The Cloud Understood (Part 5 – PeopleSoft in the Cloud)

Welcome to Part 5 of The Cloud Understood series. In this edition, I want to address questions and concerns from the clients of Sierra-Cedar. As you most likely already know, Sierra-Cedar is first and foremost a services company. We are built on the idea of and [...]

By |2019-09-09T01:24:40+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Cloud, Oracle|

Is "Exploring SaaS" one of your organization's Cloud Computing New Year's resolutions? It should be

Cloud Computing can take on many different forms. Popular options include the following: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provided by a vendor like Amazon Web Services Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) where organizations subscribe and build/deploy applications that meet specific needs Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) where organizations subscribe to deploy industry-leading best practices through prebuilt application software Each [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:47:14+00:00February 15th, 2018|Cloud|

Oracle Student Cloud: Times, They Are A-Changing

Built for higher education from the ground up, Student Cloud is being designed in tandem with customers to deliver a comprehensive student system solution. Student Cloud is the umbrella name for all six pieces of Student Cloud: Student Engagement, Student Recruiting, Student Support, Student Management, Advancement and Financial Aid. Each piece [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:49:14+00:00September 30th, 2016|Cloud, Higher Education|

The Cloud Understood (Part 4)

Welcome to Part 4 of The Cloud Understood series. A quick recap: in Part 1, I defined “Cloud” and described many of the most common XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service) offerings. In Part 2, I discussed the interaction of Cloud Providers, Consumers, Service Owners, and Service Consumers and mentioned the features and benefits [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:49:36+00:00March 29th, 2016|Cloud|

The Cloud Understood (Part 3)

Welcome to Part 3 of The Cloud Understood series. A quick recap: in Part 1, I defined “Cloud” and described the most common XaaS (Anything-as-a-Service) offerings. In Part 2, I discussed the interaction of Cloud Providers, Consumers, Service Owners, and Service Consumers and mentioned the features and benefits of the [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:49:54+00:00March 17th, 2016|Cloud|

The Cloud Understood (Part 2)

In this edition, I will talk about how Cloud service providers address the needs of individuals and organizations and identify the common benefits/features of Clouds in general. As I discussed in Part 1, the Cloud is “many things to many people” and other than the generalized definition of Internet-based, ubiquitous, [...]

By |2019-09-11T09:51:41+00:00April 14th, 2015|Cloud|

Evaluating the Cloud: Cloud World and HCM World

Cloud World and HCM World—have you heard of them? They’re not what you might first think; not OpenWorld and definitely not a mythical world up above. These are real-world conferences focused on all things “Cloud” and HCM. Top thought leaders discuss what they’ve seen; and better, what they see coming [...]

By |2019-09-11T10:02:13+00:00March 20th, 2015|Cloud|

The Cloud Understood (Part 1)

In this blog series, my goal is to explain the concepts of “Cloud,” its features, methods, strengths, weaknesses, benefits, and risks. Not since the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the “Internet” buzz-word consumed the mindset of everyone who was at least tangentially exposed to information technology, has a term [...]

By |2019-09-11T10:02:40+00:00March 17th, 2015|Cloud|

The Cloud Authentication Challenge

Everyone “knows” that one of the largest issues holding back wider adoption of the Cloud is security. How can information that is stored in the Cloud be truly secure? The reason the Cloud is so challenging is that many people, both technical and non-technical, don’t fully understand what technologies [...]

By |2019-09-11T10:03:25+00:00February 17th, 2015|Cloud|

Integration in the Cloud: Some Basics

The Cloud is great, isn’t it? It opens so many doors, removes some major barriers when it comes to organizations getting a system up and running quickly, and it… well… also poses some questions to those who are new to it. This blog post will deal with one very common [...]

By |2019-09-11T10:03:28+00:00February 5th, 2015|Cloud|