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What Is Hindering Cloud Computing Uptake?

What Is Hindering Cloud Computing Uptake?

Cloud computing is still young, but everybody is talking about it. It’s great for businesses and individuals at different levels of society. Despite these advantages, cloud computing uptake remains low. Some businesses have adopted it partly, whereas the rest have adopted a wait-and-see attitude. The overall attitude is that people are not enthusiastic about moving their business into the cloud. And whereas individual preferences might explain this slow uptake, there are other possible reasons.

1. IT functionalities

IT functionalities are to blame for the slow uptake of the cloud. Matters to do with control, security, and privacy remain a deadlock to cloud penetration. Many IT departments are waiting to see what will happen to those who are already on board before making a decision.

2. Infrastructure problems

Infrastructure is a collective name for all computers and networks powering an organization. Businesses have to consume different cloud services. However, many of their systems are getting old. They lack the capacity that will enable them perform optimally with cloud products. What it takes for these businesses to benefit from these services is a complete overhaul of present infrastructure. Upgrading present systems can also work. However, many businesses are not willing to do this, making infrastructure a leading hindrance to the growth of cloud computing uptake.

3. Talent shortage

There is a clear talent shortage for cloud computing functions. Many IT managers were in school long time ago. They learned different things and are many of them may not be willing to go ‘back to school’ and learn new skills. They are not willing to give up the control they have over business IT functions. Also, very few cloud qualified experts exist in the marketplace.

4. Budget and cost implications

Cloud computing infrastructure can be costly. Businesses may need to acquire new infrastructure before they can start getting the functional cloud benefits. Considering that many businesses have tight budgets and spending constraints in place, cloud computing investment is challenging.

5. Pooling of resources

Cloud computing works by pooling resources. Instead of operating with individual servers, one server is used for all tasks. This has been the premise cloud computing marketing has used to promote their services. Whereas this is amazing, it’s working against the technology. Businesses need resources they can depend on. They want to measure individual output, capabilities, and capacities. With as-pooled resources, businesses have little ability for individual control and measuring of individual effectiveness.

By Walter Bailey

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Apps (A Buyers Guide)

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Apps (A Buyers Guide)

Cloud Apps (A Buyers Guide)

SaaS has gained huge popularity over the last few years, with an increasing number of enterprises adopting it mainly due to the benefits like pay per use and on demand service. Cloud applications entail thorough testing for their integrity, different from that of on-premise applications. This involves testing of business logic, security, data integration, performance, and scalability, among others.

Infographic Source: Veracode

Cloud Computing Myths Explained: Part 2

Cloud Computing Myths Explained: Part 2

OWNERSHIP: Cloud would make me lose control and ownership over my data

A common feeling – I would lose control over my data. Because you are not storing your data physically with you it’s obvious to feel like this. You don’t know about the data storage, security mechanism and legal terms at the storage location (if it is a different country). Well this is actually a precaution you need to take care while negotiating SLA. Usually good cloud providers explain ownership in the service agreement and store and protect data as per your requirement and specifications. In case you don’t see this clause, you should ask your provider for the ownership clarification.

If you have a feeling of getting locked in with one vendor, simply ask for a plan in advance about the process of data and application transfer if you choose to migrate to another vendor later or back to in –house. It may sound asking about the divorce process even before engagement but to avoid any doubts you should discuss with your provider.

MIGRATION: Cloud migration is complex

Your cloud migration is dependent on the applications you choose to deploy and use of tools and strategies to deploy cloud architecture. So it would not always true to say that cloud migration is quite complex. To be specific service oriented applications are simple to adopt as compared to non-service applications. With the continuous advancements and innovations going on this field there are robust tools available for simpler deployment and management of cloud applications. So cloud is not tough to integrate. Also good service providers take care of migration and provide necessary information and tools to make the process painless for you.

SME friendly: Cloud is good for SMEs only

This is definitely not true. As large companies can afford to have their own infrastructure and man power to run the latest applications and servers, it’s often heard that cloud is good for small and medium businesses only. Of course today cloud has changed the game by enabling SMEs to deploy best business class facilities like large enterprises without spending huge upfront costs but cloud services are equally useful for large companies too. Cloud enables scalability, agility, collaboration and pain less management of social applications which is useful for large companies too.

