The notion that one huge, well-run data center is more energy efficient than
thousands of average data centers is at the crux of a study recently
concluded on behalf of NetSuite, a vendor of ERP and other business
management software that offers its solutions under a software-as-a-service
(SaaS) model. With SaaS, the vendor hosts and runs the system for you in the
Internet cloud, thus doing away with the need for your own data center
capacity for the applications you use via the cloud.
According to the NetSuite announcement on the study-conducted by green
solutions provider Greenspace-the energy savings are substantial. Among the
The savings amount to nearly 595 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, the
equivalent of nearly 423,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year This is
equivalent to nearly 1 million barrels of oil, the average electricity
In this week’s cloud computing news we see some of the concerns in adopting
this new paradigm, even as some of the largest business and government
entities adopt (or seek to provide) cloud computing services.
We can easily see vendors like Microsoft, Google, Oracle, HP, IBM, Unisys,
and many others jockeying for position. Having worked for a vendor I can
state confidently that nowadays they make their moves based on demand, not
“build it and they will come” wishful thinking.
That demand is coming from your competitors, and sooner or later, those cost
savings will show up in the ... (more)
In the same vein as the article on BPMS, have you considered a SaaS based IT
PPMS (Project and Portfolio Management Systems) tool for your next project?
If you are in that process now, you’re in luck as Gartner has recently
released their review of those tools. The report can be found here.
Is there a gap between your customer mission / needs, and IT mission /
service delivery capabilities? How can the SaaS IT PPMS tools help you close
that gap? Well, for starters, we may consider some advantages of SaaS based
PPMS tools such as Daptiv and AtTask.
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Cloud Computing on Ulitzer
Yesterday I had the opportunity to pay a visit to a few vendors at the
virtual VoiceCon event.
I enjoyed a chat with an Alcatel-Lucent representative, learned a bit about
Avaya's Aura Unified Communications (UC) platform, and viewed an IBM Lotus
Sametime Unified Telephony demo. Virtual attendance at the event during the
time that I joined was under 300 participants.
Other companies participating included Siemens, Sprint, and Acme Packet.
As you can imagine given the ongoing economic challenges, and the demand for
green technologies, businesses are seek... (more)
It's that time again. Today we take a look at 1Q 2011 to see which Cloud
players are gaining mindshare. You can guarantee that the Cloud computing
segment will be even more exciting to watch in 2011 than it was in 2010 as
large enterprise information technology companies continue their rapid
restructuring to an on-demand cloud computing model by gobbling up tasty
Cloud morsels seeking to save time and money in the process by adding proven,
high quality Cloud solutions to their portfolios.
The easy pickings are disappearing quickly as the giants of IT put their
healthy cash posit... (more)