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 [...]
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 [...]
As the holidays approach, most of us receive emails about shopping opportunities, special deals, and anything to encourage us to buy—and most focus on price. Those of us who enjoy a deal are often concerned about our personal budgets and also budgets in the professional realm. When considering any new [...]
Lately everyone I talk to asks me whether they should they migrate their on-premise system (Enterprise Resource Planning/ERP) to the Cloud, invest in their on-premise ERP, or do nothing. Before I answer this question, let’s explore what organizations are defining as the Cloud. […]
In the last blog, I said we would be looking at whether it’s better to upgrade your on-premise system or move to the Cloud/SaaS. I’m pushing that subject back a bit, in order to address some readers’ questions about one of the findings from our annual HR Systems Survey. (The [...]
OK, bad pun; but what are the costs and benefits associated with a hosted PS 9.2 solution? A great time to explore whether or not this makes sense for your organization is during your overall PS upgrade evaluation. By outsourcing the management and maintenance of their [...]
Integration technologies are now more important than ever, as Higher Education customers look at adopting SaaS applications and interact with a wider variety of data consumers. This includes old technology, new technology, leading edge technology, and industry-specific solutions. With these ever-expanding technology footprints, how do we find the right integration technology fit?
Someone recently asked me to predict which service and technology trends will have the biggest impact on Higher Education in 2013. Interesting question. Though lacking a proper crystal ball, I nonetheless gaze into the future and no less than a dozen influential trends come into view.
Outpacing the Shift: What CEOs & CIOs should be thinking about now to prepare for cloud innovations to come
The software and services market is changing at a rapid pace. The question I get most often is ”what should CEOs & CIOs be thinking about now to prepare for and ideally outpace that shift?” C level executives are going to be dealing with many of the same decisions and challenges [...]