VIRTUALIZATION: I already deploy virtualization, so I don’t need Cloud Computing

Because both virtualization and cloud aim to enhance the computing power, they are often thought as same phenomena. Virtualization is a part of your physical infrastructure and cloud is a complete service. Cloud computing is much more than virtualization. You can achieve virtualization in-house but that is not comparable to effects of cloud computing. Cloud is strategic deployment of infrastructure and software to create a customized service architecture which can be scaled on demand. Virtualization is a key component of cloud but cannot replace the cloud for sure.

FUTURE CONCERN: There is no future of Cloud , it’s just a short-lived craze

Future is often a judgment criteria associated with a newly launched object or phenomenon. Honestly cloud is not a new thing, though it is evolving from many years. Only the nomenclature is new – Cloud computing. So on reality ground something which is already in use and undergoing new developments and innovations has already passed the tests of longevity.

Definitely cloud is here to stay. Gartner published some findings regarding this, you may be aware of those but listing those could be a good way to explain the myth related to cloud future:

  • Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2012 summarizes that businesses adopting cloud as their strategic business component would realize its full potential and achieve performance acceleration as compared to those who wouldn’t go for this or adopt it just for IT cost reduction.
  • Cloud computing is chosen the high interest area in Gartner Polls and more than 70% of participants have indicated their plans for reviewing Cloud computing solutions.
  • Based on the research Gartner forecasted that more than 50% businesses would adopt and implement some kind of SaaS based applications by the end of 2015.
  • Not only B2B, Gartner has predicted the huge impact of cloud computing on consumers too. They forecasted that cloud would dominate the digital lives of consumer by 2014 replacing the personal computer.

These are few myths related to cloud computing, if you feel something remains please add comment regarding it. As the computing needs of businesses are increasing and companies are heavily dependent on mobile technologies cloud computing is surely a worth business strategy to learn and adopt. You always don’t need to take everything to the cloud and this is the beauty of cloud.

Above all communication and team work are an essential part of business regardless of industry and nature of business. Cloud support effective and timely communication, collaboration and networking which makes it a powerful and promising.

By Richa Pokhriyal

This post is contributed by Richa Pokhriyal , Digital Media Specialist @ Egocentrix. Egocentrix is specialized in SaaS services like Microsoft Exchange 2010 Hosting, Online Microsoft SharePoint Hosting, Antispam Solution, BlackBerry Exchange Server Synchronization Services, Dedicated Server, Virtual Private Server (VPS), Online Backup & Data Protection, Website Hosting and many more!

Flipping The Coin For The Security Of The Private Cloud

Flipping The Coin For The Security Of The Private Cloud

The world of Cloud Computing is a relatively new phenomenon that has even eclipsed the earlier discovery of the web as the most significant development on the Internet. Be it as it may, the new web offering has already elicited healthy debates. One of these is a comparison between the private and public clouds on issues concerning security. While the former is semi-detached from the rest of the web, the latter is encrusted deep into it which often leads to questions of database safety.

Private cloud computing is the typical methodology that provides the entire network as an ensemble to the independent operator. The owner of the cloud literally takes charge of the extremes from the access to the core layers and everything in-between. This is unlike the web-based model that creates a plethora of channels, each having a network that manipulates it.

The private model is common in intranet situations. The most appropriate, though a more expansive example, is the Local Area Network (LAN). However, being in the Cloud, the LAN spans its wings to cover the consumer base, only that here the control is still firmly with the owners of the network.

The security of the model suffers from loopholes within the computers of the LAN that may lack firewalls. Though independent entrepreneurs make it their priority to have many of their inherent members adhere to a certain security measure such as proxy, firewall and the like, some nodes still fail to follow the rules with information leakage as the inevitable consequence.

Additionally, there are the actual cloud computing infrastructural issues to deal with. Since this is an infrastructure that conjoins various administrators and users into one portal, it leads to a break in the wall here and there. This is inevitable of broadband technologies that try to create a compatible layer between phones, tablets and PCs, all in one. Recent studies, for example, show that the mobile network alone is prone to major security hitches.

Thirdly, there is the issue of bringing together different resources. These databases do not necessarily have to be sourced from within the private cloud. This helps to create diversification. Of course this importation leads to some security issues such as bugs from external networks. While most of the data-related concerns are to do with CPU antivirus deactivation and such, some of them are overblown and may lead to machines crashing. Below are a few ways that can overcome the above three examples of cloud issues.


