Category: Expert Opinion

Until a few years ago the conversations in the Cloud Industry was around complexity, security & risk (read more: Cloud Computing Blog). Since then we have come a long way and now Cloud is accepted as a powerful way of delivering a secure, scalable IT infrastructure. It has now become an accepted mainstream approach for organisations, whether it’s public, private, or hybrid. During our interaction with Cloud Consultants and CTO’s, they still feel Cloud is a destination. Cloud is not your goal or destination. It is a part of your mission-critical business, and there is no single endpoint. With services like Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services etc, there is a rise in misconception that Cloud is a commodity i.e. you can go and buy Cloud off-the-shelf. To a great extend this is true. But most companies, big and small, have more complex IT requirements than an off-the-shelf solution could ever handle. You’re not ‘any old business’ – so don’t accept ‘any old cloud’. Key Points to Consider Before you can Buy Cloud Solutions Scalable Cloud There are NOT a lot of Hosting provides who can offer a truly scalable cloud. 90% of the Hosting providers are still offering Dedicated Servers […]

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All companies today are looking to increase their revenues and get a better foresight into their revenues. Become a part of TDWS Eco-System because of our vision to innovate and build a technical roadmap for the future of our clients. Our partnership enables a deep reach into Enterprise, Health, FinTech, and Insurance Customers. TD Web Services is a leader in Cloud Computing and Hosting Industry. They get the latest in technology for you and your clients. This is why we are one of the few who has three programs catered to individual needs. Affiliate Program Reseller Hosting Channel Partners Most of the Web/Mobile Development or Web Design is where the actual conversion of clients happen. Within the hosting industry, the end client doesn’t make where he wants to host it. It will be the developers or designers. It is fair to state that most of are now offering such services to improve their revenues or earn extra for the advisory role they play. The scale of how big the company is will determine which program is best for them. Let’s first try to understand what each program is all about. What Is Affiliate Program? Affiliate programs are when a company […]

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Nowadays, a lot of businesses are starting to rely on the cloud. But, as per a recent study, 63 percent of US companies which moved to the cloud said the process needed a lot of effort. Transitioning to the cloud has its own challenges, but with the help of the below mentioned tips, you should be able to make this process a whole lot safer and simpler: Hire a corporate risk board Even though there are tons of benefits of using cloud technology, there are no organizational changes which come without risk. The best way of controlling this risk is with the help of a corporate risk board This board needs to include IT and finance professionals who know the benefits and risks associated with moving to the cloud. They can accordingly suggest strategies to help reduce risks and can communicate plans to the leaders of the company for garnering support for changes. A hybrid approach Businesses do not have to take all-or-nothing approaches when it comes to cloud tech. In fact, not many businesses do this anyway. Research shows 82 percent companies rely on hybrid cloud strategies which use a combination of on-site storage and cloud services. Hybrid approaches […]

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The cloud has made a huge impact on both people’s daily lives as well as business. There has been a marvelous synthesis between social connectivity trends and technology across sizes and industries to harness the cloud and drive business innovation. But, according to a recent study, there are very few organizations which are actively using the cloud to its full potential. Even though it is accepted widely as a game changer when it comes to technology with the potential to change internal operations, industry value chains, and customer relationships, most companies aren’t adopting cloud-enabled models of business. Cloud computing has been defined as the delivery of storage and computing capacity in the form of a service to a community of end-recipients. Cloud Adoption Businesses around the world are recognizing cloud as a very important technology and adopting strategies involving the cloud to try and reduce the cost and complexity associated with regular IT approaches. Out of the 527 technology and businesses executives surveyed, around 3/4th said their companies had adopted, piloted, or implemented the cloud in their organizations. 90 percent of them said they would do it within 3 years. Just 13 percent have implemented the cloud substantially, but this […]

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Even though there are some real concerns about HIPAA rules and data, the cloud still looks like it will have a major role to play when it comes to healthcare. But a lot of this is most likely to stay with private clouds or on-premises. Very little reliance will be put on the public cloud. Survey A HIMMS Analytics and Level 3 survey has found that this increasing adoption of cloud for a number of healthcare functions has been prevalent in the last couple of years. The survey shows 47 percent of the respondents planning to use the cloud in office which is 22 percent higher than a couple of years ago. Also, 47 percent were keen on using the cloud for disaster recovery and business continuity. The cloud certainly is poised to play a pivotal role as far as healthcare organizations are concerned. There are a lot of providers who are planning to or already using the cloud too. Organizations are now more willing to trust the cloud when it comes to their health information. They are testing platforms using back office applications and are planning on leveraging cloud solutions so they can manage analytics and storage. Happy Patients […]

