Our Blog: Cloud

In this blog channel we're going to share with you some of the things we see and experience when working with our customers and partners; how are Cloud and other tech choices impacting business decisions?

Our Blog: Cloud

In this blog channel we're going to share with you some of the things we see and experience when working with our customers and partners; how are Cloud and other tech choices impacting business decisions?

Netflix Shows Us That Cloud is a Jungle

Business Management | Choice | Cloud | Cloud Management | Uncategorized

Good entrepreneurs and great salespeople share a key characteristic: at heart they are control freaks. In some it may all be fairly benign, carefully moderated and directed to get good things to happen, but control is what drives them. Michael Porter’s Five Forces is a well established device that’s used by market strategists to analyse […]

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Why the Cloud Carve-up Makes Life Hard for SMEs

Cloud | Cloud Management

Why the Cloud Carve-up Makes Life Hard for SMEs? Revealing figures published recently in the FT show Cloud supply is highly concentrated in AWS and Azure, and they now command more than half the worldwide revenues in the sector. The rest of the vendors are fragmented and too dispersed for them to be able to […]

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Managing the Business Implications of Cloud

Business Management | Cloud | Cloud Management

Cloud is so often talked about in terms of technology development and getting things to work, which is, of course, really important, but the delivery of critical customer services actually relies on an operational Cloud service and the delivery of the same things day in, day out, reliably, and economically, at scale. This is all […]

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Three Ways to Solve the Growing Problems of Cloud Scale-up

Cloud | Cloud Management | Cloud support

How do you solve the problems associated with Cloud scale-up? Once online technology services have been built and tested, attention shifts to delivering to customer, and Operations becomes the name of the game. Lots of new workloads must kick in to ensure that performance is up to scratch, services are resilient and robust, and all […]

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Using Cloud to Reduce the Pressure on Your Tech Team

Business Management | Cloud | Cloud Management | Cloud support

Limited resources Overloaded tech teams are almost always under pressure, and delivering Cloud service is yet another workload to add. Conflicting priorities and how best to use valuable people are ongoing challenges. There’s just too Much to do What’s worse is that the few really good people are the most stretched, and burn-out is just […]

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Cloud Vendors are Taking us Back to the 1960s

Business Management | Choice | Cloud

Trousers were flared, and flowers and funny smelling smoke were everywhere when Gene Amdahl worked as a computer architect at IBM in the 1960s. Back then, designing and building hardware was a big deal and very expensive. Only a few companies produced such equipment, and each was different from the rest. Are today’s Cloud vendors […]

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When Customer Service Gets Serious, It’s Time to Get Serious About Cloud

Choice | Cloud | Customer Service | IT Infrastructure

What do you do about hosted Cloud infrastructure when you move from early stage pilots and trials to the roll out of a full-price customer service? Do the tech choices you make at the start of a project, perhaps when it’s in its build and test phase, remain as relevant as you move into a […]

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Making Cloud Work Today Despite the Big-Brand Hyper-Scalers

5G | Business Management | Cloud | Edge Computing

A recent article in the FT by Richard Waters: ‘Google Bets on the Cloud Breaking Up,’ got me thinking about the machinations of the big-brand Cloud hyper-scalers and the relevance of their business model strategies on day-to-day Cloud users, and making Cloud work despite them. In his article, the author refers to: ‘two of the most […]

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Could You Better Manage the Underlying Costs of Cloud?

Cloud | Cloud budgets | Cloud support

The more you use something and rely on it, the more expensive it becomes. Well, Cloud is no different. So when your organisation relies on Cloud, when it underpins your very business model, what does Cloud actually cost you and could you better manage the underlying costs of Cloud? When your tech team started using […]

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Why Are You Using Cloud?

Choice | Cloud | Complexity

Cloud has rapidly become ubiquitous, and according to the IDG 2020 Cloud Computing Study, 92% of organisations are now using it to some degree. But why are they? Not so long ago we published a blog: Cost Saving Tool or Platform to Innovate, in which we asked if organisations were using it simply to save […]

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