The foregoing three issues pertaining to Cloud computing security, in the private model, can all ebb under one trigger: automated systems. Platform as a Service (PaaS) is the best source for the automatic systems. The platform can lead to an even distribution of safety apps in an intranet. It comes with resourceful apps that are in themselves security. Virtually all applications have encryption control over them. The best example is the monetary system where credit and debit cards can never transact business without a password. Since the password requirement applies to the provider and the user alike, it leads to a streamlined cloud that one man can run to serve many.

The first solution regarding to user’s machines is by having the right information systems and high-end CPUs in place. Otherwise, there is no point in offering others delicate networks whose hardware and software is riddled with loopholes. Indeed, one of the arguments for private cloud security is that without dynamic machines together with firewalls, there would be no operations.

It is easy to overcome concerns in the infrastructure by advocating for automated facilities. This means that the system at the access point is open source, which then allows users of phones and an array of other broadband gadgets, to tap into the network without having to install security measures of their own.

Finally, it is important to verify the sources of external data. When the resources are going to the customer, the latter need not have to request permission. It should be a tacit agreement within the intranet community in a private cloud that all their resources are ready to provide because they are bug-free and are highly encrypted. This leads to a system of responsibility within the providers who usually use their high-end machines to entrap bad content. The user will only come to shop for the information like in a supermarket.

By John Omwamba

Cloud Computing Myths Explained: Part 1

Cloud Computing Myths Explained: Part 1

Cloud computing services and related developments are definitely changing the way we network, collaborate, consume information and deploy applications. Businesses are now demanding more from service providers and cloud computing is more prominent across various industries. So being on cutting edge is rewarding but at the same time it has some side-effects too. Cloud is popular, it is one of the hottest topics discussed today and hence there are some myths associated with it too. Blame it to over marketing, unawareness of users or something else, recent surveys and customer feedbacks are sufficient enough to prove that there are still some myths around the usage and effects of adopting cloud. Let’s discuss these myths and how we should perceive these for our own business.

COMPLEXITY: Cloud would make my IT complex

Business managers have a feeling that Cloud would increase the complexity regarding their data storage, how users access applications and other regular processes. This thinking has no logical base actually and maybe it is a normal human tendency to resist change. Businesses especially IT managers often develop an unexplainable attachment for in-house processes and hence resistance to adopt cloud appears. Quite understandable though. Technically speaking cloud computing has different types and levels of complexities. Sometimes there are fewer changes in your applications and simple management is required as earlier. In other cases there are more changes in applications but in order to provide you more power in terms of performance and usage. So how complex your IT and regular process could become once you shift to cloud depends upon your requirements. In real world, to achieve a good balance between power and simplicity is great and you should aim for that while working on cloud migration.

COST : Cloud is just a money saving tool and Subscription services prove to be costly at the end.

Regarding cost there are two types of myths associated with cloud computing. First, cloud is considered just as a money saving tool. Second one, cloud monthly subscription fees could be costly eventually. Both are not true. Definitely cost reductions is a benefit of adopting cloud computing solutions but rating cloud just as a cost saving strategy would be not fair. Budget and finances are always at the core of businesses and hence businesses used to judge any new tool with the cost associated. So it’s not a surprise that many businesses see it as money saving tool. Well why to blame users, visit any service provider’s website or marketing brochures. Most of them talk about money savings and this is the highlighted in sales pitches too. This could be a reason why cloud is often rated like this. In actual there are several other benefits too and depending upon the need of businesses some are even more crucial than cost reduction. These other benefits could be increased productivity, scalability, access to new technologies and infrastructures and high tech operational excellence.

As you would be aware, cloud offers easy pay as you go schemes where you can have services on monthly subscription costs. Some businesses are little hesitant to these and assume that there could be hidden fees and it would cost them more. In actual cloud offer a brilliant replacement to upfront heavy infrastructures with their ongoing operational costs based on usage. This is as simple as any utility service payment.

SECURITY: Cloud is not reliable and secure

A common belief, cloud computing exposes data to more risks. May be because you can’t see it, you feel it is not secure. Also businesses have witnessed some security breaches and infamous hacks which make them doubtful about security of cloud storage. There are two points to understand here. Firstly, the security breaches and mishaps are more in consumer based products and that too are rare occasions. When B2B cloud services are concerned security is most important for a genuine cloud vendor. So in real world and dealing with reputed service providers this is not true to say that cloud is not secure and reliable. In fact as managing your IT is the core business of cloud vendors so they are better prepared for any kind of disaster and breach/hack. Their IT resources are better trained for making you data secure.

