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There are a number of reasons that push enterprise businesses towards a cloud-based ERP system. Cost is definitely a big factor. Unlike legacy ERP systems that can cost several hundred thousand dollars in capital expenditure, cloud ERP is relatively a lot more affordable. They are also viewed as a lot more stable given that the data is stored on decentralized servers. But besides these, moving your ERP to the cloud can bring in a number of other lesser understood benefits. Customization At the outset, legacy ERP systems may appear to be more suitable for customization. This is because software hosted on your own server is under your control and may be tweaked as much as you like. However, customization of software comes at a cost and hosted ERP requires a dedicated IT team that can work on these customization requirements. Depending on your business needs, this cou... (more)

Can Falling Prices of the Cloud Make Hosted Solutions Irrelevant? | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter

The margins of cloud products like virtual machines are still in the 50% range. In essence, price drops are going to be a regular feature for the foreseeable future. This begets the question - are hosted solutions becoming irrelevant today? Boston-based market research firm, 451 Research, has been publishing their ‘Cloud Price Index' for a few years now. The quarterly study looks into the pricing of various offerings in the cloud market to understand the shifting dynamics in the public, private and hybrid cloud market. According to Dr. Owen Rogers from 451 Research, the approach... (more)

How #Serverless Is Taking Over #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #AWS #Lambda

With big corporations moving to the cloud for their computation needs, a new type of resource usage model has come up recently that is called Server-less Computing. Contrary to the meaning of the term “Server-less” in “Server-less Computing,” it does not mean that servers are not involved. Rather, it means that the developer is no longer required to worry about provisioning and maintaining servers. Server-less pushes the focus of the developer to adding features to their applications, instead of working on the underlying infrastructure. The concept behind this form of computati... (more)

Home Security Is Not Just #IoT | @CloudExpo #AI #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Cloud is a lot more pervasive than one may have imagined and in this article, we will focus on the various ways in which cloud technology is making home security systems robust and impenetrable. The term ‘Internet of Things’ gets thrown around quite a lot when we talk about cloud technology in domains outside of computer systems. But cloud technology in areas like home security is not merely about IoT. Cloud is a lot more pervasive than one may have imagined and in this article, we will focus on the various ways in which cloud technology is making home security systems robust an... (more)

The Pros and Cons of an Industry Cloud | @CloudExpo #SDN #DataCenter

When call centers first came about in the 1960s, they were built over PBX systems. Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) are essentially a small-scale version of the telephone exchange and are typically handled by one of the few telephone network providers in the country. Fast forward to today, a call center software provider does not need to own even the VoIP line that is necessary to handle communication. The software can simply connect to third party VoIP services with the help of an API and get started on their service. The cloud has brought down the cost of operating a business and ... (more)