How niche cloud services can compete against the likes of Microsoft and Google

A recent study conducted by Osterman Research revealed the growing popularity of tools like Microsoft SharePoint. Between 2012 and 2014, the percentage of employees using SharePoint within an organization has risen from 39% to 75%.

A major reason for this terrific rise is due to the spurt in the use of intranet applications like document collaboration, file sharing and records management. Interestingly, file sharing on SharePoint (82% of respondents) appears...

By Anand Srinivasan, 11 June 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CRM, Storage.

How Big Data is driving Cloud adoption among businesses

A survey report published on the ExpertIP blog late last year showed that enterprise CIOs see big data as the technology that will cause the biggest organizational impact over the next few years. However, given the complexity of the systems involved, only 40% of the CIOs are expected to rise up to the big data challenge by 2017.

One area where big data is expected to be a...

By Anand Srinivasan, 22 April 2014, 2 comments. Categories: Adoption, Enterprise, Research.

How profitable is cloud for the vendors?

The cost benefits that cloud computing offers to its users is something that has been discussed ad nauseam.

In a study conducted by researchers from UC Berkeley and INRIA, France showed that cloud computing can offer savings of anywhere between 40-95% depending on resource usage.

This potential for cloud based systems to bring about huge savings in their annual expenditure is what has been driving the massive migration from in-house server based...

By Anand Srinivasan, 31 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Adoption, Industry, Research.