Another factor related to security is regulatory compliance. If you are a financial or medical business or any kind of data sensitive business you have, you need to discuss this with your vendor. Also you need to get relevant regulatory permissions before adopting cloud. But this is completely different from cloud security. This is related to your candidature for entering cloud and should not be mixed with cloud storage security.

In true cloud environment it is almost impossible to identify which server has which customer data and which application. So any data theft is not possible in cloud. Just because you cannot sit in the vendor’s data center, it doesn’t mean that cloud is not secure.

Some risks are present online such as spywares, hackers, viruses and other issues but these are the primary concerns of companies offering cloud computing services. Thus, they implement more sophisticated security measures, and methods to address the needs and demands of businesses to secure data. The only need is to be extra careful when you are discussing security and encryption stuff with your cloud vendor.

PERFORMANCE: Cloud does not match in-house performance

Cloud performance depends upon different related factors. You want best performance and cost is not an issue, go for dedicated servers. You want to be cost efficient and performance both go for hybrid solutions rather. In actual there is no performance issue in cloud if you choose the custom solution for each application based on its nature.

In general cloud is much more efficient and performing than in-house server because of more capacity and scalability. Sometime network connections and I/O issues could be responsible for performance issues. But to which extent network latency could affect your performance depends on your network as well as cloud providers, complexity of application used and how cloud is deployed.

Part 2 Tomorrow…

By Richa Pokhriyal

This post is contributed by Richa Pokhriyal , Digital Media Specialist @ Egocentrix. Egocentrix is specialized in SaaS services like Microsoft Exchange 2010 Hosting, Online Microsoft SharePoint Hosting, Antispam Solution, BlackBerry Exchange Server Synchronization Services, Dedicated Server, Virtual Private Server (VPS), Online Backup & Data Protection, Website Hosting and many more!

What Cloud Computing Cannot Do For Your Business

What Cloud Computing Cannot Do For Your Business

Cloud computing is here to stay. It enables businesses streamline their goals, functions, costs and operation models. Although cloud computing has been around since the internet inception, not enough information about it is available in the public domain. Businesses, individuals and non-profits still do not understand what the cloud can, or cannot do for them. Some imagine cloud computing can replace all their functions. Others imagine they can do without aspects of their businesses when they buy into it. The truth is, cloud computing can’t do all things for you. Here are some of the most prominent functions cloud computing cannot do for your business.

Cloud computing cannot replace computing

This fact is long overdue. There are millions of people who assume cloud computing replaces the computing functions of their businesses. Computing is the whole divide that entails use and application of computers and software. It has been around for years and will still be here for centuries to come. Cloud computing does not eliminate the need for computers and software. Instead, cloud computing is the most holistic application of the computing function of the business. As such, cloud computing has to be used hand-in-hand with the computing function of the business for success.

Besides, some forms of computing have addictive effects. Even though you completely love the efficiency that comes with keeping your data in the cloud or having a few awesome applications in the cloud, isn’t it great to still have the largest flash drive around? As such, you can only depend on the cloud enough times, but not as a total replacement for your computing functions.

Cloud computing cannot replace your employees

The application of new technology-such as cloud computing is often seen as a threat to the need for human function. This is the reason why very few policy makers allow their companies to automate. Cloud computing doesn’t have this benefit, to a large extent. A good and effective business cannot automate its functions. Of course some inefficient human functions can be replaced for more efficiency, but the core functions cannot be replaced completely by the cloud computing services.

At the end of the day, a business needs people who will create strategy to get the most out of the new technology-cloud computing. Moreover, implementing the smooth running of the cloud services also needs a human face for maximum benefits.

Cloud computing cannot replace human mistakes

This is a very popular misconception businesses make. Cloud computing cannot be used to rectify human inefficiencies and errors. This misconception often results when errors are already made and businesses are looking for ways to fix them. For instance, even though cloud storage could to some degree boost security for your files stored there, there is little that can be done if one of your staff maliciously steals clearance from you.

