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How to measure the cloud’s financial value

How to measure the cloud’s financial value

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Companies already know the value of the cloud. With its scalability and flexibility, as well as its cost reduction and collaborative capabilities, cloud computing provides organizations of all sizes with many benefits. Yet many CIOs and CFOs still wonder how they can see real financial value. That’s a justifiable question, as leaders have experienced how the cloud delivers many intangible benefits. For example, they’ve seen cloud being the ultimate catalyst for innovation, which in turn…  MORE

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CIOs across the globe already know the value of implementing hybrid cloud environments. The migration of applications to both public and private clouds provides a previously unheard-of amount of business agility. Yet all that has a digital glitter is certainly not technical gold. The shift to the cloud brings challenges: Financial models aren’t always as accurate as they appear to be; shoddy oversight can render cloud software to actually be more expensive than on-premise operations;…  MORE

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Most technologies, own their own, can help providers deliver exceptional service to their customers. But when two great technologies complement one another, customers can benefit even more. I bring this up because of the parallel paths being taken by cloud providers and 5G providers. Specifically, cloud operators continue to build the tools and services that host today’s mission-critical applications. Meanwhile, we’re seeing mobile operators increasingly deploy 5G access networks. It seems that at some point,…  MORE

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The term “cloud computing” was first coined in the mid-1990s. Now cloud computing is a pillar of the modern business landscape. In 2018, enterprises spent an average of $3.5 million on cloud apps, platforms, and services. Today, IT departments allocate more than 30% their budgets to cloud computing, and nearly 80% of enterprises have a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud. All of that activity in the could needs to be monitored….  MORE

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By now, we’re all familiar with how the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted business as usual. Closed offices, remote workers, distribution cycles out of whack, massive lay-offs, and an unclear future. In short, we’ve seen a break in business continuity. That term – business continuity – is rarely brought up, but it’s a fitting linguistic lens through which to view the state of industry. Business continuity means maintaining critical business functions during any crisis, be it…  MORE

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Cloud computing has become a common data storage method for organizations of all sizes, around the globe. But despite its popularity, the cloud computing concept, for some, still creates uncertainty and fear. One major concern is around security; specifically, that by using the public cloud, data could be essentially mixed in with the data of other individuals and businesses that share the same cloud. This is why we’ve seen growing interest in, and adoption of,…  MORE

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As we all know, the smartphone allows us to communicate beyond making old-fashioned phone calls. We have texting, instant messaging, and email. But from a technical standpoint, the blessing of so many options comes with the curse of fragmented communications. This problem led to the development of UcaaS (Unified Communications as a Service). Through the cloud, UcaaS integrates all of these communication methods. And just as communication tools have expanded, so has UcaaS, which is…  MORE

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While springtime is mainly viewed as a time for renewal, it’s also a season for reflection. That’s because every new thing that comes into your life makes you consider what it replaced. Don’t worry – we’re not going to be overly philosophical here. It’s just that with one-third of 2018 almost completed, I wanted to share our assessment of the shifts occurring in the world of cloud computing. For starters, we’re still seeing a vast…  MORE

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