White Paper: Frost & Sullivan
Cloud computing has completely redefined the IT buying process for enterprise IT managers. With Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings, enterprises can procure compute and storage resources in a pay-as-you-go model. Similarly, enterprises can deploy applications and services faster by purchasing pre-configured platforms that run on third-party Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings. However, the simplest and the quickest option for deploying cloud-based services is through the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, in which enterprises can purchase the entire application or service, on-demand.
By: EVOLVE IP
Call centers of all sizes and types are moving their call centers to the "cloud". In fact, many industry analysts predict that over 70 percent of call centers will use a hosted platform by 2014. Call center solutions are not a new business. For decades, call center executives have increased the productivity of their staff and ensured the call 'gets answered' with widely-supported, fully featured, equipment and software, such as phone systems, ACDs, reporting solutions, workforce management platforms and recording devices. When evaluating a new call center solution, agents and, more importantly, front-line supervisors are rightly focused on features that make their jobs easier or their time more efficient. However, the feature differences between most modern call center solutions are not significant. What is most important is if the solution can reliably route a call to the appropriate person, and the business can report on the activity to make staffing decisions. Business and customer service executives, are moving to the cloud not because of features, but for the inherent benefits of a cloud-based solution.
By: Hitachi Data Systems
Digital transformation isn't just a biggest challenge; it's also the best opportunity for IT pioneers. Data-driven digital transformation has the potential not only to address competitive threats posed by insurgents, but also to uncover opportunities for new business models and revenue streams. The key is for established companies to unlock the full potential of this important resource to fuel digital transformation and help to maintain their leadership positions in volatile and quickly evolving markets. This whitepaper provides insights on how to turn digital transformation from a challenge to a data-defined opportunity and the advantage offered by enterprise data. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: The Business Benefits of Digital Transformation The Top Considerations for CIOs, including advice from IT pioneers Five Keys to Digital Transformation Success
What is Cloud Computing ?
A type of internet-based computing, Cloud computing refers to delivery of computing services over the internet or "the cloud" instead of using local storage and computing. The different computing services include servers, storage, databases, networking, software, applications, and analytics. Cloud computing eliminates the need for hardware acquisition, maintenance, installation of software.
What is Cloud Backup ?
Cloud backup is the ability to save and restore data from a remote, cloud-based server provided by a third-party service provider. The data on cloud backup can be remotely accessed from multiple resources. Generally, data is encrypted thus offering secured off-site storage. Cloud backup is also known as online backup or remote backup.
What is Cloud security ?
A sub-domain of cyber-security, cloud security implies security of cloud computing infrastructure, applications, and data by applications of technologies and policies designed for the same.