The LBS market is worth almost $13 Billion USD by 2014 according to Juniper Research. Part of the reason for the growth of LBS is the combined popularity of social networking, smartphones and cloud computing.
Politeness in business is more akin to some wild animals angling for the next kill. A genuine attitude is read by others and a habit of good behaviour helps breed the culture needed for an organisation. A decade long study by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton of 200,000 managers and employees actually tied the “thank you’s” to bigger profits.
Facebook has more than 700,000 business accounts and LinkedIn profiles are often used as CV hunting grounds — should your business jump into it?
A company culture of honesty is important in everyday activity, but also builds a “bank of trust” based on repeated good deeds that helps you get through crisis with clients and families.
The Australian government is already talking up telemedicine and education examples as remote usage ideas for the National Broadband Network. Other examples such as security related eye or thumbprint scans or logistically related delivery or warehouse inventory tracking could all be improved by integrating with mobile phone.
Cloud Computing needs inexpensive broadband with high data transfer rates included. This is one area that Telstra does not provide good value for money and shopping elsewhere is smart on the pocket book. Australia ranks 59 in the world in terms of average upload speeds and 40 in average download speeds.
The latest craze in the IT (Information Technology) sector is Cloud Computing. Some call it the new frontier. The Wild West is here, bringing with it opportunities for new companies.
IDC estimates the market for public cloud products and services at $16B in 2010, growing to $56B by 2014. Gartner more optimistically estimates the cloud market at $150B by 2013 while Merrill Lynch estimates the market at $160B by 2011. And of course, the article that spurred this post quoted AMI research’s estimate that SMB cloud spending alone will reach $100B by 2014.
Do a mirror test to see if you are managing yourself according to your ethics.
Despite the overwhelming success of SharePoint (with more than 100 million sold and $1Billion in revenue), there are many businesses that do not know much about it.
The short answer is that businesses, even small ones, do not always make a decision on up-front costs savings.
The CEO of Microsoft, Steve Balmer, reportedly told a reporter in New York in March 2009, “Anything that has been a server needs to be a service.” His statement is a good summary of Microsoft’s strategy, and gives you an indication of where things are going. In short, both Virtualisation and Software as a Service (SaaS) are component parts in the overall Cloud Computing trend.
You are not going to make your enterprise hardware cheaper than the big boys operating in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) space. This means the real place of innovation and growth is in Platform as a Service to take advantage of this new commodity-like infrastructure by building private infrastructure to work seamlessly with the public cloud resources.
The most significant benefit of Cloud computing is elasticity, which is the ability to automatically scale out based on demand and users’ quality of service requests. Having a VPN set-up with dynamic provisioning allows you to do this. Alternatively, set up a broker between the private network and the cloud provider and to manage traffic/demand based on pre-defined security policies.
This article compares prices (roughly) of Australia hosters that are currently offering pay-as-you-go infrastructure.
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The latest craze in the IT (Information Technology) sector is Cloud Computing. Some call it the new frontier. The Wild West is here, bringing with it opportunities for new companies. Conferences on this topic are already in their fourth year. Companies in this space are attracting venture capital funds even during the Global Financial Crisis.
The latest IT craze for the last year or so is Cloud Computing. Some have called it the new frontier. The wild wild west is here and that usually means opportunity for new companies. Where is Australia in this new innovation of technology? Have any Australia based cloud technology companies made it to the world stage?
There is an agreement on the fact that Cloud Computing refers to the practice of delivering software and infrastructure as a service, eventually on a pay per use basis.
Never before an approach to make IT a real utility has been so global and complete: not only computing and storage resources are delivered on demand but the entire stack of computing can be leveraged on the Cloud.