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Cloud has been on a lot of boardroom agendas for quite a while, but typically those discussions have focused on using cloud around edge applications - expenses management, human capital management or perhaps customer relationship management. However, as the cloud cover extends to business-critical processes and core activities, five new considerations for enterprise cloud deployment have arisen. 1. Your cloud should be invisible. There should be no difference whatsoever to end users when they are faced with an application via the cloud or on-premise. This begins with the user interface, which needs to be intuitive and critically consistent across desktops, tablets and mobile devices. Much of the success of the likes of Facebook is due to the fact that the social experience is not interrupted or disrupted by the cloud behind it and that the interface is so consistent.... (more)

How Cloud Powers Business Agility By @Infor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Make Change Your Friend: How Cloud Powers Business Agility While change definitely can bring unprecedented opportunity to drive topline revenue and improved efficiency, it can also bring obstruction and more challenges for core business operations and infrastructure if not dealt with properly. More specifically, change can come in many different ways such as expansion into new countries, new and enhanced product lines, a merger or acquisition, different customers and even new suppliers and distributors. All of these changes can provide vast opportunities for growth, but only if a ... (more)

Your Cloud Strategy Why to Why Not in 2015 By @Infor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Move Your Cloud Strategy from Why to Why Not in 2015 It's a clear message being heard across the industry - widespread adoption of cloud applications is only a matter of time. However, the tricky part for many is, how much time do organizations actually have to hold out? And why should they switch? For starters - the cost savings are clear. Research has shown that most organizations rapidly realize significant cost savings that increase over time as they leave behind the array of indirect costs related to legacy on-premise software. A recent IDC study showed that cloud solutions ... (more)

With the Cloud Comes Talent by @Infor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The race to hire is on. By 2029, the U.S. Census Bureau notes that the entire baby boomer generation will be over the age of 65. But even now, boomers are leaving the workforce in considerable numbers, and finding replacements will be stiff competition among organizations looking to attract the more modern-thinking millennial workforce. But it's not just ping-pong tables, summer Fridays, and flexible work environments that will bring you top-tier talent. It's the technology you deploy throughout your organization, and the commitment you have to staying modern in an ever-changing... (more)

It’s Time to Break Up with Your Legacy System By @Infor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

It's Time to Break Up with Your Legacy System ... and Turn to the Cloud In every era of innovation, disruptive technologies have had their disbelievers who resisted adopting new concepts. But in today's business world, "being disruptive" has really empowered many businesses to make tough decisions, investments, and lead the changes that need to be seen organization-wide.   Now, many disruptive technologies are truly the foundation for growth - like cloud. Unfortunately, the same pioneering attitude from the executive team doesn't always trickle down to the internal IT departments... (more)