Cloud Computing

Business Agility Of Cloud Computing

Business Agility of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a fresh approach to IT operations. In companies with non-agile IT organizations there is misunderstanding between IT managers and stakeholders. IT finds that money and skill sets are the problems while stakeholders feel that there is a lack of infrastructure and technology to meet the ever increasing needs of companies. The solution is simple; a private cloud that applies virtualization, automation and self service which will help improve business agility.

Business agility is one of the main reasons why enterprises are pursuing private clouds. In a survey done by IDC's U.S. Private IT Cloud Systems Management in July 2011, 91% of enterprises listed improve business agility as a top goal. In addition to improved business agility, controlling IT capital and operational costs, improving application performance and availability, controlling IT head count and improving IT’s relationship with business were also goals for enterprises.

Because this way of storing information allows users to share and scale IT resources across workloads and user groups, cloud computing helps improve performance and availability of information. By enabling a self-service based system, cloud computing reduces IT operational costs and improves business performance.

Dell is a company that provides cloud computing solutions and allows companies to apply things like software patches, security updates and OS levels through their cloud computing solutions. By using cloud computing, companies can shorten the deployment time from days, weeks, or months to minutes or hours by allowing end users to request resources directly though self-service tools.

Cloud computing can improve business agility in many different industries. For example, healthcare professionals are in the middle of a huge change where the government has required them to update their electronic medical health records (EMR). This change was implemented to decrease the risk of accidental risks and lawsuits though sharing information that is the same and accessible across many different platforms and organizations. With so many hospitals, healthcare institutes and insurance companies across the country, important information about patients past medial history can get lost along the way when all of these enterprises are storing information differently. For all of this information to come together on a unified front, an IT department needs to transfer EMR records from paper-based file systems to computerized physicians order entry (CPOE). The healthcare industry as a whole can improve quality care though cloud computing by having the ability to share a patient’s medical record with any clinician, insurance company or hospital in the country.

In other industries besides healthcare like public-sectors, schools and banks, companies are already investing in private cloud solutions. Their current IT solutions that have been designed for physical and virtual resource operations are not capable of handling the real-time, flexible demands like cloud computing.

Self-service provisioning, automation, and workload mobility management are all results of cloud computing. As technologies increase, enterprise customers increase the number of users and services supported by cloud infrastructure and services which is why it’s becoming even more important for the future.

By David Borg

David works with Dell. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his children. If you're looking for more information on Dell virtualization, David recommends you check out this link to find out more. 

CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading authorities in cloud connected technology information and consultancy services.

Are you a cloud services expert in a world of digital transformation? If so, contact us for information on how to become part of our growing cloud consultancy ecosystem.

NEWS

Amazon shortlists 20 cities for second headquarters

Amazon shortlists 20 cities for second headquarters

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including one in Canada, for the construction of a ...
Business booms for privacy experts as landmark data law looms

Business booms for privacy experts as landmark data law looms

Data Law Looms SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Business is booming for software and privacy experts as companies across the globe ...
Sumo Logic Acquires FactorChain to Pioneer New Security Analytics Essential for Cloud

Sumo Logic Acquires FactorChain to Pioneer New Security Analytics Essential for Cloud

Sumo Logic Acquires FactorChain Acquisition Accelerates the Convergence of IT and Security Workflows, Integrates App and Infrastructure Insight, and Enables ...

CONTRIBUTORS

Digital Twin And The End Of The Dreaded Product Recall

Digital Twin And The End Of The Dreaded Product Recall

The Digital Twin  How smart factories and connected assets in the emerging Industrial IoT era along with the automation of ...
Evan Golly

Organizational Transformation: Taking The DevOps Dive

Taking The DevOps Dive The Gartner IT Glossary defines DevOps as “…a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery ...
Will 2018 Be the Year Augmented Reality Moves Outside ‘Pokémon Go’?

Will 2018 Be the Year Augmented Reality Moves Outside ‘Pokémon Go’?

2018 Augmented Reality If you’ve never heard of “Pokémon Go” — or at least never had the concept explained to ...
The Cure for Cloud Sprawl: Nimble Operationalization in the Multi-Cloud

The Cure for Cloud Sprawl: Nimble Operationalization in the Multi-Cloud

The Cure for Cloud Sprawl Enterprises are shifting to a cloud-first footing. That’s no secret. But just as companies and ...
The Drone Explosion

The Drone Explosion Continues To Provide Unique Options

The Drone Explosion One of the things I have posted about often here on CloudTweaks is the ever growing world ...
Will XAI Fix WMD? Or, No More Black Boxes!

Will XAI Fix WMD? Or, No More Black Boxes!

Will XAI Fix WMD? Why did I get turned down for a loan? Why is my insurance so expensive? Algorithms ...
The Most Innovative Companies in the $24 Trillion Cyber War

The Most Innovative Companies in the $24 Trillion Cyber War

LONDON, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Business is under attack to the point of all out cyber war, and there is ...
Why Trust Versus Security and Privacy, Is Holding Back Innovation with Medical Data

Why Trust Versus Security and Privacy, Is Holding Back Innovation with Medical Data

Innovation and Medical Data As healthcare organizations continue to sift through attempt to maximize the potential of the massive collections ...
Network security in the era of hybrid cloud

Network security in the era of hybrid cloud

Hybrid Cloud Network Security Protecting networks and the data that traverses them might seem to be an impossible task these days ...
Don't be held hostage by Ransomware: 7 Prevention Tips

Don’t be held hostage by Ransomware: 7 Prevention Tips

Ransomware Prevention Tips Ransomware can bring your business to its knees. Whether it comes as a system- or network-wide infection, ...