Cloud Computing

By: M-trilogix  09-12-2011
Keywords: Cloud Computing


  • Delivers a cloud computing strategy that helps align IT and business.
  • Identifies workloads best suited for cloud computing, helping achieve optimum benefits from cloud computing investments
  • Develops a road map to help ensure a smooth implementation.
  • As a new consumption and delivery model, cloud computing is enabling businesses to reduce costs and improve service levels. And, as with any evolution, cloud computing comes with both opportunities and challenges. An in-depth understanding of these is critical to achieving the desired benefits. You need to have a clear strategy and plan for the right cloud model for your business, when to implement it, which workloads to migrate and how to ensure a smooth, successful transition.

Cloud Computing

is part of the distributed computing model. The '


' has some main components:

      1) Hosted and centralized information

      2) Software and Information available on service demand

      3) Mobility and mobile application usage

      4) Distributed computing and access

Evolution to Cloud Computing:

From a recent

on Cloud Computing it is clear that the cloud-computing model represents the "natural evolution" from this proprietary approach to software provision by enabling IT products to be consumed as services. These services are provided by a third party over the Internet and can be consumed on-demand and on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Building the Internet 'Grid':

Power provision is a commonly used analogy. Most homes and companies do not build and run their own onsite power generation but instead source electricity from the grid when they need it. This model allows consumers and companies with varying power requirements to scale their power consumption up and down at their convenience, and to pay only for what they use.

IT as a Service:

Cloud-computing advocates envisage the IT phenomenon in the same terms: "With cloud computing we're seeing a shift from an IT product-led world into an IT service or utility world," says Simon Wardley, a researcher at CSC's Leading Edge Forum, a global research and advisory program for chief information officers.

Cheaper and Faster:

By allowing companies to mobilize IT resources quickly, cloud computing also improves business agility. "From an institutional standpoint, the benefits of cloud computing are concrete," says Alan Goldstein, chief information officer for BNY Mellon Asset Management. "You're able to more rapidly deploy infrastructure and applications and to scale-up horizontally. That ability to be able to rapidly provision is really meaningful in terms of expediting speed to market."


Because cloud-computing is a Web-enabled phenomenon, the model also allows companies to access their IT services and the data stored in it from anywhere in the world. "The key for us is to be able to run our business and access our business data anywhere in the world," says Dominic Shine, chief information officer for Reed Exhibitions, a conference company that uses around 10 different types of cloud-based services.


But while improved cost-efficiency and greater business agility are attractive, what really excites cloud enthusiasts are the macro-economic possibilities...research published by the London-based Centre for Economics and Business Research in December seems partly to reinforce this view. It predicts that the increased productivity, job creation, business development and competitive advantage brought about by cloud computing

will generate an additional €763 billion ($1.04 trillion) in economic value and will create some 2.4 million jobs in Europe during the next five years.


Software as a service.

Trilogix provides SFA, CRM, and Mobile applications as a service including the following modules:

      - Quote making

      - Order taking

      - Account Management

      - Sales process management

      - Reporting

      - Audits

      - Inventory management

      - CRM

      - WMS

Under our

Cloud Computing

initiative our clients can either store and manage the data themselves on a

private cloud

, or have us host the data in a secured facility accessed through a VPN or secured network and made available internally on a hosted private cloud.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing Resources

Cloud computing is a growing shift in the way IT is delivered, but developers and IT managers alike still have much to learn about what cloud providers and cloud services can offer. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a broad functional definition of cloud computing based on the expected behavior of a cloud computing resource.


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Benefits of cloud computing

You can also reduce your hardware and software requirements and your ongoing costs - maintenance and other upgrades can be managed off-site by your cloud computing service provider. While there are some concerns around data protection, cloud computing can give your business access to professionally managed back-up for all of your business information.


How cloud computing works

Businesses can use smaller, more low-cost portable devices, such as smart phones and netbooks, supporting more mobile and remote working practices. It allows you to run applications through your web browser and save, retrieve or share files that are stored 'outside' your business. SaaS is the most common form of cloud computing used by small businesses, and involves using software hosted on remote servers.