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The .NET framework of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will be celebrating its 15th birthday this Feb and a lot has changed since it first came out. It was launched in 2001 with Windows XP, and the Visual Studio application environment could never have known that cloud or mobile computing would become so popular. Since that time, there have been dozens of programming languages, application development environments, operating systems and device types launched in the marketplace. Mobile and Cloud Here, we’re going to look at a few of the trends and issues when it comes to cloud development, and how developers will be able to choose the correct platform. We live in a mobile and cloud age which is driven the most by Linux, iOS, and Android. In this situation, how is Microsoft’s .NET framework being able to remain relevant? The thing with .NET is that right from the beginning it has focused mainly on empowering developers. But it has been developed more than fifteen years ago when desktop computing was all the rage and Windows was the most dominant operating system. Since then, the market has moved to heterogeneous systems in mobiles and the cloud. .NET had to be expanded and […]

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Microsoft, the tech giant, has invested $3 billion (€2.76 billion) in Europe in cloud computing, and says it is going to start offering services out of data centers in France from next year. The company made this announcement in Dublin at a Tech Gathering with Satya Nadella delivering the news to everyone. Better Cloud Access Cloud computing isn’t just about single destinations. He said this while he was outlining the plans of the company to create a global hyper-scale cloud. He said that they now had more than thirty regions across various parts of the world which were working to ensure cloud access was available to everyone. Transforming Microsoft into the first mobile-first, cloud-entity in the world has been one of the key strategies of Nadella since he took over as CEO. This push to cloud computing has made it possible for Microsoft to double their computing capacity and has allowed them to deliver these services in Europe as well. European Data Centers Among the investments the company has made, there has been a marked growth in the data centers which they are operating in Europe including countries like Britain and Ireland. Nadella said that he didn’t see any impact […]

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In simple terms, you can define cloud computing as the storage and access of data and programs on the Internet as opposed to on your hard drive. But, it doesn’t end there. It also refers to a set of networks, hardware, services, storage, and interfaces which combine to deliver various aspects of computing in a service. So it isn’t just about sharing information, even the infrastructure could be shared online. One of the main aspects when it comes to the cloud is that there is no clear locality for hardware or data. Services might be sold to clients in one jurisdiction, and their data may be processed or stored in multiple other locations in different jurisdictions. The client might not even know where their data is being stored or processed. Threats of Cloud Computing Now that you have a brief idea of what cloud computing is, let’s take a look at some of the threats that it faces: Privacy and security The information which is housed on cloud servers mostly includes confidential information or intellectual property. Any risks of access to confidential and personal information will always pose an immediate threat. Application design When you consider the needs of various […]

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If you aren’t quicker and smarter than your competition when it comes to talent acquisition, time to market, and customer feedback loops, your business is going to start suffering eventually. This is what a digital transformation is all about. It isn’t for the wimps. It is an ongoing technical, organizational, procedural, financial, and cultural challenge. Back to Front Digital transformation is something which needs to be end-to-end. It cannot just be something for marketing or finance or HR to do in isolation. These processes are generic to most organizations, and when they are run on legacy applications, they can get really expensive to upgrade or maintain, especially when highly customized. Moving them to a shared cloud service can help improve efficiency and savings. They will also accelerate the ability of a company to innovate. The main payoff, however, comes when the company can tie in their front and back end applications and connect them with infrastructure, sensor-laden devices, machines, etc. to get real-time feedback. What’s in the way? Not all CIOs are moving at the same speed when it comes to digital transformations. One common problem here is that companies tend to begin the journey in decentralized ways. This results […]

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From the view point of technology, delivering computer services using the cloud is now mainstream. We are using something or the other that is linked with the cloud every single day. For consumers, interactions that are cloud-computing driven are becoming more commonplace and regular. Need a ride? There’s Lyft or Uber. Have a question? There’s Google Now or Siri. What about music? There’s Pandora, Spotify, etc. Businesses have also started leveraging cloud computing based services from online storage companies. This is a rapidly growing business as far as cloud computing is concerned. A Perfect Analogy In all of these cases, the idea involves leveraging an inexhaustible supply of computing, storage, and network connections to deliver computing like a utility just how power companies are delivering electricity to businesses or homes. Web-based companies are writing software which can take advantage of this utility in a way which lets them run services on this infrastructure and build business models around them. However, traditional businesses have been slower to move to this type of computing. There’s a lot of talk about private clouds or hybrid clouds which mix elements of private and public clouds but in reality, adopting these concepts has been much […]

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