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Cloud Computing for companies, explained visually
Cloud Computing is a well known concept. That's why in this fragment is explained why Cloud Computing can be added value for your organisation and how this service distinguishes itself from other services.
Systemat explains: Systemat Cloud
Our commitments to you?
- Rapidly implement your migration to the Systemat Cloud
- Help you to manage your IT infrastructure throughout our entire contract
- Offer you a fixed monthly fee per user
Cloud Computing & Datacenters, where do you choose which service?
Nowadays on the market of Cloud Computing, Data Storage and Datacenters, an abundance of tenders is available. Therefore, a lot of companies ask themselves if it really makes a difference to which tender you commit. If there's a difference and to what this can be ascribed, is explaind very clearly in this article, written by Cloud Computing-news.
Which cloud flows around your business?
Even before you can start with using the cloud, it's very important to consider the most defining activities of your company. This article summarizes all aspects of the cloud and shows us how to find the most convenient focus for your cloud.
Delaware: Does your company still needs an IT department in the cloud era?
Did you already retrain your IT staff?
Change has always been common in IT. However, over the last years there is a new evolution, which has a major impact on IT as we know it. Nobody can ignore it. It’s called cloud computing. It exists in many flavors (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS,…) and we believe we’re just seeing the start of it.
Up till some years ago every organization had a number of IT administrators who were maintaining the mail server, firewalls, lots of physical Windows and Unix servers on a daily basis. They needed a closet or two just to store all CD-ROMs with software and updates. It were the days that many IT managers still believed that rolling out a (complex) monolithic ERP was their final destination to reach. And implementing IT security meant gathering the company’s data as much as possible in the own data center and keeping all intruders out of the own network while trying to limit the end user’s access to the internet.
Today, we are overwhelmed with applications that are running in the cloud (e-mail, CRM, HRM, travel & expense management,…). The closet with software CD-ROMs has been replaced by a (digital) contract management system to keep track of all the cloud solutions that we bought or, more correctly, rented. The IT manager got convinced that a smaller ERP, surrounded by a number of best-of-breed (cloud) solutions would bring more user-friendliness to our users. And the main security challenge has become to ensure that our own (and customer) data is being managed securely in the cloud and in compliance with complex privacy laws.
A shift in the IT department’s role
In today’s world, the IT department is no longer the only department deciding on the IT services and products to be bought. Online CRM tools are typically implemented by the sales manager for his team. Services like Amazon AWS, MS Azure,… are independently purchased by the developers, and the customer service team selects its own ITSM tool.
If a company’s IT department wants to remain relevant, it must ensure that it can deal with the large variety of cloud services available today, and add value by coming up with a responsive set of services to add value for the company.
The IT department of the future needs to be able to act as a custodian of multiple technologies and systems. It will have to make sure that all contracted SLAs are being respected by the cloud providers, that the systems are interoperable and can work together, and that the service providers have long-term visions that are compatible with the direction the company is heading.
A big challenge is to integrate these rapidly arising cloud applications into one logical business process, so the importance of master data management and application integration continues to grow.
Overall, as a consequence of the cloud evolution, the emphasis of the IT department is shifting more and more from “IT” to “business” services.