The first step towards building a successful roadmap to the cloud is to prepare an inventory of your current business applications. Once the inventory is complete, these applications may be classified into the following 7 broad categories. This helps with the prioritization of application workloads for migration to the cloud. It also helps you understand the time, effort, and cost involved in cloud migration for each application.
IT is a business enabler, and cloud computing has become an increasingly significant solution for IT as it helps the organization meet its core business goals. This is due to the cloud’s elasticity, scalability and virtually instant availability. In a series of five blog posts, I’ll describe the four vital steps for a successful migration of application workloads to the cloud.
Enterprises across the globe are quickly adopting big data analytics to identify patterns and enable better decision making. Getting actionable insight helps organizations to improve decision making, utilize opportunities, minimize risks, and drive down costs. However, it is important to have a well-defined strategy, and a robust supporting infrastructure for a successful big data transition. Continue reading “How to Make Big Data Work for You”
Cloud computing can help companies increase efficiency and maximize ROI, but at the same time unplanned cloud adoption can create many problems for IT departments. Whether you’re a cloud expert or still in the early stages of cloud adoption, there are 5 things every CIO should know: Continue reading “5 Things CIOs Need to Know About the Cloud”
IT organizations are increasingly looking to cloud computing as the structure to support their big data projects. While enterprises often keep their most sensitive data in-house, huge volumes of public data such as social media may be stored externally. Continue reading “Trends in Cloud Computing – Big Data’s New Home”