How to make cloud computing pay
Relying on cloud computing strategies to free up dollars and time that can quickly be re-invested in product and service innovation emerged as the highest priority for respondents in a recent Rackspace survey.
While cost reductions were significant, the greatest contributions were seen in investments in innovation (48%), new product & service development (45%), and boosting sale efforts (38%).
Rackspace recently commissioned a study with market research firm Vanson...
Where are the highest paying cloud computing jobs?
Using analytics to better understand the cloud computing job market is fascinating.
One of the most advanced companies in this area is Wanted Analytics, who aggregates job postings from over 500 job boards and maintains a database of over 600 million unique job...
Examining big data analytics for e-health, via Google PaaS
How cloud computing is accelerating contextual advertising
Retailers and marketers often face the challenge of getting coupons, offers and promotions delivered at the perfect time and in the right context to their customers.
The rapid advances in cyber foraging, contextual computing and cloud computing platforms are succeeding at revolutionising this aspect of the retail shopping experience. Context-aware advertising platforms and...
Cloud and big data – a fusion of two innovative IT trends
As market awareness and adoption increases, so customer confidence and clarity is growing and companies are better able to evaluate the benefits and challenges that big data presents their individual organisations.
It’s not surprising to see that big data is the top IT spending priority in Gartner’s recent global forecast. These figures correlate with Cisco’s recent CloudWatch survey, which found that Big Data will be an important aspect of IT strategy and is set to increase in...
SaaS adoption accelerates and goes global in the enterprise
Is cloud ROI “of the people, by the people, for the people”?
Originally posted on ComputerWorld
Companies are shifting resources to the cloud for a variety of reasons: efficiency, cost, analytics, customer service, etc. While these are worthy goals, there’s a more fundamental objective that companies leveraging the cloud should strive for: unlocking the collective brainpower of your workforce and customer base.
While the term "social" means different things to different people, at the heart of the concept lies an understanding that people are the organisation’s most valuable asset.
In a truly "social"...