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It seems that all we hear about these days is the move to the cloud. Certainly, it's a top-trending technology topic for enterprise-sized organizations. But don't let the hype mislead you into believing cloud deployment is just for large businesses. Small- to medium-sized organizations can absolutely reap the benefits of cloud. In fact if you're an SMB, you have even more to gain from cloud deployment - and you run a real risk of missing out by not going to the cloud. According to a September 2014 study by Deloitte, SMBs using an above-average number of cloud services grow 26 percent faster on average than those that don't use cloud tools, and are more profitable by 21 percent on average. As a small- to medium-sized business, you're likely working with a smaller budget and less manpower than your enterprise-sized counterparts. Saving time and money is even more crit... (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)

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)

The Top Five Things About Cloud You Haven’t Thought About Yet

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 in... (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)