goals for
Cloud computing is an emerging model where users can gain access to their applications from anywhere through their connected devices. A simplified user interface makes the infrastructure supporting the applications transparent to users. The applications reside in massively-scalable data centers where compute resources can be dynamically provisioned and shared to achieve significant economies of scale. A strong service management platform results in near-zero incremental management costs when more IT resources are added to the cloud. The proliferation of smart mobile devices, high speed wireless connectivity, and rich browser-based Web 2.0 interfaces has made the network-based cloud computing model not only practical but
Recent technological advancements have resulted in an increased number of Internet-enabled devices, such as tablets and smartphones that can connect to corporate systems.These systems may also be running anywhere, including a public software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud, a
With the starting of Internet era, most of the people and majority companies in the world became dependent on the services you could get to with a click of the mouse. The best example may be the free email (Gmail/Yahoo mail), the chat technology (Yahoo Messenger), Social Networking websites (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter). One can’t imagine life without them. That’s where the cloud was born. You need cloud data centers to run that stuff.
One of the main benefits of cloud computing is that the company’s resources are used in other different ways and reduce the overall costs. It eliminates the need for a physical hardware computer and replace it with an online storage or a software delivered over the internet. For instance, government agencies are shifting its government IT infrastructure into the cloud and launch mobile and e-services for citizens and businesses. As an example of cloud applications in some countries: In China a company named Wang Fu Jing has deployed cloud services to share supply chain information and implement B2B e-commerce with suppliers (Kshetri, N. ,2011). Another example is in South Korea: IBM’s cloud computing centre provides architecture, skills and pilot projects for banking, telecommunications, and IT hosting services (Kshetri, N. ,2011). An Indian bank named ICICI’s uses Zoho’s applications to develop services such as personalised insurance for diabetes (Kshetri, N. ,2011). Cloud computing offers many services to companies and government agencies; applications, operating systems and data are secured in the cloud environment rather than on a physical computer that is exposed to the risk of lost, stolen or hardware failure. Compared to client-based computing, cloud-based software is easier to install, maintain and upgrade. Furthermore, mobile applications based on cloud computing are becoming increasingly popular. Ericsson estimates that there
This project will centers on Microsoft office 365.We are going to discuss how Microsoft Office 365 have the ability to impact the business environment in a way that we never thought it was possible. In this report we will be describing Microsoft office 365, its benefits, how it will be implemented into the business, its critical assessments, course integration, and we will compare and contrast some of the review on this technology.
However, with the growing flexibility and greater opportunities for efficiency, there’s also risks that are associated with this change. Studies have shown that with the growing mobile workforce, security concerns have also increased because we’re now allowing additional access into the network, and must protect those endpoints. One way to mitigate the security risk is to create a policy for mobile devices so end users are aware of what is allowed, and what is prohibited. Many businesses have found that “the best way to address a growing mobile workforce and the deluge of mobile devices is to adopt cloud computing. When employees access company data via the cloud, they avoid storing anything directing on their mobile devices, thus decreasing the risk of that data being compromised. The cloud also adds a layer of security through the data center.” (PivotPoint) Another risk that is faced with the growing mobile workforce, is whether the current in-house technology can handle all of these devices. IT will be faced with ensuring that connections are smooth and efficient, and most importantly secure.
Microsoft Office 2003 remains a viable suite for many home and small business users. However, our future-oriented company should ideally upgrade its systems to support the latest version of Microsoft Office: Office 365. Office 365 is a subscription-based service relying heavily on cloud computing. This allows us to share files easier amongst ourselves and with our clients. Because it is possible to run several copies of Microsoft Office on the same system, the transition from Office 2003 to Office 365 will be smooth. It is recommended that the company upgrade its systems to Office 365 because of the improved cloud capabilities, and so that our systems do not become outdated too soon.
As a consultants of Lambton College in Toronto, we made some researches on Salesforce.com. Salesforce.com is a cloud computing company which serves customer resource management products, training and consulting services. However, we are looking to move from using Excel to tracking student data to a Customer Resource Management. Where we are looking for Salesforce.com to compare it with its competitors. We will also provide some insights, comparisons with competitors, merits and demerits of Salesforce.com. We would like to investigate how it is really important to our college. How it is making difference with Excel on service basis analysis. We will also provide stats and graphs for Salesforce and their competitors. We
Customers of cloud computing have shown their concerns about the incompatibility of switching their data from one cloud provider to another while cloud provider are ready to offer all their available services and resources to the cloud customers . Particularly, the offered services are different for each a cloud provider where it comes up the problem of heterogeneity of services. Each provider develops its own services, solutions, and even some of them create a new APIs for their services. Consequently, the cloud customers have being limited to one specific cloud’s provider service format. According to , there are two consequences of this issue as (1) it gives the cloud provider the full power of controlling the market; (2) it may impact the consumer choices for a product. However, this issue may limit cloud computing environment growth by restricting the cloud services choices since the data will be kept locked-in in cloud computing bubble.