Overall, cloud computing can address and shape problems that arise in the daily running of a business. However, before you go for it, you need to have straight expectations of what it can do for you. This is to avoid disappointments when some of your expectations are not addressed by it.

By Walter Bailey

Treading Carefully With Cloud Computing Solutions, Contracts, And Services

Treading Carefully With Cloud Computing Solutions, Contracts, And Services

Many businesses have joined the cloud because it’s a technology that promises a lot. And in the race to gain the most from the cost subsidies and efficiencies that come with it, businesses are unknowingly taking on significant risks. This is because some of the cloud solutions they are buying into could be detrimental in the long run. This article looks at some of the challenges businesses will face with cloud computing, the realities surrounding them, and tips to overcome them.

Ignorance is no defense

Many businesses that have adopted cloud computing have little or no idea of what service they expect. Some businesses assume cloud computing will automatically solve their offline problems. They need to understand that cloud computing is no different from their original computing models. It just gives them the advantage of hosted hardware and software that otherwise would cost them more. This means businesses need to be aware of what their provider offers in order to evaluate their options.

Ambiguity in contracts

Most cloud computing contracts favor service providers. As a result, if you buy a cloud service from a company, they tie you to their terms and conditions. Most cloud computing providers strip themselves of responsibility in their contracts. Experts advise businesses to shop around for cloud computing providers who offer fair contracts, with terms and conditions free from ambiguity.

Study the laws that bind the contract

Different cloud computing contracts are created according to different laws. This means that there are duties and responsibilities for both parties to the contract. Sometimes, some of the activities you intend to do could be seen as breaking or bending the rules, so it’s essential you understand your responsibilities in the contract. This will not only help you avoid penalties, but it will also ensure you are legally protected.

There is no way you can make your company responsible for security in your cloud

In general, security and privacy are contentious issues for most cloud computing providers. No provider will allow you to audit them or question their services. As such, when they say security is taken care of, their word is law. There is no way you can make them enforce something, or verify if they did what they promised.

In general, cloud computing is not fully proofed because its uptake is rather young. As the sector grows, many changes will have to be implemented. In the meantime, you must use cloud computing at its best considering the above challenges.

By Gregory Musungu

Cloud Collaboration: The Explosion Of Human Knowledge

Cloud Collaboration: The Explosion Of Human Knowledge

Cloud Collaboration

The Power of Me We

Are you a team player?” – If you’ve interviewed for any position in the last five years, chances are you would have heard this question. But have you ever wondered what has made teamwork more important in business over the last few years? Why is collaboration between people (Power of We) more valued over individual brilliance today (Power of Me)?


I believe that the growing importance of teamwork in business can be traced back to two phenomena – one, the explosion of human knowledge and two, the globalization of commerce. Let me explain.

Human knowledge, and by extension business knowledge, has exploded in recent years. By some accounts, 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last couple of years, and as we know, knowledge is the logical progression from data to information and then on. This knowledge explosion has made it impossible for all information of business processes to be encapsulated within a few individuals. In other words, the era of the generalist is over; everybody’s a specialist nowadays. And specialists within an organization, while having deep knowledge about their areas of competence, exist in their own narrow silos and need to collaborate for the betterment of the organization as a whole.

For comparison, consider the human body. Long ago, there was only one kind of doctor – the physician. Medical knowledge had not yet advanced to justify the existence of specialists like nephrologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, etc. However, they cannot work at cross-purposes when treating the same patient – their efforts have to be collaborative. Similarly, collaboration is required between the business specialists of today.

Now we come to the second cause – globalization. As businesses spread their wings, it became obvious that collaboration between employees was necessary for success. After all, one person can’t implement a strategy in Beijing and Houston at the same time.

Technology over the last few years has advanced to support this increasing need of collaboration. From telephones to faxes, from emails to videoconferencing, modern businesses have a lot of tools to support collaboration. Now, Avaya has come forward to present the next big thing in teamwork – the collaboration cloud.

Readers of this website will be aware of what cloud computing in general can do for business. But it’s Avaya that has crafted a cloud-based solution from the ground up that directly addresses the business need of enhanced collaboration. In this way, Avaya has leveraged its domain knowledge in communications technology and combined that with all the cloud has to offer in terms of cost efficiency, load balancing, scalability and availability to create a unique product that allows businesses to experience the “Power of We”.

This post is sponsored by the CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya.

By Sourya Biswas

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