In the run-up to the last federal election the Coalition released a policy on cloud computing use by government agencies and accused the then Labor Government of "passivity and timidity" in getting Government agencies to take up cloud computing.
Here are some valuable resources for architecting, developing and deploying Cloud-based applications (apps).
With cloud computing, just as with any other aspect of information technology, it pays to understand what has gone on in the past in order to best plot your path into the future.
When you make the move to Cloud computing – widely regarded as a key way to reduce IT costs – and to avoid unnecessary expense, it is vital that you understand and manage the potential hidden costs.
They are the amongst the most productive and self-reliant members of your staff, user of your IT systems who used to be called “power users” but now they’re being given the trendy new appellation of “citizen developers.” Are they going to be key players in your move to Cloud computing?
Who’s responsible for your Cloud, your organisation’s data, your Cloud applications, and who can access theses Cloud assets of yours?
One vital aspect of Cloud computing is that it can be good for our environment, so much so that you should never overlook this aspect.
One of the main reasons quoted for moving some or even all of your in-house computing to the Cloud is the potential for significant cost savings.
According to the August 2013 edition of research firm Gartner’s annual hype cycle for emerging technologies, cloud computing is entering its mid-life phase, heading down from its peak of inflated expectations towards the trough of disillusionment:
Cloud computing is all the rage now. From a sea of buzzwords, are you familiar with “hybrid cloud” and how this model might benefit your business?
So, you’ve decided that for various business reasons, such as cost savings and ability to respond to peak seasonal transaction loads, you are going to migrate critical business applications from your in-house data centre to a Cloud hosting service. What are key matters you should consider to minimise risk and maximise benefits in such a migration?